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How to avoid a liposuction disaster

In recent years, liposuction has become an increasingly popular procedure for women and men of all ages. Unfortunately, with the increased popularity has seen an increase in the number of cosmetic physicians – qualified and unqualified – offering the procedures. And for some unlucky patients, results are definitely varied.

Famous disasters

But perhaps the most famous ‘liposuction disaster’ is actress Tara Reid, whose body contouring procedure left her stomach sagging and asymmetrical. In her own words, Tara noted, “I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”

The Solution

Naturally, the best way to avoid looking like a liposuction disaster is to choose a surgeon with experience and the right qualifications. A talented cosmetic surgeon will not only be board-certified, he or she will be able to show you a before and after portfolio with real photos of their own work.

But before you dive into choosing a physician, it is important to be aware of the vast number of procedures now available to contour, reshape and transform your body.

Liposuction Options

When it comes to body contouring, every patient is different, and the reason they are different is because every body is different. Luckily, there are now a range of procedures for every need, so whether you are looking to tighten the skin, reduce a large amount of body fat, or simply remove a couple of unsightly lumps and bumps, it’s best to know a bit about your options.

Two in particular you should consider in particular, are Coolscupting and Liquid Liposuction.

Coolsculpting

One of the latest technologies in body contouring is a totally non-invasive procedure known as Coolsculpting. Tested by Harvard University and perfected by renowned cosmetic technology company Zeltiq, Coolsculpting is the perfect solution for anyone looking to loose a few lumps and bumps on their body, without resorting to the scalpel.

Coolsculpting technology utilises ultra cool temperatures, conducted at targeted areas of the body – be they a post-pregnancy paunch, love handles, or any other specific contour. These ultra cool temperatures, trained on that particular area for approximately an hour literally ‘freeze’ the fat cells in that area. And once fat cells have been frozen they die, and are expelled from the body naturally over time.

Liquid Lipo

For those with slightly more fat than simple lumps and bumps, liposuction is still a viable option. And luckily, modern technology has ensured that liposuction needn’t be as invasive, dangerous, and taxing on the body’s systems as it used to be.

Using a stream of highly pressurised water, Liquid Liposuction is a relatively new procedure that literally dissolves the fat as it removes. By targeting and dissolving only the fat cells, this procedure protects the other cells in the dermis, meaning the whole process is far less stressful to the body, and creates far less down time. In fact, with Liquid Lipo, a patient can often be back to work within one to three days, depending on the scale of the procedure. Plus, because of the organic and relatively gentle nature of the removal procedure, the results are smoother and more aesthetically pleasing than ever before.

Breast reduction

One of the other uses of Liquid lipo is in breast reduction. The only difference is that the process is used to remove unwanted fatty tissue from the breasts for a smooth, totally natural, and minimally invasive procedure.

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