Liposuction is a body-contouring procedure where unwanted stubborn fat is surgically removed from the body.
Liposuction is a body-contouring procedure where unwanted stubborn fat is surgically removed from the body. It results in bringing proportion back to the body by getting rid of stubborn fat. It is performed by suctioning out fat though tubes on localized, bothersome areas. Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss or obesity. It should be considered a treatment method for excess fat on localized areas of the body that with proper diet and exercise will not go away.
Our team utilizes the latest advancements that allows for smooth results, quicker recovery with an added benefit of tightening the skin.
What this treatment can do for you!
Targeted weight loss:
While diet and exercise may help you lose weight in general there are times when you lose weight in every area of the body except where you really want to. It helps contour your body the way you prefer it to be. You can even remove fat from one area and re-insert into the body in the desired areas (Fat Transfer) such as the breasts or the butt.
Losing weight the traditional way simply shrinks existing fat cells. Since they are still there, they can easily be enlarged again. Liposuction removes the fat cells completely making it increasingly difficult for fat to be re-gained in the areas treated.
As excess weight can cause a multitude of health risks, liposuction helps in reduceing these risks.
Where can that fat be removed from?
Abdomen & Love Handles
Face and Neck
Male Breast (Gynecomastia)
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What cant it correct?
Liposuction does not remove visceral fat. This is the hard fat in your abdomen that surrounds your organs. Only proper diet and exercise will help this.
2. Where can’t you treat?
It is dangerous to target the area behind the knee with liposuction, as vital nerves and blood vessels are present.
3. Can it remove cellulite?
Liposuction can minimize the amount of cellulite in an area.. Another method may be more suitable, such as our Cellulite Reduction Treatments.
4. Is it painful?
We use a local anesthetic to numb the area before insertion. You are also on a anti-anxiety, nausea, and pain killing medication
5. Can it remove stretch marks?
No liposuction will not remove stretch marks, however, we do offer a variety of non-surgical procedures to reduce their appearance.
6. Can the fat return?
If you exercise and maintain a healthy diet, the results of your liposuction procedure will last as long as age and other such factors don’t take their toll. However, if you gain fat following the liposuction procedure, you should expect your whole body to experience this weight gain including the treated area. Fortunately, only the few fat cells remaining in the area will be affected, reducing its overall capacity. Therefore, you will never be able to accumulate as much fat as before treatment.
7. Can I treat more than one area in the same section?
Absolutely! You can treat more than one area as long as there is sufficient fat
Image med spa offers the lunch time Lipo while your awake its the best thing for those in fear of going under! We have done so many cases over the last 11 years that even one of our doctors is a national trainer for 4 liposuction machine companies, and our team is so good at what we do that we even offer liposuction mastery training for Doctors PAS, and NPS that want to learn to become the masters of Liposuction!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the definition of the word tumescent?
The word tumescent means swollen and firm.
What is the tumescent technique?
The tumescent technique uses local anesthesia involving the injection of large volumes of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (drug that shrinks capillaries) into subcutaneous fat. The word tumescent means swollen and firm. With the tumescent technique, the volume of dilute lidocaine that is injected into fat is so large that the targeted areas literally become tumescent (swollen and firm). The tumescent technique produces profound and long-lasting local anesthesia of the skin and subcutaneous fat. Tumescent liposuction designates a form of liposuction that uses tumescent local anesthesia.
What are the benefits of tumescent liposuction?
Local anesthesia used in the tumescent technique for liposuction is so effective that patients no longer need intravenous sedatives, narcotic analgesics, or general anesthesia. As a result of the widespread capillary constriction caused by the epinephrine in the anesthetic solution, there is minimal bleeding during and after surgery. This is a major improvement and safer technique compared to the older methods that simply use general anesthesia.
What is the history of the tumescent technique?
Liposuction was initially developed in 1978-1982 in Italy and France, which was later introduced into the United States in 1982. At that time, liposuction could only be performed under general anesthesia, and was associated with so much blood loss that patients frequently required hospitalization and blood transfusions. In 1985, Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein, M.D., a dermatologist in California, revolutionized liposuction surgery when he developed the tumescent technique, which permits liposuction to be done totally by local anesthesia and virtually eliminates surgical blood loss. Dr. Klein first presented the tumescent technique at a medical meeting in Philadelphia in 1986. The first publication describing the technique was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery in 1987. Because the tumescent technique is by far the safest form of liposuction, it has become the world wide standard of care. Not only has the tumescent technique proven to be safer than the older techniques that required general anesthesia, it has also proven to be less painful, has minimized post-operative recovery time, and has produced optimal cosmetic results.
