Overview of the PureLipo Liposuction Procedure

PureLipo is designed to remove both large and small amounts of fat and can be performed at a plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa without general anesthesia. It is an attractive body sculpting option for permanently removing localized fat in most parts of the body. If you’ve been struggling to lose a few inches around your waist, hips, thighs and buttocks, you may be a good candidate for the PureLipo liposuction procedure. Here’s a close look at how PureLipo works, and what its key benefits are:

How PureLipo Liposuction Works

PureLipo is performed on an outpatient basis in the medical spa or plastic surgery setting, and typically takes about two hours per treatment area. The patient is awake throughout the entire procedure. The doctor injects a salt water solution into the skin to plump up the fat cells and separate it from the dermis and muscle. Epinephrine in this solution helps reduce bleeding and bruising, and also constricts the blood vessels in the treatment area.
After the fluid is in place and the local anesthetic begins working, the doctor can insert a small tube into the skin through a small incision. They can then begin suctioning the fat out of the treatment area using high-powered suction. Since the procedure is very targeted and precise, the doctor is able to shape and sculpt the body as the fat is removed.
After the procedure, patients can expect some bruising and swelling of the tissues, and some fluid drainage at the treatment site. In cases where a significant amount of fat is removed, compression garments will need to be worn to reduce swelling and promote the drainage process. Most people can resume regular activities after about 72 hours of rest post-procedure.
The best candidates for the PureLipo liposuction procedure are men and women who are in good overall health, and have extra fatty deposits that have not responded to diet and exercise.

Key Benefits of PureLipo Liposuction Procedures

The PureLipo liposuction procedure offers a number of advantages over other treatments, and may be an especially attractive option for patients who do not want to deal with the side effects associated with general anesthesia. Some of the key benefits of PureLipo liposuction include:
  • Less downtime than conventional liposuction
  • Less risk of ridges and dimpling of the skin
  • Offers body sculpting and body contouring benefits
  • Minimal bleeding and bruising
  • Can remove up to 4 liters of fat in a single treatment session
  • Reduced chance of scarring
  • Little to no damage to the dermis
PureLipo has been approved in the United States, but the costs of the procedure are typically not covered by medical insurance providers. The average cost of PureLipo in the United States is about $5,000 per treatment area and session.
While the PureLipo procedure offers several benefits, there are some risks involved with the procedure. Some of the most common risks and side effects include excessive scarring, bleeding at the treatment site, and infection.
Learn more about liposuction in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the PureLipo procedure.