At Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, we understand that stubborn body fat can be difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. We have multiple liposuction treatments available to reduce excess body fat and restore definition and more natural contours to your body.
Contact us today at our location in Wayzata, Minnesota to schedule a consultation with board certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lisa Erhard and find out how liposuction can trim and tone your body.
What is Liposuction?
Generally speaking, liposuction is the process of reducing the amount of excess fat through suction and extraction using vacuum technology. At Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, we offer two advanced liposuction techniques to optimize results and minimize recovery – ProLipo™ and VASER® Lipo.
A minimally-invasive technique for reducing extra body fat, ProLipo™ is FDA-cleared for laser-assisted lipolysis in the:
During ProLipo™ treatment, Dr. Erhard will inject a medicated saline solution into the treated areas to increase patient comfort and reduce the trauma made to the body. Next, a small incision is created and a thin catheter tube is inserted. A laser fiber is then fed through through the tube to treated areas.
Fat cells are gently heated and liquefied, then extracted via suction. The laser fiber also effectively cauterizes blood vessels in the treated area to minimize bleeding and bruising after treatment. The collagen-stimulating properties of the laser energy also help to tighten and smooth skin over time.
VASER® liposuction utilizes state of the art ultrasound technology to break apart fat cells and is approved by the FDA to treat common areas of stubborn fat such as the abdomen and love handles.
During this procedure, a minimally-invasive ultrasound probe is inserted by Dr. Erhard into treated areas that have been numbed with medicated saline solution. As the ultrasonic sound waves are emitted from the probe, fat cells are broken up, liquefied and then extracted using suction.
What sets VASER® apart from other liposuction techniques is its ability to differentiate fat cells from surrounding tissues, increasing patient safety and reducing healing time.
What is the Recovery Like?
Both of these liposuction procedures are performed in-office at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery in our outpatient surgery suite. Patients are typically awake and made comfortable during the procedure, reducing the side effects caused by anesthesia.
The amount of time it will take you to heal depends on the treated areas as well as type of liposuction used. Some bruising, swelling and tenderness is common but temporary, and Dr. Erhard will instruct you on any aftercare instructions you will need, as well as how much healing time you should anticipate.
Contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Erhard and find out if you are a candidate for ProLipo™ or VASER® Lipo today.