Liposuction offered by Dr. Crofts
A liposuction safely removes unfavorable figure imperfections due to localized fat deposits, particularly in thighs, upper buttocks or hips, the area surrounding the umbilicus, anterior abdominal area and around the back of the arms over the triceps.
Ideal candidates are those who have a relatively normal body fat percentage (16 to 24 percent in female and 12 to 18 percent in males). Stable weight also allows for equilibrium between the amount of fat consumed and burned by the body.
Laser liposuction/laser lipo is designed exclusively to perform laser assisted lypoysis, commonly referred to as laser liposuction. The laser literally melts fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue coagulates through laser energy that is delivered, contributing to an overall smoother shape.
Depending on the patient, a liposuction surgery can last up to two and a half hours. Patients should expect moderate discomfort for the first several days with a return to normal activites in two weeks. To reduce surface irregularities, a surgical compression garment is worn for two months postoperatively. You should see optimal results in three to six months.
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Laser liposuction is the most widely used and studied laser-assisted procedure today. With a decade of studies, laser lipo has been shown to involve less pain, less bruising and swelling, and provide faster recovery time than traditional liposuction. Some possible complications involve contour deformities such as lumps, bumps, dimples wrinkles, infection and postoperative bleeding.
For most people, results are achieved in just one treatment. Results can be seen within two weeks, with continued improvement over 3-6 months. Laser liposuction permanently destroys fat cells in the targeted area. Patients that maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen enjoy long-lasting results.