Non-invasive Fat Reduction

  • Neil SadickEmail author


The field of cosmetic medicine has evolved rapidly in the recent years offering patients and their treating physicians a plethora of non-invasive options for body rejuvenation. Particularly for indications such as fat reduction, innovations in technology and scientific breakthroughs have led to non-invasive strategies validated for their safety and efficacy through several high-evidence-level peer-reviewed studies. Four main types of energy-based devices have dominated the field of fat reduction: radiofrequency, laser, ultrasound, and cryolipolysis. In addition, injectable biologics have been developed with the goal to target localized pockets of fat. In this chapter, our goal is to provide an unbiased overview of the scientific evidence regarding procedure selection, effectiveness, and safety for non-invasive fat reduction.


Ultrasound Radiofrequency Low-level laser Cryolipolysis Injectable biologics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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