By now you realize that being healthy and looking healthy are two entirely separate concepts. For the millions of us who exercise and diet regularly but haven’t achieved the results we want, there is hope with a plastic surgery procedure called liposuction. Chicago liposuction patients have achieved their body shape goals with this safe and trusted procedure.
Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures at David Shifrin MD. We offer several cutting edge variations on the liposuction technique, including:
With the tumescent technique, saline solution, local anesthesia, and adrenaline are infused into the area being treated. This allows Dr Shifrin to maneuver a small instrument called a cannula, connected to a vacuum machine, to suction away excess fat and improve body contour.
Power Assisted Liposuction
Power-assisted liposuction is a new technology where the end of the suction cannula vibrates at a rapid speed. This motion loosens the fat cells so that they may be suctioned away gently with less trauma to the surrounding tissues. Power Assisted Liposuction or PAL is performed in conjunction with the tumescent technique. This maximizes the efficiency of the fat removal and patient comfort, and it helps to minimize bruising. Advantages of PAL over older techniques include; shorter procedure, less swelling and bruising, quicker recovery, more precise and even contouring and improved overall safety.
Ultrasonically-assisted liposuction (UAL) is a compliment to traditional forms of liposuction. Ultrasonic energy is used to break up the stubborn, hard to suction fat areas before the traditional liposuction removes the broken down fat. It is particularly useful in hard to treat areas, areas previously treated that have tough scarring and the fibrous strong fat pockets present in the chest area of male gynecomastia patients.
Smartlipo™ is an exciting new development in body contouring. It offers fit, active people in Chicago the liposuction treatment they’ve been seeking – one that’s both effective and less-invasive. Smartlipo uses a technology called ‘laser lipolysis’ to destroy fat cells. A small surgical wand known as a cannula delivers laser energy to areas of fatty deposits, rupturing and liquefying fat cells. The fat is then suctioned away resulting in a permanent improved contour. As the laser energy passes from the cannula into the tissues, it seals blood vessels and reduces the bruising and swelling that can accompany traditional liposuction. It also heats the underside of the dermis of our skin tightening and toning.
Liposuction for Your Lifestyle
While liposuction in Chicago is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle including diet and regular exercise, it can help you look and feel better. During the procedure, Dr Shifrin uses a specially-designed surgical instrument known as a cannula to break up and remove hard to lose pockets of fat. The procedure requires only small incisions and, with modern techniques, swelling and bruising during the recovery period can be minimized.
Some liposuction patients may also be candidates for fat grafting, which uses the fat that is removed by liposuction to increase fullness and volume and improve shape in other parts of the body. This is a particularly good solution for men who desire liposuction as well as volumetric facial fat grafting.
If you would like to learn more about the Liposuction procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively you can call our office at (312) 590-3572 to schedule your appointment.