You’re chatting with a group of your closest girlfriends at lunch one day and you hear a friend mention the word “liposuction”, a body contouring technique we do here in Phoenix. At first you feel a bit confused because not only is she in no way overweight, but you have always wondered whether the liposuction procedure is actually safe and affordable. Well we have great news! Not only does Paradise Medspa offer a multitude of liposuction services performed by board-certified physicians and licensed nursing staff, but we also offer them at prices you wouldn’t believe!
Although this popular cosmetic service is most commonly looked to as a way to eliminate fat in areas that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise, there are other benefits that women aren’t generally aware of. You shouldn’t consider liposuction without understanding what it all entails, so we’re going to start off with sharing what you need to know about this remarkable procedure.
A Little Bit About Liposuction
Science has come a long way! Women now have more options for getting rid of that stubborn fat on the buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, back, arms, or other troubling spots than they did 30 years ago. Although results can be astonishing, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks. Typical side effects include bruising or swelling around the treatment area, and it may take a few weeks to recover depending on the type of procedure you get. Your doctor will go over the details as well as any concerns you may have so you’re confident and ready for surgery.
Here are the three types of liposuction procedures available today:
This is the most common type of liposuction but also the most invasive. During this procedure, fluid is injected into the area where the fat is to be removed, then a vacuum-like instrument suctions it out. The patient is typically sedated with a local anesthetic to prevent any pain. Skin may be loose around the area for a period of time, but should tighten up within a few months. You may also notice swelling and bruising, but this should go away after a week or two of recovery.
Tumescent is the most archaic type of liposuction procedure and, as you have learned, might require week(s) of downtime. Overtime, the advancement in technology has developed multiple liposuction procedures that now have the ability to deliver the same noticeable results as tumescent liposuction without the need for incisions and allows for a much quicker recovery. This is one of the key reasons many spa and wellness companies do not offer this type of liposuction anymore, including Paradise Medspa.
This newer, innovative technique uses FDA approved laser technology to dissolve fat cells. Unlike tumescent liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction (such as “SmartLipo”) tightens the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite in addition to removing unwanted fat! This is because the energy from the laser stimulates collagen production—the protein in the skin is responsible for keeping skin healthy and youthful looking. You’ll notice results immediately! Plus there’s no downtime, so you can go back to work and your daily routine within 1-2 days.
Lucky for you, you can receive SmartLipo and other laser-assisted liposuction procedures to help you lose those last few inches fast all at Paradise Medspa!
This technique uses ultrasonic vibrations to liquefy fat cells for easy removal. It is often used to remove fat from the harder-to-treat areas such as the upper back, chin, neck, cheeks, and calves. You can find Liposonix, which is a popular choice for using focused ultrasound waves to trim the waist line at none other than Paradise Medspa.
Regardless of the type of procedure you choose while consulting with one of our physicians at Paradise Medspa, you will definitely notice dramatic results. Clothes will fit better and you’ll love your reflection in the mirror!
Now that you have a better understanding of liposuction, let’s take a look at the top 3 reasons women are truly in love with this amazing procedure and its benefits!
One: Body Contouring
The most common reason women get liposuction is to improve the shape of their body. Unfortunately, sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough to reach your ideal figure. The outer thighs and hips tend to be common problem areas for many women. If you’re healthy and just need some help improving your body’s proportions, liposuction may be the solution!
One thing to keep in mind is that if you gain weight after the surgery, your body may store the new fat in a different place. A healthy diet and exercise program to maintain a healthy weight are key. If you need to lose 20 pounds or more, do so before going under the knife. Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but is a good way to complement your weight loss regime. We also recommend that you not get liposuction if you plan on getting pregnant in the near future.
Two: Excessive Sweating in the Armpit Area
If you have to change your clothes multiple times every day because they’re dripping wet with sweat, you are not alone. Excessive sweating in the armpits, also known as “axillary hyperhidrosis”, is a common (dermatologists estimate about 3% of people in the U.S. have it) but not often talked about issue. If you suffer from this embarrassing condition and haven’t had success with other treatments, liposuction may be the answer!
The armpit area is a much simpler area to treat than other targeted areas and the recovery time is virtually zero! Liposuction is a very safe and permanent solution for hyperhidrosis that can offer dramatic results. You’re in and out of the office in about 30 minutes and can drive yourself home. It’s that easy!
Three: Problems with Metabolism Rate
Liposuction can be used as a way to treat problems with metabolism. If you have lipohypertrophy or other medical condition(s) that cause an accumulation of fat around the abdomen, neck or breasts, getting the fat removed with liposuction can help alleviate those unsightly bulges. Many women with metabolism disorders don’t see results from diet and exercise at all, no matter how hard they try! In this case, removing the fat cells completely is the best way to safely and quickly improve your appearance and overall health!
Where to Get Liposuction
As with any other cosmetic procedure, there are risks for complications. This procedure should only be done by a doctor who has special training in liposuction and skin techniques. Having an experienced doctor on your side will lower the risks as much as possible, so you get the results you want without having to worry. Come visit Paradise Medspa and speak with one of our board-certified physicians during a one on one consultation. We work with you to answer any questions you may have about the liposuction procedure. This way you feel well-prepared and excited about starting a new chapter in your life!
Look and Feel Great, Inside and Out
Do one of these top 3 reasons women get liposuction resonate with you? Here at Paradise Medspa, our physicians are extensively trained and accredited to perform SmartLipo and other body contouring procedures right here in our convenient Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. If you’re ready to look and feel great, both inside AND out, contact us today for questions or to schedule a consultation.
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