Fat may not be a four-letter word, but it can make us all cringe like it is. Many people suffer from stubborn fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise and wish there was a magical fix for weight problems. When diet and exercise have failed, plastic surgery may provide a solution. With the many advancements in the world of cosmetic surgery, people can eliminate excess pockets of fat surgically or non-surgically.
Eliminate Fat With Laser LifeSculpt
Liposuction is a procedure that everyone has come to know. It is one of the top plastic surgeries performed every year. Traditional liposuction gives someone the option to remove excess fat, but it does not tighten the skin like tummy tuck surgery. However, laser liposuction offers fat removal and skin tightening with less bruising, swelling, and discomfort than standard liposuction.
Dr. Jervis performs Palomar laser LifeSculpt liposuction, which is a technically advanced system that releases the fat from the fat storage cells into the injected tumescent solution. It also emits a second laser wavelength that helps to stimulate the collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis to tighten the skin towards the muscle layers.
Non-surgical Liposuction With SculpSure®
Many people are apprehensive about undergoing a surgical procedure and are interested in non-surgical options instead. There are many new advancements in cosmetic surgery technology that target stubborn fat without anesthesia, surgical knives, and long recovery times. Dr. Jervis performs SculpSure®, which uses light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24 percent of fat cells in problem areas such as the abdomen and love handles. SculpSure® is a short, 25-minute laser-based procedure performed in the office that uses surface cooling technology to create a comfortable patient experience. The laser beam goes several centimeters into the fat, and then the body absorbs the damaged fat cells over a period of several months. There is no downtime after the treatment.
Body contouring procedures such as laser LifeSculpt and SculpSure® are excellent options for fat removal to create slimmer, smoother curves. If you are interested in liposuction, you can learn more during a consultation with Dr. Jervis. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.