Technology has come a long way in the field of medicine! People who aren’t satisfied with their looks can easily change their appearance through cosmetic surgery. But before that, we have already been hearing about liposuction.
The rate of obesity in the Philippines is growing more and more. The rate of obese men and women in the country shoot up to more than twice the number recorded in 1993. And many have already gone through the liposuction route, most especially those who have stubborn fat they can’t get rid of with simple diet and exercise.
But be careful when choosing you to choose your doctor to perform this procedure. While it’s not a major surgery, liposuction, when not done right, can be dangerous. And depending on the type of lipo procedure you get, recovery can go as fast as a week to as slow as a month.
Be sure to undergo a general checkup before you go through the procedure as there are health conditions that can worsen when you undergo liposuction. Be honest with your doctor about any health concern so that he can prepare you for the surgery.
In the Philippines, those who want to get rid of excess fats that are resistant to diet and exercise, you should consider getting them, though, only from cosmetic surgeons who are certified to perform the procedures. Don’t risk your life by taking the cheaper rate but your attending doctor isn’t qualified.
The different types of liposuction procedures you can choose from include:
- Tumescent liposuction
Tumescent is the traditional procedure for liposuction procedure. It’s what is being shown we have always been seeing on television shows and movies.
This is an invasive procedure. You will be injected with a fluid into the area where you want your fat removed. Then the doctor then uses a vacuum-like instrument to suctions it out.
After surgery, you may notice loose skin around the treated area for a period of time. This, however, but should tighten up within a few months. There might will be chances of swelling and bruising too but this should go away in a week or two.
- Vaser / Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction
Many can’t seem to achieve the shape that they want although they already look fit. Vaser Liposuction is the way to achieve your body goals as it contours and shapes the body by removing persistent fat deposits.
Vaser or Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance is a specialized ultrasound technology that breaks down fat cells in a specified area of the body. Surgeons will then remove the fat through a suction process. Many would prefer this procedure over the traditional one because of the lesser pain, swelling, and downtime; more precise sculpting; and enhanced skin retraction for smoother results.
- Laser-Assisted Liposuction
Another innovative liposuction procedure is Laser-assisted lipo which makes use of uses FDA approved laser technology to dissolve fat cells which will be suctioned at the end of the procedure. Also referred to as Smartlipo
Unlike other lipo procedures that only aim to remove unwanted fat, the Laser-assisted technique will also tighten the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is made possible by stimulating collagen production through laser energy. Additionally, this collagen protein production will keep your skin looking healthier and more youthful.
Who Can’t Undergo Liposuction?
- Those who are generally unhealthy will have greater risks of complications. If you have a medical history of cardiac arrhythmias, excessive bleeding, immunodeficiency disorders, seizures, pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, heart disease, and so on, getting a liposuction isn’t for you.
- Those who are under certain medications can increase risk of bleeding, most especially in invasive procedures.
- Those who are taking medications that impede metabolism like lidocaine should stop its use at least two weeks prior to surgery.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women cannot have liposuction.
Where to Get Liposuction in the Philippines
There are a lot of dermatology and cosmetic clinics in the Metro that offers different types of liposuction. Belo specializes in Laser-assisted lipo while Skin Rejuve uses a multi-procedure lipo called Venus Sculpt.
But if you want your skin to look naturally firmer after liposuction, you should get Vaser lipo procedure and Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute is the best in this field.
The Owner of the clinic, Dr. Claudine Roura, is the first cosmetic surgeon certified to do this type of liposuction procedure. A special technique called Vaser High Definition Liposculpture brings out the six-pack abs in men and an athletic figure in women. She also specialized in Fat transfers to the breast, butt, hips and also for the face. She’s been doing this and other cosmetic procedures for over 13 years now, so the results are guaranteed.
As with any other cosmetic procedure, there are risks for complications. This procedure should only be done by a doctor who has special training in liposuction and skin techniques. Having an experienced doctor on your side will lower the risks as much as possible, so you get the results you want without having to worry.
Look great inside and out when get your liposuction from Dr. Roura of Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute.