Liposuction (also known as lipoplasy or lipo) is a cosmetic surgery used to help improve a person’s physical appearance. It involves unwanted fat being permanently removed from specific areas of the body to create a more defined shape. Common areas for fat removal include arms, thighs, hips, stomach, buttocks and even the chin and male breasts.
The liposuction procedure involves a small tube called a cannular, which is inserted into the body. The other end of the tube is attached to a strong suction device which helps to draw fat cells out of the body. For this procedure, general or local anaesthetic will generally be used.
Liposuction has been around for many years, with records dating back to the 1920’s. However, the first modern liposuction procedure was created around 1974. Since then, there have been a number of developments to the procedure so it is safer and provides better fat removal results, making it a much more desirable treatment.
Liposuction has now become extremely popular in Britain, in both men and women. In fact, in 2013, it was reported that liposuction was the 6th most popular procedure among women and 4th for men. This relates to 554 men and 3,772 women having this treatment, which is a staggering 41% increase since 2012.
Despite the popularity, traditional liposuction brings a number of risks and concerns which should be carefully considered. Some of these include:
- Liposuction does not remove cellulite or stretch-marks
- Surgery and anaesthetic is required which have their own risks
- Will be bruised for a number of months
- Can be left with scarring and numbness
- Because an incision is made, the area can become infected
- During the operation, there is the possibility of significant blood loss
- Time will need to be taken off of work for rest and recovery
- Return visit is needed for stitches to be removed
- Could be left with lumpy and uneven results
However, there are a number of excellent new developments and technologies which allow for non-surgical liposuction. These bring all the benefits of liposuction without the required invasive operation with all the associated risks.
A revolutionary, non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction
At ProSkin, we have four non-invasive 3D lipo fat and cellulite reduction procedures, perfect if you don’t like needles. These procedures target all 3 dimensions of body contouring, including fat removal, skin tightening and cellulite reduction:
1. Skin Tightening – Using Radio Frequency
If you have saggy skin around your stomach, thighs, arms and face then radio frequency treatments can help. These work by heating the skin tissue, causing the collagen fibres to immediately contract, allowing new collagen to be produced. This results in a tighter and firmer appearance to the skin.
2. Cellulite Reduction – Using 3D Dermology and Radio Frequency
This is a non-invasive treatment where vacuum suction and rollers are used to move fat cells out of the body through the lymphatic system.
3. Fat Reduction – Using Ultrasound Cavitation
This ultrasound liposuction procedure liquefies the fat, which the body can then naturally get rid of. This treatments provides excellent visible results, quickly.
4. Fat Reduction – Using Cryolipolysis
An alternative to ultrasound is cryolipolysis. This involves the controlled freezing of fat cells which the lymphatic system then naturally disposes of.
These treatments are perfect for people who are finding it hard to shift stubborn fat, despite eating a healthy diet and carrying out regular exercise. It is also a great option for anyone that has a fear of surgery or the effects it might have, as these are such non-invasive treatments.
The procedures are quick, safe and relatively painless, making them the ideal alternative to liposuction, whilst still offering you excellent results, including the following advantages:
- No stiches will need removing
- No need for any anaesthetic
- No bruising
- No scarring
- No risk of infection
- No risk of blood loss
- No need to take time off work for recovery
Getting that perfect sculpted body can help to give you increased self confidence, perfect for the summer season. It can also give you the motivation to pursue a ongoing healthy lifestyle.
If you would like to find out more about each of these non-invasive lipo treatments, please visit our website here: http://22.214.171.124/3d-lipo-fat-cellulite-reduction/. Or, if you would like to book a FREE taster session with one of our highly trained therapists, please get in touch. Call ProSkin Clinics on 020 3757 8162.