Traditional vs. Advanced Liposuction Techniques

In the past, when using “traditional” liposuction, major surgery was required and was therefore often a cause for concern. Today, with “advanced” liposuction techniques, such as SmartLipo, better results are achieved with much less apprehension*. Refer to the following table for comparison summary.

Anesthesia

“Traditional” Liposuction
“Advanced” Liposuction
Benefits of “Advanced”
General anesthesia – considered major surgery, sometimes resulting in serious complications
Local numbing only – no general anesthesia used
  • Outpatient procedure; patients are awake & alert during entire procedure allowing doctor and patient communication readily
  • Patients are less likely to experience adverse reactions during surgery*
  • Patients can leave directly after surgery and even return to most regular activities within 1 to 2 days!*

Physical Injuries

“Traditional” Liposuction
“Advanced” Liposuction
Benefits of “Advanced”
Larger instruments used requiring more aggressive strokes – often causing physical trauma and required stitches
Less invasive procedure – gentler method. Smaller instruments used requiring shorter, milder strokes
  • Only requires 1 to 2 minuscule incisions that heal quickly on their own – no stiches*.
  • Smaller cannula means minimized bruising/scaring
  • Less discomfort and shorter recovery period (1 to 2 days)*

Blood Loss

“Traditional” Liposuction
“Advanced” Liposuction
Benefits of “Advanced”
Significant blood loss is possible
Minimal blood loss
Minimized bleeding alleviates possible need for blood product transfusion*

Pain

“Traditional” Liposuction
“Advanced” Liposuction
Benefits of “Advanced”
Substantial, post-procedure pain requiring prolonged use of prescription pain medication*
Mild recovery discomfort usually treated with OTC (over-the-counter) medication*
Milder, safer OTC medications are advantageous because more potent prescriptions tend to produce more side effects and other complications, if not used as prescribed*

Risks

“Traditional” Liposuction
“Advanced” Liposuction
Benefits of “Advanced”
Complications can occur during any major surgery and may include anesthesia reactions, blood clots and severe hematomas*
Patients usually only experience mild soreness directly after procedure*
Less discomfort and faster healing*

As identified in table above, “advanced” liposuction techniques are truly safe, comfortable and effective ways to achieve the body you have always desired*. Below are links to our techniques and tools used during our procedures. Feel free to browse to learn how and the Houston Liposuction Center will help you in your quest for a better you.

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