The Three Types of Lipo: Laser, Ultrasound-Assisted, Power-Assisted

Liposuction in Atlanta, GALiposuction is a fat removing procedure that breaks up fatty tissues and then removes it from the treatment area using a small tube and vacuum. As one of the most popularly requested plastic surgery procedures, improvements in technology and technique are constantly being introduced. Today, there are multiple different types of liposuction a patient can choose from. The right procedure differs from person to person based on body type, treatment area, and desired effect. Your doctor can help you decide on the perfect liposuction solution for you.

#1: Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction is a less invasive procedure than traditional liposuction. It uses laser energy to eliminate unwanted fat from the treatment area, and it most commonly used on the stomach, hips, thighs, and arms. Because laser liposuction makes tiny incisions that range from just 1-2 millimeters in depth, the recovery time is often quicker than traditional liposuction, and there is less swelling and bruising.

#2: Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

One type of liposuction uses ultrasound to help break apart fatty tissue. A small ultrasound device attached to a tiny tube is inserted into the treatment area, and the energy from the ultrasound device breaks apart the fat which is then suctioned out of the body. The energy from the ultrasound can also cause additional skin tightening. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction has benefits like less blood loss, less swelling, and less bruising.

#3: Power Assisted Liposuction

Power assisted liposuction is often the best option for patients with a large amount of fat to be removed. The difference between power-assisted liposuction and traditional liposuction is that the cannula used to break up the fat vibrates to break up and remove fat more efficiently. Power assisted liposuction is a more gentle technique than traditional liposuction. While there are plenty of different types of liposuction available, the most important factor in your liposuction is the surgeon you chose. Chose a board-certified, experienced surgeon who will help you chose which procedure best suits your needs.Are you ready to restore your confidence? Contact Dr. Killingsworth at Atlanta Aesthetics, serving the Atlanta and Forsyth County areas. Dr. Killingsworth is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Our mission is to provide you the best possible results from your medical procedure, and we treat every patient with honesty, respect, and outstanding care in a safe, comfortable setting.