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Types of Liposuction

Liposuction is a common surgical cosmetic procedure that can improve the shape of your body by directly removing fat cells through tiny cuts in your skin.
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Liposuction is a common surgical cosmetic procedure that can improve the shape of your body by directly removing fat cells through tiny cuts in your skin. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss, but will complement your diet and exercise routine to give your body the contours you've been working for.

SmartLipo (Laser Liposuction)

SmartLipo is a laser-assisted lipolysis system that targets your trouble spots and eliminates fat. A local anesthetic is generally used during your procedure, so you'll be awake. A laser fiber is inserted into a tiny tube in your body through an incision that's about the size of a tip of a pen.

The laser ruptures and permanently destroys the fat cells and the liquefied fat is suctioned out. SmartLipo is effective and less invasive than other procedures.

Tumescent Liposuction

With tumescent liposuction, the surgeon injects a solution made of saline, a painkiller, and epinephrine into the fatty area to be treated before the fat is removed. The solution makes it easier for the surgeon to remove fat and eases the pain from surgery. It also helps to reduce blood loss.

A local anesthetic is also used in this procedure reducing the risks and complications from a general anesthetic. Tumescent liposuction is considered safer than liposuctions performed while a patient is unconscious.

Ultrasonic Lipoplasty

Ultrasonic Lipoplasty liquefies fat beneath the skin's surface with high-frequency sound waves. Then the liquefied fat can be suctioned out. This procedure allows surgeons to remove significant amounts of fat in one session. Patients benefit from ultrasonic lipoplasty because while the fat cells are selectively destroyed by the sound waves, the surrounding blood vessels and connective tissue are not damaged.

Liposuction is usually done as an outpatient procedure and can treat many of your problem areas, including abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, neck or chin, and flanks.

If you are considering liposuction in the Fort Lauderdale area, please visit the website of Dr. Jon F. Harrell, DO, FACS, The Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, for more information.


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