Tumescent Liposuction Options at Gateway Aesthetic
Tumescent liposuction is considered by many cosmetic surgeons and patients to be the safest and most effective form of liposuction surgery. It’s a procedure where lidocaine is injected into the fat beneath the skin allowing for the fat’s removal without the need for general anesthesia. During liposuction, the fat is removed through a cannula which is inserted under the skin.
This safe, proven procedure has allowed millions of patients to improve their figures through the precise targeting and removal of isolated deposits of fat.
To that end, we have all the industry options to insure you get the best treatment for your body.
VASERlipo Precision Body Contouring
VASER-lipo uses a precise, minimally invasive liposuction technology that produces eye-catching results in just one procedure, without the discomfort and long recovery times of typical liposuction treatments. The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms. VASER-lipo is clinically proven to produce even results in treated areas, leaving your skin smooth and your body beautiful.
Key benefits of VASER-lipo Body Sculpting:
● Single procedure results with speedy recovery times
● Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction
● Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
● Smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
● Refines and accentuates appearance of muscles
The VASER-lipo Experience
VASER-lipo is a simple, minimally invasive liposuction procedure that can be performed in a physician's office, a hospital, or an outpatient surgery center, while you are awake or under general anesthesia.
During the procedure, ultrasound energy is used to treat unwanted fat, loosening the cells from other tissues so they can be gently removed through a small tube. Depending on the number of areas being treated, the procedure can take as little as one hour or up to several hours.
After a VASER-lipo procedure, patients wear special compression garments to help skin contract smoothly to the body's new contours. A short period of rest (typically 12 hours) is recommended, followed by two to three weeks of general recovery when strenuous activities should be avoided.
Results are immediately noticeable after the VASER-lipo procedure and will continue to improve as the body heals. Final results are typically seen in about three to four months.
Fat Transfer Procedures
Many patients chose to have fat removed from one area of the body with a VASER-lipo procedure and transfer it to accentuate or contour another area of the body in what is called a Fat Transfer Procedure. Fat cells treated and removed during VASER-lipo procedures are typically of high quality, and are viable to re-introduce into the body in a Fat Transfer Procedure. Unlike short lasting synthetic fillers, re-injecting your own fat may give you natural looking results that last longer, with no risk of rejection.
SmartLipo is a new, innovative laser-assisted procedure that can be used alone, or in combination with tumescent liposuction, to achieve superior results when combining fat removal with skin tightening.
Like tumescent liposuction, SmartLipo removes fat through a cannula inserted into small openings in the skin. However, with SmartLipo, a laser is used to first melt the fat, helping with extraction and resulting in less swelling and bruising for faster recovery. In addition to melting pockets of fat, the laser energy also induces collagen growth while tightening lax skin.
SmartLipo is a minimally invasive treatment that only requires local anesthesia—enhancing client safety and reducing the likelihood of side effects. Typically only one short treatment session is needed, enabling you to get back to a normal schedule quickly.
Body-jet Liposuction (also called water lipo) is a water-jet assisted tumescent liposuction that sculpts and shapes your body more gently and with less downtime and discomfort than regular liposuction.
Body-Jet Liposuction introduces gentle pulses of fluid while simultaneously dislodging and removing fat without the brute force used in traditional liposuction. The spray of fluid separates fat from other tissues. Body-Jet then removes fluids from the patient as quickly as they were introduced. Because less fluid is in the patient at any given time, minimal discomfort and a faster and more accurate procedure is possible.
Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. Now, coupled with the latest Body-Jet technology, you will change the way you view liposuction and discover the gentle way for fat reduction using the natural flow of water.
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Which Liposuction Treatment is Right for You?
To select the very best treatment for your particular body, we suggest you schedule a consultation with one of our skilled providers. Call today at 801-595-1600.
Testimonial by MaKaibree Marie
I have been waiting my whole life to share this before and after with you all! This month marks a YEAR since I had leg reconstruction surgery with Dr. Mark Bowen Taylor at Gateway Laser Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and his colleague Dr. Sotoodian. It was one of the hardest and most rewarding things I’ve ever done for myself.
It took me 25 years to learn some of these things, so if I could help even just one person by reading this then it’ll be worth it.
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