Exercise and dieting can take you a longer time in shedding those few extra pounds, so if you’re in a hurry, you can consider the more convenient, faster, and easier option of undergoing plastic surgery or liposuction.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction or lipo is the cosmetic or surgical process of reducing excess amount of fat from the body – especially in the stomach, thighs, and buttocks area – as these are the main problem areas in a typical human body. It can also be used to remove excess amounts of fat from the arms, neck, and face as well.
Liposuction can be performed either surgically or non-surgically, and both have their share of pros and cons. The four basic criteria to be kept in mind while performing lipo are –
- The extract the right amount of fat from a particular area.
- Not to damage or harm the surrounding areas and the neighboring blood vessels and tissue.
- Not to disrupt or disturb the natural fluid balance of the patient’s body.
- To make the person feel as comfortable as possible and perform the procedure with minimal pain.
Liposuction plastic surgery
Traditional lipo or lipo plastic surgery is best for areas that contain “soft fat” such as the neck, arms, lower abdomen and inner thighs. The advantages of traditional lipo are that the results are more noticeable and more effective than laser lipo, lesser chances of the fat returning to the same areas and the cost of traditional lipo is far lesser compared to laser lipo. Also, traditional lipo procedure takes a shorter amount of time than laser lipo.
Laser lipo is best suited for the face rather than the body, unlike lipo plastic surgery which is more effective for the body. The advantages of laser lipo are comparatively lesser bruising and swelling as compared to lipo plastic surgery. However, the disadvantages are more. There is a high possibility of burning and tissue swelling post the laser treatment. Laser lipo is much more expensive compared to plastic surgery lipo. Moreover, after laser lipo, depending on the amount of fat to be removed, several sessions of plastic surgery lipo might be required to remove the fat from the targeted areas.
So, it is clear that plastic surgery lipo is definitely the better, cheaper and safer option as opposed to laser lipo.
Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin are both board certified plastic surgeons and run a plastic surgery clinic called MBody located at 1500 Cornerside Boulevard, Suite 400, Vienna, Virginia 22182 and 7611 Forest Ave, Suite 210, Richmond, Virginia 23229. MBody uses the latest technology to provide clients with less-invasive and very effective liposuction and body contouring. It uses a highly effective ultrasound technique called Liposonix that uses focused high-intensity energy that penetrates the skin and destroys unwanted fatty tissue in a 60-minute session, without causing any damage to the surrounding skin or tissue. Visit MBody Clinic today for a professional and pleasant cosmetic surgery experience.
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