Liposuction, commonly referred to as lipo, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving body contours and proportion. With standard liposuction, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that suctions fat and fluids from the body, reducing the number of fat cells in a specific area.
Vaser® is a state-of-the-art ultrasound technology that acts selectively on fatty tissue. This device leverages ultrasound energy to emulsify the fat without harming the surrounding structures. It gives more definition for countouring and better skin retraction for smoother results than traditional liposuction.
High Defition Liposculpture
High definition liposculpture, commonly referred to as six pack abs, abdominal etching, 4D lipo) is an advanced liposuction technique that involves not only removing fat but meticulously sculpts and defines curves creating an atheltic appearance. Liposculpture is performed with a series of multiple curved cannulas to sculpt the curvature of the body and a series of straight cannulas to etch the fine details of the musculature.
Anesthesia may be general, regional (spinal) or intravenous sedation in combination with local anesthesia in the area being treated.
The surgical procedure takes place over an average period of 90-180 minutes. If necessary, this period may be extended. However, the surgical procedure time should not be confused with the amount of time the patient will be in the operating room. That amount of time will also include the administering of anesthesia and postoperative recovery.
Under normal circumstances, the hospitalization period is approximately 1-2 days.
Wear the compression garment 24/7 for 6 weeks post-surgery. Avoid lifting anything over 5 lbs for 6 weeks. Strenuous activities and exercise must be avoided for 2 months following the procedure. Keep the incisions clean and dry, inspecting them daily for signs of infection. Showering is allowed 48 hours after the procedure. No tub soaking, entering a swimming pool hot tub, or body of water while drains are in place and for 2 weeks following surgery.