May 2, 2013
Liposuction Made Easy (with laser!) by Dr. Melanie Palm
With the 90 degree heat comes thoughts of pool weather and bathing suit season. Sick of pesky and stubborn spots that seem to be resistant to even your best efforts at juicing and countless pilates and hot yoga classes? Maybe it is time to consider a consultation with me to consider tumescent liposculpture and skin tightening using the Accusculpt device! You just might be the perfect candidate…
Who is a good liposuction candidate? Well, you should be someone close to your ideal (target) weight but has fatty deposits that are resistant to good habits in terms of diet and exercise. All of us are given certain genetic attributes, and sometimes we lose the roll of the dice when it comes to unwelcome saddlebags, muffin tops, and the dreaded thunder thighs! There is something that you can do with little downtime and NO GENERAL ANESTHESIA.
Tumescent anesthesia is used to locally numb the areas of treatment. In areas where skin tightening is needed, I use the Accusculpt system from Lutronic first. This laser liposuction device gently warms the undersurface of the skin and painlessly melts fat. The desired effect is skin tightening and easier fat removal.
Check out this YouTube video of myself (Dr. Melanie Palm) performing Accusculpt on the back of the thighs:
Laser liposuction is most ideal in areas of skin laxity. The neck, upper arms, lower abdomen, and thighs are most amenable to treatment.
After Accusculpt laser liposuction treatment, traditional tumescent liposuction (termed liposculpture) is performed. Mind you, all of this is performed comfortably under ONLY local anesthesia. I use small cannulas and without heavy sedation, patient recover QUICKLY. This patient was in my office the next day and had minimal discomfort. She did not event need the Tylenol she was prescribed.
Here is a short clip on YouTube demonstrating Liposculpture of the outer thigh region:
Liposuction does not have to be a feared procedure. Performed by the artistic hand of Dr. Melanie Palm, the procedure can be gentle, comfortable, with an effortless recovery. Curious? Call the qualified staff at Art of Skin MD at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation or contact us through the Art of Skin MD website.