Liposuction. It’s a procedure that most people have heard of, and many have considered. We’ve learned enough over the years to realize that, while good for health and overall wellness, diet and exercise don’t always help us attain the kind of physique we envision for ourselves. This becomes even more relevant as we approach middle age. Instead of living in a constant state of frustration, it’s possible to regain not only a more streamlined silhouette but also tighter skin. We are pleased to offer the benefits of Lipotherme laser liposuction to patients of our New Jersey offices.
What is Lipotherme all about?
Lipotherme is a liposuction technique that improves the overall process of fat reduction by treating fat cells to a controlled dose of heat before extraction. The reaction that occurs under heated conditions is the dissolution of fatty content within the cells. This advancement in the traditional liposuction procedure enables patients to achieve outstanding results in a more conservative manner. Why? Because fat cells that are soft and pliable are easier to remove than those that are filled to the brim with thick lipids.
The minimal invasiveness of the Lipotherme body-shaping procedure makes this technique appealing for patients who are interested in reducing the downtime needed for full recovery. Additionally, the heat directed through the superficial skin and connective tissue through fiber-optics prompts tightening in the strands of collagen that run beneath the skin, accentuating results with firmness and suppleness.
Is Laser Liposuction for You?
We consult with a wide variety of men and women regarding their desire to look shapelier. Laser liposuction is not reserved only for larger areas such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen, although these are common regions treated. Patients may also consider the value of Lipotherme for the backs of the arms, the back, and for the elimination of that stubborn double-chin.
FDA-approved, Lipotherme is a preferred liposuction technique that we use to help our patients regain the contours they enjoyed in younger years. Please click here to view before and after images of a liposuction procedure. And for more information about the benefits of Lipotherme, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.
Each year, approximately half a million people in the US undergo liposuction for body contouring. That’s because liposuction has been proven to effectively reshape one or multiple areas on your body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise. But to make sure you’re getting the most out of your liposuction treatment it’s important to remember certain guidelines. That way, you can stay on the path to recovering safely with a pleasing outcome.
Wear compression garments.The best way to reduce swelling and bruising is to wear compression garments. This will also improve circulation and promote healing. Bandages will be applied to the treated area(s) after the procedure, and compression garments may be provided to you by your doctor. Ask ahead of time if you need to purchase your own.
Stay on top of pain.To ease pain and swelling, as well as help manage any pain, take an over-the-counter medicine like Aleve or ibuprofen. You will be prescribed an antibiotic to prevent infection, so be sure to take it for the entire recommended time to help with healing.
Patients typically need two to three days of recovery time before returning to work. Make sure to use that time to rest and recover. This includes preparing your recovery area in advance with things you frequently use on your nightstand, as well as having children looked after by a friend or relative while you recover.
Move carefully, but do get moving. Walking at a slow pace as soon as you feel you’re able is an effective way to fend off potentially fatal blood clots. Just be sure to avoid strenuous activity for at least the first few weeks following your liposuction procedure.
Listen to your doctor. Liposuction is a serious surgery, and your doctor knows what’s best. That’s why it’s important to follow doctor’s orders when it comes to pre- and after-care instructions. And make sure he listens to you, too. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to help you heal safely and incident-free.
Please click here to view before and after images of a liposuction procedure. And for more information about the benefits of liposuction, contact Dr. Lalla today at 973-324-9455.