Do you have stubborn fat deposits that you have been unable to lose despite diet and exercise? Do you have loose, saggy skin due to age, pregnancy or lost weight?
Find out which cosmetic procedures can help you lose stubborn fat or saggy skin, and finally get the body you’ve always wanted.
Liposuction is generally considered the most effective way to target unwanted fat. However, there are many different kinds of liposuction, and choosing the right liposuction procedure depends on your needs and how much fat you want removed.
Conventional liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes unwanted pockets of fat that you have been unable to lose through diet or exercise. A surgeon will insert a small, blunt tube called a cannula into a small incision in the area you want fat removed from. Conventional liposuction is often used to treat larger pockets of fat on the thighs, buttocks, arms, and abdomen.
In recent years, other forms of less invasive liposuction that can be carried out under local anesthetic have gained popularity.
One of these procedures is known as SmartLipo. Unlike conventional tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo is designed to target smaller areas of fat and can be used on the neck. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision, through which they insert a small tube that contains a laser fiber. The targeted fat cells are broken down by the heat from the laser, before being excreted out of the body by the liver.
Unlike other forms of liposuction, SmartLipo triggers the production of collagen in the body, meaning that it can be appropriate to use to treat areas of loose skin, as well as stubborn fat. When compared to conventional liposuction, SmartLipo has fewer side effects, a lower risk of complications, and a quicker recovery time.
SmartLipo may be for you if you only have a small amount of excess fat you want removed, if you’re concerned with the potential for complications, or you want to be able to return to normal activity levels soon after surgery.
Another less invasive form of liposuction to hit the market in recent years is VASER lipo. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound technology to target and remove excess and unwanted fat. During the procedure, doctors inject a saline and anesthetic solution to numb the area being treated before it’s exposed to ultrasonic technology.
Unlike conventional liposuction, which can only be used to target larger fat pockets, and SmartLipo, which is used to target smaller areas of fat, VASER lipo can be used to target both large and small pockets of unwanted stubborn fat. Additionally, VASER is suitable for use in delicate areas like the face and neck, and chin.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, may be appropriate if you have a large amount of saggy skin and stubborn around your abdomen as a result of pregnancy or weight loss. During this procedure, the surgeon first removes excess fat from the abdomen using liposuction, then uses stitches to tighten the stomach muscles.
Rid Yourself of Stubborn Fat
If you want to know more about the cosmetic surgery options available to remove stubborn fat, contact the team at Clinique Liposculpture for a consultation today.