Am I good candidate for vaser lipo or normal lipo? (Photo)
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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting and Tummy Tuck
Am I a good candidate for VASER Lipo or normal lipo?
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From your pregnancy you probably also have some degree of muscle relaxation that won't be corrected by liposuction as you're probably aware. The lipo should provide a very nice improvement for you however. Good luck and enjoy your results. Jon Perlman MD FACS
Liposuction... Which type?
Thank you for your questions and photos.
LIPOSUCTION= removal of fat by cannulaes.
there are several types:
a) suction asst. Liposuction (SAL)
b) ultrasonic asst. liposuction (UAL)
c) power asst. liposuction (PAL)
d) laser asst. liposuction (LAL)
e) water asst. liposuction (WAL)
They are all effective and are secondary to the experience of the Plastic Surgeon,
like in golf "it's not the club it's the golfer".
In addition to liposculpting many of us have added non surgical methods "to shrink skin" after liposculpture using Radio Frequency(RF)devices. Two such devices include:
a) Vellashape III
b) Thermi tight
You may need a full abdominoplasty to get the desired "look" you want.
I suggest collecting several model photos of your desired post opappearance and then make a appointment with a experienced Plastic Surgeon who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
My best wishes,
Liposuction will only remove the subcutaneous fat, the "pinchable" fat. For a good result you need undamaged, tight skin which will shrink well after the fat is removed. From your photos that appears to be the case: I don't see any hanging skin or stretch marks. Therefore, your skin should should shrink nicely.
But, to have a great result and a fully flat tummy, you will also need minimal internal fat and a tight abdominal muscle as these areas are not addressed with liposuction alone. This is where a consultation and examination is important, to help discern what is internal fat and muscle looseness and what is simply external fat. From my observations of you it appears you are a great liposuction candidate but photos alone are not enough to fully determine this in your case.
As for the type of liposuction, there are many different options. Most surgeons have moved beyond "traditional" liposuction to ones utilizing newer technologies. I would strongly say the technology used is far less important than the surgeon using it. Find a board-certified surgeon with a lot of experience and expertise in the liposuction technology they are most comfortable with and that will give you the best chance of obtaining a quality result. I hope this information answers some of your questions and helps you!
Thomas Taylor, MD, FACS
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