Nearly everyone has had an experience in which they struggled to lose weight in spite of strict dieting and routine exercise. Sometimes, there are a stubborn 10 or 20 pounds that you can’t seem to shake no matter what you do. Fortunately, there’s a solution to that very problem.
When you find that you have excess weight around your midsection, thighs, or arms, liposuction is a good option. Liposuction uses suction to rid the body of excess fat in certain problem areas, creating a more contoured, desirable physique.
At Premier Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa in Arcadia, plastic surgeon Dr. Yu offers two main types of liposuction: liposuction body sculpturing and SmartLipo laser liposuction.
Learn more about both types below.
Liposuction Body Sculpturing
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures in the world. The procedure is performed in a variety of ways, including manual liposuction, water-jet-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.
While manual liposuction is the standard method, Dr. Yu believes that it is not the most precise. Instead, he uses a power-assisted method called MicroAire that cuts through tough and fibrous fat tissues with ease.
This innovative procedure can be used to sculpt the body, removing fat from multiple problem areas while the patient is fully awake. Dr. Yu uses local anesthesia for liposuction procedures.
SmartLipo Laser Liposuction
SmartLipo laser liposuction is a liposuction method that uses a 1mm DM glass fiber to transmit hot laser energy into fatty tissue under the skin. This technique essentially melts the fat away while shrinking loose skin above at the same time. It is very popular because of its simplicity. It requires no anesthesia!
Dr. Yu has performed thousands of SmartLipo procedures with good results. He finds that the SmartLipo method is most effective in the upper arms, tummy, under the chin, inner knee, and on the “buffalo hump” area that is the upper back.
What Areas Can Liposuction Improve?
A common question that many patients have is whether liposuction can get rid of fat in their specific problem areas. Most likely, the answer is “yes!” This is because both power-assisted liposuction and SmartLipo are used to treat such a wide variety of areas on the body, the one you’re concerned with will most likely be no problem at all.
Liposuction can be used on the following areas:
Whatever spots on your body have you stressing, never fear. Dr. Yu can use his innovative liposuction techniques to take care of excess fat and sculpt a figure you’ll be proud to show off!
Liposuction with Dr. Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa
When you’re looking to improve your body and enhance your figure, you can count on Dr. Yu and the team at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa. Call us today to schedule an appointment.