Traditional and alternative liposuction techniques in Walnut Creek CA offer the best procedure for your needs
By Dr. Christine Lee
The lipo you may know"Tumescent" liposuction refers to swelling and firmness, which is what happens to the treatment area during this traditional approach to localized fat reduction. This effect is achieved after Dr. Lee safely and precisely administers a sterile solution that causes blood vessels to constrict, resulting in targeted stiffening. The solution is also injected for utmost comfort during the procedure. A thin tube attached to a vacuum is placed under your skin, allowing Dr. Lee to suction out excess fat from the treatment site. Any fluids that are lost are replenished throughout the procedure.
AlternativesMany skin centers in East Bay limit your options, but Dr. Lee may discuss other techniques with you. As a globally-recognized authority on laser technology, Dr. Lee offers laser-assisted liposuction. Instead of using a vacuum to suck out fat, the doctor uses a high-intensity light that targets areas such as your thighs, belly, and sides. The light liquefies fat for easy removal through a thin tube or cannula.
Similarly, ultrasound-assisted lipo involves applying ultrasonic energy or sound waves to the treatment site, which results in liquefied fat easily removed through a cannula.
You may enjoy benefits from these alternative approaches, including:
- Sedation may be used instead of general anesthesia
- Potentially less trauma to the treatment site
- Can minimize risks of texture irregularities and other complications post-lipo
Dr. Lee needs to get to know you to know what's best for you. Call (925) 500-1180 to schedule your personalized consultation.