The Customized Approach to Liposuction
Looking and feeling good means having a fit, well-proportioned body. For many people, this may seem like an unreachable goal. Often, even a strict diet or a disciplined exercise program cannot remove stubborn areas of excess fat. For those who seek a smoother or better proportioned body contour, liposuction may be the answer.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States, and probably the world. As we age, our metabolism slows down and it becomes more difficult to lose areas of unattractive fat accumulation in certain parts of the body, no matter how hard one exercises or diets. This is true even for physically fit people in their mid 40’s to early 50’s who exercise regularly and eat sensibly.
Liposuction is the only proven method that effectively, permanently, and safely removes this fat. Dr. Guida utilizes the latest advances in liposuction to ensure you get the most appropriate procedure and best cosmetic result. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. Liposuction can be used to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the calves and ankles or eliminate a double chin.
Dr. Guida uses several of the newest technologies available in liposuction to give you the most appropriate and individualized approach and achieving a smooth, slimmer and natural appearance. Two of the newest techniques available in liposuction are Smart Lipo and Aqua Lipo.
Smart Lipo is also referred to as Laser Assisted Body Sculpting. Dr. Guida uses the latest Smart Lipo machine, the Smart Lipo TriPlex. The term “TriPlex” refers to the three different wavelengths of laser beams the Smart Lipo machine utilizes. One beam specifically melts fat, a second beam actually heats and tightens the skin, and the third beam coagulates or seals the small capillaries and blood vessels under the skin minimizing bleeding, bruising and trauma. This machine is the best laser lipolysis machine available with a long, proven track record. Dr. Guida s impressed with the smoother results, skin tightening, less bruising and less downtime compared to standard liposuction. It works well on all part of the body, but especially well for the neck, arms, abdomen and thighs.
Aqua Lipo is a technology utilizing gentle spray of water to dislodge fat while performing liposuction. This technique allows for less trauma to the tissue during liposuction allowing for less bruising and a quicker recovery. Because there is no heat or laser trauma to the fat, as with Smart Lipo, this technique is suited for patients who wish to have fat reinjected to other parts of their body, such as deep lines of the face, hands or buttocks region. Dr. Guida customizes his liposuction procedure to the patient’s anatomy and desires. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Guida can help you decide which option is best suited to achieve the best result.
You will find basic information here about liposuction. However, the best way to get complete answers to specific questions that relate to your individual needs is to have a personal consultation with Dr. Guida.
The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who have realistic expectations, are in generally good medical condition, and are likely to be happy with the results of liposuction. The best results are seen in patients of relatively normal weight who simply want to improve their body contour.
The procedure can produce excellent results for people who have deposits of excess fat that make certain body areas appear disproportionately large. Although liposuction is not a treatment for obesity, it can permanently alter body proportion and is sometimes the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.
People of almost any age may undergo liposuction; however, patients with good skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest contour after fat is removed. You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you desire fat removal or contouring in any of the following areas:
- Cheek, chin and neck
- Abdomen and waist
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Hips and buttocks
- Upper arms
- Breast or chest area
- Inner knee
- Calves and ankles
Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time or done in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures, as long as you understand that there is increased risk and your surgeon feels that having multiple procedures is a safe option for you.
Liposuction is an excellent way to treat some cases of gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, which occurs in both teenagers and adult men.
Liposuction cannot serve as a substitute for dieting and exercise. Nor is it an effective way to treat cellulite (a condition that gives the skin a dimpled appearance).
Also, certain medical conditions may complicate liposuction. They include: diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease and previous surgery near the area to be contoured. It’s important to let Dr. Guida know if you have any of these medical conditions or if you have had surgery in the past.
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