Awake liposuction is an increasingly popular approach to body contouring plastic surgery in the US. Unlike traditional liposuction, awake liposuction involves less invasive techniques that can be performed without the need for general anesthesia. A combination of local anesthetic and sedatives can keep the patient completely comfortable and aware of their surroundings during the procedure.
Awake liposuction involves minimal downtime and reduces the risks of surgery. Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody offer techniques such as SmartLipo and Vaserlipo for awake liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
The Vaserlipo System is based on the highly reliable and minimally invasive ultrasound technology for precision body sculpting. Just a single treatment of Vaserlipo will create the desired body contours in a quick and easy way. The treatment is designed to eliminate unwanted fatty tissue deposits from various areas of the body, from thighs to love handles.
Vaserlipo is called a customizable body sculptor because the treatments can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a patient. It not only removes stubborn fats, but also smoothes the top surface of the skin to create more comprehensive results. The ultrasound waves will selectively target the fatty tissue areas and break up the fat, while leaving the healthy surrounding tissue unharmed.
The procedure can be applied to both large areas with substantial fat tissue and delicate areas such as the arms and neck. Vaserlipo is clinically proven to create even and natural looking results in treated areas. Appearance of muscles can be refined and accentuated with this procedure, which requires no general anesthesia and involves minimal downtime.
Candidates who want to avoid traditional liposuction plastic surgery may also consider the minimally invasive body contouring option of SmartLipo. This laser assisted lipolysis treatment will permanently eliminated unwanted fat pockets from typical trouble spots such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. The procedure delivers superior and natural looking aesthetic outcomes with less discomfort and minimal downtime.
SmartLipo only involves the use of local anesthesia to numb the targeted area of the body, and the patient will remain awake throughout the procedure. The surgeon will insert the laser fiber through a thin tube into the affected fatty tissue area. The laser energy will penetrate into the deeper layers to disrupt the fat cell membranes, eventually leading to the permanent destruction of the fat cells. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out, revealing slimmer contours.
Multiple laser wavelengths are designed to disrupt targeted fat, coagulate blood vessels and promote fresh collagen production, which not only eliminates fat but also helps to tighten skin and reduce laxity. The patient will go through very little downtime and achieve desired results with minimal scarring.
Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other areas that reside in this part of the state for awake liposuction procedures such as SmartLipo and Vaserlipo.
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