Cosmetic surgery is one of the trends that keeps evolving, thanks to technology. Liposuction is one of the most common minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedures. The need to be picture perfect and the evolution of the definition of beauty in the current society has increased the number of people opting to undergo cosmetic surgery. As the name suggests, Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery in which fat is removed from some parts of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, the chin, arms and neck. Usually, these are areas with stubborn fat. Liposuction however, is not a weight loss procedure. Below are some liposuction techniques that are used in improving body shape.
SmartLipo, also called Laser Lipo is used to tighten the skin and remove excess fat from desired parts of the body. These are mainly areas that have unwanted fat, which cannot be removed through exercising and dieting. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure in which advanced laser technology is used with liposuction to contour your body. The fat cells are destroyed using the laser technology and then removed through liposuction.
It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultra- high powered laser technology to melt fat leading to tightened tissues and collagen remodeling. ProLipo Plus takes less time compared to other liposuction techniques, as it is more powerful owing to the ultra-high powered laser system used. ProLipo Plus can be used to tighten skin on areas such as the neck, buttocks, thighs, arms and even male chests, therefore leaving you with a well-toned body free of loose fat.
- Precision Tx
This is a minimally invasive procedure that makes use of laser to produce a neck or face lift effect. Precision Tx also removes cellulite that is on the skin as well as fat pockets. It is combined with neck lift so as to yield better results; a more refined neck contour. Usually, it is ideal for patients that do not want to undergo extensive face lifting procedure.
In as much as it is a cosmetic surgery procedure and not a medical one, some conditions can benefit from it. These are
- Lipomas-This is a condition in which one has benign fatty tumors
- Gynecomastia-This is where fat develops on a man’s breasts
- Lipodystrophy Syndrome-It mainly develops as an after effect of using HIV medicine. Also known as fat metabolism disturbance, it is a condition in which there is too much fat in some body parts and partial or none in others.
Liposuction should not be perceived as a treatment for obesity. Its main aim is to give one his or her desired body shape through contouring and removal of fat from unwanted areas. It is therefore ideal for people who are okay with their weight but have an issue with specific body parts, such as the neck, buttocks, inner thighs, arms and chin, which are prone to sagging skin. It should however not be an excuse for irresponsible feeding and not exercising, as it is possible for the fat cells removed to grow bigger.