COSMETIC SURGERY > BODY CONTOURING
What is liposuction?
Liposuction or lipoaspiration is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes the fat build-ups to improve the physical appearance and contour the body shape.
There are various techniques of liposuction: syringe, ultrasound, fibroliposuction and liposuction with the help of a laser.
This type of intervention is usually used to remodel cheekbones, the area under the chin, neck and the upper part of the arms, breasts, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, calves and ankles. In this way, depending on the area to be treated and the characteristics of the patient, liposuction can be performed with sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. In any case, the operation does not usually last more than an hour or two, so it is a very fast procedure.
What is the lipolaser?
The lipolaser is a technique based on the technology of laser diode whose wavelengths allow to eliminate all adipose tissue in the area to be treated while favoring the firmness of the skin. Special cannulas are used to that end, since they allow for the implementation of this energy directly in the areas to be treated through a minimal incision, thus reducing the possibility of a scar appearing.
Thanks to the ability that has this technique for heat and to eliminate subcutaneous fat and shrink the skin, the lipolaser gives us the possibility to carry out body contouring procedures which are less traumatic and more effective than other known alternatives such as, for instance, liposuction with a vacuum machine.
As we have said, depending on the number of areas to be treated with the procedure, it may be performed using local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia. The lipolaser, in addition, not only reduces inflammation and the development of hematomas during the postoperative period, but it allows the resumption of normal activities in a very short time. It does require, however, the use of compression garments (sashes). Also, therapies of lymphatic drainage are highly recommended to help the treated area recover as soon as possible and show the best possible results.
In summary, the lipolaser is a minimally-invasive and hardly painful alternative that leaves no scars, allowing a fast recovery and just causing discomfort during the postoperative period. Its results, finally, are even more effective than the best known methods of liposuction since, in addition to removing the fat, it increases the firmness of the skin.
Lipolaser and liposuction treatment in Valencia
• Dr. Severiano Marín