Plastic Surgery Blog: Just A Little Lipo for Me PleasePosted on June 5, 2017
There is no shortage of people who claim to have only small areas of fat on their body; and therefore, only need a small amount of liposuction. According to recent industry article there are new alternatives for people who believe they fit into this category. According to the article there are some alternative options for people who truly have a very small amount of fat to get rid of. According to the article one of the devices that is marketed as a noninvasive liposuction alternative is called Zerona. This device uses low-level lasers over a series of sessions and claims to create temporary holes in the fat cells so that the fat virtually leaks out. Often the only patients who see satisfying results are those who have a very little bit of fat to get rid of. Another device Liposonix uses ultrasound energy to dissolve small areas of fat. It claims to focus energy like a magnifying glass to sunlight to eliminate fat that is beneath the skin, but above the muscle tissue. It is possible to have bruising or redness that can last up to a week. Another alternative is known as CoolSculpting which claims to freeze fat cells. There is research that backs the claims that freezing can destroy fat cells; however, once again this works best for very small areas. Admittedly the article stresses the fact that any technology is only as good as the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. Dr. Kim has a marked advantage over many other plastic surgeons in that he is truly an artist with talent for both sketching on paper as well as creating better contour for patients. Traditional liposuction remains the most aggressive form of liposuction and in the delicate talented hands of Dr. Kim it can produce impressive results.