Liposuction Alternatives


The amount of body fat escalates with age, and following the milestone age of 30, our body fat increases based on our genetic predisposition. As a result, it may seem that diet and exercise barely yield results. So are there liposuction alternatives in St. Louis? And if so, what are the pros and cons?

Lipo is considered to be one of the most permanent and least invasive ways to get rid of excess body fat. Alternative to liposuction for belly fat include dressing to downplay the body fat, but the wearer may still lack confidence. Diet and exercise have a host of benefits, but it’s not always effective in removing body fat in areas like the abdomen or flanks – especially when patients are predisposed to this shape and size. In addition, tummy tucks are popular, but it’s considerably more more invasive than liposuction.

Tummy tuck is really a significantly more involved surgery which results in a large scar on the lower abdomen. The risk for complications is thus much, much greater, and compression garments or girdles must be worn for a much longer period than they are with liposuction of this resistant area.

Probably the most common alternative to liposuction - the tummy tuck.

For many people who have inherited excessive accumulations of fat, liposuction is the only realistic means of effectively changing the body’s silhouette. In effect, liposuction is equivalent to being able to concentrate the effects of dieting specifically to troubling areas of the body.

The chart below assesses risks and benefits of the various alternatives to liposuction for belly fat and St. Louis body contouring available to patients today.

Liposuction Alternatives, Detailed

  Laser Liposuction SMARTLIPO Tumescent Liposuction Liposuction under general anesthesia Ultrasonic Liposuction “Tummy Tuck”
Cost Average Least Most Average Most
Risk Long term is unknown Least Most Average Multiple
Bleeding Least Least Most Average Most
Recovery Average Fast Slowest Average Most
Post-OP Pain Average Least Most Average Most
Dr. Wright Performs Yes Yes No No No