|While patients and cosmetic doctors enthusiastically embrace non-invasive technologies as alternatives to liposculpture, a recent review article seems to suggest that, to date, outcomes from these technologies are either only fair to modest or simply disappointing.
Focused ultrasound and cryolysis seem to hold the most promise thus far but patient expectations should be realistic before committing to rather expensive treatments that may come to little or no improvement. In my view Tumescent Liposculpture remains the gold standard in the quest for a reliable and durable outcome. Additionally there would appear to be very little if any difference in costs.
ULTRASOUND CAVITATION aims to induce fatty tissue disruption. However, the frequencies associated with cavitation are difficult to focus with precision. There are several ultrasonic cavitation devices on the market, but there appears to be little evidence that they produce a true cavitation effect resulting in cell lysis with lasting effects.
The permanence of RF as a body-contouring treatment has not been well proven and newer technology platforms have taken the spotlight.