The good part is that there are modern alternatives to get the kind of body you desperately need (or want.) If you don't have the stamina or the time to change your lifestyle just now in order to get that bikini body, there are cosmetic ways to achieve your goals.
Of course, liposuction comes top of mind when people are considering surgical methods to removing unwanted fat from their body. Unfortunately, liposuction may be a very risky procedure to undertake. It is invasive, meaning surgeons would have to break skin to break down and suck out the fat from your body. The downtime is also usually longer because you have to wait for your skin and your body to heal before you resume intensive activity and exposure to sunlight or water--which may be a boon for beach-loving summer vacationers.
Fortunately there are several alternatives that are less risky if you want to lose weight. One is Zeltiq Coolsculpting, a procedure that breaks down fat cells in your body using cryolypolisis. It freezes your fat cells without harming the healthy skin over it. This means less risks from laser burn. Zeltiq Coolscultping also helps target those stubborn areas on your body: muffin tops, back fat and the like. The zapped fat is then expelled from the body naturally. While results are seen after the first session, it may take a few months to see complete results because it takes that long for your body to completely get rid of fat naturally.
Another way is through laser shaping. It is similar to cryolipolysis but uses low-level lasers to liquify the fat cells and are also expelled naturally. This type of procedure, however, requires multiple sessions that may be more expensive. It is advised that you do not miss a single session for optimum results.
Another type of non-invasive procedure is Liposonix. This uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat without harming the skin. Like the previous procedures, it doesn't harm the top skin and the body naturally eliminates the fat. This procedure is best, however, to target the midsection area, for stubborn belly fat and love handles.
Ultimately you should choose a procedure you are most comfortable with, and will fit your schedule and budget. Your desired results should also be clear so that your consultant can manage your expectations. If you are willing to go through all these, then that great bod is just around the corner!