When considering body sculpting, you must separate hype from reality. We believe the fusion of advanced technology with education, experience, and artistry produces a far superior result.
Most modern liposuction procedures start with infusing tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid is composed of saline, lidocaine for pain control, epinephrine for bleeding control, and bicarbonate to make the infusion less painful. The quantity of these substances will depend on the area being treated. If you hear of the “wet technique” or “super-wet technique.” These terms refer to the quantity of fluid injected. No matter what type of liposuction is to be used, you can expect some amount of tumescent fluid to be injected.
After the infusion of the tumescent fluid, varying technologies may be applied, including laser or ultrasound, to break up and release the fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Skin tightening and fat breaking technologies vary and include laser-assisted (such as Smartlipo) or ultrasound (such as Vaser), or radiofrequency devices such as ThermiTight or J-plasma. Power-Assisted liposuction called MicroAire or a water-jet assisted system may be applied to loosen and break up the fat. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method. We have selected what we believe to be the most effective technologies, including Smartlipo. Our laser liposuction treatment is cutting edge and can help you attain your beauty goals.
Recovery from a single Smartlipo treatment requires only a day or two. For more involved cases such as multiple area liposuction and fat transfer cases, recovery takes from five to seven days before you can return to work or other activities. Click here for information on recovery from our liposuction.
We have performed thousands of procedures, and over the years, we have created a library of more in-operative and area-specific details on the surgery. If you are interested, you may want to explore our techniques and incision pages.
Contact DC Cosmetics to find out more about liposuction, body sculpting, and removing excess fat with liposuction or laser liposuction with Dr. Khalifeh. Fill out our online appointment form, or call us directly to schedule your appointment at (301) 244-0148.
Visit the Cynosure website to learn about Smartlipo technology.
This is an important question and is related again to weight control (a recurrent theme). Click here to get the facts about recovery.
Liposuction is not a weight control method. It is a body reshaping treatment. This important distinction can help you achieve long term results after liposuction. Read about liposuction vs. weight loss for more information.
Smartlipo is a tolerable procedure for most patients that do not want to undergo anesthesia.