Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that essentially sucks fat from the body. Many people seek fat reduction via liposuction on their abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, back, and even arms. While traditional liposuction, most open performed in a hospital or surgery center, can help you achieve a greater volume of fat reduction, it is a full surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia and a long recovery period with a greater amount of discomfort. Newer, innovative liposuction techniques allow us to achieve the same results with less downtime and local anesthesia.
If you’d like to tone your body and remove pockets of unwanted fat resistant to diet and exercise, but are not interested in extensive surgery, minimally invasive liposuction is the best option to help you achieve your goals! Here at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz, we are pleased to offer several minimally invasive liposuction procedures. However, it’s important to note that the skill of the liposuction surgeon will have a greater effect on the cosmetic results of any fat reduction procedure.
Laser lipo reduces fat cells via thermal energy. After your fat has been liquefied, Dr. Schwartz will gently suction it away. Thanks to the laser energy of laser lipo, you can contract and smooth your skin while avoiding the loose skin that often comes with traditional liposuction.
While laser lipo can leave you with the same beautiful contours as traditional lipo, it allows for greater precision and can leave your nerves and blood vessels intact. Dr. Schwartz performs laser lipo with the cutting-edge, FDA-approved ProLipo™ laser lipo system.
Through the combination of advanced surgical techniques and patented technology, VASERlipo can break up and reduce your fat without harming your surrounding tissue. It involves injecting a tumescent liquid, which is a saline solution paired with anesthetics into the treatment area. Rather than using suction or thermal energy, VASERlipo breaks apart fat cells via ultrasound high-frequency energy so that ultrasound waves can loosen and emulsify fat cells.
VASERLipo, BeautiFill, Tickle Lipo, & Laser Lipo Consultations Available
Tickle Lipo breaks down fat while keeping tissue intact through gentle, fast, vibration-assisted energy. Since Tickle Lipo doesn’t use heat as its energy source, you won’t have to worry about any burning or injuries on the skin as you may with liposuction that involves ultrasound technology and laser energy. In addition, Tickle Lipo offers greater flexibility because it allows Dr. Schwartz to reduce stubborn body fat from one or multiple areas at the same time.
Our newest fat removal procedure is BeautiFill™, and is the most ideal procedure for when the patient also desires the transfer of fat to another area of the face/body needing additional volume. Its technology has revolutionized the ability of surgeons to gently and quickly harvest viable fat for fat transfer procedures to address volume loss on your face or body. We add volume to an area where you want it – from an area where you don’t!
“Our new BeautiFill fat transfer system has revolutionized the Fat Transfer process, allowing us to go directly from fat harvest to injection in a single step, without having to process the fat, which often destroyed some of the fat cells, reducing the overall viability,” says Dr. Schwartz.
“The lower level of laser energy used in this system produces 95-98% viability of the harvested fat, which means that patients no longer need to worry about being over- or under-injected, which was always a real concern with the older techniques. We can now offer our patients fat transfer results that precisely meet their expectations in any body area needing additional volume, including the buttocks, breasts, hands, and face!”
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If you have further questions about these minimally invasive liposuction options, schedule a complimentary consultation by calling us at (913) 451-8346 or by completing our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier body contouring and liposuction center can help you improve your body contour without extensive surgery.
Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is located in Leawood, KS and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.