What Is Liposuction?
Battling stubborn body fat? Is exercise and healthy living not helping get rid of those pesky flabby areas? Are you wanting your curves to be more defined and slim? Liposuction may be your best option. Great strides have been made in liposuction to remove unwanted fat. Take advantage of it and request a consultation with Dr. Joseph Jensen today or contact him with questions you have regarding this advanced process of laser fat removal.
Liposuction targets fat pockets on the body that can’t be controlled with exercise. Utah residents, call the expert. Dr. Jensen will talk you through the benefits of this innovative procedure in cosmetic surgery that can help sculpt your body with the right amount of curves and contour.
Dr. Jensen and his staff work hard to bring Utah residents long-term results. Liposuction is performed with great care. Every procedure receives conscientious and thorough attention. Our practice is committed to communication. We’ll talk you through each option so you can choose the best treatment and achieve your desired plastic surgery results.
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How Does Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is an innovative procedure conducted with the help of lasers. This speedy procedure takes less than an hour to perform. Our minimally invasive treatment works to remove unwanted fat from the face, jowls, neck, and arms. As an added benefit, Liposuction encourages collagen development, making it a celebrated procedure for those with loose skin. Liposuction is performed by making a small incision and placing laser fibers under the skin to dissolve fat pockets. As Utah’s leading laser treatment professional, Dr. Jensen will localize small areas of fat to be treated. Under local anesthetic the lasers break down fat under the skin to fat oil that will be absorbed through the liver. Laser liposuction is a less invasive procedure than traditional liposuction resulting in fewer side effects. Due to the small incisions no stitches are required which lessens the chance of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. This means less recovery time, getting you back to normal activities with a more defined, contoured body.
What is Laser Liposuction?
Adding laser energy to Liposuction makes the procedure even better. Approved by the FDA in 2006, laser liposuction uses a medical-grade laser to break up and melt the fat cells with far less trauma to nearby blood vessels, nerves, and other soft tissue. Because the laser energy liquefies the fat, it is easier to suction out and the cannula needed for laser liposuction can be smaller than those used in traditional liposuction. This combination makes for smaller incisions and easier recovery.
Laser liposuction also has a secondary advantage — the laser energy has skin tightening benefits after the procedure is complete. After Dr. Jensen has liquefied the fat, he directs the laser energy into the skin’s dermis layer (the layer beneath the epidermis). This is how all laser skin tightening is done; but with laser liposuction it’s a secondary benefit! When the body senses heat in the dermis layer of the skin, it perceives this to be a wound. It predictably responds with a wound response, which is to produce new supplies of collagen to “heal” the wound (even though there isn’t one). Since collagen provides the structural framework that keeps our skin firm and tight, new collagen production helps to tighten the skin on the treatment area where the fat has just been removed.
One other benefit of combining laser energy with this procedure is that the laser coagulates the blood vessels while it is melting the fat. This dramatically reduces bleeding and the subsequent bruising it creates.
How Is The Laser Liposuction Session Done?
Laser liposuction with Dr. Jensen is an outpatient procedure. He first injects the target area with a tumescent solution consisting of small amounts of epinephrine, lidocaine, and saline. This solution numbs the area and constricts the bloods vessels to minimize bleeding.
Next, Dr. Jensen makes one or more tiny incisions through which he can insert the laser and then the cannula. A thin wire delivering the medical-grade laser energy is inserted first and is moved around so that the laser energy can directly contact the fat cells, rupturing their cells walls. This energy will also tighten the skin in the weeks following your treatment. Next, the cannula is inserted through the same incision and the liquefied fat and tumescent solution is suctioned out. Any remaining melted fat or tumescent solution is absorbed and removed by the body.
Candidates For Liposuction
It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure; it is a procedure to remove unwanted pockets of stubborn fat. For liposuction patients, Dr. Jensen wants them to be roughly within 10 percent of their ideal weight, but have pockets of fat that won’t respond to diet changes or exercise.
Laser Liposuction Treatment Areas
Liposuction can be used on the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, flanks, thighs, and neck.
Laser Liposuction Recovery
Recovery from laser liposuction is so much easier than traditional liposuction. The incisions are so small they generally don’t need stitches, so there isn’t really any visible scarring. Because the laser energy melts the fat, the cannula doesn’t have to be moved about aggressively to break it up, as it does in traditional liposuction. This makes for minimal tissue trauma, far less bruising, and minimal pain. Our patients can walk and move about not long after the procedure and most don’t even require pain medication that night. Most patients can drive the next day and return to work in two days.
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How Soon Will I See Results After Laser Liposuction?
There may be some minor swelling and bruising after your session with Dr. Jensen, but generally you should get a pretty good idea of your new contour in just a few days. Plus, the laser energy triggers the increase in collagen production that will further firm and tighten the skin over the next two to three months.
Are The Results Of Liposuction Permanent?
The fat cells suctioned away with liposuction are gone for good. If you maintain a healthy long-term weight, you’ll enjoy the results for the rest of your life.
Is The Laser Liposuction Procedure Safe?
There is a slight risk of burns due to the laser energy used for laser liposuction, but that’s where the expertise of the doctor comes into play. Dr. Jensen has received detailed training and has extensive experience with laser liposuction. It is believed to be the best method of liposuction and laser skin tightening combined into a single procedure.
Don’t wait, make your appointment today. Let’s review your eligibility for Liposuction.
Dr. Jensen and his fantastic team are anxious to get you on the road to a happier you. Call today, meet Dr. Jensen, and plan your procedure. We are proud to service Layton, Clinton, Bountiful, Farmington, Kaysville, Odgen and every town in between!
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