Why Slim Liposuction Over Conventional Liposuction?
Liposuction was first used in the 1920s by the French surgeon, Charles Dujarier. Since that time, the use of suction to remove fat and sculpt the body has progressed dramatically. Modern liposuction has evolved to reduce previous post-surgical complications associated with liposuction drastically.
Despite these improvements, patients are still always looking for non-surgical liposuction options that will provide comparable results. Slim Lipo was developed to bridge the gap between traditional liposuction and non-surgical alternatives.
Three of the main types of liposuction offered by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne are traditional Liposuction, Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) , Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction (UAL) and Laser-Assisted Liposuction (LAL) (SmartLipo or SlimLipo).
Dr Attalla walks through a real liposuction consultation
A Less Invasive Choice For Liposuction
Though it is still a surgical procedure and thus carries some risks, Slim Lipo is a far less invasive option than standard liposuction. This new liposuction modality is becoming increasingly popular for those looking to sculpt and define their bodies.
- Less invasive than normal liposuction
- Decrease downtime after the procedure with rapid recovery
- With the targeted approach, problem areas can be easily reduced within a few treatment sessions
Easier, Safer, Gentler – Slim Lipo
Conventional liposuction can be risky. If the metal cannula used in the procedure has to be employed close to the skin, damage can occur due to interfering with the delicate blood supply to the skin. Such damage can cause a change in skin pigmentation or skin necrosis.
The gentler touch of Slim Lipo allows it to be used close to the skin to safely and effectively stimulate collagen production and improve skin quality and shrinking of loose skin without the risks of conventional liposuction.
Check out Slim Lipolysis Surgery performed by Dr Attalla (Before and After Result)
Gentle Treatment with Effective Results
With conventional liposuction, the cannula has to be pushed forcibly into the body, and that could cause damage to essential structures like muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. With Slim Lipo, the probe is pushed gently into the fat layer, and the laser does its magic in dissolving the unwanted fat and tighten the loose skin at the same time, getting more from the liposuction procedure..
Slim Lipo has dual laser wavelength, one wavelength targets fat specifically, and the other wavelength targets the skin. This makes Slim Lipo and excellent form of liposuction treatments and forms of liposuction to address excessive fat and sagging skin.
Improved Skin Retraction For Long-Lasting Results
Slim Lipo is one of the best liposuction methods to achieve good skin retraction for people with sagging skin after weight loss or giving birth. Skin retraction improves gradually over a period of 6-9 months after the procedure..
Slim Lipo is cutting-edge technology to provide you excellent results with reduced risk and recovery time. Slim Lipo has a laser wavelength that selectively targets the collagen-producing cells in the skin dermis. As a result, over a period of six months, the skin fibres shrink, with full retraction achieved in nine months after the liposuction procedure.
Reduced Recovery Time Without Sacrificing Results
The downtime after conventional liposuction is usually about 3-4 weeks of discomfort and bruising; the downtime after Slim Lipo is usually between 3-4 days, with some patients able to go back to work within two days post-procedure.
So What Is Traditional Liposuction?
Liposuction is the process of forcibly sucking the fat out of the body using negative pressure by suction machine and breaking the fat cells using a metal tube called a “cannula.”
Traditional or conventional liposuction is the original method used to perform liposuction procedures and is still very popular among cosmetic surgeons. Traditional liposuction involves the creation of incisions over fat deposits, into which a cannula is inserted to break up and remove the fat from the body.
This liposuction procedure, which initially involved a higher rate of post-surgery complications, has been refined and improved with the invention of tumescent anaesthesia. Tumescent anaesthesia is a mixture of a large volume of saline, local anaesthetic, and adrenaline used in liposuction.
The benefits of using tumescent anaesthesia over local anaesthesia during liposuction procedures are that tumescent anaesthesia shrinks the blood vessels under the skin and helps to minimise blood loss during the procedure, from about 50 – 60% using the old procedure down to 1%. This also allows for quicker recovery time.
Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction
Sometimes no matter how much we exercise or how well we eat, there are parts of our body that just don’t change. With Slim Lipo, liposuction and the PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) system, we can safely remove a large volume of fat and can achieve the desired results with less discomfort and downtime. Liposuction offers an effective way to achieve the aesthetic you’re looking for. Slim lipo when combined with PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) allows the surgeon to remove more fat than conventional liposuction and helps more skin retraction and tightening.
Traditional liposuction is suitable for patients with a large volume of fat that needs to be removed. Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity are advised by Dr. Attalla to undergo another method of liposuction such as Slim Lipo. It should also be kept in mind that traditional liposuction involves a longer recovery time than other methods.
Benefits of Traditional Liposuction
- Suitable for large volume fat removal
- Addition of tumescent anaesthesia – improved process and reduced recovery time
- Longer recovery time than other fat reduction methods
What Is Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL)?
Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is a modernised version of liposuction, also performed using tumescent anaesthesia. PAL involves the cannula being connected to a motorised handpiece, which sends micro-vibrations down through the cannula and into the subcutaneous fat beneath the skin. These vibrations gently loosen the fat, making the suction process easier and resulting in less tissue trauma than traditional liposuction.
Benefits of Slim Lipo:
- Less invasive than normal liposuction,
- Decreased downtime after the procedure with a faster recovery
- With a targeted approach, problem areas can be easily reduced within a few treatment sessions
The smaller size of the cannula also allows the PAL method to be used on areas of the body, which are more difficult to sculpt, such as the inner thighs and male breast area.
