The news media is abuzz with medical devices and procedures boasting the ability to reduce body fat, total circumference/inches, or cellulite by non-surgical methods. Some treatments involve ultrasound or freezing fat. While this may seem appealing to individuals seeking to lose body fat and cellulite, they need to research and be aware of all the facts. If you read the fine print, some non-surgical body contouring treatments reveal that the FDA has approved them for the temporary removal of fat. Unfortunately, no definition is provided for what is considered temporary. Is this days, weeks, months or years? The individual does not know and is not told. Other treatments do have clinical data to support claims of fat/cellulite reduction, but results may take weeks to several months. Most individuals who want to lose body fat and cellulite want to do it as soon as possible. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that includes a short amount of recovery time before going back to a full range of activities, but the recovery is by no means insurmountable. Liposuction has been a tried and true method for removing fat and cellulite deposits in patients for many, many years. Most impressive of all is that the results are dramatic, immediate and long lasting. Michael Eisemann, M.D. of the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Institute in Houston is triple board certified and has well over 20 years of experience performing liposuction and other complex plastic surgery procedures. If you’re considering reshaping your body, get all the facts and consult an expert.