Sculpt the Body with these Liposuction Treatment Alternatives

It can be difficult to get rid of unwanted fat. Oftentimes, even those people who are careful about maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise routine are still bothered by trouble spots on the body that seem to hold on to stubborn fat deposits. This is probably why liposuction is so often requested at our San Diego cosmetic surgery practice. For a number of reasons, Dr. Amir Moradi does not offer liposuction treatment at this time. However, Dr. Moradi does offer a number of liposuction alternatives that can prove just as successful in helping patients sculpt and tone their body.

These body contouring treatments can enhance the figure and provide results that are comparable to those of liposuction treatment. What’s even better is that these treatments are non­invasive and typically much more affordable than liposuction. While there are many factors that can affect the cost of liposuction treatment, patients can expect liposuction costs to range anywhere between $3,000 and $9,000. For a fraction of the cost, patients may wish to consider liposuction alternatives at our San Diego practice, which will provide effective results without the need for a lengthy recovery.

Patients who are interested in learning more about these body contouring treatments are encouraged to contact Moradi MD at their earliest convenience. These alternative treatment options include the procedures detailed below.

Vanquish Fat Reduction

Vanquish Fat Reduction is a non­invasive procedure that uses the power of radio frequency to heat and kill fat cells. During treatment (which typically takes about 45 minutes) patients remain alert and are free of pain. The only sensation that patients may feel is a warming of the treatment area. Once fat cells have been destroyed by the heat, the body will naturally and gradually eliminate them from the body. For maximum results, Dr. Moradi recommends a series of four treatment sessions. Over time, results of treatment will begin to show; within two to three months after the final treatment, most patients have lost inches of fat from the treatment area.


CoolSculpting® is another safe and non­invasive alternative to liposuction. This technique uses CryolipolysisTM technology to freeze unwanted fat cells, while leaving surrounding cells undamaged. By freezing the fat cells, they are destroyed, which enables the body to naturally eliminate them. In the months following treatment, patients will notice a gradual change in their figure. The treatment area should begin to look more toned and slender, which will enhance the patient’s overall body contours.

VelaShapeTM Cellulite Treatment

VelaShapeTM is a cellulite treatment that can smooth and firm the skin while also improving body contours. VelaShapeTM is specifically targeted to areas of the body that have developed that “cottage cheese” appearance. In these cases, the key to getting effective toning and smoothing results is not through eliminating fat cells, but through reducing the size of the fat cells and fat chambers. VelaShapeTM uses Bi­Polar Radio Frequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, and Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to do just that. After undergoing a series of four to six treatments, most patients benefit from not only smoother, firmer skin, but also a reduction in the circumference of the treatment area. In other words, VelaShapeTM treatment can reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve body contours.

Z Wave Treatment

Z Wave cellulite treatment can smooth and firm the skin to eliminate the appearance of cellulite. While this is not a fat removal technique, by addressing cellulite directly, patients can effectively firm and smooth problem areas. While this alone may not provide patients with the body contouring results they desire, Z Wave can enhance body contouring results when combined with additional treatments. Additionally, it provides patients with options as in many cases, liposuction is not needed to meet the patient’s needs or achieve his or her desired results.

Learn More About Liposuction Alternatives

Many patients are surprised to learn that they can benefit from results that are comparable to those of liposuction treatment without submitting to the costs or risks of surgical treatment. For those interested in enhancing body contours and boosting self­confidence, body contouring treatment may be the perfect solution. For this reason, a number of liposuction treatment alternatives are offered at our San Diego office. Individuals who would like to learn more should contact Dr. Moradi at their earliest convenience to discuss their aesthetic goals.