Similar to traditional Liposuction, PAL is a good choice for a patient who has a large volume of fat that needs to be removed, but it is not suitable for those with moderate skin laxity.
The benefits of Power Assisted Liposuction include;
- Greater surgical control
- Able to be used on a wider range of areas
- Ease of use and greater control over the cannula by the surgeon
- Shorter surgery and recovery period
- Less scarring and bruising post-surgery
- Able to be used on a wider range of areas
Non Surgical Liposuction
Could CoolSculpting be Right for You?
For those who want to avoid surgical procedures like liposuction altogether, there are non-invasive fat removal processes available. Modalities such as coolsculpting (where a machine freezes fat cells), or fat dissolving injections (where a solution is injected in the fatty area to dissolve fat) can fulfil this need for clients in a simpler form of liposuction.
Precision Body Contouring With Vaser Lipo
If you’ve struggled with weight gain, and exercise and diet just haven't given you the transformation you’d like, VASER lipo® liposuction can help. VASER lipo uses a precise, minimally invasive liposuction technology that produces visible results in just one procedure.
Additionally, the technology provides many benefits versus traditional liposuction treatments.
The procedure is tissue-selective, targeting fat while protecting other tissues from damage. It’s powerful enough to eliminate substantial areas of fat but gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the neck and arms. VASER lipo liposuction is clinically proven to produce even results in treated areas via its form of liposuction, leaving your skin smoother and your body contours enhanced.
Key Benefits of VASER Liposuction:
- Produce visible results in a single liposuction procedure
- Easily remove large amounts of stored fat
- Can result in smoother skin, even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Helps refine and accentuate the appearance of muscles.
So Which One Is The Best For You?
Chelsea Cosmetics specialise in body contouring, offering liposuction as part of our range of professional cosmetic procedures in the heart of Melbourne. Our experienced team is passionate about helping you find the right treatment options for you to achieve the results you want. Contact us today for a complimentary assessment to see if you are right for liposuction with Dr. Attalla.
Terms and Conditions
- Price based on BMI, number of treatment area(s), and finance approval
- Valid for ages 18 and over
- Not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials
- If you have severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult your doctor
- Results will vary for each person
- Timing of procedure to be agreed upon between patient and practitioner
- Recommended only for patients who fully understand the treatment and the risks of the treatment
- Not suitable for those who are pregnant, breast feeding, have neuromuscular disease, Bell’s palsy, or any active skin disease.
“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”
Why Choose Chelsea Cosmetics?
Most Advanced Technologies
We always look for the most advanced technology all over the world and we pioneered Stem cells/ fat transplant, Skin Mesotherapy gun and Plasma pen fibroblast treatment.
Dr Mark Attalla has a 20 years of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. All the patients are examined well for their suitability for surgeries and all the required tests are done before surgery.
We also pride ourselves with keeping up to date with the ever changing cosmetic industry. Continuous learning is the only way we can provide the latest and most effective procedures.
How it Works
The liposuction procedure is done under sedation, lowering the patient’s stress before and during surgery. Local anaesthesia is injected at the site so that a small nick can be made in the skin, where the tumescent anaesthesia is then injected to numb the whole area.
The liposuction laser is used first under the skin to melt the fat and tightens the skin, and then power-assisted suction (PAL) is used gently under the skin where the cannula vibrates and breaks the remaining fat without using any power force. PAL has much stronger power to remove more fat from the patient than conventional liposuction without the need to use any manpower force. After the procedure, the patient should wear a compression garment for four weeks. The garment is designed to support the tissues and to minimise the chances of bruising and swelling from liposuction.
Tumescent anaesthesia is a large volume of diluted local anaesthesia that has the advantage of numbing the liposuction area, and at the same time, it shrinks the blood vessels, which minimises the discomfort during the surgery and any chance of bleeding after the liposuction surgery.
Recovery from this form of liposuction is very rapid. It is quite common to sense some tenderness, and some patients could resume work the very next day. A compression garment will be worn on the treated section for 4-6 weeks. While results may differ for each liposuction patient, they cannot be guaranteed. On consultation, Dr. Attalla will be able to advise you if you are a good candidate for the Slim Lipo liposuction procedure.
- Unrealistic expectation.
- Patients that have undergone crash dieting prior to the treatment.
- Morbid Obesity (mega non-surgical liposuction controversial due to higher risk of mortality from fluid shifts)
- Anaesthesia (allergy to the medications)
- Patients with history of bad scarring or keloids
Minor & Common Complications:
Complications do not pose a threat to the patient’s life or affect their bodily functions or interfere with their work ability.
Some of the complications from liposuction include…
- Temporary bruising
- Allergic reactions to drugs
- Irregularities of the skin
- Unevenness and hematomas
Less common side effects include
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Local Anaesthesia risks
Before and After Gallery
- Traditional liposuction or Power assisted liposuction $2990 per area (based on the BMI and size of the areas)
- Vaser Lipo $3200 per area
- Laser Lipo $3500 per area
For the following areas: Upper abdomen Lower abdomen Love handles (both sides) Upper bra fold (both sides) Lower bra fold (both sides) Anterior arm (both sides) Posterior arm (both sides) Front of the thigh (both sides) Outer thighs (both sides) Inner thighs (both sides) Back of the thigh (both sides) Inner knees (both sides) Inner legs (both sides) Outer legs (both sides) Back of the legs (both sides) Ankle area (both sides) Chin