What Are The Three Types Of Liposuction Procedures?

Many women are going under the knife to improve their body shape. One of the most common areas women request liposuction treatment in is the stomach area. It can be hard to get your desired results with just exercising. Read on to find out more about the three types of liposuction.


Tumescent is one of the most common and invasive types of liposuction. This procedure contours and removes fat from areas that are hard to change with just exercise and diet. It works by injecting fluid into the area where you want to remove the fat. Your surgeon then suctions the fat out of the area.

After your surgical procedure, you should expect the skin to be loose around the surgical area. It can take a few months before the skin tightens. You should also expect some bruising and swelling. Recovery time is from one to two weeks.


Laser-assisted liposuction uses FDA approved laser technology to melt your fat cells. It is also referred to as SmartLipo. This procedure removes fat and tightens the skin to decrease the appearance of cellulite. The laser technology stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein found in your skin that keeps it looking youthful and healthy.

Recovery time varies depending on the individual. You can go home the same day as the surgery. There will be soreness, but you will be able to function. Most people return to work the next day depending on how much liposuction is done and the area.


Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic vibrations to melt fat cells for easy removal. This procedure is used for removing fat from hard to treat areas like your cheeks, chin, neck, calves and upper back. Recovery is from a few days to a couple of weeks.

Maintain Your Results

It helps to eat a healthy diet and follow an exercise program to maintain results. If you gain weight, then your body may store the fat in a new location. It helps to understand that liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise. However, it can complement your weight loss regime.

There are different reasons why people have excessive skin in problem areas on their body. It is really hard to improve these areas with just exercise after going through a dramatic weight loss. If you are living a healthy lifestyle and not seeing results, then it may be time to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon like Westlake Cosmetic and Medical Group, Inc.