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Is Liposuction For Me?

Have you been thinking about having liposuction done? Do you have problem areas that just don’t respond to diet and exercise? If so, liposuction may be a smart choice for you.

Liposuction involves removing unwanted fat from defined areas using a variety of techniques. Most commonly, a dilute anesthetic solution is infused into the treatment areas to stiffen and anesthetize the tissues. Once this is done, the fat layers are manipulated with instruments to disrupt, alter, and remove fat cells and lipids. After the fat is removed and a smooth contour has been obtained, a compression garment is fitted over the areas and the recovery begins.

At GLOW, we use Smartlipo laser lipolysis to disrupt and alter the fat lying in between the skin and the deeper muscle layers. This powerful laser heats the fat cells and surrounding tissues, making them easier to remove. It also imparts a heat stimulus to the overlying skin, which can lead to gentle skin tightening. In addition, we have found that there is less bruising, less swelling, and an easier recovery after using the Smartlipo laser.

Immediately after using the laser, small cannulas (thin tubes) are used to remove (through suction) the fat cells and lipids in the treatment area. This important step often defines the final contour and outcome of the procedure, and requires careful attention to detail.

As for the original question….is liposuction for you? It may be. If you have a positive body self image, lead an active lifestyle, make smart eating choices, and are of good health….yet have bothersome areas (the stomach, love handles, arms, thighs, or hips), then it likely is a good alternative.

The best way to find out for sure is to visit with an experienced liposuction surgeon. At GLOW, liposuction using the Smartlipo laser lipolysis technique is one of our most popular procedures. We offer free consultations, and would be happy to visit with you, discuss your concerns, and offer any assistance we can.