Liposuction Vs. Liposonix
Two Ways to Slim Down
Liposuction is a surgical technique used to remove excess fat from deposits between skin and muscle. After intravenous sedation anesthesia is administered, small incisions are made across the area and a stainless tube is inserted. A strong suction pump removes the fat through the tube, making the total operation last between 30 to 60 minutes long depending on the amount of fat being removed.
Candidates for liposuction should have sustained a relatively stable weight for months prior to surgery. Dietary consultation is advised before seeking surgical fat-removal options. The most frequent areas liposuction is performed on women is the outer and inner thighs, hips, waist, upper and upper back rolls. In men, love handles, breasts, and chest area are most typically treated.
It is important to be aware of effective alternatives to fat-reduction for those that are surgery averse.
The ultrasound of Liposonix creates a powerful thermal effect that focuses at specific depths in fatty layers, safely destroying fat without damaging surrounding tissue in a one-hour session. This minimal risk procedure uses a high intensity focused ultrasound to destroy targeted fat in the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, buttocks and arms, which show results within 8 to12 weeks. It should be noted that Liposonix has few exceptions for candidates. Those who are pregnant, using certain hematologic medications and those with a body mass index greater than 30 (obese), or inversely those with less than 1cm of fatty issue below the ideal treatment depth, or those with cancer.
Dr. Rokhsar has performed both procedures with a lot of success. Both Liposuction and Liposonix can be performed to treat excess fat in the following areas:
- Love Handles
- Male breasts
At our state of the art facilities located in Manhattan and Long Island, Dr. Rokhsar offers the latest in laser, liposuction, CoolSculpting, Liposonix and more.