Every person has an area of his or her body that he or she would like to improve. Whether a patient desires thinner thighs, smaller hips, or a flatter stomach, liposuction can provide slimmer, more proportionate contours. One of the problems that can affect patients of the Lifestyle Center in Clayton is loose skin after undergoing liposuction. Patients with loose skin after liposuction may benefit from VelaShape™ treatment.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment utilized to refine the contours of specific areas of the body. During liposuction, small incisions are made in the areas to be treated. A thin tube-like device called a cannula is then inserted to break up and gently suction out excess fat deposits. The process of breaking up and suctioning out excess fat is repeated until the desired results are achieved.
Common Problem Areas
A patient’s individual needs and goals are unique to him or herself. Though each patient is unique, it is incredibly common for patients to have the same problem areas. One of the most common problem areas for both men and women is the abdominal region. It is common for fat to accumulate in the abdominal regions of both men and women. Other common problem areas include:
Physical Fitness and Liposuction
It may not seem right or fair, but many healthy, active, and in-shape men and women still suffer from localized fat deposits. Fat deposits in the hips, thighs, and abdomen can make areas of a person’s body appear disproportionate. Liposuction can slim and reshape problem areas to bring balance and harmony to the contours of the body.
An Alternative to Liposuction: Smartlipo™
Smartlipo™ offers patients a less invasive, yet effective body contouring treatment. Like more traditional liposuction techniques, Smartlipo™ may be used to target a wide range of problem areas including the stomach, hips, and thighs. During Smartlipo™, an incision approximately the size of the tip of a pen is made in the treatment area. The Smartlipo™ laser fiber is then inserted. The laser ruptures and destroys the fat cells. The fat cells are liquefied by this process and then gently suctioned out. The recovery process after Smartlipo™ is typically faster and easier than that associated with traditional liposuction.
After liposuction, the skin sometimes has difficulty conforming or shrinking to its newly slimmer contours. In cases of mild sagging, VelaShape™ treatment may effectively eliminate sagging. VelaShape™ treatment combined with liposuction can provide slimmer, firmer, and smoother contours. Liposuction is highly effective at slimming and reshaping contours, it is not an effective treatment for cellulite. With four to six VelaShape™ treatments, a patient may experience a visible reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the treated areas. With liposuction and VelaShape™ treatments, patients can achieve the slimmer, smoother, more toned contours they desire.
How Does VelaShape™ Treatment Work?
Through its revolutionary elōs™ combination, VelaShape™ treatment is able to safely, quickly, and effectively smooth out the skin and shrink or reduce the size of the cells and chambers within fat. Through this process, patients can achieve reduction in cellulite and circumferential reduction in the treatment areas.
Learn More about Your Body Contouring Options
If you would like to learn how liposuction, Smartlipo™, or VelaShape™ treatment may benefit you, please call or email the Lifestyle Center today.