How is Laser Liposuction different from surgical Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed throughout the world each year. There was a time when surgical liposuction was the only option, but now there are a number of laser technologies being used to eliminate undesirable fat, and contour the body. But how is laser liposuction different from surgical liposuction.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that targets areas of fat deposits, which are often resistant to diet and exercise. During the procedure the fatty tissue is removed.

Liposuction can be done almost anywhere on the body including the abdomen, thighs, love handles, arms, back, chin, and neck.

Laser Liposuction vs Surgical Liposuction

One of the major differences between laser lipo and surgical lipo, relates to the treatment of the fatty deposits beneath the skin.

With traditional liposuction, incisions are made through which a cannula or small tube is inserted. The cannula is moved back and forth in order to break up the fat, which is then suctioned out.

With laser lipo, the laser fibre is inserted under the skin through tiny incisions. The laser melts the fatty deposits, and the liquid is then suctioned from the body.

CoolSculpting

At Medicetics Skin Clinic, London, we offer our clients another body contouring option known as CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting reduces fat by freezing the fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body.

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure that requires no anaesthesia or downtime, and it leaves no scars. It is a virtually painless treatment that can be done in one hour.

If you’d like to find out more about alternatives to traditional liposuction, contact Medicetics Skin Clinic, London. Why not give us a call today at 44 (0) 207 402 2033 and book an appointment.

How Long aftermale breast reductiondoes it take for Nipple Swelling to go down and Return to Normal Size?

after gynecomastia

Nowadays, more men are choosing to undergo breast reduction to deal with the embarrassing problem of gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia may be due to several factors including hormonal imbalances, and certain medications.  Breast reduction is a simple procedure, but there is some post-op swelling to deal with. How long after male breast reduction does it take for nipple swelling to go down and return to normal size?

Male breast reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that may involve liposuction,direct excision, or a combination of both. If the enlarged male breasts are the result of too much fatty tissue, liposuction is done to remove the excess fat. However, if the problem is largely due to surplus glandular tissue then the surplus tissue is excised. Patients should be at a stable weight before considering breast reduction surgery.

How long does nipple swelling take to go down?
Bruising and swelling is normal after male breast reduction surgery, and the nipples may lookeven bigger after the stitches are removed. The bruising can take 3-4 weeks to resolve, but the swelling may take longer. A compression garment is usually worn after surgery to help minimize the swelling. Despite this, it can take up to 6 months before the swelling of the nipples goes down completely.

Clients in Santa Clara County can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, Palo Alto, CA, for more information on male breast reduction.

Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault. Dr. Boudreault will conduct a physical examination and discuss the procedures with you, and then determine which would be more suitable for your specific situation.