Three Easy Ways to Lose Inches without Surgery

Still struggling to lose a few vanity pounds and inches around your waist, hips and thighs? You don’t have to undergo painful liposuction to say goodbye to those extra pockets of fat and lose inches for good. Some of today’s leading body contouring and body shaping treatments can help you slim down and achieve a more sculpted silhouette without having to go under the knife. Several incisionless procedures can be performed in under an hour, and you can start to see results within a few weeks!

If you have been on the fence about liposuction, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about non-invasive body contouring and fat reduction procedures. VASER Shape, Zerona and Zeltiq CoolSculpting are among the leading incisonless procedures available for fat removal and losing inches, and may be the best alternative to liposuction.


VASER Shape is a non-surgical ultrasound-based treatment that can kill fat cells permanently without damaging the skin. Ultrasound energy is delivered deep into the fatty tissue to disrupt the fat cells until they die. This is a completely painless procedure, and is especially effective for men and women who want to lose a few stubborn inches without undergoing surgery.  You will need to undergo a series of five to seven treatments that last about twenty to thirty minutes, once per week in order to see results.


Zerona has been in the media lately and is now a popular alternative to liposuction at many cosmetic and plastic surgery centers across the country. Zerona is different than other body shaping procedures because all you need to do is lie down under a set of rotating lasers for about 40 minutes. The lasers are designed to release the fat inside the cells, and your body disposes of the fat naturally. Zerona does not get rid of fat cells completely, so if you were to gain weight or stop exercising, you would most likely gain weight back in the treated areas.

Zeltiq CoolSculpting

Zeltiq CoolSculpting is among the most unique ways to lose inches without surgery. This procedure is designed to freeze the fat cells until they die, without any need for incisions or surgery. A small vacuum device is placed onto the treated area to suck up some of the skin and fatty tissue, and hold everything in place. The temperature is dropped until the fat and skin freeze, and the device stays in place for about an hour. The dead fat cells are excreted out of the body naturally, and you can expect to see a significant inch loss within four months of the treatment, with some results within one month after treatment.

Learn more about the latest body contouring treatments in our information guide, or set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for VASER Shape, Zerona or Zeltiq CoolSculpting. All of these procedures are much more affordable than liposuction and other types of plastic surgery, and you can return to regular activities immediately after your treatment!