Alternatives to Liposuction What Options are Available?
Some of the alternatives to liposuction include modifying diet to lose excess body fat, exercise, accepting one’s body and appearance as it is, or using clothing or makeup to downplay or emphasize body or facial features. “Tummy tuck” is sometimes considered one of many alternatives to liposuctionof the abdomen. However, a tummy tuck is really a significantly more involved surgery which results in a large scar on the lower abdomen.
Micro-cannulas (size of a thermometer or less) to debulk large areas of fat
General anesthesia / IV sedation
Requires wearing girdle for shaping
Complications & side effects
No general anesthesia risks
Site bruising and soreness
Pain rates 3-4 out of 10; easily controlled with OTC pain relief
Minimal blood loss
Extremely low infection rate
No scars or freckle scar only
Risks and recovery from general anesthesia
Potential complications leading to hospitalization
Potential blood loss needing transfusion
Pain requiring prescription medication
Return to work in 24 hours
Exercise within a week after procedure
Weeks off work
Months until exercise can take place
no cosmetically annoying scars
Skin is tightened and firmed through debulking effect
Dramatic improvement with potentially visible scars and ‘shelf’
Liposuction under general anesthesia
Laser Liposuction SMARTLIPO
Long term is unknown
Performed by Dr. Wright
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My experience with Dr. Wright and his staff was exceptional. I have had two liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Wright and both were very successful. I would recommend Dr. Wright and his staff highly. The staff was professional and helpful with after care and follow-up appointments. If I had any other needs they would be on the top of my list.