Why Slim lipo over conventional Liposuction?
Slim Lipo is a safer option
Liposuction is a process of forcibly sucking the fat out of the body using negative pressure by suction machine and breaking the fat cells using metal tube called “Cannula”.
Conventional Liposuction can be quite risky when the metal cannula is used close to the skin as that could cause skin damage by damaging the blood supply to the skin and that could cause pigmentation of the skin or skin necrosis. On the other hand, we use Slim Lipo close to the skin safely to stimulate collagen production and improve skin quality and shrinking of loose skin.
With conventional Liposuction, the cannula has to be pushed forcibly into the body and that could cause damage to important structures like muscles, blood vessels and nerves while 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.
Slim lipo has dual laser wave length, one wave length targets fat specifically and the other wave length targets the skin. This makes Slim lipo simply is one of the best treatments to excessive fat and sagging skin.
Slim lipo and skin retraction
Slim lipo is one of the best 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 month after the procedure. Slim lipo has laser wave length that selectively targets the collagen producing cells in the skin dermis and over a period of 6 months, the skin fibres shrink and full retraction is achieved in 9 months.
Slim lipo and downtime
The downtime after conventional liposuction is usually about 3-4 weeks of discomfort and bruising while after slim lipo down time is only from 3-4 days, some clients can go back to work in 2 days after the procedure.
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 and PAL system, we can safely remove a large volume of fat and can achieve the desired results with less discomfort and downtime.
The first step is to call our friendly staff and book a one on one consultation with our cosmetic surgeon Dr Mark Attalla
During the consultation, we will discuss your full medical history in details and will thoroughly examine you.
After examination the doctor will advise you on the suitability of the procedure, set the right expectations for the outcome, discuss with you the procedure in details and other available alternative options and we encourage you to ask as many questions as you want during the consultation to have a good idea about the procedure and to be rest assured that you make the right decision also the doctor will discuss the side effects in details and the costs involved.
Before you leave the clinic our friendly staff will give you a folder that contains a hard copy of more information about the procedure and referral for a blood test that you can use should you decide to go ahead with the procedure.
The procedure is done under sedation and that lowers the patient’s stress before and during surgery. The skin is injected with local anaesthesia and then a small nick in the skin, and then tumescent is injected under the skin to numb the whole area. The 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 man power force.
After the procedure, the patient should wear a compression garment for 4 weeks. The garment is designed to support the tissues and to minimise the chances of bruising and swelling.
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 surgery.
Recovery 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 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 procedure.
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:
Negligible complications do not pose a threat to the patient’s life or affect their bodily functions or interfere with their work ability.
Trivial complications cover Temporary bruising, Seroma, allergic reactions to drugs, irregularities of the skin or unevenness and hematomas.
Less common side effects include necrotizing fasciitis, infection and local Anaesthesia risks
How large are the small incisions?
Usually, we make 4-5 small nicks in the skin and it is about 3 mm wide and usually it heals within a week to ten days with hardly any marks after a few months of recovery.
When could we start to exercise?
The patient can start light exercise in one week and can return to full exercise in 2-3 weeks.