Liposuction is a popular procedure, but, like any surgery, it carries some significant risks. Newer techniques and methods are safer and as effective as traditional liposuction.
At Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Dr. Deborah D. Viglione and her staff know that sometimes a good nutritional approach and a solid workout routine don’t always yield the results you want. That’s why we offer body contouring, including minimally invasive infrasonic liposuction.
One of the reasons many people decide against traditional liposuction is that it’s a fairly intense surgical procedure. Your doctor makes an incision, fills the area with liquid, and then breaks up and suctions out fat. You’re under general anesthesia during the procedure, require a week or two to recover, and likely have some bruising and swelling.
Infrasonic liposuction is a far less invasive procedure, and another big difference is that you’re awake for it. We use local anesthetic on just the area where you want to remove fat. Also, the incision is much smaller, which means you have less risk of developing an infection and you recover more quickly after the procedure.
“Infrasonic” refers to the use of sound waves. In order to remove the fat, Dr. Viglione uses a tool called a cannula. In infrasonic liposuction, the cannula vibrates, which loosens and liquifies the fat, allowing it to be suctioned away. Sometimes, people refer to infrasonic liposuction as “tickle liposuction.” That’s because the vibration of the cannula can feel like a tickle.
This method causes less damage to surrounding tissues like blood vessels. Following the procedure, you have far less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction.
Good candidates for infrasonic liposuction
Infrasonic liposuction isn’t an appropriate procedure for everyone. It’s not a weight loss procedure. If you have a significant amount of weight you’d like to lose, we offer a medically supervised weight loss program to help you get closer to your ideal weight before targeting those stubborn fat deposits.
You should also be in relatively good health if you want to have infrasonic liposuction. Although the procedure is less intense than traditional liposuction, we still recommend it only for people who are generally in good health.
Also, you should plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle following your infrasonic liposuction procedure. Although liposuction permanently removes fat, an improper diet and lack of exercise can cause remaining fat cells to expand and reverse your results.
Ready to learn more?
Whatever your health and wellness goals, Dr. Viglione and the staff at Living Waters Regenerative Medicine Center want to help you reach them. We can assist you in developing an effective weight loss plan and help you get the sculpted, gorgeous body you’ve been working toward.
Schedule your appointment today to find out how we can help you reach and maintain your optimal level of health and vitality!