What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure. Despite diet and exercise many people have areas of unwanted fat. Liposuction is a popular option to treat trouble areas including the abdomen, flanks, back, arms thighs and chin. Although liposuction removes unwanted fat, it is not a weight-loss procedure.
What happens during liposuction
Liposuction can be performed in-office with local anesthesia call tumescent. Your doctor will make one or more small (one-quarter inch or less) incisions and infiltrate a large quantity of a mixture of saline, local anesthesia, and epinephrine into the treatment areas. This fluid mixture causes the fat to become easier to remove, it also constricts your blood vessels, reducing bleeding/bruising and makes for an easier recovery. After the areas are thoroughly infiltrated, a cannula is inserted through the same incision and passes it back and forth under the skin to break up the fat before suctioning it out. Depending on the areas and volume to be removed this procedure usually takes just an hour or two.
What happens next?
You will be given medication to help you relax so you’ll want to make sure you have someone drive you home afterward. You’ll leave the office wearing a compression garment with lots of absorbable dressings. It’s recommended to wear dark clothing and bring a towel to protect your car seats. Drainage from the incision is normal over the next 48 hours. You’ll receive detailed instructions regarding medications, activity and dressing changes. Full recovery will take about 6 weeks, but most are back to daily household activities within a few days.
What is tru Sculpt iD
truSculpt iD is the latest evolution in body sculpting. This powerful, non-invasive procedure uses monopolar radio frequency for fat reduction with a fast, 15-minute protocol. truSculpt iD treatments can be tailored to patients’ individual needs to treat a full abdomen, or multiple body areas simultaneously, with an average of 24% fat reduction! This non-invasive procedure is ideal for busy individuals giving them the freedom to return to their daily activities with no downtime.
What happens during tru Sculpt iD?
After identifying the treatment several “blocks” will be placed on the body. These blocks are adhered with a double-sided film that protects the skin. The treatment areas will be snugly wrapped to ensure there will be no shifting and contact is maintained. Our highly trained medical staff will set the device to the appropriate temperatures and keep you company while it operates. A feeling of warmth typically described as a hot stone massage will be felt during some of the process. After the 15-minute treatment is complete you will be able to go home and resume your regular activities.
What happens next?
tru Sculpt iD requires no downtime, so you can resume your regular activities. Some patients do experience slight tenderness or discomfort. Over the counter pain medication like Tylenol is appropriate. You may notice improvement as soon as 4 weeks following the procedure, but full results are seen at 12 weeks.