Body contouring is any of a group of cosmetic procedures done to remove fat deposits and sagging excess skin. Many clients in Minneapolis undergo body contouring after losing a lot of weight. Surgical body contouring involves procedures like liposuction. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa offers a variety of body contouring procedures that include the following:
• Minimally-invasive liposuction
• Exilis Elite skin tightening
• Vanquish body contouring
Unlike conventional body contouring, the above procedures do not involve invasive surgery. They, thus, reduce both discomfort and the amount of recovery time. Since the doctor usually does not have to make any incisions, there is much less risk of infection or other complications.
What Does Minimally-Invasive Liposuction Involve?
Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa offers two minimally-invasive forms of liposuction: VASER® Lipo and ProLipo™. In VASER® Lipo, the surgeon injects a saline solution containing anesthetic into the treatment area. A probe is then used to generate ultrasound. The ultrasound liquefies the fat cells without harming any of the neighboring tissues and, thus, makes it easier for the doctor to remove them. The FDA has approved VASER® Lipo to treat places like the abdomen and flanks.
ProLipo™ is a similar procedure, but the probe generates a laser rather than ultrasound. The laser also reduces bleeding by cauterizing blood vessels, and it also stimulates the production of collagen to make the skin tighter. The FDA has approved ProLipo™ for removing fat from almost anywhere on the body. Both VASER® Lipo and ProLipo™ are outpatient procedures.
What is Exilis Elite?
Exilis Elite is a technology made by BTL Aesthetics. The practitioner uses a handpiece that emits radiofrequency energy that harmlessly bypasses the skin to reach the fat cells that it then shrinks. The radiofrequency energy also tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production. The handpiece contains a cooling system to keep the patient from becoming overheated.
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure® is a technology that uses lasers to liquefy fat cells. The handpiece contains a laser and a cooling system; the latter keeps the patient comfortable. The laser bypasses the skin to reach the fat cells underneath; it can destroy up to 24 percent of fat cells in the treatment site during a single session—and a single session typically lasts just minutes.
When you’re considering body contouring in Minneapolis, make an appointment at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa in Wayzata. We have many options available to you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!