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Non-Surgical Lipo Suction or Knife? Which One is Right for You?

Does it feel like you are constantly fighting a losing battle against those extra kilos and inches that just will not disappear? Are you still struggling with that pouch of fat around your belly, around your upper arms or under your chin? If you are someone who has reached your weight-loss plateau and are at a dead-end of reducing fat in certain areas, then lipo suction is definitely a brilliant option for you to explore. But there is non-surgical lipo suction and then there is the knife! Do you know which one is right for you?

Both traditional liposuction and non-surgical lipo suction serve the same purpose. They are both designed to remove stubborn fatty deposits that have not responded to diet or exercise, but they achieve these objectives quite differently, one difference being the laser technique used in non-surgical lipo suction. Below we take a closer look at the procedure of both, so you know exactly what to expect!

The Procedure: The Knife

Traditional lipo suction is an invasive procedure that requires the use of general anaesthesia in a hospital, which increases the risk of post-operative complications. It is a procedure whereby multiple incisions are made into the troublesome areas; this is where a metal tube, called a cannula, is then inserted. With the use of physical force, the metal cannula obliterates the fat cells so that they can be suctioned out from the incision. This procedure is painful and requires at least a week or two of downtime. While it fails to address the big issue of loose and sagging skin after the procedure, it also leaves behind severe bruising and scars where the incisions have been stitched closed.

The Procedure: Non-Surgical Lipo Suction

Non-surgical lipo suction is the latest in innovative technology that has made a huge wave in the cellulite and fat removal industry. Firstly, it is a minimally-invasive procedure that requires no anaesthesia and no hospital time, and is ideal for treating smaller problem areas that traditional liposuction simply cannot, such as the face, neck, arms, bra line and male breast, back, belly, thighs, and buttocks. It works in a similar way as traditional liposuction, except that the cannula inserted into the skin is designed with an optical fibre that carries a high-energy charged laser beam, instantly liquefying any fat it touches, instead of obliterating it by force. The fat is then vacuumed safely and easily out from the body through the same incision and using the same device. The laser also stimulates the production of collagen, which unlike traditional lipo suction, ensures that the skin tightens to the body’s new contours, eliminating the need for an additional skin tightening procedures.

An average treatment can take just under one hour per area, (you can even do it in your lunch hour), there is minimal bruising and swelling, and there are no knives or stitches involved. The recovery is fast, with an average downtime of one to two days. With complications being less than one percent, non-surgical lipo treatment is without doubt the best choice available today to remove fat from body. While results can be seen almost immediately, the most visible results will be reached six to eight weeks after treatment. For more information on our revolutionary non-surgical lipo suction procedure, contact the Body Sculpting Medical Spa in Johannesburg today.

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