When you want to get rid of some of that fat in those places that seem to be stubborn and unmoving, there are now procedures that can enable you to get body sculpting with minimally invasive surgery. This means that there is no longer a long down-time for recovery afterward.
What Is It?
This is liposuction, but not in the more extreme form. It is laser-assisted, so it dissolves fat, which is then removed via a cannula, or thin hollow tube connected to a vacuum device.
Although there are incisions made in the treatment, they are much smaller than what someone with traditional liposuction would receive. This enables the procedure to be performed outside of surgery centers and hospitals.
An ultrasound device can also do the same thing. The difference is that the probe for the ultrasound is a little larger.
How Does It Work?
The laser literally melts the fat in those areas to be treated. This turns it into a liquid, allowing it to be removed through the tube. Because the tube is small, it enables the doctor to remove fat in targeted areas.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The advantage of using a laser with minimally invasive surgery is that it can target many areas. With this technique, areas such as tummy flab, love handles, thighs, knees, double chins, and even facial areas can be targeted. It enables any area to be reduced that has fat in it.
What About Anesthesia?
During the treatment, it is not necessary for a patient to be given general anesthesia. Patients are awake and given local anesthesia only. Pain will only be felt for a couple of days afterward, but many of your normal activities can be carried out without a problem. A compression garment will need to be worn for up to a month following the surgery.
Besides being less invasive, the process also has other benefits. One of those benefits is that the laser light helps to tighten your skin, eliminating the need to have loose skin surgically removed.
Another advantage of this type of surgery is that it reduces risks. Risks are cut down, and patients can heal faster and get back on their feet much sooner than they would be able to with more traditional surgical methods. There is also less swelling and bruising.
The fat reduction is permanent. This means that patients do not need to worry about it ever coming back.
People who are within about 20 pounds of their peak BMI are the ideal candidates for this procedure. The procedure takes one hour to an hour-and-a-half for the average person.
When looking for an expert plastic surgeon that performs minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Rafael G. Magana MD is the one you want. He has much expertise in this field of medicine. He also uses state-of-the-art facilities and has written articles and co-authored books dealing with reconstructive surgery. Call us now at (646) 943-6042 Magana Plastic Surgery is located at 1171 E Putnam Ave, Suite #1E (Bldg 1), Riverside, CT 06878.