Body Sculpting with Liposuction

Body sculpting with liposuction can produce amazing results with recent technological advancements. As we age and grow, heredity and other factors often lead to the development of "problem areas" of fat accumulation in a variety of typical areas (e.g., 'love handles', 'saddle bags', 'jowls', 'under arm flab'). Sometimes, try as we may, the traditional strategies of dieting and exercising just don't work to get rid of these stubborn fat deposits and we need to consider more aggressive options. In situations like these, body sculpting via liposuction (sometimes called 'liposculpture') can help you to regain that youthful, sleek body profile

Recent advancements in the field of liposuction make this technology ideally suited to sculpting the body with enhanced precision and control. Procedures like Smartlipo™ Laser Liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction involve smaller surgical tools and energy sources that can help to dissolve fat and tighten overlying skin. These new body sculpting technologies provide enhanced targeting of localized fat deposits and are improving treatment of problem areas on the chin, neck, arm, thighs, back, and buttocks.

Some of the newer, body sculpting / liposculpture technologies include the following:

Laser-assisted Liposuction (SmartLipo)

Smartlipo liposuction was one of the most requested cosmetic procedures in 2007* and provides a unique, body sculpting modality to target smaller problem areas. Targeted laser energy acts to liquefy fat, coagulates blood vessels and simultaneously tightens overlying skin. Learn more on our Smartlipo Laser Liposuction page.

Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction

Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction uses high frequency sound waves emitted from the end of a specialty cannula to help rupture (or emulsify) fat and make its subsequent removal much easier. This gentle form of energy is the same as that used to visualize babies in utero and provides a safe yet effective means of liposculpture. One special form of ultrasound liposuction is VASER® Lipo or LipoSelection®, which uses tissue-selective ultrasound energy to target unwanted fat, preserving other important surrounding tissues—blood vessels, nerves, and connecting tissue— and promoting smoother contours with rapid healing.

Power-assisted Liposuction

This term refers to a refinement of the liposuction procedure where the tip of the cannula mechanically vibrates (at speeds up to 5000 times per second) in order to break up fat cells and make their removal via suction easier. Power-assisted liposuction (or PAL) reduces the force required by the surgeon to manipulate the cannula, and can reduce overall procedure time and recovery.

Ideal Candidates for Body Sculpting / liposculpture

The ideal candidate for surgical body sculpting or liposculpture is mildly to moderately overweight and in generally good health. They have a few problem areas that have not responded to diet and exercise and have realistic expectations of what a body sculpting or liposculpture procedure can do for them. If they have loose, flabby skin or a distended body cavity, a body lift procedure may be more appropriate (alone or in combination with liposuction) to achieve their desired profile.. You should always consult with your individual surgeon to determine if one of the above body sculpting / liposculpture procedures is right for you and can provide the results you seek.

* American Health and Beauty
Smartlipo® is a registered trademark of Cynosure, Inc. (Westford, MA)
VASER® and LipoSelection® are registered trademarks of Sound Surgical Technologies (Louisville, CO)

Chin Liposuction

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Get rid of that double chin or loose 'waddle' area to get the sculpted chin you always wanted.
> Before and After

Neck Liposuction

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Eliminate jowls or other excess neck fat to create a more defined jaw-line.
> Before and After

Arm Liposuction

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Suck away all that underarm flab in an hour long procedure.
> Before and After

Abdominal Liposuction

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Make love handles or that annoying 'pooch' a thing of the past.
> Before and After

Thigh Liposuction

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Saddle bags be gone! Find your legs of yesteryear underneath that excess fat.
> Before and After