With a variety of options in the field of body contouring, it helps to understand some of the basic differences. Here is a breakdown of three popular body contouring options.
Laser liposuction uses heat from lasers to melt fat deposits prior to their removal. The melted fat is sometimes easier to remove than with traditional liposuction, and the lasers provide the added benefit of stimulating the natural healing processes of the skin. This may help to tighten the skin in certain areas that are prone to sagging, such as the thighs, neck or arms.
Microliposuction is a specialized technique designed to treat specific, small areas of the face or body that typically cannot be targeted with traditional liposuction. Some of the most commonly treated areas include the chin, neck, elbows, knees, inner thighs and ankles. While micro lipo can melt fat by the same methods as laser lipo, the procedure often focuses on tightening the skin by deep tissue heating rather than fat removal. Because of the detailed nature of the technique, a high degree of surgical skill and a meticulous technique is critical for the best result.
Liposculpting™ is an advanced form of liposuction that uses specialized instruments and a comprehensive approach to sculpt the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, Liposculpting™ not only removes fat, but also shifts fatty tissue and reshapes the most important contours to not only decrease fat volume, but to also give you the body you’ve always wanted. This highly complex procedure requires an artistic eye for the physical form as well as an extreme attention to detail.
While patients should absolutely consider their contouring options, it’s important to keep in mind that a skilled surgeon who specializes in body contouring should be able to deliver optimal results for any patient.