Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Liposuction Vernon HIlls - Traditional Liposuction versus Cool Lipo – What’s better for you?

Today’s society wants results and they want them now, hence the explosion of medical spas, smart phones and diet supplements and vitamins. Is it possible to reap the same results the same with quicker and newer technologies?  Cool Lipo is a laser-assisted liposuction that has had patients thrilled with the results and shocked by how minimal downtime and recovery is but, is it for everyone?

Traditional liposuction which can be offered by the liposuction Vernon Hills IL is a serious decision and in most cases, very successful.  Liposuction in Vernon Hills surgically removes extra fat from beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum.  Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with heavy IV sedation.  However, there are patients who religiously exercise and eat a clean diet but still are bothered by pockets of fat but do not have weight issues – is this person a candidate? 

As the plastic surgery industry grows, new technology appears; some good, some bad, some for marketing purposes.   Cool Lipo or laser-assisted liposuction, has been touted as simple liposuction with minimal to no downtime or recovery and, it does live up to its reputation…for most.  A good candidate for Cool Lipo is in a healthy weight range, healthy overall and wants to remove a pocket of fat and tighten skin but is relatively satisfied with their appearance.  Laser-assisted liposuction uses a cannula with an attached laser light to liquefy fat cells. Once liquefied, the liquid fat is then removed through traditional liposuction incisions using standard liposuction cannulas. Manufacturers of these devices promote “skin tightening” and “decreased recovery time” as the main advantages.

In reality, laser-assisted liposuction is a form of liposuction—with the additional step of applying the laser energy before using the liposuction cannula to remove what has been treated with the laser. In my experience, laser-assisted liposuction is used to treat small problem areas under local anesthesia in the office.  Conventional liposuction is good for to removing greater amounts of fat and typically requires a general anesthesia.

The most important piece of advice when considering any form of liposuction, research all of the factors and choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like the Vernon Hills Liposuction – price shouldn’t be the ultimate factor.  To minimize complications, it is crucial to research many plastic surgeons and ask many questions during the consultation.  Not only board-certified surgeons have the most experience, but you must be comfortable with your doctor’s bedside manner.

If you would like to know more, contact the liposuction vernon hills for more details.

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Cosmetic Surgeon Barrington - Mommy Makeover

Today’s mother is a busy woman who wants to provide for her family yet, still feel good about herself.  This is the type of patient I see often in my cosmetic surgeon barrington office. 

90% of women experience stretch marks from pregnancy or other factors.  In addition, it is more difficult for mother’s to lose the weight as their body changes significantly after pregnancy.  Exercise and diet are factors that everyone can control, but then there’s loss of elasticity and loose skin.  In most cases; lasers, weight loss or any diet cannot shrink skin enough to compensate for most post-skin issues.

The combination of a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation is known as a “mommy makeover”.  The term “mommy makeover” came from millions of women who complained about sagging breasts and extra skin and fat from the abdominal section.  When the two surgeries are combined the end result is drastic -a firmer, more youthful body.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, helps to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles. The best candidates have pockets of fat or loose skin that haven't responded well to diet and exercise. The procedure can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.  The procedure takes approximately two to five hours and can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. Recovery time ranges from two weeks to a few months. With a balanced diet and regular exercise, results are long-lasting. Cosmetic Surgeon in Barrington have a high satisfaction rate with my tummy tucks.

With loose skin of the abdomen from pregnancy, comes sagging breasts.  At Barrington Cosmetic Surgeon, breast augmentation has steadily become one of the highest sought out cosmetic surgeries for all types of women.  Breast augmentation is a fairly simple surgery with a high satisfaction rate.  Women may elect to undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic motivations, including balancing breast size and compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery. The procedure may be combined with others such as a breast lift or tummy tuck for more satisfying results.  Dr. Leonard and Dr. Mithcell Grasseschi have great experience with the Mommy Makeover.  Call the Barrington IL Cosmetic Surgeon for a free consultation at 847-367-8815.

If you’re concerned about your body’s changes after pregnancy, I suggest you do your research and schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Barrington IL.  No one has to live in a body that they are uncomfortable with.  There are cosmetic surgical advancements everyday that are safe and effective.

Article by Dr. Mitchell Grasseschi

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