Among the many cosmetic surgery procedures performed in South Florida, liposuction is the most popular. The purpose of liposuction is to sculpt the body by eliminating stubborn pockets of fat that exercise and diet cannot remove alone. Liposuction can be performed just about anywhere necessary, but is most commonly performed on the stomach, buttocks, thighs, love handles, calves, arms, neck, and ankles. Recent technological advancements have made liposuction much safer and widely available to the public. Besides the traditional method, other less invasive methods have also been created. One example of this is Vaser liposuction.
Although liposuction can help reduce your dress size by two in just a couple hours, it cannot be thought of as a weight loss method. Liposuction is good for removing only the fat that does not respond to dieting and exercise. It cannot be used as a sole method of maintaining weight, as this type of weight will simply come right back.
There are many types of liposuction. We have already mentioned the traditional type, which is also referred to as standard liposuction, assisted lipoplasty, or SAL. Vaser liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to break down the fat, then the fat is removed. This is also called ultrasonic assisted lipoplasty, UAL, and Vaser LipoSelection. Vaser liposuction is especially beneficial in the case of gynecomastia (also known as male breast reduction) and areas that have already had traditional liposuction. This type procedure is good for patients with minimal skin elasticity. Power Assisited Lipoplasty is a type of liposuction that uses vibrations to break apart fat. As there are many different types of liposuction, consulting with an experienced, board certified physician like Dr. Andrew Ress is necessary to find out which is best for you. Every person is different, therefore every person requires unique treatment plans.
Another type of liposuction that has taken the media by storm recently is SmartLipo. This variation of liposuction yields basically the same results as Vaser, but operates in a different way. Instead of the ultrasonic waves Vaser uses to break apart fat, Smart Lipo uses a laser to liquefy fat. SmartLipo is not a bad choice for liposuction, but when seeking out SmartLipo, one must be sure to choose a board certified, trustworthy surgeon. Lasers can be very dangerous in the wrong hands.
Although liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in South Florida, breast augmentation and tummy tuck follow closely behind. A breast augmentation, as you probably know, is the medical term for a boob job. During this procedure, various types of implants are inserted into the breasts to make them appear larger.
A tummy tuck is when excess fat is removed from the tummy area and the surrounding muscles, fascia, and skin are tightened, revealing the flat tummy so many of you desire.
If you are interested in cosmetic surgery—whether it be liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or another procedure entirely—call us to schedule a consultation with our board certified surgeon, Dr. Andrew Ress. Here at Liv, located in Boca Raton. It is our goal to help you achieve your body goals with safety.