Are you looking for the least invasive way to get rid of stubborn areas of fat? Liposuction has been performed for over 30 years, and the latest advancements – such as power-assisted lipoplasty – can now help patients achieve a more toned, sleeker body with improved results, less downtime, and fewer side effects than ever before. Whether you’re bothered by excess fat around your belly, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, or elsewhere, power-assisted liposuction at our Minneapolis plastic surgery practice is a safe and effective way to attain the body contours you desire.
What Is Liposuction?
First, let’s briefly cover the basics of liposuction. In the traditional technique, a thin surgical tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions in your skin. The plastic surgeon moves the cannula under the skin to target specific fat deposits, suctioning out the bothersome fat and producing a more attractive body contour. The procedure continues to gain popularity as an effective treatment for unwanted fat in large and small areas of the body, although patients tend to experience moderate swelling, bruising, and pain during recovery.
How Is Power-assisted Lipoplasty Different?
At our practice, we offer power-assisted lipoplasty (also known as power-assisted liposuction, or PAL). This advanced body contouring procedure involves the use of a special cannula that uses tiny, rapid vibrations to gently loosen and break down fat cells, making fat easier to remove. With PAL, we can remove more fat in less time, which allows for a safer procedure and faster recovery than traditional liposuction.
What Are the Benefits of Power-assisted Lipoplasty?
Because power-assisted lipoplasty helps release fat cells for easier removal, the procedure is generally safer, quicker, and less invasive than traditional liposuction techniques. Some of the major benefits include:
- Shorter procedure time
- More precise fat targeting and more thorough removal
- Better results in hard-to-treat areas, like the inner thighs and male breasts
- Less force used by the surgeon to remove fat
- Less bruising and discomfort
- Reduced recovery time
Am I a Good Candidate?
In general, ideal patients for liposuction should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and cannot achieve. Patients who seek liposuction have specific problem areas where fat has not responded to proper diet and exercise. Although liposuction helps patients redefine their body contours, it is not a substitute for weight loss; you should be at or near your ideal weight to be considered for the procedure. A comprehensive evaluation at our office will determine if power-assisted liposuction is a suitable treatment for your specific concerns and goals.
Learn More about Power-assisted Lipoplasty
At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we focus on patient safety, comfort, satisfaction, and the highest quality results. As a board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda has the training, skill, and experience to provide safe and effective liposuction body contouring procedures. To learn more about liposuction, or determine if you are a candidate for this popular procedure, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery today.