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Should I Opt for Lipo or Non-Surgical Body Contouring?


The holiday season is fast approaching – and that means office parties, cocktail receptions, and general merriment.  But if you’re not confident about your current body shape, the idea of spending your days in festive cocktail dresses or smart suits may be a bit intimidating.

If you haven’t been able to whittle your waistline through diet and exercise, you may need assistance via liposuction.  But it’s not as simple as deciding you want to undergo this treatment; in fact, you have to choose the type of liposuction procedure you’d like to undergo.

Confused?  Don’t be – this article will help you understand the different types of liposuction procedures out there, and which one is right for your needs.

Liposuction That’s Customized to Your Body

In previous generations, patients interested in undergoing liposuction were limited to the traditional procedure.  This treatment involved using a cannula to forcefully break apart fatty deposits within the body, especially around the stomach, waistline, thighs, and back.  Traditional liposuction requires general anesthesia, as well as a standard recovery time of six to eight weeks.

The Liposonix laser reduces fat cells delivers the ultrasound energy to the treatment area. Ultrasound energy can be used to penetrate through the skin layers and into the targeted fat tissue without harming skin or surrounding tissues. Other ultrasound body contouring technologies often use low-intensity, low-frequency, or unfocused energy which can require multiple treatments and lead to unpredictable results. The Liposonix system uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy to non-invasively reduce targeted subcutaneous fat and deliver uniform, predictable results after a single one-hour treatment. The treatment can be performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour per treatment area. Results can typically be seen within 8 weeks.  Liposonix is best for fat reduction in the waist, stomach, and hips and thighs.

Find the Right Lipo Treatment at Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD


Ultimately, the right procedure for you will depend on how much fat you want removed, and what areas you want to treat.  If you have larger fat deposits that could create excess skin after the treatment, traditional liposuction may be the best option for you.  If you’re looking for straightforward body contouring, laser lipo could be what you’re looking for.

No matter what your goals and needs, you’ll find the right liposuction procedure for you at Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD in Powell, Tennessee (also serving the greater Knoxville and East Tennessee areas).  Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD is owned and operated by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tom Gallaher.  Contact us today to schedule your free referral.  865-671-3888