Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body. Stubborn pockets of fat can be frustrating for people who have tried diet and exercise but can’t seem to get rid of them. But with this simple surgery, patients can achieve a more toned and contoured figure, enhancing their overall appearance and boosting their confidence.
Fat removal with liposuction has helped many thousands of individuals achieve the desired results they’ve been working hard towards. But how much does the average person really know about liposuction? Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic has created this helpful 5-point blog post that can help you find out more, and determine if liposuction is right for you.
If you’re considering liposuction, schedule a consultation at our Englewood office. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and expectations, evaluate your physical condition, and recommend the best course of action. We want you to feel confident with your decision, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Call us today at (720) 372-2155 or complete an inquiry form to learn more about our services.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 1. Liposuction is Versatile
- 3 2. There’s More Than One Type
- 4 3. It’s Incredibly Popular
- 5 4. It’s Not For Weight Loss
- 6 5. Patients Love Their Results
- 7 Personal Consultation
- 8 Cost of Liposuction in Denver
- 9 FAQ
- 9.1 What is SmartLipo?
- 9.2 How long is the recovery time for liposuction?
- 9.3 Is VASER liposuction better than traditional liposuction?
- 9.4 Can liposuction tighten skin?
- 9.5 What type of anesthesia is used during liposuction?
- 9.6 Does liposuction have a shorter recovery time than a tummy tuck?
- 9.7 Will fat come back after liposuction?
- 10 References
Before and After Photos
1. Liposuction is Versatile
The abdomen is a common area treated with liposuction. This can address stubborn belly fat or a pooch that won’t respond to diet and exercise. However, there are many other areas of the body that can benefit greatly.
- Thigh liposuction can target the inner and outer thighs, creating a smoother and more defined leg profile.
- Arm liposuction can help with “bat wings” or sagging upper arms.
- Buttock liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with a Brazilian Butt Lift.
- Chin liposuction and neck liposuction can remove a double chin or turkey neck, while flank liposuction can slim down love handles.
At Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we also offer liposuction in the following areas.
Did You Know? Gynecomastia is a condition that causes excess breast tissue in men. Liposuction is popular among men for removing excess fat in the chest area. This is sometimes known as male breast reduction.
2. There’s More Than One Type
A liposuction procedure involves making small incisions in the treatment area and then inserting a cannula – a thin tube – into the subcutaneous fat layer. The cannula is used to suction out the excess fat, contouring the area to create a more pleasing shape. However, there’s more than one way to do so.
There are several types of liposuction available today, including the following:
- Tumescent Liposuction – Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a special solution into the targeted area to help loosen the fat cells and minimize discomfort during the procedure. One of the benefits of tumescent liposuction is that it typically has a shorter recovery time compared to other forms of liposuction.
- VASER Liposuction – VASER liposuction is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgery that uses ultrasonic technology to remove stubborn and localized fat from various parts of the body. This innovative technique can help sculpt and contour your body by selectively targeting unwanted fat cells while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed.
- SmartLipo – SmartLipo is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes laser energy to remove stubborn fat from various parts of the body. Also known as laser lipolysis or laser-assisted liposuction, SmartLipo offers a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional liposuction.
Choosing the right liposuction procedure for your needs could not be simpler. At Denver Lipo, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing personalized care to each patient to ensure a successful outcome. To schedule your personal consultation with us, please call us at (720) 372-2155 or fill out the online contact form on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve the body you desire.
Did You Know? VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.
3. It’s Incredibly Popular
Liposuction is more popular than ever in the United States! In fact, over 89% of all ABPS board-certified surgeons offer it. (1) The surgery is constantly in the top five cosmetic procedures performed every year. And in 2020, 2021, and 2022 it was the most common aesthetic surgical procedure in the country.
Did You Know? Around 300,000 liposuction procedures are performed every year in the United States.
4. It’s Not For Weight Loss
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that can help eliminate stubborn fat deposits in various areas of your body. However, it is not a weight loss solution but rather a body contouring procedure. It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet to maintain results.
Good Candidates for Liposuction (2)
- Are within their ideal weight range
- Have minimal skin laxity
- Have minimal to moderately excess fat
- Have realistic expectations of what liposuction can achieve
Did You Know? Despite its high success rates, liposuction will not fix every body contouring issue. If liposuction is not suitable for your needs, our expert surgeons may recommend an alternative treatment such as a tummy tuck.
5. Patients Love Their Results
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure with high satisfaction rates. It enables patients with stubborn areas of fat to gain smoother contours with minimal hassle. And, compared to some other cosmetic procedures, those results don’t involve long incisions or extensive recovery periods.
Patients can expect to see immediate results, with long-lasting effects that can even improve over time with a healthy lifestyle. Most patients are very happy with their results, stating that they feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
At Denver Lipo, we believe that every patient deserves a personalized approach to their cosmetic needs. That’s why we offer personal consultations to determine whether liposuction is the right solution for you. During your consultation, one of our experienced coordinators will sit down with you to discuss your medical history and cosmetic goals. We’ll examine the areas where you’re considering lipo and evaluate the amount of fat present. Our goal is to make sure that your chosen procedure is the best option for you and that it will help you achieve your desired results.
Cost of Liposuction in Denver
The cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the details outlined in your personalized treatment plan. This surgery provides patients with precise contouring, targeted fat removal, and fantastic results. Our experienced surgeons, utilize the most effective techniques to ensure maximum results with minimal downtime.
Discover more about what liposuction can do for you by reading more posts on the Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic blog.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure used to remove stubborn fat from various areas of the body. The procedure involves using a thin laser fiber to melt away fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body.
How long is the recovery time for liposuction?
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but most people can return to work within a week or two after the procedure. Strenuous activities, however, should be avoided for at least four weeks.
Is VASER liposuction better than traditional liposuction?
Compared to traditional liposuction, VASER liposuction offers several benefits. For one, it allows for more precision in targeting specific areas of the body. This is because the ultrasound energy used in VASER liposuction can differentiate between fat cells and other tissues such as blood vessels and nerves, leading to a more targeted approach to fat removal.
Can liposuction tighten skin?
Generally speaking, traditional liposuction will not tighten skin. However, VASER liposuction offers improved skin tightening in comparison. The ultrasound energy used in VASER liposuction can stimulate collagen production, helping the skin to contract and tighten after fat removal. This can lead to smoother, more natural-looking results.
What type of anesthesia is used during liposuction?
Depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s preferences, either local anesthesia or general anesthesia can be used. We will discuss which option is best for you during your consultation.
Does liposuction have a shorter recovery time than a tummy tuck?
Recovery times vary from patient to patient, depending on the treatment area and individual healing times. However, because there are no large incisions, liposuction is generally considered to have a quicker recovery period, often by several weeks.
Will fat come back after liposuction?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treated area; however, it does not prevent the remaining fat cells from growing if you put on weight. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet is crucial to preventing the return of unwanted fat.
- Cook J, Pozner JN, Turer DM, et al. Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Current Liposuction Technologies. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum. 2021;4:ojab045. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/asjof/ojab045
- Bartow MJ, Raggio BS. Liposuction. PubMed. Published 2023. Accessed May 15, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK563135/#:~:text=The%20patient%20must%20demonstrate%20deviations