Liposuction (Body Sculpturing)
Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed procedures in aesthetic surgery. Successful liposuction is dependent on 1) a good surgeon; 2) good instruments; 3) good understanding of human body aesthetics.
SmartLipo Laser Liposuction
SmartLipo laser utilizes a flexible 1mm DM fiber to transmit hot laser energy into the fatty tissue under the skin, melting the fat away, while shrinking the loose skin above. This technique was scientifically proven to be able to shrink an additional 14% of the overlying skin after liposuction as compared to regular liposuction procedures.
Abdominal liposuction is probably the most challenging of all the liposuctions, considering the fact that there are so many naturally existing aesthetic marks such as “six-pack,” “corset lines,” “midline groove in the upper abdomen,” the belly button, and the “groin lines.” A great plastic surgeon could almost always liposuction a fat tummy into something very aesthetically pleasing, showing the natural aesthetic/anatomical marks that reflect the natural tension points of the underlying abdominal muscles. Our MicroAire Power-assisted liposuction device certainly contributes to the success rate for achieving great results.
Waist liposuction is easy to learn but hard to refine. While most doctors can remove fat from the waist, our doctor performs the liposuction in such a way that he is almost always able to obtain an “hour-glass” figure for his patients. Rather than giving our patients a straight and stiff waist, we emphasize the femininity and beauty of the female patients. The “hour-glass” figure coordinates all the essential components in the region, including the lower chest, waist, hip and tummy, to form natural lines that our patients desire. Additionally, our doctor can create an illusion of the lower extremities being lengthened, by elevating the waistline 1 to 2-inchs higher.
Upper Back and Lower Back Liposuction
Upper back is known for its fatty tissue being fibrous and tough, especially the “buffalo hump” region. This problem is best solved with our MicroAire power-assisted device, or in combination with our SmartLipo Laser system.
The lower back is also called the “bra rows”. Our doctor does a very thorough job here, and when necessary, our doctor could use the SmartLipo Laser system to shrink the excess skin that troubles so many women.
The thighs are divided into medial, frontal, lateral and posterior areas. While liposuction can be done easily for the frontal and medial areas, the posterior area needs to be approached gingerly, to avoid the important neurovascular bundles. Furthermore, it is mostly unnecessary to liposuction on the lateral/outer thigh, because most people do not have much fat in the middle and the lower section, except for the people with “saddlebags”.
A particularly mentionable area is the upper posterior thigh where it connects with the buttocks (Banana Roll). The liposuction done here helps to debulk and straighten up the posterior of the thigh. However, it needs to be done conservatively in order to avoid the possibility of the buttocks collapsing down, for losing the pillar-like support.
The area just above the knee could be a troublesome area due to the skin being loose and at times, saggy. Luckily, with the availability of Smartlipo Laser system, this problem is drastically reduced. Our doctor could routinely obtain good results in this region.
Upper arms could prove to be a tough cookie when traditional liposuction is performed. The old, manual liposuction could easily generate irregularities for its lack of precision, and the resulting loose skin could make a person look like they have a bat wing. In our doctor’s hands, the combination of MicroAire power-assisted device with SmartLipo laser liposuction not only provides smooth results on the arms, but also tightens the skin that may otherwise require an arm lift (excision of excess skin of the arms).
When people age or have significant weight loss, the skin on the upper arms become loose and saggy, creating a bat wing kind of look. Arm lift is utilized to correct this problem. The excess skin and fat are strategically excised in order to obtain tightened arms. Our doctor utilizes his specialized techniques to feather down the thickness of the outer half of the arms, in combination with the excision, making the arm lift result much better than that of a regular arm lift.
For people who had failed liposuction, with indentations, pits, or destroyed anatomical structures, our doctor could utilize special tools to carefully recontour the body. Because of the repair power of the fat, it is highly likely that the troubled spots you have, from improperly performed liposuction in the past, could be good reshaped by our doctor.
While most lipomas can be treated with surgical excision, some people may not want to go under knife. In these situations, we could use SmartLipo Laser to thermally melt away the fat content in a lipoma thus, requiring a small needle puncture wound only.