Liposuction and Safe Lipo may have similar names; however, they are really not the same at all. Liposuction is an invasive medical procedure, and Safe Lipo is a type of body contouring. The invasive medical procedure is somewhat risky, open to complications. Safe Lipo is just as the name suggests – completely safe. If you feel hesitant about the procedure, keep in mind that Dustin C. Derrick, MD, the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW, performs it. He is also the lead plastic surgeon for Mommy Makeovers in Fort Worth, TX.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is normally done by a plastic surgeon, and it is reserved for those who are extremely overweight. The procedure is done by using suction tubes. They are inserted under the skin and used to suck out fat around the problem areas. It is one of the quickest ways to lose body fat.
This procedure requires anesthesia, and there is usually scarring around the treatment area.
What Is Safe Lipo?
This procedure is a type of body contouring. Body contouring is also known as body sculpting, liposculpting, and many other names. It is intended to get rid of fat deposits in problem areas, such as the thighs in women and the chest and love handles in men.
It does not require any anesthesia; it only requires an oral sedative. It also does its job without leaving behind any permanent scarring.
Major Differences Between the Two
Aside from the method in which the procedures are done there is one major difference between liposuction and Safe Lipo. It depends on the needs of the patient. Liposuction is for people who are extremely overweight; Safe Lipo is for people who simply want to remove a little bit of fat from problem areas. What it does do is get you defined and in shape just in time for the Summer season.
Which Procedure Is Right for Me?
If you are already in relatively good shape but suffer from a few fatty deposits, then Safe Lipo might be the perfect solution for you. You can remove fat from the thighs, hips, waist, and chest. Safe Lipo can help you fit back into your bikini just in time for Summer. It can also help you shed a few pant sizes. The best way to determine which procedure is best for you is to contact a professional.
You can give us a call if you have any questions. We are conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX. We can help you determine if liposuction or Safe Lipo is right for you. If you have any questions about this procedure or the Mommy Makeover procedure, feel free to contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW. You can call us at (817) 562-7979.