Lipolysis, a non-surgical fat removal process, involves the breakdown of fats in the body through enzymes and water, or hydrolysis. Laser lipolysis and injection lipolysis are two clinically proven methods of reducing the number of fat cells without resorting to liposuction surgery. Laser lipolysis is a cosmetic surgery that uses laser energy to alter the body's shape and appearance. Injections or radio wave treatments are other types of lipolysis. Lipolysis targets small fat deposits on specific areas of the body and breaks down fat cells, reducing the volume of fatty tissue. This process is also believed to tighten the skin in the treated area, resulting in smoother and tighter skin than before.