How much blood is lost during tumescent liposuction?
The tumescent technique is so effective at minimizing blood loss that the majority of patients lose approximately 15 to 30 ml (1 to 2 tablespoons) of blood during large volume liposuction. This is the same volume of blood that is taken for routine pre-operative laboratory studies. In the days before the advent of the tumescent technique, the biggest risk of liposuction was excessive loss of blood during surgery. In fact, many surgeons required their patients to donate their own blood several weeks before surgery, and then during surgery, the blood would be returned to the patient by transfusion. With the advent of the tumescent technique, blood transfusions are no longer a part of liposuction surgery.
How does the tumescent technique reduce bruising after liposuction?
There is dramatically less bruising with tumescent liposuction by local anesthesia compared to other liposuction techniques under general anesthesia. There are two reasons for this significant decrease in bruising. First, because there is so little blood loss with the tumescent technique, there is almost no blood that remains beneath the skin to cause bruising after surgery. The second reason for decreased bruising is that with the tumescent technique there is a considerable amount of post-operative drainage of the blood tinged anesthetic solution. The incisions are so small (about 1.5 mm), the incisions do not require stitches. By allowing these wounds to remain open for two to three days after the surgery, most of the residual blood-tinged anesthetic solution drains out. This minimizes bruising and swelling and accelerates the rate of healing.
Have there been any deaths related to tumescent liposuction?
No. There have been no reported deaths associated with tumescent liposuction totally by local anesthesia. Virtually all deaths associated with liposuction have been associated with 1) multiple unrelated surgical procedures performed on the same day (facelift, breast augmentation, hysterectomy, etc), 2) excessive amounts of liposuction or an excessive number of body areas treated by liposuction on a single day, 3) the use of general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation with narcotics. Liposuction is an extremely safe procedure provided the patient is not exposed to excessive surgical trauma, excessive narcotic analgesics, or prolonged use of general anesthesia
Liposuction is a popular procedure at Image Med Spa, because of its effectiveness in contouring areas of unwanted fat. Body contouring specialist at Image Med Spa offer smart laser liposuction in Las Vegas to make fat removal easier and recovery quicker. Unlike its predecessors, this advanced technology uses 3 wavelengths of laser energy to liquefy fat cells and promote the formation of collagen for tighter skin. Past iterations of this liposuction technology did not include the innovative, impressive skin tightening potential of today’s system. Fortunately for our patients interested in fat reduction all over the body, Smart Lipo just got smarter.
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Great Candidates For This Procedure:
Smart Lipo is often the perfect fit for someone seeking the benefits of liposuction combined with smoother, firmer skin.
This laser liposuction procedure is ideal for melting away pockets of fat in a variety of areas including:
– Face and neck
– Chest, especially effective for male breast reduction
– Midsection, including the back
If you are in reasonably good shape but have stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise, our team at Image Med Spa can help!
How It Works
The specialized Smart Lipo cannula is very thin and contains a laser fiber that melts targeted fat cells. This state of the art machine has a range of 6 to 18 watts. Smart Lipo has 18 watts and the following 3 wavelengths:
– 1064 nanometer: decreases bruising and swelling
– 1320 nanometer: heats the dermis and helps with tightening of the skin
– 1440 nanometer: melts the fat and tightens the skin
By combining the benefits of 3 different wavelengths of laser energy, our Smart Lipo can sculpt the targeted areas and remove unwanted fat while stimulating collagen production for healthier, more elastic skin. Image’s Smar Llipo patients consistently get beautiful, smooth contours thanks to this impressive technology.
How It’s Performed:
Our team at Image typically performs the Smartlipo TriPlex procedure as outpatient surgery using a local anesthetic. The procedure follows the same steps as traditional liposuction, except it involves a very thin cannula that contains a laser fiber. The laser energy liquefies the unwanted fat before it is suctioned away. A combination of 3 laser wavelengths allows our team to tailor the procedure to fit each patient’s individual needs, finishing with skin tightening that leaves each patient’s results sleek and smooth.
Return to Work:
Because only a local anesthetic is necessary, recovery is shorter and easier than for traditional tumescent liposuction. Although you may experience some minor bruising, you’ll be able to resume your normal schedule within 1 to 2 days of your Smart Lipo procedure.
Is it possible to combine liposuction with other procedures?
Yes, and many patients do decide to have multiple procedures during a single surgery. Women commonly add liposuction of the midsection to a breast augmentation or breast lift for a more comprehensive result, for example.