Modern Liposuction Techniques
Liposuction is much less invasive than it used to be. In particular, we prefer to use a technique called Smart Lipo, which is less invasive than traditional liposuction and just as effective. It’s also less damaging to the body because fat is liquefied and simply eased away rather than being harshly scraped out. That means much less pain and much shorter healing time.
We can also perform Smart Lipo under a local anaesthetic rather than a general one. It’s safer and has a less negative health impact as well as being cheaper because you probably won’t need an overnight stay in hospital afterwards. Vaser Lipo Liposuction is a similar technique that uses ultrasound waves to liquefy fat cells before removing them with a relatively small needle. Like Smart Lipo, it’s less physically traumatic and causes far less scaring than traditional liposuction methods.
Both these techniques keep the great advantage of traditional liposuction – because the cells that hold the fat are gone, it won’t come back to that area to anything like the same degree, even if you do put on weight overall- but the new methods greatly reduce the difficulties and chances for complication.
There is an even less invasive alternative to liposuction for those having difficulty getting rid of cellulite. Accent Radiofrequency treatments don’t even break the skin. They can be used to help the body drain away pockets of fat by breaking it down with radio waves. There is minimal pain involved and very little harm is done to the body, so scarring and healing times are minimal.