Traditional Tumescent (Power-Assisted)
For years, liposuction Chicago residents received would come with inconsistent results because the surgeon would go into the fat “dry,” with no additional assistance. With traditional power-assisted tumescent liposuction, the fat is injected with a special liquid mixture to make it easier to remove, along with a power-assisted steel tube. More fat is removed in a more controlled and gentler manner. Our surgeons use this method since it’s more efficient, can remove fat cells quicker and results in less incisions. The end result is that a patient is left with a slimmer, more toned physique. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction in Chicago, IL, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
I had Smart Lipo and fat transfer with Dr. Gutowski about a month ago and am extremely pleased with my results. Right from the beginning, Dr. Gutowski made me feel comfortable. He was professional and down to earth throughout my entire experience. During the procedure, I felt that he was thorough and conscious of my needs. My results look fabulous. My scars are well hidden and tiny. I would highly recommend Dr. Gutowski and Rejuvenate “N.C.”
“Very pleased with both operations – My first operation 3 years ago was breast implants and I loved them from day one. My second was a tummy tuck with liposuction. After 3 weeks I was so …”
36 Years Old No Kids – Chicago, IL – Doctor G and his team are awesome. He will let you know what to do and what not do to! Honesty goes a long way! Thank you Doctor G
Rating: 5 Your Feedback: I’ve had a few consults with other plastic surgeons, all of whom were nice and professional, but there was something different about Rejuvenate Med Spa and Dr. Gutowski. First, everyone at the front desk was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Ellen, the surgical manager has a spirit and manner that is extremely engaging; it’s as if we’d been friends for years. Dr. Gutowski is knowledgeable, professional and engaging, and has an ability “M.”
Extremely Pleased with Results!!! – I had a consultation for breast augmentation and liposuction with a few surgeons. I could tell that Dr G and his staff were the most caring and experi …
Breast Augmentation and Lipo to Thighs, Calves, Ankles, Stomach and Love Handles – Chicago, IL – I went to two other board certified plastic surgeons before meeting with Dr. G.The first doctor has his sales associate meet with new patients and perform the exam. I left the office with a quote and there was no mention of who would be performing the surgery. The other had me wait in his waiting room for an HOUR “B.”
“Great results – I’m very happy with my liposuction!”
35 Year Old Athletic Female – Chicago, IL – Dr. Gutowski is very kind and understanding. I am very impressed that he actually takes the time to talk me to via email and phone for any questions I had which is very rare for busy plastic surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Gutowski. – – I was always self conscious about my thighs and tummy. Those areas are where I can easily gain weight esp the “J.”
“Love the Power Liposuction! – I’ve been a runner all my life but just couldn’t get rid of the love handles around my stomach. After Dr. G’s Power Liposuction (I thin …”
Tumescent liposuction, known as the “Super-Wet” approach, is a suction-assisted (SAL) technique that uses a solution and power-aided motor to help remove stubborn fat. The surgeon injects the solution, made of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine (to control bleeding), into the problem areas. The surgeon then inserts the cannula attached to the motor to remove fat cells from the body at a controlled speed. The motor helps surgeons remove anywhere from several ounces to a few pounds of fat.
Another surgical technique commonly used is the ultrasound-assisted (UAL), or ultrasonic, approach. Surgeons perform this dual process on denser areas of fat, such as in the thighs and stomach. During this technique, ultrasound waves loosen and melt fat into a liquid. Surgeons then use the cannula to extract the solution. This surgical method is more popular among men wanting more defined and contoured muscles.
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology on specified areas of fat to burst energy that will loosen and liquefy the fat for removal. LAL liposuction includes brands such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
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Is Liposuction Right for You?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes for each body part. It can be a stand-alone surgery, or combined with other procedures. However, the surgeon may suggest performing the surgery over a period of time for the safety of the patient. After surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment to help the body adjust to its new shape. Bruising and swelling will subside within 1 week, but patients will not see final results for several months. Liposuction does leave a small scar, but it fades over time.
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IS IT SAFE?
While today’s surgical techniques are safe, patients can experience poor results from inexperienced surgeons. It is important for patients to do their research, and find an experienced surgeon that can help them achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
The results of liposuction can be seen for many years following surgery if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program. Removed fat cells do not come back, but patients can still gain weight if their remaining fat cells grow.
TOO MUCH FAT?
Yes, there can be too much fat. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend removing more than 10 pounds of fat for the safety of the patient. Removing more than 10 pounds is considered high-volume liposuction, which increases the chances of complications from the surgery. Patients are advised to be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
While liposuction removes fat and improves contour and shape, it does not address sagging or drooping skin. If skin laxity is a concern, patients can talk to the surgeon during the consultation to discuss their options for improving skin texture, such as a tummy tuck, thigh, neck, arm or butt lift.