You may think of liposuction as one general fat removal procedure. However, there are a few different types of liposuction. Each method uses different techniques to break down fat cells and permanently remove them from your body.
Finding the lipo procedure that is best for you depends on a few factors. Here are the types of liposuction we offer at Karol Gutowski, MD’s office in Glenview, IL.
SmartLipo: Laser-Assisted Liposuction
SmartLipo is an innovative procedure that uses lasers to get rid of body fat. The heat generated by the lasers destroys stubborn fat cells and turns them into liquid. We then remove the liquified cells through suction.
SmartLipo is used near your stomach, jawline, neck, and arms. These areas tend to hold on to stubborn fat, and SmartLipo is an effective removal method. Laser-assisted liposuction is considered one of the most reliable liposuction procedures.
Dr. Gutowski specializes in water lipo procedures. This newer method of liposuction uses a high-pressure stream of saline solution to loosen fat from your tissues. Once the fat breaks away from other body tissues, we remove the fat cells with a suction device. The saline solution is used in many IV solutions for medical purposes.
Water lipo is sometimes called “body jet lipo” because the pressurized stream of saline solution functions as a jet. The “jet stream” is effective at physically removing stubborn fat from various areas of your body. Dr. Gutowski has extensive experience in using this method of liposuction.
The VASER liposuction procedure is minimally invasive and uses ultrasound waves to remove fat. This lipo method usually produces immediate results without as many invasive surgical techniques. The ultrasound waves break down fat cells, making them easier to remove through suction.
If you want to avoid invasive surgery and have stubborn fat to get rid of, VASER liposuction could be the treatment you need. Dr. Gutowski has produced stunning body contouring results in many patients who opt for VASER liposuction. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is safe and effective at slimming your figure.
Power-assisted liposuction is considered to be the traditional lipo method. This procedure involves injecting areas of stubborn fat with a solution that breaks down and liquefies the fat cells. We then use a suction tube to remove the fat permanently from your body. The result is a slimmer, more contoured figure that matches your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Gutowski uses traditional power-assisted liposuction to remove fat quickly and effectively. There are few incisions involved in this lipo method. For fast body contouring, traditional liposuction is the way to go.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction can transform your figure by slimming and contouring your body. Without the excess body fat weighing you down, you can enjoy a more fit and toned appearance.
If you make consistent efforts with diet and exercise, the fat cells will never return. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body. The only way your results will be reversed is if you gain weight.
Liposuction is a great procedure to support your fitness efforts. While this is not a weight loss procedure, it can help you see more results with muscle tone. Body fat covers up muscle mass, so without excess body fat, you will look more fit. Many patients notice that their clothes fit better and their exercise routine is more rewarding after liposuction.
When you come to Dr. Gutowski for liposuction, you benefit from years of medical expertise and experience. Dr. Gutowski has given many patients their ideal figures using innovative liposuction techniques. Our office is the place to go for your liposuction needs.
After your liposuction procedure, you will need some time to recover at home before returning to work or school. Arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure, as your liposuction procedure might require general anesthesia.
If you have children, plan on someone helping you with their care while you rest. You will likely need to rest in bed for at least three days. Dr. Gutowski will give you compression garments to help you heal faster and see results quicker. These garments should increase your comfort during the recovery process.
The compression garments will prevent you from engaging in intense physical activity. We recommend limiting your movements during the first week of recovery. Your incisions will still be healing, and your body needs time to repair itself.
Depending on your job duties and the liposuction method, you can return to work after a few days to two weeks of recovery. By a few weeks after your liposuction surgery, you can expect to do some light physical activity. Avoid straining your body more than you have to.
You will likely see impressive slimming and contouring results around week four. As the months pass, your new figure will shine through. You won’t have excess body fat covering up your fit, toned, sculpted shape anymore.
Dr. Karol Gutowski: Skilled Liposuction in Glenview, IL
If liposuction results sound appealing to you, visit Dr. Karol Gutowski in Glenview, IL. He has years of expertise working with cosmetic surgery patients and will help you choose the best lipo procedure to suit your body goals. You can schedule an initial consultation so he can look over your figure and decide how to proceed with your treatment plan.
You don’t have to carry around extra body fat forever. You can get a slim figure with Dr. Gutowski’s expert lipo techniques. If you have stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, contact us to discuss liposuction today.