SculpSure in West Palm Beach, FL
At Anushka’s Cosmedical Centre located in West Palm Beach, Florida, we frequently receive questions regarding Sculpsure vs. Liposuction. If you are considering reducing your unwanted fat, you should consider all of your option before choosing an invasive procedure.
More choices mean you have more to consider when making your decision. One deciding factor might end up being what level of downtime your schedule will allow. Here is a general overview of the different types of liposuction and cosmetic fat removal procedures.
SculpSure: Non-Invasive Liposuction
The Benefits of SculpSure
1. Superior Safety
Sculpsure is the first laser devise for non-invasive fat elimination approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Sculpsure uses its concentrated laser for safe results that are easily tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Sculpsure has little to no side effects and holds little chance for severe complications. No incisions mean no infections and no scarring, who would love that?
2. Fast & Easy
3. Permanent Results
4. Benefits All Areas
5. No Downtime
Smartlipo: Minimally Invasive Liposuction Option
Smartlipo is a form of laser assisted liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat prior to being removed from the body. Smartlipo is actually the name of a particular laser. Not all laser assisted liposuction procedures are Smartlipo. Smartlipo procedures typically take between 1-1.5 hours and is performed in an outpatient surgery center. Smartlipo is performed under local anesthesia, which is more beneficial to those who suffer from adverse side effects from typical anesthesia.
Much smaller incisions are made in comparison to those used during traditional liposuction. This procedure is considered to be minimally invasive in this respect. Local anesthesia comprised of lidocaine and epinephrine are infused under the skin to numb the patient and allow them to be awake during the procedure. Once the surgical area is numb, a thin cannula similar to that of traditional liposuction is inserted under the skin. A laser fiber is also inserted under the skin. The laser will then be used to liquify the fat and will either be aspirated or suctioned out of the body to discharge the fat. Many patients will experience minor bruising that should subside within a few weeks.
Recovery time from Smartlipo ranges from patient to patient. Most patients will be sore for approximately a week following the procedure. During this time, you should exercise caution with daily activities. In more cases, patients are required to wear a compression garment for approximately three weeks. Smartlipo is considered to be effective and more convenient than traditional lipo but may not be practical for those that are always on the move.
Traditional Liposuction: The Most Invasive Option
Traditional liposuction was once the gold standard in liposuction and is often what comes to mind when we think about surgical fat removal. In this process, patients are given general anesthesia to put them in an unconscious state. This requires an anesthesiologist, so these procedures are often done in hospitals or surgery centers. If you are prone to side effects from anesthesia, you may want to consider Sculpsure to reduce any unwanted side effects.
In order to perform traditional liposuction, incisions are made in the skin to insert a cannula instrument. Some surgeons may use a manual cannula which is used to aggressively scrap the fat away. Other surgeons prefer to use a powered cannula that actually shaves or bites the fat to remove it from the skin. Aspirations or suctions are used simultaneously to remove the shaved fat from the body. Traditional liposuction is considered to be the most invasive form of fat removal.
While traditional liposuction is still effective and popular for a specific group of individuals, it is primarily used to remove fat from large areas with high volumes of fat. Traditional liposuction causes a tremendous amount of tissue trauma resulting in excessive bruising to the area as well as surrounding areas. Due to the amount of physical trauma from traditional liposuction, this procedure has the longest recovery time ranging from pain, discomfort and bruising. Compression garments are required to be worn for at least six weeks following the procedure. While traditional liposuction can remove a lot of fat at one time, it does nothing for the extract skin resulting from the removal of fat and frequently leaves patients with crepey, loose skin.
Before you consider an invasive procedure such as liposuction, schedule a free consultation with one of our body sculpting specialists at Anushka Spa & Salon to see if Sculpsure is right for you. Why go through 6 months of recovery for something you could have in 25 minutes?