SAFELipo® Liposuction in Louisiana
Fighting fat cells can feel like a frustrating battle of the bulge. You diet, you exercise, and yet those love handles, tummy pouches, and saddle bags have settled in. If this situation sounds familiar, it's time to discover how SAFELipo®, a radically different form of liposuction created and developed by Louisiana plastic surgeon Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr., may provide the solution you need.
From excess fat around your thighs, knees, and waist to fleshy upper arms and neck, our skilled plastic surgeons utilize SAFELipo to permanently remove fat cells, gently and smoothly, with results both plastic surgeons and patients are raving about. SAFELipo can also be used to permanently reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). SAFELipo is also routinely offered with other body contouring procedures, including abdominoplasty, breast lifts, facelifts, and others.
To learn more about SAFELipo, request a consultation at The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery or call our office at (888) 791-1053. Conveniently located in Shreveport, we serve patients from throughout Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and offer a complete array of cosmetic surgery and skin care treatments through Jade MediSpa.
While body contouring surgery isn't about weight loss, it can be a great way to target certain "trouble spots" when you drop the extra pounds. Quickly calculate your body mass index (BMI) here.
Who Needs It?
SAFELipo is most effective for men and women who are at or near their target weight and fitness level but have areas that don't respond to diet or exercise. People with good skin elasticity will achieve better benefits than those with looser or damaged skin. In addition to sculpting the body as a stand-alone procedure, SAFELipo can help contour your curves if you're having a Louisiana breast enlargement, breast lift or similar procedure.
If your underarms sweat excessively - a condition called hyperhidrosis - SAFELipo can reduce perspiration and odor. When performed in this area, SAFELipo physically disrupts and deactivates the apocrine (sweat and odor producing) glands to permanently reduce hyperhidrosis.
Preparing for SAFELipo Surgery
During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will review your general health, focusing on how SAFELipo may achieve your cosmetic goals. Together, you will explore what you want to achieve through SAFELipo, as well as any other procedures in which you might be interested. In our plastic surgery FAQs, we provide an overview of all types of procedures, including body contouring options that may complement your liposuction in Shreveport.
Your plastic surgeon will perform your SAFELipo procedure at The Wall Center's triple certified Ambulatory Surgical Center (Medicare, AAAASF, State of LA). Based on the areas targeted, the procedure can be performed using either local or general anesthesia. If local anesthesia is chosen, you can ask for a sedative so that you feel fully relaxed and do not experience pain during the procedure.
To extract excess fat evenly and gently, SAFELipo is performed in a 3-step S-A-FE process, consisting of: fat Separation, fat Aspiration, and Fat Equalization.
Fat Separation and equalization are performed with a specially designed "exploded" cannula, usually with the latest power-assisted liposuction (PAL) technology. The aspiration, or removal, of the separated fat can be accomplished quickly and gently, with a much smaller cannula designed to remove this "liquefied" fat without damaging the fragile blood vessels and nerves, unlike laser and ultrasonic lipo devices that generate tremendous amounts of heat that can kill these important structures. The final step in SAFELipo, fat equalization, is performed after all the excess fat has been removed. This important step ensures a silky smooth appearance by equalizing the remaining thin layer of fat below the skin. This final step, in concert with the first two steps, prevents a "wavy," lumpy, or unnatural appearance of the skin, and gives incredible liposuction results that are the talk of plastic surgeons and patients around the world.
In contrast to other types of liposuction in Louisiana, SAFELipo does not generate any heat. The absence of heat minimizes damage to the skin, blood vessels, nerves, and the remaining fat layer. In addition, SAFELipo's unique fat separation and equalization process provides beautiful results without the lumpiness and waviness that can result from all other liposuction techniques. SAFELipo not only produces more dramatic and smoother results than traditional tumescent, UAL, or laser liposuction, but it also results in minimal to no bruising and can shorten downtime.
Incisions will heal quickly and you should feel much more like yourself after only a few days. Soreness usually subsides within 1 to 2 weeks, and most swelling is resolved within the first 8 weeks.
Men and women who select SAFELipo will be able to see results immediately, although additional improvement will be seen as swelling subsides. As an additional benefit, skin tightening can be seen to improve up to a year after surgery. After the swelling and minimal bruising subside, you can enjoy the contoured, more defined body you wanted.
It's important to maintain your weight after your SAFELipo procedure, because although fat cells have been removed, the remaining fat cells can expand if you gain weight. By following a healthy diet and fitness plan, your liposuction in Louisiana can continue to enhance your body's shape. You'll feel motivated to do so, because you will feel more attractive and self-confident about your body, both in and out of clothing. In addition, you'll experience the increased energy that comes along with an improved appearance.
We look forward to helping you understand all your cosmetic options. Request a consultation at The Wall Center or call our office at (888) 791-1053. Conveniently located in Shreveport, Louisiana, our practice offers a complete array of cosmetic surgery and medical spa procedures at Jade MediSpa.