Liposuction in San Diego

Liposuction in San Diego
How are Liposuction Methods Different?
New less invasive Liposuction techniques like Smart Lipo, Slim Lipo, Laser Lipo, and Body Jet Liposuction break down fat before attempting to remove it from the body. Since the fat is smaller it is possible to use a smaller cannula (suction tube) to remove it. This process causes less disruption and bruising of the surrounding skin, so yo heal faster. Often local anesthesia is used instead of general anesthesia. Pateints avoid risk and the groggy washed out feeling often associated with general anesthesia.
Traditional Liposuction New Less Invasive Liposuction
Anesthesia General anesthesia. Patient is unconscious. Local anesthesia. Patient is awake and talking throughout the procedure.
Pain No pain during procedure. Most patients have significant pain after the procedure requiring prescription pain medication. No pain during procedure. Local anesthetic continues to numb are for 18 hours. Mild discomfort afterwards treatable with Tylenol.
Downtime Significant downtime. Usually several weeks before return to work. Little downtime. Most patients return to work within 1 -2 days.
Scars Large cannula leaves scars that are usually permanent. Smaller cannula. Usually no permanent scaring.
Bruising Most patients experience bruising. Most patients experience very little bruising.
Complications Possible complications include anesthesia reactions, infection, excessive bleeding. Extremely low incidence of complications as documented by medical studies.
Results Large cannula and no laser skin-tightening makes it harder to achieve a smooth and tight look. SmartLipo MPX provides more even distribution of energy for a smoother and tighter look.
Compression Garment Compression garment must be worn for a month or more. Compression garment usually worn only for one week.