Shedding those last couple of inches on your waistline can be quite problematic especially if you need to lose them fast. Exercising and dieting are the healthy way to go, but a liposuction is a good option if you are looking to take the quicker route.
What is liposuction or lipoplasty?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure which helps to remove excess fat tissue or fat deposits in the face, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. It helps to add shape and contour to your body making you feel more comfortable and confident in your skin. Liposuction can be done in a number of ways – plastic surgery, laser lipo, ultra shape, VASER and other techniques.
What is liposuction plastic surgery?
Liposuction plastic surgery is a procedure wherein once the patient is induced with anesthesia, the doctor inserts hollow tubes called cannulas into or underneath your skin and these tubes slowly suck out all the fatty deposits from that area. Lipo plastic surgery is preferred for those areas of your body that have soft fat like the neck, the underside of your arms, lower tummy, thighs, and butt.
The advantages of performing lipo plastic surgery are –
- Much safer compared to other techniques of liposuction.
- More noticeable and effective results post surgery.
- Cost is lower compared to other techniques of lipo.
- The procedure is faster and removes a larger quantity of fat.
The main disadvantage of lipo plastic surgery is the scarring and bruising post the surgery. This method tends to leave more marks and scars on the patient’s body compared to other less-invasive techniques of lipo. Lipo plastic surgery is a one-time procedure, that needs hardly three weeks of recovery time and the final results are more prominent and long-lasting and can be seen within six months.
What is Ultrashape?
Ultrashape, unlike lipo plastic surgery, is a non-invasive or non-surgical alternative to liposuction. The results of ultra shape are rather similar but much more natural as compared to lipo plastic surgery. The results of ultra shape are more natural because the fat dissolves or melts away over a period of 1-2 months, which is similar to losing weight through the natural process of dieting and exercising. So, the results appear to be similar to losing weight naturally. You will not see a drastic change overnight unlike lipo plastic surgery.
Ultrashape is a great option for people who do not want to lose a drastic amount of weight or who are not willing to go under the knife, but who still have issues with tiny fat deposits in certain areas that they want to be removed.
So depending on the patient’s individual requirement, they can opt for lipo plastic surgery or ultra shape; both of which come with their share of pros and cons.
Dr. Reps M.Sundin and Dr. Burton M. Sundin are the head plastic surgeons at the Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center or MBody in two locations- 1500 Cornerside Boulevard, Suite 400, Vienna, Virginia 22182 and 7611 Forest Ave, Suite 210, Richmond, Virginia 23229. They are both board certified plastic surgeons and have been in the plastic surgery business for over 10 years so you can be sure that you’ll be in safe hands. Dr. Sundin and his team of qualified and professional experts will provide you with all the information on safe and effective liposuction.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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