- 1 Change Your Body Without Surgery
- 2 About Non-Surgical Fat Reduction and Body Contouring
- 3 Is CoolSculpting Safe?
- 4 How Does CoolSculpting Work?
- 5 What is BTL Emsculpt Neo?
- 6 What is BodyTite?
- 7 ZWave for Skin Tightening
- 8 Green Light
- 9 What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatments?
- 10 A Winning Combination
- 11 Who is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Reduction Without Surgery?
- 12 Your Consultation with Dr. Koneru
- 13 References
Change Your Body Without Surgery
Fat reduction and body contouring procedures have come a long way in recent years, with many non-surgical options now available that can produce impressive results without the need for surgery or downtime.
Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of non-surgical treatments to help you achieve your desired body shape and contour without ever going under the knife. Whether you are looking to tighten up loose or sagging skin, improve your silhouette, or volumize areas affected by age, we have a solution to fit your lifestyle and budget.
Dr. Suresh Koneru is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with a wealth of experience in the field. With over 25 years in practice, he has earned a reputation as one of San Antonio‘s leading providers of plastic and reconstructive surgery services. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Koneru is highly skilled and dedicated to delivering the best possible results for his patients. Whether you’re looking to enhance your appearance because of age, shave off the pounds without hitting the gym, or change your body after childbirth, Dr. Koneru and his team are here to help. With a commitment to providing the highest level of care and personalized treatment plans, you can trust that you’re in good hands at Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery. Call us at (210) 499-5900 to schedule your consultation today!
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About Non-Surgical Fat Reduction and Body Contouring
Non-surgical fat reduction refers to a range of medical procedures that are used to reduce excess fat in the body without the need for surgical incisions or downtime. These procedures are typically less invasive than traditional liposuction surgery and can conveniently be performed in our office.
Non-surgical fat reduction treatments use various techniques to destroy or remove unwanted fat cells from the body, including freezing, heating, and injecting specialized compounds that target fat cells. Dr. Koneru offers a range of non-surgical body contouring procedures that include:
- BTL Emsculpt Neo
- UltraLight Green LED
Non-surgical fat reduction procedures can effectively reduce fat in specific body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, and more. They can help improve body contours and shape. However, it is important to note that non-surgical fat reduction treatments are not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise and are best used along with a healthy lifestyle to achieve optimal results.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes controlled cooling technology to target and eliminate fat cells, resulting in a more toned and defined appearance. The procedure is generally considered safe and has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat excess fat in the:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Upper legs
- Under the chin
- Chest (for men)
CoolSculpting has been widely studied and has been shown to be effective in reducing up to 25% of fat in the treated areas after just one treatment. 
Like any medical procedure, CoolSculpting carries some risks and potential side effects. The most common side effects are temporary, including redness, swelling, bruising, and numbness at the treatment site. These side effects usually resolve within a few days or weeks. Rarely more serious complications, such as skin injuries or nerve damage, have been reported. Before undergoing treatment, it is important to discuss any concerns or questions about the safety of CoolSculpting with a qualified healthcare provider like Dr. Koneru.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The science behind CoolSculpting is based on the principle of cryolipolysis, which was first observed in the 1970s.  Cryolipolysis is the process of damaging fat cells through exposure to cold temperatures. Fat cells become crystallized and begin to die when they are exposed to cold temperatures. As the body’s natural processes work to remove damaged cells, the eliminated fat cells will gradually be cleared away through the body’s lymphatic system; this process occurs over time, allowing the body to rid itself of excess fat and improve body contours gradually. 
To reduce excess fat and improve body contours, CoolSculpting utilizes a specialized device that delivers controlled cooling to the targeted treatment area. This device has been designed to specifically target and cool fat cells to a temperature at which they are damaged and eliminated while avoiding damage to the surrounding skin and tissues.
What is BTL Emsculpt Neo?
BTL Emsculpt Neo is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate muscle contractions and fat reduction. The treatment is designed to help tone and firm muscles and reduce fat in the treated area. Emsculpt Neo is FDA-cleared for use on the abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves, and thighs and can be used to help improve muscle tone, definition, and shape in these areas.
During the treatment, the Emsculpt Neo device is placed on the skin and delivers HIFEM energy to the targeted area, causing the muscles to contract at high intensity. These contractions are similar to those that occur during high-intensity exercise and are believed to help stimulate muscle growth and fat reduction.
Emsculpt Neo is a relatively new treatment, however, studies have shown that the treatment can improve muscle tone and reduce fat in the treated areas with minimal downtime required making it a great alternative to liposuction. 
According to multiple clinical studies, the results achieved with this device are superior to those achieved with any standalone or consecutive treatment regimens, making it a highly effective option for body contouring. These findings place the BTL Emsculpt Neo device far ahead of other devices currently used for body contouring. 
If you’re interested in learning more about BTL Emsculpt Neo or other non-surgical body contouring treatments, it is always best to consult a qualified healthcare provider, which is why Dr. Koneru offers consultations in San Antonio, TX, and the surrounding area. If you’re ready to get started, call (210) 499-5900 today.
