Maybe you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, or maybe it’s just one more (depressing) part of getting older – that extra bit of stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise or how healthy your diet is. If this sounds familiar and you are wishing there was something you could do about it, you should know that liposuction might be the answer for you!
How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction isn’t used if you have a lot of fat to get rid of; it is more for removing pockets of fat and adding contour to all the right places. The basic idea behind liposuction is that a thin, hollow tube is inserted into the treatment area, and then the fat is sucked out.
Liposuction can be used on a variety of areas, including the abdomen, the buttocks, the thighs, the hips, and the arms. It is often combined with other procedures, including tummy tucks, arm lifts, breast reductions, and facelifts. There are many benefits to getting liposuction: it is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, minimal downtime is required for recovery, it is very safe, and the results are long-lasting (as long as you live a healthy lifestyle and don’t regain the weight).
There are also different kinds of liposuction, with techniques that vary just a bit:
- Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL®). This technique uses a small tube that vibrates rapidly to break the fat up into smaller pieces before it is removed, making the process faster and the fat removal very precise.
- Smartlipo. In Smartlipo, a tiny incision is made, and a very thin laser fiber is inserted to melt the fat. This means that results can be seen almost immediately.
- Tumescent liposuction. In this type of liposuction, local anesthetics are used, not only to prevent any discomfort but also for minimal bleeding during and afterwards.
- VASER® liposuction. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound technology to remove fat, leaving nerves and blood vessels undisturbed, which means minimal pain and bruising.
The staff at Silk Touch can help you to decide which type of liposuction is right for you! Contact the office in Boise, ID, at 208-715-9387 for a liposuction consultation today!