Exercise and diet make you healthy, muscular and lean. They do not always remove those stubborn LFD’s (localized fat deposits). Every individual’s fat distribution and body shape is genetically determined. What this means is that often no amount of diet and exercise will remove there stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction removes fat cells thus sculpting the body and accomplishing what diet and exercise alone cannot. Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today but it does not serve as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
Liposuction can be performed to slim the hips, thighs, abdomen, ankles, calves, knees, arms, back and chin. What I do most in men? LOVEHANDLES- who loves them? Patients of any age can undergo liposuction, but those who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the best end result. You may not even need surgery as we offer CoolSculpting. The best procedure for your desired results will discussed at your consultation.
6 Pack Sculpting. Yes we do this! It involves using specialized cannulas just below the skin to create the “ridges” associated with 6 pack abs. It is exactly the technique I avoid when liposuctioning other areas- you do not want ridges on you back or chin….
Laser Lipo versus Liposuction. Let’s clear this issue up! Often patients will come in and say “I don’t want liposuction; just the laser lipo”. Laser Lipo IS still liposuction. The difference is that a laser is used to help break up the fat cells to make them more easily “sucked out”. You still have the fat suctioned out, but it’s more in a liquefied form. The other reason I like to use the laser is that running the laser superficially under the skin helps to tighten the collagen in the skin from beneath which I feel can result in a tighter outcome. Whether you need the laser or not will be determined at consultation.
Warning: make sure the doctor performing the procedure has experience as BURNS can result in horrible scars and a lumpy bumpy appearance. Laser lipo can be done in the office or in the OR, depending on the areas to be treated. Other techniques I employ include the Microaire. The Microaire is an instrument that oscillates at such a high frequency it cannot be detected by the eye. But if I asked you to touch it, you could feel it moving very slightly and very quickly, like micro-vibrations. The Microaire use results in less trauma and bruising.