Advances in medical technology introduce new and exciting procedures to enhance the way you look and feel. Surgeons first began performing liposuction during the 1980s. Back then, it was easy to choose a surgical procedure to remove fat from specific areas of the body – liposuction was the only option.
Today, cosmetic surgeons offer several options to help you get rid of stubborn fat in target areas. In fact, there are so many alternatives to liposuction that it can be difficult to decide which procedure is right for you. Comparing the various body contouring procedures makes it easier to choose the cosmetic enhancement approach that provides the most attractive results.
You may receive local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia before liposuction. During the liposuction procedure, the plastic surgeon inserts a small tube through tiny incisions in the skin. He then moves the tube back and forth to loosen excess fat, when he then suctions out of the body with a surgical vacuum or syringe.
Results will become apparent after swelling and inflammation go down.
Liposonix harnesses the power of ultrasound technology to loosen fat cells. Instead of inserting a tube through an incision, the physician merely moves the head of the Liposonix system around the treatment area. The ultrasonic waves disrupt and damage fat cells; the body slowly processes and destroys these treated fat cells.
Liposonix is a single is non-invasive and only takes about an hour. Results become apparent in 8 to 12 weeks as the body processes the damaged fat cells.
CoolSculpting is another non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting damages fat cells by freezing them; nearby healthy cells remain unharmed by the freezing process. The body processes and eliminates the damaged fat cells to leave behind smooth, youthful skin.
It may take several treatments to achieve the full benefits of CoolSculpting. Results become apparent in a few months.
Which Procedure is Right for You?
If you want results in just one single procedure and a guarantee the fat will be completely removed then liposuction is the answer for you. Coolscupt and liposonix will take several treatments to remove equivalent amount of fat – usually about 20 percent of the fat in the area treated per procedure.
If you cannot afford downtime or do not want to sit around waiting for results, then Coolsculpting and Liposonix are right for you because any pain you experience limited to the procedure – you will feel nearly no pain after the procedure is complete. In contrast, liposuction will leave you sore for several days to a week, depending on how many areas the surgeon treats. Also, there is little to no swelling after the non-invasive treatments; with liposuction, swelling can last up to three months.
Have you got fat pockets all over your body? Or is your unsightly fat located on the usual spots on your abdomen, love handles and upper arms? Choose Liposonix to remove fat from all over your body. Coolsculpting is best in larger areas of your body.
None of these treatments will tighten your skin. All have the downside of increasing skin laxity once the surgeon removes the underlying fat.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hubbard in his Dallas, TX office to discuss Liposuction, Coolsculpting and Liposonix and find out what procedure might be right for you. Finally get rid of those stubborn fat pockets. Start your path to a slimmer, younger-looking you – call today.