Even the most strict of diet and exercise routines can leave behind deposits of stubborn, unwanted fat. Fortunately, a variety of body sculpting techniques are available at Byrd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Roswell, GA. All of these techniques allow for targeted treatment of many types of unwanted fat. When you have your initial consultation with Dr. Marcia Byrd, she will discuss with you your options and you can decide which would best suit your desired outcome.
Although the first liposuction procedures were performed under general anesthesia, the tumescent technique using only local anesthetic has now become the global standard in liposuction surgeries. The procedure is performed by infusing the treatment area with a high volume of dilute anesthetic solution. The term tumescent refers to the full, firm appearance of the skin after it has been infiltrated (filled) with the treatment solution. The solution provides such profound local anesthesia that no additional systemic anesthetics are required. There is also so little blood loss, that post-operative bruising and recovery time are minimal.
Tumescent liposuction is ideal for targeting localized fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise, particularly in patients with a genetic predisposition toward carrying excess fat. Look for a treatment provider who performs tumescent liposuction with a mechanical-driven cannula, as this allows a greater level of precision than a manual procedure.
Water Assisted Liposuction
Rather than dislodging fat cells with anesthetic solution, water assisted liposuction uses a targeted jet of water to displace fat that is immediately suctioned off. The process causes minimal swelling in the treated area, which can aide in the accuracy of the procedure.
Water assisted liposuction is ideal for patients who wish to plump up other body areas using fat transfer techniques. Also, the recovery period after water assisted liposuction is shorter than with the tumescent procedure and can offer some patients a higher level of precision. As with any liposuction procedure, the ideal candidate has skin with good elasticity and is otherwise in good health.
Using a minuscule laser cannula inserted under the skin, SmartLipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction. The procedure makes use of specific wavelengths of laser light that are selected according to the specific contouring needs of the area being treated. SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia while the patient remains awake but will feel no pain or discomfort. The down-time is minimal and results are visible immediately. As an added bonus, the targeted fat cells are permanently destroyed and the skin is actually tightened by the processes.
SmartLipo is a great choice for patients who have just a few trouble spots that require sculpting. SmartLipo is a particularly good choice for patients with a combination of loose skin and stubborn fat in a few body areas.
Choosing the Best Fat Removal Method
Although this blog is intended to be informative, it does not replace professional medical advice. A healthcare professional specializing in aesthetic procedures is the best source of information for your particular treatment needs.
Located in Roswell, GA; Marcia V. Byrd, MD and Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center provide a full spectrum of liposuction and other cosmetic services to patients from throughout the Atlanta metro area. Join the patients from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Dunwoody, Duluth and beyond who have found their body sculpting solutions at Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center. What have you got to lose, besides fat?