Which Liposuction Treatment is the Best Procedure?

January 20, 2016


What did you do on New Year’s Eve?  Did you find yourself thinking about what goals you’d like to achieve in 2016?  Did any of those goals have anything to do with getting rid of that stubborn fat once and for all?

If so, you’re not alone.  Most people focus on losing weight in the New Year; however, despite consistent diet and exercise, many of these same individuals find it difficult to minimize the appearance of excess fat.  Trouble spots can include love handles, thighs, buttocks, the midsection, arms, and other body areas where fat can be tough to lose.

Fortunately, there are a number of liposuction procedures that can help eliminate unwanted fat.  From traditional liposuction to CoolSculpting and SmartLipo, there are many options that can be used to remove stubborn fat deposits.  But with so many treatment options out there, how can you know which choice is the right one for you?

To help you decide which fat reduction procedure is right for you, let’s take a look at the benefits associated with each one:

  • CoolSculpting: This FDA-approved treatment is the only non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses cooling to destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting is an ideal option for patients who may be reluctant to undergo an invasive surgery.  Many CoolSculpting patients prefer to use this procedure to spot-treat smaller of fat deposits.  Patients will need to undergo two or more CoolSculpting treatments to see ideal results; improvements will need to be maintained through diet and exercise.
  • SmartLipo: Looking for results similar to traditional lipo, without all the incisions and recovery time? SmartLipo (also referred to as laser-assisted liposuction) employs a very thin fiber optic cannula placed through a tiny skin incision into the treatment area.  The fiber optic delivers laser energy into the fat deposit; this energy; liquefies fat cells, coagulates tiny blood vessels and heats connective tissue fibers. Post-op swelling and bruising is reduced.  SmartLipo also produces a skin-tightening effect, which is ideal for avoiding sagging skin after the procedure.
  • Traditional (Tumescent) Liposuction: For patients with more extensive fat deposits, traditional liposuction may still be the ideal option.  An incision is made in the treatment area, through which the suction cannula is placed.  The surgeon will then move the cannula back-and-forth to break up the fat deposits, tiny clumps of fat cells, are then removed through the suction tubing.  Swelling is expected after this procedure, but bruising is minimized because the anesthetic fluid constricts capillaries and small blood vessels.

Liposuction Consultations Available

If you have further questions about liposuction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about liposuction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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