Liposuction “SAFE” Approach

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Liposuction “SAFE” Approach is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which removes unwanted fat deposits to improve the body’s shape and contour.  Liposuction is most often used to treat traditional “problem” areas such as the abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs, and buttocks.

In recent years, advances in liposuction technology and technique have allowed much smaller areas to be successfully treated. These include the neck, chin, the backs of the arms, the calves, and the ankles. Thanks to these improvements, many surgeons now operate under an “if you can pinch it, we can treat it” model.

No Hospital Stay Required

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure being performed today and is popular among both women and men. It’s an outpatient procedure and is typically performed under local anesthesia. In the vast majority of cases no hospital stay is required. It’s important to realize that while liposuction does remove fat its purpose is reshaping, sculpting, and defining. While several liters of fat are typically removed it is not intended as a weight loss procedure.

Fat Is Removed Permanently And Results Last Long

The best thing about liposuction is that fat cells are removed permanently And in most cases they don’t come back at all.

Which means you don’t need to worry about that area gaining fat cells again.

However, do not forget that cells may grow in other areas, and for those are as you may need another liposuction treatment.

Liposuction Can Help You Gain Confidence In Yourself

With so much excess fat present in the body many people don’t feel confident about their appearance at all.

Our society judges other based on their looks, if you have a beautiful body then people will have positive thoughts about you but on the other side, if you have a unattractive body then you may need to face a lot of negativity.

However, liposuction can change this, when the excess fat is removed from your body you can live the way you want with a new body!

Liposuction Helps You Get Rid Of Fat That Can’t Be Removed By Dieting Or Exercise

Sometimes no matter how much we try it’s almost impossible to get rid of that annoying fat by tons of exercises and dieting.

But do not forget that liposuction can help you with that too, if you are tired of exercising without getting any results then it’s time you should opt liposuction.

However, keep this thing in your mind that liposuction can help you remove only fat, if you have excess weight then it can be removed by dieting or exercises.

Fat Reduction Is A Healthy Way To Life Your Life

After liposuction your fat will be removed which is really healthy because it increase the weight of your body.

And excess weight leads to many health problems like diabetes, blood circulation problems and a shorter life span.

Is there an age limit for undergoing liposuction safely?

While there is no strict age limit for undergoing liposuction, it is generally recommended that patients be at least 18 years old. This is because liposuction is a surgical procedure that should be performed on individuals who have reached physical maturity. However, the suitability for liposuction depends on various factors beyond age, such as overall health, medical history, and the individual’s specific circumstances.

It’s important to note that older patients may have certain age-related health considerations and may require a more thorough pre-operative evaluation to ensure their safety. The decision to proceed with liposuction should be made in consultation with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can assess the patient’s overall health and determine their suitability for the procedure.

Ultimately, the safety of liposuction depends on the individual’s health, medical history, and the expertise of the surgeon performing the procedure. It’s crucial to have a comprehensive consultation with a qualified professional to discuss the risks, benefits, and any age-related concerns before undergoing liposuction.

Can liposuction lead to uneven or unnatural-looking results?

While liposuction is generally considered a safe and effective procedure, there is a possibility of uneven or unnatural-looking results. The skill and experience of the surgeon play a significant role in achieving satisfactory outcomes.

Liposuction involves the removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve contours and proportions. However, if the procedure is not performed carefully or if there are significant differences in the amount of fat removed from different areas, it can lead to uneven results. This may result in asymmetry or irregularities in the treated areas.

To minimize the risk of uneven or unnatural-looking results, it is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in liposuction. Surgeons with experience in body contouring procedures understand the aesthetic goals and can use their expertise to create natural-looking and symmetrical results.

“SAFE” Liposuction

Dr. M. Giraldo, the Advanced Liposuction Center’s surgical director and lead surgeon, uses what is known as the “SAFE” approach. This stands for “Separation, “Aspiration,” “Feathering,” and “Evening.” It is currently the industry standard, and indeed boasts a proven record of safety end effectiveness. Here’s a brief explanation:

  • Separation. First, the fat is physically separated from the tissue surrounding it. This ensures that very little unintended damage is done to this tissue, making the procedure much more gentle. This results in dramatically reduced recovery times.
  • Aspiration. This refers to the removal of the fat via a surgical vacuum. Loosely speaking, aspiration is the “suction” part of liposuction.
  • Feathering. Removal of fat in many thin layers is known as feathering.
  • Evening. The final stage of any modern liposuction procedure. This is the fine-tuning phase which leads to a balanced, well-proportioned, final shape.

Hear what his Patients say about the Liposuction SAFE approach!

To date, Dr. Giraldo has performed hundreds of successful procedures on satisfied patients from across the country.

“I had lipo on my abdomen and flanks and I absolutely love it. Now I don’t fear summer anymore and can wear anything I want. Love how I can enjoy the beach again! I love how I look and I’d recommend him to anyone.”

  –Kathleen K, Fort Worth, TX.

“I would recommend Dr. Giraldo to anyone—and I frequently do. No matter how much I worked out I couldn’t get rid of my 40-year old guy gut. My results were fantastic, and my self-confidence is through the roof. Would I do it again? Absolutely.

  –Sean W, Pittsburgh, PA

“Thank you, Dr. Giraldo, I should have done this years ago. I was initially apprehensive but he’s extremely professional and I felt at ease right away. I feel the same about his staff, they’re excellent.”

  –Laura C, Washington, PA

Different Liposuction “SAFE” Approach Techniques

Liposuction isn’t a single, one-size-fits-all procedure. Dr. Giraldo uses the following techniques, all of which are based on the SAFE approach:

“Super Wet” Tumescent Liposuction

This variation of the basic tumescent technique has proven itself useful in removing stubborn, fibrous fatty deposits. Dr. Giraldo prefers this approach for deposits containing scar tissue, a task other methods don’t perform nearly as well.

Dr. Giraldo uses a solution containing normal saline (salt water), the anesthetic lidocaine, and minute and precisely measured amounts of epinephrine (the technical term for adrenaline). The latter is added to the mixture in order to control bleeding. Before performing the actual liposuction, a surgical pump introduces large amounts of this fluid into the problem area. The technique itself uses a specialized cannula, a thin tube through which fat is suctioned out of the body. This motorized cannula moves rapidly back and forth in order to break up stubborn fat deposits.

Super wet technique is very versatile and can remove almost any amount of fat that’s desired. Practically speaking, as little as a few ounces or as many as several pounds can be suctioned away in any given procedure.

“Aqua” Liposuction

For many Pittsburgh based patients Dr. Giraldo offers a newer technique known as aqua lipo. It’s a less invasive approach which relies on a surgical water-pick to loosen fat deposits. Due to the gentle nature of aqua lipo much less anesthetic is needed and very little damage is done to the surrounding tissue. This makes for less bleeding, bruising, and a reduced chance of complications. While it’s not ideal for larger volumes of fat it offers extreme precision and significantly reduced downtime.

HydraSolve® Liposuction

HydraSolve® is a patented, FDA approved tumescent procedure which offers several unique benefits. Like aqua lipo, it’s a low-impact technique known for precision sculpting and reduced downtime. It’s so gentle, in fact, that many patients report very little bruising or swelling.

Unlike many other techniques, HydraSolve® is able to liquefy fat deposits before removal. This causes an increase in collagen production which jump starts the healing process. It’s also highly effective for performing “revision” procedures to correct the less-than-perfect results of previous liposuction.