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What Types of Liposuction Exist?

If you’re bothered by stubborn fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a great option. Essentially, liposuction is a safe, clinically proven body contouring treatment that can help you achieve a slimmer, more attractive physique.

It’s certainly worth considering if you’re frustrated with fat bulges from aging, childbirth, or other factors. Since there are a number of liposuction types available, let’s dive deeper into the ins and outs of each option.  At Premier Vein & Body, Dr. Schwartz is highly trained and skilled in the use of minimally-invasive liposuction techniques to remove stubborn pockets of unwanted fat.  All of these techniques are performed in the comfort and convenience of his Kansas City cosmetic laser practice using just local tumescent anesthesia, with less downtime and bruising than traditional liposuction performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or surgery center setting, and greater skin tightening results.

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Laser Lipo

Laser liposuction was one of the very first types of minimally-invasive outpatient liposuction procedures that provided patients with a viable alternative to traditional liposuction. Using local tumescent anesthesia, it revolutionized the industry by providing patients with a faster recovery, and less pain, swelling and bruising than traditional liposuction.  We use the FDA-approved Pro Lipo laser lipo system, which uses thermal energy to liquefy fat cells, which are then gently suctioned away.  This type of liposuction is most ideal for smaller pockets of fat, and is often used for precision body contouring, such as on the abs and arms of body builders.

Vaser Lipo

VASER liposuction uses high-pitched sound waves to liquefy fat cells, thus “melting” them into a liquid state, making their removal much easier and the procedure much simpler.  It is a perfect form of liposuction for hard-to-treat areas such as the chin, neck, cheeks, knees, calves and ankles, as well as denser pockets or larger volumes of fat. While traditional liposuction uses a suction cannula and manual movement to break down the fat tissue, VASER uses ultrasound high frequency energy to do so. It’s important to note that while VASER can allow you to slim and shape your body, it’s not a solution to bulk fat reduction.

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To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo, also known as Vibration-Assisted Liposuction, provides for the gentlest liposuction technique with infrasonic vibration-assisted energy (rather than heat-based energy, such as laser or ultrasound) to break down fat while keeping the connective tissue intact. Dr. Schwartz then gently drains the liquefied fat.  Because this procedure also assists in the production of some collagen,  Tickle Lipo also provides for some skin tightening in addition to fat removal with noticeable results for up to six months post-treatment.  With Tickle Lipo, patients that did not previously qualify for outpatient lipo procedures (those within thirty pounds of ideal body weight) now can have larger volumes of fat evacuated.* The tiny cannula also allows for more precise body sculpting in smaller, more difficult areas, such as the knees, male breasts, etc.

Liposuction is Not a Weight Loss Treatment

While liposuction can help you achieve a more toned, athletic look, it’s essential to realize that it’s a body contouring treatment rather than a weight loss treatment. Therefore, if your primary goal is only to shed unwanted pounds, liposuction is probably not a good fit. Additionally, you should only undergo liposuction if you plan to follow a healthy lifestyle after treatment.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for liposuctionschedule a consultation at (913) 451-8346 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier cosmetic center can improve your condition.

Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health and related subjects.  The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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