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What Types of Procedures Can A Patient Expect from A Plastic Surgeon?

Naperville plastic surgery describes a variety of procedures done to improve the patient’s appearance. The doctor also offers a variety of non-surgical services.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring describes a large group of procedures done to give the patient a slimmer and more toned appearance. Well-known examples of body contouring include abdominoplasties and different types of liposuction. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical form of body contouring in which the doctor uses technology to freeze and destroy the patient’s fat cells.

What Do Fat Transfers Involve?

Fat transfers involve moving fat from one part of the body to another part. The doctor will perform liposuction to remove fat cells from a part of the body where the patient has too much fat, such as the abdomen or hips. They will carefully remove any impurities from the fat cells without damaging them and then inject them into another part of the body.

Fat transfers are often done during breast augmentation procedures or to add volume to the patient’s lips or cheeks.

What Types of Liposuction Are Available?

Tumescent liposuction is the most popular form of liposuction. The doctor will inject the targeted area with a saline solution containing a local anesthetic and a drug that constricts the blood vessels.

The super-wet technique is similar to tumescent liposuction but requires less fluid and thus takes less time to perform.

In laser-assisted liposuction (LAL), the doctor uses a laser to liquefy the fat cells that they then remove. VASER liposuction, also known as ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) or high-definition liposuction, uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat cells that the doctor will then suction out. VASER liposuction enables very precise body contouring.

Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction uses radiofrequency energy to melt the fat cells that the body will then excrete. The heat produced by the energy also tightens the patient’s skin. Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is most effective on small areas like under the chin.

Contact Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute to learn more about Naperville plastic surgery.