There is a lot of pressure in our society to have the perfect body. The reality is that no one has the perfect body.
How can we say that?
Because even the most fit people in the world will find something that they would like to improve. It’s just a part of the culture.
However, many people who are obese, and really want to get rid of excess body fat are not keen on the idea of going through surgery, such as liposuction.
Well, fortunately for all the anti-surgery folks out there, there are several liposuction alternatives available. And the great thing is many of them incorporate your body’s natural ability to shed fat, which allows your body to do the work for you … we just help!
What is liposuction?
When people talk about liposuction, many of them are referring to a surgical removal of fat. This used to be the only way to achieve the removal of fat cells. To literally suck them out of the body.
While traditional lipo does give immediate results, the recovery period can be lengthy, and the patients can experience a significant amount of post-operative pain and bruising. And you’ll need several weeks away from your normal activities to recover.
Of course, all of these side effects do fade within a couple weeks and what’s left is your desired results.
Are there alternatives to liposuction?
There are several liposuction alternatives that have been approved by the FDA and are effective at reducing fatty tissue in specific areas of the body. One newly approved procedure that is premiering at Carr Dermatology is SculpSure®®.
This is a non-surgical procedure that targets the body fat in the specific area you desire, with the added bonus of having no painful recovery, excessive bruising, and no time away from your normal routine or activities.
Unlike traditional liposuction, which requires the use of anesthesia, with SculpSure®®, you are fully awake during the procedure, and simply resting comfortably in our office.
In just 25-minutes you will be on your way to saying good-bye to your stubborn body fat. There is no need for any extended rest post-treatment, and no time lost from your day. You can immediately resume your regular activities and feel great while you do it! However, SculpSure®® results are not instant. Full results can be seen within 12-weeks post-procedure.
Who should get what?
There are ideal candidates for liposuction, and for alternative treatments, like SculpSure®®. The ideal candidates for traditional liposuction are often looking for dramatic change, to lose 30 lbs. or more.
Also, many candidates are interested in additional procedures such as lifts and tucks to go along with the liposuction. These procedures are designed for people who have a significant amount of body fat that they wish to remove from specific areas quickly.
Conversely, SculpSure®® is better suited for people who just want to remove stubborn body fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise in specific areas of the body. It’s is designed for people within 30 lbs of their idea body weight that was to address smaller, stuck-on areas of stubborn fat that may cause some body image frustration, but that pose no actual health risk.
Call us today
Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pamela Carr and let her team design a liposuction plan that will work for you!