It might seem like summer is years away, but we only have a few months to wait before the snow is gone for good and it’s time to pack up that beach bag. You might have been thinking about getting your body ready for the pool or the beach since that New Year’s resolution was made, but are you ready yet? There’s still time to plan for a liposuction treatment that will reshape your body in all the right ways. Whether you want to stay conservative in a one-piece or bare it all in a bikini, you can plan the right liposuction procedure to achieve your goals.
Planning Your Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction treatments can be used to permanently remove fat cells from unwanted parts of the body. Many men and women turn to these procedures to smooth away love handles, trim the thighs, or flatten the abdomen. The right treatment for you will depend on where your problem areas are, how much you’re hoping to trim, and when you want to see your results. At Your Face MD, there are two different types of liposuction treatment available: SmartLipo and CoolSculpting.
Whichever type of liposuction you choose, Dr. Rubinstein will use the VECTRA 3D Imaging system to create a visual representation of your expected results, using a 3D photograph of you. He will then make the changes necessary to the image and display an approximate result for you to see for yourself. No matter what changes you’re hoping to make to your breasts and implants, Dr. Rubinstein will be able to approximate a preview of your optimum results. Don’t be surprised if your predicted results will look even better than your poses in the mirror.
Melting Fat with SmartLipo Treatments
The SmartLipo Triplex procedure is an advanced form of liposuction that uses laser energy to melt away fat cells. This new technique will permanently remove these cells from the body in a way that is much less invasive than traditional liposuction procedures. Tyically, patients of SmartLipo can expect to see improved results, fewer side effects, and shorter recovery times than patients of more traditional liposuction methods. SmartLipo is an ideal treatment for the love handles, saddle bags, bat wings, muffin tops, and more. It is refined enough to use on smaller areas of the body like the neck and face as well.
A SmartLipo Triplex procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. A small tube fitted with a laser fiber is the inserted into small incisions made along the treatment area. This laser energy will liquefy fat in this area before it is gently suctioned out of the body permanently. Initial SmartLipo results will be seen immediately after your procedure, but some swelling and bruising is a typical side effect that can made these results difficult to see at first. Once your recovery period is complete and the swelling goes down, your full results will become visible.
Freezing Fat with CoolSculpting Treatments
On the other hand, CoolSculpting treatments are completely nonsurgical in nature but may provide slightly different results that take longer to appear. This can be an ideal choice for those looking for more gradual results who want to avoid surgery or cannot qualify for certain surgical procedures. When diet and exercise aren’t helping to eliminate unwanted fatty deposits from hard-to-reach parts of your body, CoolSculpting can help to reshape these areas. Many patients turn to CoolSculpting to revise their abdomen or muffin top, upper back or bra rolls, lower back, flanks or love handles, arms, thighs, and even male breasts. Instead of a tube and laser, CoolSculpting uses two panels and very cold temperatures to target and remove fat permanently.
During a typical CoolSculpting treatment, you will be awake and able to relax. Some patients take a nap, read a book, or work on a laptop while the CoolSculpting machine does its job. You will not need any anesthetics, since there is only mild discomfort involved and no significant pain. The skin of the treatment area will be pulled up between the two cooling panels while the cool temperatures are delivered. These specially designed temperatures will freeze fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. Once the cells have frozen, they will die and the body will slowly metabolize them.
Patients of CoolSculpting can expect to see up to a 20% reduction in fat cells from the treatment area, slowly appearing over the course of several weeks up to three months after treatment. There is no recovery period for CoolSculpting, although some patients experience slight soreness and mild bruising around the treatment area. Your treatments can be repeated as necessary under the guidance of your plastic surgeon.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Liposuction Treatment Today
To plan your best beach body with the use of SmartLipo or CoolSculpting techniques, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.