While many people are choosing to fore go cosmetic or plastic surgery during the economic recession, others are finding ways to finance more affordable treatments. Some of the most affordable procedures include laser liposuction, Botox injections and other dermal fillers that create the appearance of a facelift.
Doctors Elizabeth Hagberg and Mark Hagberg, owners of the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Edina, Minnesota say that laser-assisted liposuction is still a popular procedure during these tough economic times. (Source: PR.com)
These lipo procedures have many advantages over conventional liposuction, and although pricey, may be the best investment for those who want to improve their appearance for their career, or to increase self-confidence and self-esteem.
ProLipo, SmartLipo, Vaser Liposelection Slim Lipo and CoolLipo are the brand names of this innovative procedure that works by liquefying the fat before extraction. This process reduces the risk of damage to the surrounding tissues, blood vessels and nerves, and also leads to a quick recovery time. These procedures also stimulate collagen production under the skin which makes the skin tighter and firmer. For individuals who are worried about loose, hanging skin after fat removal, these procedures have a built-in tightening effect so the result is a smoother, more contoured appearance.
Laser-assisted liposuction is also less costly than traditional liposuction because there are no operating room charges involved, and an anesthesiologist is not necessary. These costs alone can be upward of $2,000, so the savings may make this procedure a worthwhile investment for those who want to get rid of excess body fat.
The recovery process involves rest for up to a week after the procedure, but most patients can resume normal activities within days. The area being treated is numbed with general anesthetic, and pain or discomfort can be managed with painkillers. Overall, the procedure is less traumatic than conventional liposuction and results can be seen immediately.