Liposuction in Louisville
Liposuction (Lipoplasty/Suction Lipectomy)
Now among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction (also known as "lipoplasty" or "suction lipectomy") sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from areas around the thighs, knees, buttocks, waist, hips, abdomen, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), tumescent technique and the super-wet technique are among the various techniques used to provide precise results.
Liposuction is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, but the procedure can eliminate areas of fat that are unresponsive to typical weight-loss methods.
Risks of Liposuction
In addition to the usual risks associated with surgery, risks associated with liposuction include the following:
- Loose or rippled skin
- Worsening of cellulite
- Contour irregularities
- Pigmentation irregularities
- When large amounts of fat are removed, surgery to remove excess skin may be necessary.
Recovery from Liposuction
After liposuction, patients experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages are typically worn to help reduce these symptoms as the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.
Manufactured by Palomar™ Medical, the SlimLipo™ Laser system is a revolutionary liposuction technique that uses tiny laser fibers to melt away fat cells and slim targeted areas of the body for an overall improved body contour. This procedure melts up to five times more fat than other laser liposuction procedures, such as SmartLipo, and is considered safe for most patients. SLIM, which stands for Selective Laser Induced Melting, is an advanced technology that offers patients effective, long-lasting results with less bleeding, smaller scars and faster recovery times. Only the fat cells are destroyed, unlike standard liposuction procedures that can affect all tissue in the area. The SLIM laser system also tightens skin during the procedure to eliminate the need for additional treatments.