“Traditional VS Newage Liposuction” by Dr. John Bergeron
by Dr. John Bergeron
Currently, liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the entire nation. With its ability to destroy fat cells with ease, and a very low-risk approach, it’s easy to see why so many people have fallen in love with this amazing procedure. However, there are multiple different types of liposuction, and many are better than the others; so, what is right for you? To help you with this, here are the different types of liposuction and the benefits—and detriments—involved with each:
Traditional liposuction was created in the 1960s, and is still being performed today with many of the same techniques. However, while it does demonstrate results in removing fat cells from the body, the side effects associated with this type of liposuction can be catastrophic. Traditional liposuction, unfortunately, makes use of general anesthesia, which can cause many problems within the patient. On top of this, because it uses larger, more unwieldy cannulas, it is not as accurate, and may cause bruising and further unneeded pain. Needless to say, even though the use of this type of liposuction is still around, its popularity is decreasing in favor of other, more advanced treatments.
Within the last 20 years, liposuction treatments have become a lot more effective and safe than the original, traditional techniques. With the use of chemical compounds, smaller cannulas, and even laser technology, accuracy has increased, side effects have dissipated almost completely, and the operation is now nearly fool proof! Nowadays, the two most popular forms of newage liposuction can be divided into two groups, SmartLipo—which uses medical lasers to break down fat—and Tumescent Liposuction—which uses smaller cannulas, local anesthesia, and chemical compounds in order to achieve a safer, more trim result.
Though these aren’t the only types of liposuction, these are the most popular, and are most likely going to be the choices you will be provided with; however, this article cannot tell you what will be best for you. Every person’s body is different, and, thus, will react differently to these types of procedures. Because of this, you must consult your doctor or surgeon to find out what kind of liposuction you need! They will be able to lead you to the correct decision, and will be able to help you achieve the body that you have always desired.