Liposuction is one of the most widely requested cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, says the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). The popularity of the treatment is further confirmed by the latest annual report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons which noted that liposuction is among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in 2013. It stands in fourth position among cosmetic treatments, with 200,000 procedures performed last year.
Body contouring, as liposuction is also called, provides people with an effective way to reduce fatty bulges or irregularities that do not respond to diet and exercise. Whether it’s “love handles”, deposits of excess fat, or a sagging chin line, this plastic surgery procedure can provide the solution. What has made the treatment so attractive is the availability of minimally-invasive technologies that allow safe and effective fat removal and body sculpting. For instance, laser liposuction with Smartlipo Triplex from Cynosure is an advanced liposuction procedure that utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat cells so that they can be easily suctioned out.
This workstation features a very small cannula, much smaller than that used in conventional liposuction. That’s why it is ideal for the contouring of delicate areas such as the chin, jowls, and face. Other areas treated using laser-assisted lipolysis include the face, back, buttocks, male breasts, upper arms, waist, flanks, and thighs.
One advantage of SmartLipo Triplex laser liposcution over other methods is that the laser energy stimulates collagen production, which helps prevent skin sag after the procedure. It comes with delivery systems that ensure safety and efficiency – ThermaView™ which helps to prevent over-treatment and ThermaGuide™ which maintains temperature at an optimal level. Moreover, as it is minimally invasive, the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
The main advantages offered with this laser lipo treatment include
- Proven tissue coagulation and skin tightening
- Efficient melting of fat
- Superior body sculpting
- Less surgical trauma
- Minimal risk and scarring
Abdominal laser etching (six-pack), breast reduction (gynecomastia), and hi-definition body contouring are some of the procedures popular among men.
Regardless of the procedure or technology used, it’s important to find an experienced liposuction surgeon in an accredited plastic surgery practice to ensure an optimal outcome and a pleasant patient experience.