While diet and exercise can tone and firm your body, even the best workout program in the world can’t get rid of stubborn deposits of fat around the waist, on the belly, the inner and outer thighs, on the neck, above the knees or on the upper arms. This lingering body fat can be very frustrating for men and women who spend hours at the gym with unsatisfying results. *
After breast augmentation, liposuction has been a popular surgery because it can do what diet and exercise can’t – specifically target and eliminate those exercise-resistant fat pockets for long-lasting, beautiful results. Now, there is a newer technology that is taking the already remarkable results of traditional liposuction to a new level – LipoSelection, which relies on an ultrasound probe to break up fat before suctioning it out of the body.
What Makes LipoSelection Effective?
LipoSelection is a state-of-the-art ultrasonic liposuction ** procedure, which uses ultrasound energy to break up and emulsify the fat that is to be removed. Unlike other fat removal methods, LipoSelection leaves the surrounding nerves, blood vessels and tissue virtually intact.
When performing liposuction with LipoSelection, a medical professional such as board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Kulick uses a small probe emitting high-frequency sound energy to break up fat on contact, with minimal damage to surrounding tissues. He can then easily extract the fat with liposuction tubes.
What Areas of the Body Can LipoSelection Treat?
Ultrasonic liposuction provides a high level of precision and safety that allows a qualified liposuction surgeon like Dr. Kulick to contour and reshape almost any area on the body, including the neck, arms, abdomen and legs. Because LipoSelection removes fat in a liquid form and does not harm the tissues surrounding the treatment area, it potentially provides smoother results and can leave the body looking much more toned.
When considering liposuction with LipoSelection, there are four important facts you need to know about the procedure.
- LipoSelection technology is especially beneficial for removing large volumes of fat, or for use in areas that are particularly fibrous or contain scar tissue from previous liposuction.
- Although there are limits to the amount of fat liposuction with LipoSelection can remove, Dr. Kulick will walk you through your decision about potential areas for sculpting, anticipated results and the recovery process.
- Ultrasonic liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure; rather, it is a surgery designed to spot-tone specific areas. Most patients who seek liposuction are already within their ideal body weight, but are looking to remove unwanted bulges that they could not lose through diet and exercise alone.
- Liposuction can be even more effective in conjunction with a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck or male breast reduction.
What Are the Risks of LipoSelection?
In general, LipoSelection has a long and safe track record when a qualified liposuction surgeon such as Dr. Kulick performs the procedure. Serious liposuction complications are rare. In general, some of the risks include:
- Bruising and swelling
- Fluid accumulation
- Blood clots
- Need for revision surgery
- Poor wound healing
Dr. Kulick will go over all these risks with you during your pre-surgical consultation to help determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. It’s essential to be completely up-front with the doctor about your entire medical history, including any health factors that may disqualify you from getting liposuction.
Recovering From LipoSelection
One additional advantage of LipoSelection is that the ultrasound technology is less harsh than traditional liposuction. Patients have reported low to minimal pain, swelling and bruising with ultrasonic liposuction.
Your total recovery time from liposuction with LipoSelection will vary based on the amount of fat Dr. Kulick removes and the number of sites you have gotten treated, as well as whether you were in good health before getting the surgery and how well you follow your post-surgical directives. However, in general, most patients feel healed enough to return to work within a week or two of getting liposuction surgery. To help hasten the recovery process, you will need to wear a compression garment for four to six weeks.
Learn More About LipoSelection
LipoSelection can dramatically transform your body to give you the contours you’ve always desired. Be sure to look through the before-and-after photo gallery to give you a better idea of what this procedure can do for you.
If you are ready to schedule a consultation to discuss your ultrasonic liposuction options, contact Dr. Kulick’s San Francisco plastic surgery office today. With more than two decades in practice, Dr. Kulick is a qualified liposuction surgeon who has performed thousands of procedures that have helped women and men enjoy a toned and fit appearance and look better in their clothes. Call 415-956-2550 to make an appointment or to attend one of Dr. Kulick’s lectures.
* Source: cheatsheet.com, November 2017
** Source: docshop.com, September 2017