Laser Vs Traditional: Is Liposuction Right for You?

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Unfortunately, we are not all Pamela Anderson during her Baywatch years, and with bikini season in full-swing it can be more than depressing to show up at the pool with a body that’s less than flattering. If endless amounts of sit-ups, calorie counting, and cross-fit classes are leaving you with a body that’s less than bikini ready, it might be time to take the matter into the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon. With so many fat eliminating surgeries available, now is the best time to take the leap and learn about all available liposuction options.

Laser Liposuction

Best for: Arms, Inner Thighs, Neck, and Lower Abdomen   As a non-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is a procedure that can be done within a few hours without the need for anesthesia or major recovery time— in fact, recovery time for this type of procedure is typically around one to two weeks. This procedure involves a small laser that liquefies, and requires tiny incisions in order to suck up the melted fat. Much like traditional liposuction, there will be some swelling and bruising involved, but the results are well worth the extra uncomfortable feelings.

Traditional Liposuction

Best For: Body and Face   Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions into the target area, the surgeon will then scrape out the fat, and then suction it out with a medical device called a cannula. The typical recovery time for a traditional liposuction procedure is around six weeks, and much like any other surgical procedure, it does involve some bruising and swelling to the targeted area.   If you’re like a lot of women and struggle with the harsh realization that no matter how hard you try, you’re not going to look like the girl next door, it might be time to take a surgical approach in order to get you ready to hit the beach. If you’re interested in having a liposuction procedure done or just want to learn more about the pros and cons of this type of plastic surgery, consult a plastic surgeon about what type of procedure is best for you body and budget.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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