SAFELipo is a relatively new landing on the field of fat reduction and contouring, especially targeted at people who are have been troubled not only by obesity issues but mostly by concentrated flab on specific areas of their body, no matter how hard they have tried with managing their food intake or exercising. SAFELipo, created and developed by Louisiana plastic surgeon Dr. Simeon Wall Jr., is a patented procedure which unites the features of liposuction, fat shifting and fat grafting to come up with a thorough reshaping of the treated body area. Dr Wall works on the Wall Center for Plastic Surgery. So, let’s have a closer look at this new contouring method which is currently being practiced by a constantly increasing number of surgeons around the world.
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How Does SAFELipo Work?
SAFELipo works in a 3-step process: Separation, Aspiration and Fat Equalization, and that’s what gave the method its label.
More specifically, the first step employs PAL (power-assisted liposuction with a vibrating cannula) to penetrate the tissues with the bare minimum force and sculpt them so as to liberate the fat globules from the adjacent tissues. Next, thinner cannulas are utilized to aspirate (that is, to gently extract) the already broken down fat. Finally, the fat equalization step follows, using fat equalizing probes in order to ensure that the light layer of fat which has survived the previous steps is redistributed and “equalized”; that delivers a sleek and even appearance devoid of scars and contour irregularities which usually relate to conventional liposuction methods. Local or (rarely) general anesthesia is implemented depending on the case.
Each treatment lasts customarily 15-40 minutes, and a total of 3 to 6 treatments are typically required to achieve the needed outcome. (Of course, this outcome differs from one patient to another.) After each procedure, the patient can usually exit the clinic within a few hours. Typically, the client can return to work a few days following the procedure. Complete recovery is generally limited (1-2 weeks), but it may vary depending on the extent of the initial problem or the specific area treated.
The typical SAFELipo strengths are the following:
- No heat applied, which minimizes the risk of thermal trauma and burns
- Precise and easily mastered technique
- Remarkably fast and painless procedure
- Much more sophisticated method compared to traditional liposuction procedures in terms of removing fat instead of simply sucking it out
- Noticeable results even after the initial session
- Effective fat redistribution and reshaping of the treated area
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Exceptionally tightened yet elastic skin, zero scarring, dimpling or surface irregularities
- Marginal damage to skin, blood vessels, nerves and nearby structures
- Reduced chances of post-operative bruising and swelling
- Negligible blood loss
- Relatively short recuperation period
Areas To Be Treated
Owing to the innovative, “flexible” technology integrated in it, SAFELipo can be applied on virtually any body part. However, it is useful to know that only one to two body parts can be treated in a single session. The body parts which can typically receive the SAFELipo treatment are the abdominal area, back, inner and outer thighs, knees, under arms, “love handles” etc. Furthermore, SAFELipo is effective in contouring an individual’s curves following a breast enlargement or breast lift operation.
By and large, SAFELipo is deemed as a safe slimming and contouring technique, especially thanks to the gentle extraction of the broken fat. Still, as every cosmetic procedure, it is not totally free of complications; also, due to the method’s recent entrance to the market, it is difficult to find an adequate amount of testimonials so as to have a clearer view of its safeness. In any case, it is vital for the patient to have the procedure performed by a certified medical professional and also be extremely diligent during the post-operative period.
Due to the technique’s hi-tech traits, SAFELipo is definitely not regarded as a low-priced slimming method. Yet, it is pretty safe to claim that its remarkable potential makes it worth the increased cost.
As mentioned previously, there is smallish feedback concerning SAFELipo; definitely though, the innovative concept of the treatment is very likely to fulfill its promises while the very few reviews published reveal a generally positive evaluation.
Before and After Photos
All in all, the new SAFELipo appears to be a very effective method for men and women who want to dispose off local and come up with elastic and smooth skin. In addition, SAFELipo can be combined with several cosmetic procedures (like tummy tuck, breast lift and enhancement) or even employed as a corrective operation for previous unsuccessful surgeries. On the downside, the method is new in the market, and that surely makes proper assessment a somewhat risky task, at least before sufficient feedback begins to gather. In any event, a thorough pre-operative consultation has to be made to reveal if the patient is actually a good candidate for SAFELipo, to assess the condition of his / her skin (which may vary in terms of looseness and slackness) and also determine the cosmetic goals of the procedure.
PS: Our guest blogger Erika Fitzgerald wrote an article on SAFELipo which comes almost in total agreement with our independent review! Find it here!