Posted: March 9, 2018
For the third straight year, liposuction is the second most-performed plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. According to stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 246,354 liposuction procedures performed last year, a five percent increase from 2016.
Second only to breast augmentation, which has been the number one plastic surgery procedure for nearly a decade, liposuction’s increase is in sync with the continued rise of plastic surgery. In a statement released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the rise of liposuction—and plastic surgery in general—can be tied to the advent of advanced technologies, a more robust economy, and an aging population looking to trim and tone their bodies in an ever-competitive society.
Liposuction is a body contouring plastic surgery procedure that helps reshape targeted areas of the body that have excess fat. This procedure improves your proportions by removing localized pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. With the advancements in techniques and technologies, liposuction can hit a wide range of body areas, including:
- Face, neck, jowls
- Chest and back
- Abdomen and flanks
- Thighs, calves, and ankles
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel uses advanced methods of liposuction to address your body contouring needs. One such method he uses is VASER® Liposelection, which is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to gently remove fat from your body. This technique helps easily remove fat while lessening discomfort and bruising while improving healing and recovery time.
Another advance method Dr. Zwiebel uses is the S.A.F.E. Liposuction technique, which stands for fat Separation, fat Aspiration and Fat Equalization. This method is also minimally-invasive and uses quick, easy strokes of a small cannula to remove unwanted fat with little bruising and a shorter healing time compared to traditional liposuction.
It’s important to note however that liposuction is not meant as a weight-loss solution. Rather, it’s a means to help those with small areas of fat to slim and tone their figure. Dr. Zwiebel will help you understand the ins-and-outs of this procedure during your consultation. It’s during this time that he’ll evaluate your medical history and current health to make sure that you’re healthy enough for this treatment. Our goal at the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is to provide our patients with exceptional plastic surgery care while keeping your health and safety in mind at all times.
If you’d like to learn more about liposuction at our office and if it can help you, please contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 303-470-3400 to schedule your consultation. We happily help people reach their cosmetic goals in Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and other nearby areas of Colorado.