Liposuction is THE most requested and performed plastic surgery in the United States bar none. Millions of people have already had the procedure. Unfortunately, not all of them are satisfied. The goal of this article is to explain why the results of liposuction are not always what the patient anticipated and to suggest a solution to the wide-spread problem.
There are two main reasons why liposuction often produces disappointing results. The first is the type of the technology used in the procedure.
Most current liposuction procedures are performed with laser-assisted devices. Laser-assisted liposuction means (among several other things) HEAT-assisted liposuction. The fact that heat is involved in such a procedure puts many limitations on the physician who is compelled to use extreme caution in sensitive areas of the body such as around the umbilicus area, for instance, or particularly “bony” places. Long story short: laser-assisted liposuction devices can cause accidental … Read More