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06/30/2022
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Lipo and Weight Loss: What’s the Skinny on Liposuction?

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People frequently ask questions about liposuction such as, “how much weight will I lose?” The key benefit of laser lipo is the ability to finely sculpt areas but not specifically result in weight loss. The amount of fat that we remove does not impact weight significantly. But since the areas that we treated were most affected by fat, they are slimmed down. Furthermore, we reduce fat so that it looks like you had significant weight loss all over the body. It would take a significant weight loss to bring about

05/4/2022
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The Real Scoop on Popular Lipo Treatments

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The tumescent liposuction technique is one of the most popular liposuction treatments, gaining in popularity thanks to the many benefits it provides. Unlike traditional liposuction, the tumescent liposuction technique uses localized anesthetic rather than general anesthesia, so patients remain conscious throughout the entire procedure. Localized anesthetic is much safer to use for patients, and causes little to no complications when compared to general anesthesia. Cosmetic surgeons use a tumescent fluid to surround the fat being removed, use a cannula to dislodge fat from the connective tissue, and then suction it

04/4/2022
Liposuction

Tumescent vs. “Super Lipo” Techniques

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When liposuction first became popular in the 1980s, treatments resulted in a large amount of bleeding, bruising, swelling, and painful recovery. These side effects quickly led plastic surgeons to search for techniques that could minimize these problems for their patients. The first innovation was designed to make fat removal less traumatic and painful for the body. Providers discovered that injecting limited amounts of intravenous-like fluid to expand the “fat space” made it easier to remove stubborn fat deposits. Soon, small amounts of epinephrine (AKA adrenaline) were added to narrow blood

09/27/2021
Liposuction

5 Liposuction Dos & Don’ts

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Liposuction is an excellent choice for patients looking to smooth problem areas and take their bodies to the next level. Genetics can play a large role in determining both men’s and women’s body shape and how our bodies respond to diet and exercise. While regular exercise and a healthy diet are always the first line of defense in keeping the body in prime condition, there are instances when no amount of physical effort or the most strict diet will get the job done. For patients who find themselves in this

07/6/2021
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Lipo + Renuvion: A Match Made in Heaven

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As our bodies age, it’s only natural to lose skin tone and elasticity and to experience greater difficulty losing or maintaining weight in certain problem areas.  This can result in a sagging appearance anywhere on the body, from the jowls to the arms to the neck to the buttocks. While a prescription of diet and exercise can work for many when it comes to weight loss, saggy or loose skin paired with stubborn fat can feel like an impossible problem to conquer. Laser liposuction is one of the most innovative

03/1/2021
Liposuction

4 Benefits of Laser Liposuction

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Laser liposuction is one of the most innovative treatments for removing problematic areas of fat on the body. Approved by the FDA for use in 2006, laser liposuction has quickly become a patient-preferred and out-patient treatment, in which a laser is used to quickly dissolve fat deposits and tighten the surrounding skin. And once the fat is removed, patients enjoy permanent results! Liposuction is an excellent choice for patients looking to smooth problem areas and take their bodies to the next level. Genetics can play a large role in determining

10/15/2020
Acne Treatments

Virtual Open House November 16

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Laser Lipo & Vein Center is excited to announce our favorite time of the year – our annual Open House! This year you can attend and enjoy the festivities from anywhere! Join us on Monday, November 16 at 10 AM CST for our 100% virtual event via Facebook Live. As always, all of our guests have the chance to win big prizes, learn about specials, and be the first to know about VIP offers. Don’t miss out!! RSVP today for a chance to win up to $5,000 in giveaways – you don’t even have

07/29/2020
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How Liposuction Can Benefit Different Areas of the Body

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Even when we work hard to stay fit, some individuals may find it nearly impossible to achieve the body size they want. Fat tissue builds up differently for everyone, and some fat tissue, such as the subcutaneous fat tissue found in lipedema, is highly resistant to standard diet and exercise. If you are feeling the impact of fat on your body without seeing the results you want, it may be time to consider liposuction. This advanced procedure uses new techniques to make sure your body can heal quickly and provide

06/8/2020
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BodyTite vs Lipo: Which Should You Choose?

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We all want to look our best but doing so may require a little extra work. If you are not seeing the results you want with regular dieting and exercise, you may need a treatment to help you get rid of unwanted fat. One of the easiest ways to get rid of any unwanted fat tissue is through liposuction. This treatment can easily remove pockets of fat tissue but can leave behind loose skin. Areas where liposuction is often performed such as the inner thighs, upper arms, and lower abdomen

05/12/2020
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Announcing Office Hours & COVID-19 Update

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We miss you and can’t wait to see you again soon… We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on how we will proceed with seeing patients.  First, it is important to understand that while St. Charles County has authorized the re-opening of most businesses, this is not a green light to go back to “business and usual” and disregard safety measures such as observing social distancing rules, staying six feet apart, wearing a mask, hand washing, and other safety protocols. Our plan is to resume patient