For decades, liposuction has been a go-to option for the removal of excess fat in multiple areas of the body including the abdomen and hips, inner and outer thigh, arms and neck. While still the gold standard of body contouring, conventional liposuction procedures can prove a bit much for some people. That’s why a new and increasingly popular option called SAFELipo is gaining ground.
With conventional liposuction, a typical patient misses a week of work and experiences soreness for up to two weeks. Tenderness and some level of swelling can last as long as six months, and patients are instructed to wear a pressure garment for approximately six weeks after a liposuction procedure – a potentially uncomfortable prospect here in hot, humid Northeast Florida.
Also, consider that liposuction procedures that use lasers, radiofrequency or ultrasound work by killing fat cells with excessive heat. If the procedure isn’t performed with the utmost care, the heat can damage the delicate blood vessels, support structures and skin that surround the targeted fat cells. This can result in scarring, dermal adhesion and skin that appears tethered with an uneven surface.
Enter SAFELipo, developed specifically for corrective liposuction procedures in the early 2000s, and gaining popularity as a safe and highly effective standalone procedure. SAFELipo works by loosening, emulsifying and separating out the unwanted fat cells; gently removing them; then equalizing the remaining thin fat layer without generating heat. This helps to protect valuable blood vessels, skin and other tissues from damage, ensuring a smoother, tighter and more natural looking result.
If you’re considering a body contouring procedure or are unhappy with results of a conventional liposuction procedure performed by another physician, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery can help. Call 904-396-1186 to schedule a consultation.