What is BodyTite?
While not technically non-surgical, BodyTite is a minimally-invasive way to achieve significant fat reduction and skin tightening results. BodyTite uses radiofrequency energy to melt unwanted fat and tighten skin. The procedure is minimally invasive, with only small incisions needed to insert the BodyTite device. The device uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and suction to heat and liquefy fat cells, which are then removed from the body through the same process as liposuction.
BodyTite can be used to treat a variety of areas, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks. It is a safe and effective treatment that can produce significant fat reduction and skin tightening results with minimal downtime. Many patients see a noticeable improvement in their body contours and skin tone after just one treatment, with results continuing to improve over time. 
How Does BodyTite Work?
During the BodyTite treatment, a small incision is made in the skin, and a specialized device is inserted. The device delivers radiofrequency energy to the treatment area, causing the fat cells to heat up and liquify. The liquified fat is then suctioned out of the body through a cannula, which is like a hollow needle.
At the same time, the radiofrequency energy also stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps to support and tighten the skin. The combination of fat reduction and collagen stimulation can help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin and improve body contours.
ZWave for Skin Tightening
ZWave uses controlled shockwaves that tighten skin by stimulating collagen production. It’s often used in combination with other surgical body contouring procedures such as liposuction to firm and smooth skin after unwanted fat has been removed. It improves skin elasticity so that patients enjoy long-lasting results and more youthful-looking skin. It also helps to smoothen areas of treatment and reduce swelling.
UltraLight uses green-colored LED lights to shrink the waist, love handles, hips and thighs. This painless, non-surgical procedure is the perfect way to put the finishing touches on your new body, and can enhance the results from other procedures.
Green LED light therapy uses low-level light therapy (LLLT) to target and reduce fat. The theory behind this treatment is that the green light wavelengths penetrate the skin and target the fat cells. The light therapy causes a process called photo-lipolysis, which creates a chemical signal in the fat cells to break down the stored triglycerides into free fatty acids and glycerol. These substances are then released into the bloodstream, where they are used as energy. Some studies suggest that green LED light therapy can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve skin tone and texture.
What are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatments?
There are several benefits to non-surgical treatments, which can include the following:
- Minimally invasive: Non-surgical treatments are typically less invasive than surgical procedures and do not require incisions or general anesthesia. This means they usually have a lower risk of complications and a shorter recovery time.
- No downtime: Non-surgical treatments often do not require downtime, meaning patients can typically return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
- Natural-looking results: Non-surgical treatments can produce natural-looking results that are less dramatic than those achieved through surgery. This can be particularly appealing for patients who want to make subtle improvements to their appearance.
- Customizable: Non-surgical treatments can be customized to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals. This allows for a tailored approach that can produce the best possible results.
- Cost-effective: Non-surgical treatments are often less expensive than surgical procedures, making them a more cost-effective option for many patients.
A Winning Combination
BodyTite, Emsculpt, ZWave, Green Light ,and CoolSculpting all address different body contouring needs. As a result, they can be combined for a comprehensive treatment with optimal results! Whether you’re looking to tone muscles, tighten skin, blast fat, slim down all around, or all of the above, combining these treatments can help amp up your results. Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery is the only practice in San Antonio and one of the few nationally that offers this advantage. Dr. Koneru and his team can design a customized treatment plan so that you get the results you want in the most efficient way possible.
Are you interested in learning more about Dr. Koneru’s non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring procedures? Give us a call or fill out this form to get in touch. We’ll get back to you shortly to schedule your consultation.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Fat Reduction Without Surgery?
Non-surgical fat reduction treatments are generally suitable for men and women looking to improve their body contours and reduce excess fat in specific areas of the body but who are not ready or able to have surgery. Some of the factors that may make a person a good candidate for non-surgical fat reduction include:
- Good overall health: Non-surgical fat reduction treatments are generally best suited for people who are in good overall health.
- Realistic expectations: It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of these procedures. These treatments can effectively reduce fat and improve body contours, but they do not replace a healthy diet and exercise.
- Specific areas of fat: Non-surgical fat reduction treatments can treat specific areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- Good skin elasticity: Non-surgical fat reduction and body contouring treatments can be more effective in people with good skin tone, as the treatments can help tighten and tone the skin. People with sagging or loose skin may benefit from additional treatments.
It is always important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if you are a good candidate for your treatment of choice. Dr. Koneru can help you understand the potential risks and benefits of the treatments and recommend the best course of action for your individual needs and goals.
Your Consultation with Dr. Koneru
At Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care and achieving the best possible results. Dr. Koneru prides himself on creating an environment of support as he and his staff take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to undergo treatment. You are spending your time and hard-earned money to better your life, and we respect that, so we will not waste your time… or your money. Call (210) 499-5900 today for your consultation to learn more about how to improve your appearance and life with our non-surgical treatments.
We look forward to meeting and treating you!
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