This is a great question! Liposuction has improved dramatically since first introduced in the US about 25 years ago. Although ultrasound and laser options have been developed and can be effective, there are sometimes increased risks with these technologies, because both involve heat.
We feel the standard tumescent technique is still the best for the patient, but our preference is to use the Micro-Aire technology, which utilizes a power-assisted reciprocating/vibrating cannula. This seems to offer the perfect blend of “breaking up” the fat in a gentler manner while having virtually no negative side effects related to the technology. This gives excellent results* with less bruising and shorter downtime than the older methods.
Are you a candidate for liposuction?
As always, a consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. Sometimes a different procedure may provide better results, so we’re always happy to discuss your options with you.
*Individual results vary.