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Common Types of Liposuction

If you have stubborn areas of unwanted fat, liposuction in Chicago, IL is one way to get rid of them when diet and exercise alone just don’t seem to work. It is an outpatient procedure that serves to remove fat, contouring the area and making it more proportioned. Once the surgeon has carried out an evaluation to assess your overall health and determined you are suitable for the treatment, you can choose from the following types of lipo at the John Bull Center.


SmartLipo® offers a less invasive alternative to liposuction through the use of laser technology. The surgeon aims a low-intensity laser beam at the treatment area to liquefy the cells. An advantage of SmartLipo® is that it increases collagen, which prevents skin sagging, and it produces minimal scarring.

You should need less time for recovery than traditional liposuction. This procedure is suggested for candidates within thirty pounds of their ideal body weight, so the results last longer. While the SmartLipo® procedure is less invasive with minimal risks, you need an experienced surgeon for the best results.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted lipo uses ultrasound to remove fat which is then vacuumed out via a cannula or a special emitter tool placed externally on the skin. Ultrasound liposuction is ideal for reducing fat in tight fibrous areas, such as the chin, neck, or calves.

First, the surgeon injects a tumescent fluid, which consists of a saline solution, epinephrine (a substance that shrinks capillaries), and anesthetic. The high frequency reduces discomfort and removes more fat.

An example of ultrasound liposuction is Vaser, sometimes called Vaser Selection or Vaser Shape. Vaser liposuction is ideal for candidates in good physical shape who just need some contouring. This procedure uses a combination of massage and heat from ultrasound waves to shrink fat cells. Since it doesn’t use anesthesia or require hospitalization, patients don’t require extensive recovery time.

Liposuction can help you regain your body confidence, but it still requires you to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain the positive results of your treatment. At the John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Chicago, IL we offer these types of lipo as well as traditional lipo. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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