Fat Removal: LipoSonix, SmartLipo MPX™, and VASER® Liposelection
LipoSonix is a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to reducing fat in and around the stomach area and waistline. Utilizing high-intensity ultrasound energy, the LipoSonix procedure actually dissolves the fat cells beneath the skin, without harming the skin and other important tissues. Over the course of about 8 to 12 weeks, the fat tissue will be permanently destroyed and eliminated by the body’s natural metabolic processes. Each body responds differently to LipoSonix, but the typical result after 2 – 3 months is a slimmer, more shapely waistline, with the reduction of about 1 inch around, which is roughly equivalent to one pant size smaller. In a clinical study, 91% of patients reported a flatter abdomen after just one treatment. The ideal candidate for LipoSonix is someone who is not obese and seeks a small amount of fat reduction. LipoSonix is not appropriate for those individuals who wish to eliminate large amounts of fat from their bodies, but the patient should be able to “pinch an inch” of fat in the waistline area where they desire treatment. Patients desiring LipoSonix must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
SmartLipo MPX™ is a form of minimally invasive liposuction that utilizes laser energy to dissolve fat beneath the skin. VASER® Liposelection is another form of minimally invasive liposuction, which uses ultrasound energy to dissolve fat. Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank is a world-renowned leader in minimally invasive liposuction and incorporates these cutting-edge technologies into his practice. There are many advantages to minimally invasive liposuction in comparison to traditional liposuction, including the avoidance of general anesthesia, better results for the patient, and minimized downtime. After evaluating you, Dr. Frank will determine which approach is a better option for you. The decision will be made based upon the patient’s size, age, skin, and desired treatment area. In many cases, Dr. Frank uses a combination of both technologies to remove fat. He has pioneered this dual approach, and is able to customize the amount of SmartLipo MPX™ and VASER® used on each individual patient in this customized procedure.
The procedures for SmartLipo MPX™ and VASER® Liposelection are very similar. During the procedure, the treatment area is filled with a saline solution that will numb the area and shrink blood vessels in the area. The solution also makes the fat cells very easy to remove. Using one approach or a combination of the two, Dr. Frank will dissolve the fat cells in the treatment area and then remove them. The treatment is performed through very small incisions, which heal quickly and do not require stitches. After the procedure, the patient will wear compression garments to tighten the skin and reduce bruising. Patients are typically able to return to regular activities within 24 hours. These approaches can be used nearly everywhere on the body, including the abdomen, love handles, backs, thighs, hips, knees, arms, neck, and chin. SmartLipo MPX™ and VASER® are a better option for those wishing to remove larger amounts of fat, but are otherwise in good health and decent physical condition.
In order to determine which approach is best for you – whether it is LipoSonix to melt away small amounts of fat around your abdomen, or minimally invasive liposuction to target fat deposits anywhere on your body – make an appointment with Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. With all of the options available on the market today, you need a doctor who you can trust to honestly advise you on the approach that will give you the best results within your level of comfort.
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