SlimLipo Gains Ground as Alternative to Conventional Liposuction

While thousands of men and women continue to line up for SmartLipo and Vaser liposelection to get rid of unwanted body fat and enhance their appearance, there are some new options on the horizon.  Researchers have been testing and evaluating the 'next revolution' in liposuction with the SlimLipo procedure. This FDA-approved procedure is becoming increasingly popular around the country, and is only available at a handful of cosmetic and plastic surgery centers in the United States.

SlimLipo was unveiled in September 2008 and has been approved by the FDA.  It is considered to be a minimally-invasive procedure that offers patients of all sizes a chance to enjoy the benefits of body contouring and sculpting without excessive pain and trauma to the body.

SlimLipo works using a selective laser induced melting process where energy waves are emitted deep into the skin to melt the fat completely.  The laser targets the fatty tissue to break it down rapidly, making it easier for the surgeon to extract the fat without affecting surrounding tissues and blood vessels.

SlimLipo is currently available at select cosmetic and plastic surgery centers around the country, and performed under local anesthesia.  After the fat is removed, the technique also helps create a more tightened and toned appearance; this is not usually achieved with liposuction alone, and many patients who undergo conventional liposuction turn to VelaShape and Thermage to further enhance their figure.

Further Reading

  • Women already head to plastic and cosmetic surgery centers in California for innovative procedures, and body lifts, breast implants and liposuction have become a popular choice for those who want to improve their bodies after pregnancy.

  • From liposuction surgery to ultrasound and infrared fat-zapping treatments, Americans are always looking for new ways to blast away a few extra pounds and achieve their ideal figure.

  • Heidi Montag is no stranger to plastic surgery, having undergone 10 plastic surgery procedures in a single day back in 2010. The star has had breast augmentation, liposuction, multiple nose jobs, and several other procedures to become what US Magazine describes as, “an over-the-top version of her”. Montag reportedly won’t be going under the knife again and recently told Celebuzz that, “It was a lot more than I could have expected. I really hate talking about it now because it was so long ago.”