Losing weight is a real mental and physical game. And although you may start to see the numbers drop on the scale, sometimes you may still not get the results that you want— no matter how much kale you eat and abdominal crunches you do. If you have recently lost a lot of weight but still have some stubborn, unwanted fat to show for it, you are not alone. To get rid of that excess fat, you have several options. You can either deal with it, you can hope that it goes away, or you can get the help of our staff at Plastic Surgery Associates.
Ultrasonic liposuction isn’t just a surgical treatment for those that are vain. In fact, liposuction, in general, gets a bad rap. As a safe and effective procedure, ultrasonic liposuction is primarily popular amongst patients of a fairly healthy weight who have stubborn fat they want to get rid of either around their middle section, upper thighs, or buttocks.
During your ultrasonic liposuction procedure, you will be completely sedated. Once you have been properly sedated, one of our doctors will then make small incisions to start the procedure. During this procedure, fatty deposits will be removed with a small tube or needle that’s placed into the fatty tissue and then vacuumed out with a device called a cannula. Once the fat has been suctioned out, you will be stitched up and sent to recovery. In many instances, we will place a drain at the incision site to help drain excess fluid and blood. Make sure that you keep the drain clean at all times to avoid infection.
Having the perfect body isn’t always attainable on your own. Luckily, we at Plastic Surgery Associates are here to help. Do you want to learn more about how you can get rid of excess fat? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanley Gulin today at our Naples office. Call us today at 239.596.8000.
Packing presents and kissing your significant other underneath the mistletoe are just two of the wonderful parts of the holiday season. However, amidst all of the glam and glitter of this time of year, you may feel a bit self-conscious about your waistline or other parts of your body— especially when you’re at a party with people you haven’t seen since last year. If you have been vigorously working to get rid of some of the stubborn fat that has taken residence on your body but you just can’t seem to get it to vacate, you may want to consider VASER lipo from Plastic Surgery Associates.
What Is Vaser Lipo?
Traditional liposuction is a very effective way for patients to get rid of unwanted stubborn fat, but because it requires a lengthy recovery time, you likely won’t be able to be fully recovered before the holiday party invites start pouring in.
Vaser Lipo, on the other hand, is an outpatient procedure which means that there is virtually no recovery or downtime. This unique procedure uses ultrasound technology to help shrink and target your fat cells. By using a combination of a saline solution and epinephrine, the VASER system works to shrink blood vessels to reduce bleeding and bruising while making the fatty tissue easier to dissolve. By using a thin-grooved probe to soften and break up fatty tissue, the ultrasound waves have direct contact with the body which helps to sculpt and remove emulsified fat.
Unlike other ultrasound body contouring procedures, one of the unique benefits of VASER lipo is that patients start to see results immediately and they just get better with time— making you instantly ready for your holiday party schedule.
Schedule your VASER lipo consultation at our Naples office today!
Hitting the gym day in and day out and eating a diet consisting practically of whey protein and kale is hard work (and mentally exhausting). But when your weight starts to plateau, and you can no longer get rid of fat in certain parts of your body, it may be time to consider getting a body sculpting procedure done.
Typically when patients think of body sculpting procedures, liposuction is the first procedure that comes to mind. Although liposuction is still very popular, we at Plastic Surgery Associates offer an alternative treatment called ultrasonic tumescent liposuction or lipo-selection. With traditional liposuction, excess fat is loosened and then removed with a device called a cannula. With ultrasonic tumescent liposuction, the incisions are a lot smaller, and fat is loosened with ultrasonic technology.
How Is It Different?
Ultrasonic tumescent liposuction has gained popularity amongst both our male and female patients for a variety of unique reasons including:
- The ability to selectively remove fat without damaging surrounding tissues, nerves, and arteries.
- Less bruising and swelling
- A shorter recovery time
- The skin can more effectively re-contour to the surrounding area
Who Is a Good Candidate?
One of the biggest misconceptions that patients have in regards to body sculpting procedures like liposuction or ultrasonic tumescent liposuction is that it’s designed to help patients who are considered to be severely overweight, but that isn’t the case. In fact, the ideal candidate for ultrasonic tumescent liposuction is one who is within 30% of their ideal weight but just needs a little push.
If you are sick of getting frustrated by an inability to lose excess, stubborn fat, you may want to consider getting a body sculpting procedure like ultrasonic tumescent liposuction from Plastic Surgery Associates. Schedule your consultation with our Naples office today!