How Is SAFELipo Different From Traditional Liposuction?

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on September 25, 2018

Body contouring with liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States.

By best estimates, over 500,000 liposuction procedures were performed last year alone. But not all liposuction techniques are the same. A multitude of new technologies has brought both a litany of choices and confusion regarding which is best for you.

Let's take a look at the difference between SAFELipo and traditional liposuction.

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 How Does Traditional Liposuction Work?

The human body has two layers of fat under the skin. The first is superficial and close to the skin's surface. The second is deeper but still on top of the muscle layer. It is the deep layer of fat that liposuction targets.

With traditional liposuction, the surgeon makes a small incision in the skin and down to this deep fat layer. The fat is first injected with a solution of numbing liquid. The surgeon then inserts a cannula or probe that simultaneously breaks the fat apart and suctions it out.

With traditional liposuction, results can vary. Contour irregularities and a ‘lumpy-bumpy’ appearance is the most common reason for an unsatisfactory result. The combination of breaking up fat and suctioning at the same time can increase chances of nerve damage and injury to blood vessels.

beautiful-woman-in-bikini-smiling-safelipo-liposuctionWhat Makes SAFELipo Different?

SAFELipo takes traditional liposuction to the next level. The procedure is much gentler to the human body, with fewer complications than traditional liposuction. It also leaves behind smoother results.

The first step in the SAFELipo procedure is to separate the fat from the surrounding tissues. The surgeon uses specialized probes to break the bonds and create an emulsification of fat. This lessens the chances of nerve damage and blood vessel destruction.

The next step in the SAFELipo procedure is to remove the emulsified fat. Because the fat is already in a liquefied state, the doctor can use smaller, thinner cannula and lighter suction during the procedure. This helps keep the blood vessels and nerves intact.

The final step in the SAFELipo procedure is equalizing the fat layer. Once the excess fat is gone, there should be a light layer of fat under the skin left. The doctor uses fat equalization probes to make sure that layer is even and will not leave behind deep dimples or pockets of fat.

This final step is what makes the SAFELipo procedure stand out from traditional liposuction. The most common complaint of past liposuction patients was the uneven results they got from the traditional procedure. And those uneven results happened even with the most skilled cosmetic surgeons. This new procedure offers a smooth, even result that patients just love.

Where Can I Get SAFELipo In Amarillo?

If you want to learn more about SAFELipo, contact Proffer Surgical Associates in Amarillo. We offer a wide range of cutting-edge procedures customized to your needs.

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Topics: Body Contouring