When you elect to get any type of plastic surgery, there’s no doubt that it’s going to end up being a life-changing experience. Everyone has different motivations for wanting a procedure, but it’s usually to help achieve a specific look that they haven’t been able to get through a diet or extensive exercise. Often times, the body will retain fat in certain areas, including the legs, the stomach, and the hips. By choosing to have liposuction, patients can target these areas to get the look they’ve worked so hard for. Here are a few things that can help influence your decision and that are important to know when it comes to the long term implications.
A Patient-Friendly Procedure
It’s safe to say that any type of surgery is going to come with inherent risks, but a lot of people are concerned in particular about elective surgery like liposuction. Fortunately, advances in medicine in the past few decades have made many such surgeries less invasive. Our procedure, Aqualipo, is a combination of Body Jet liposuction with what’s known as ‘Laser Lipo’, or ‘Smartlipo’. This FDA approved method only requires a very small laser fiber. How small? It’s actually only slightly larger than the size of a hair. The size and non-aggressive approach to the surgery means that it can be performed without general anesthesia. This is another reason why the surgery can be used in multiple areas of the body. The versatility is what makes it such a popular choice for patients.
Why Is It Better Than Traditional Liposuction?
Too many people think that one liposuction procedure is the same as all the others, but this is far from the truth. It’s not just about the way the procedure is handled, but it’s also about any major side effects that patients are prone to. For example, since there is no general anesthesia required, you’re not going to need to worry about that post surgery grogginess or nausea. Also, since the means of removing fat is so minimally invasive, there is less bruising, less swelling, and lower medical risk to the patient. With less trauma to the surrounding tissue, your recovery time is going to be much shorter, and you’ll be able to get back to your life faster than you realize.
What About CoolSculpting?
For those who are concerned about any type of surgery, even if it’s minimally-invasive, an alternative known as ‘CoolSculpting’ may sound tempting. It freezes fat cells and proceeds to squeeze them using a technology called ‘Cryolipolysis’. Then, during the next few weeks, the body goes through a natural process of removing the fat cells. The trouble with CoolSculpting is that it does not remove your fat in one go, but rather requires repeat treatments. It also rarely yields the same striking results as liposuction. Instead of having to be treated repeatedly, why not go in for one single minimally-invasive procedure like Aqualipo and leave your fat behind when you leave the building? Most patients are out and about within a few days of their procedure and find it well worth the investment.