Are you interested in liposuction but don’t know how it works? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. Read on to learn how our team at Awaken Aesthetics performs liposuction procedures from beginning to end.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction or “lipo” is an effective way to smooth, slim, reshape, and contour the body while improving self-esteem. Liposuction is a surgical cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from the body. Although it is not a substitute for weight loss, lipo often treats areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is performed on various areas of the body, including the stomach, thighs, arms, neck, buttocks, and more.
Traditional liposuction techniques, however, have disappointed many patients, as they left visible scarring, major downtime, and complications. Fortunately, Awaken Aesthetics offers an innovative alternative to traditional lipo methods. If you want a better liposuction experience, our laser liposuction method called SmartLipo™ is the perfect alternative to standard liposuction procedures.
How Does Liposuction Surgery Work?
During the procedure, Dr. Eric S. Ahn, specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery will perform SmartLipo™, which uses laser heat energy to melt away fat.
First, your doctor will give you local anesthesia, which numbs the treatment areas. During your SmartLipo™ session, Dr. Eric S. Ahn will insert a small, thin tube called a microcannula into your skin. The cannula with a laser fiber inside will gently heat the targeted fat cells and melt them away. Additionally, the procedure will tighten your skin. Finally, they will stitch your incisions and apply gauzes and compression garments to the treated areas. After the procedure, our surgical team will monitor you until you are discharged home.
The procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction surgeries and often results in less bruising, swelling, and downtime.
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Am I a Candidate for SmartLipo™?
Candidates for liposuction should have good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. The best candidates for liposuction are also within 30% of their desired body weight and have good muscle tone and skin laxity. Most patients suitable for standard liposuction techniques may also be great candidates for SmartLipo™.
Remember that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and will not remove all of the fat from your body. Be sure to talk to Dr. Eric S. Ahn with any questions or concerns you may have as you move forward to a brighter you.
Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!