“Men and women don’t need to feel uncomfortable the minute the warm weather returns. With the newest advances in body contouring procedures, feeling good about your body is more achievable than ever,” says Dr. Lawton.
Over the years, several effective body contouring techniques have become widely used including:
Tumescent Technique - The tumescent technique is a method that provides local anesthesia to large volumes of subcutaneous fat and thus permits liposuction totally by local anesthesia.
Ultrasonic (UAL) - Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) requires the use of a large volume of tumescent fluid and uses either a metal probe or metal paddle to deliver ultrasonic energy and heat into subcutaneous fat.
Vaser Liposuction - Vaser liposuction, also called LipoSelection, is another alternate technology to traditional liposuction. Vaser ultrasonic liposuction is still a process by which fatty deposits are removed from beneath the skin to improve the aesthetics of a particular body part.
Laser Liposuction (Smart Lipo) - Laser Liposuction requires the use of tumescent fluid and uses a microcannula inserted through a small incision to deliver laser energy and heat into subcutanteous fat.
CoolLipo - CoolLipo, like other laser lipo systems is a technology that uses laser wavelengths to dissolve fat and firm the skin. CoolLipo by CoolTouch, Inc. is designed specifically for smaller areas of treatment in the face, chin and neck areas.
ProLipo PLUS - Cosmetic surgeons using ProLipo PLUS or laser Sciton are using laser liposuction for specific and precise contouring of the body. ProLipo PLUS can be used under local anesthetic and the use of the laser typically reduces bleeding and bruising.
LipoLite - The LipoLite laser liposuction technique uses the 1064 nm wavelength to melt away and remove fat from beneath the skin. The tiny cannula and fiber optic laser make for minimal invasiveness during the procedure.
LipoTherme and LipoControl - LipoTherme by Osyris Medical is another well regarded laser lipolysis technology. The real difference that Osyris Medical has brought to the market is in their LipoControl technology, which is used in conjunction with their LipoTherme laser liposuction treatment.
Water Jet Assisted Liposuction - Water jet assisted liposuction actually uses a slightly pressurized stream of saline to dislodge fat and simultaneously remove the cells. Instead of destroying fat cells, this type of liposuction loosens the fat cells to facilitate more gentle removal. *
The specific type of liposuction which is best suited for an individual patient is determined at the time of consultation. Liposuction is most effective on the flanks, thighs, arms, hips, knees, chin and back. It is not a substitute for weight loss, but helps remove unwanted localized fat deposits that do not respond to traditional weight loss methods. Best results are achieved when you have reached your ideal weight through diet and exercise leaving liposuction techniques to remove the most resistant areas of retained fat.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lawton and to learn more about body contouring, please contact 949-640-0999.
About Dr. Tenley Lawton
Located in Newport Beach, Calif., Dr. Lawton is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in an array of services including liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and face lift procedures. Renowed in Orange County for her expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lawton is an active speaker locally and nationally, sharing her experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. For more information on Dr. Lawton, please visit http://www.lawtonmd.com.
* - Source liposuction.com