Liposuction – The Naked Truth!
Liposuction is an effective method for removing pockets of fat that are difficult to remove through exercise and diet. Many practitioners provide this service but before you choose a doctor, here are some things to consider:
1. Companies do not perform liposuction, doctors do. You need to review the operating doctor for your procedure based on the doctor’s work, not company advertising. At Surface, the only before and after pictures you will see are of the doctor’s own work.
2. The doctor that performs your procedure should be the same one that does the consultation. Beware if non-medical personnel do the liposuction consultation or if someone other than the actual operating surgeon performs the pre-operative evaluation and consultation. At Surface, the operating doctor always does your consult and can answer any questions you may have.
3. Always ask to see the actual operating doctor’s before and after pictures, not the pictures gleaned from random doctors across the country. Seeing selected before and after pictures from a doctor in Arkansas will not help you make your decision in Utah. At Surface, you only see before and after pictures performed by the doctor at Surface Medical Spas.
4. Is the doctor you are seeing Gephardt Approved in Utah? Surface Medical Spas is only cosmetic or plastic surgery provider in Utah that is Gephardt approved.
5. Does the doctor show you how much fat is removed and record the amount? Many doctors only remove a token amount of fat leaving the patient unhappy and needing more removal. At Surface, you will always see the amount of fat removed and know that the amount removed is all that is sensibly removable.
At Surface Medical Spas in Layton and Park City provides the most advanced form of Liposuction available anywhere. Our Smarter Liposuction™ procedure provides very little downtime, no need for general anesthesia and the smoothest possible results for our patients. Using localized anesthesia in the area being treated, we are able to vertically contour our patients problem areas, this ensures our patients have the smoothest, most natural looking results.
Surface Medical Spas offers Smarter Liposuction™ in Layton or Park City Utah.
Smarter Liposuction™ is a similar but more advanced form of Lipo in Utah but differs in that we don’t put the patient under general anesthesia and use a local or tumescent anesthesia instead. When you’re under general you are lying down the whole time so everything flattens out but things look entirely different when you are upright. So what we do is we stand the patient up during the process and this allows our surgeon to smooth out all of the irregularities that couldn’t be seen while in a lying position. We also use a much thinner cannula (which is a tool that takes the fat out of the body). Because the cannula is so small, the size of the holes are only about 3mm.
What Clients Are Saying
Having this procedure done was the best thing I ever did for myself! It gave me the motivation to get back to the gym. I am now in the best shape I’ve ever been in my life!”
I have always been a pretty confident person but I was always self conscious of my torso area. My torso was the one thing holding me back; it made me feel like I couldn’t be in bathing suit or wear certain outfits. During my Smarter Liposuction surgery experience the Dr. Barson kept me really informed and his assistants made me feel at ease. I now feel like I can face this summer and pull off a monokini. I feel leaner, I feel so much better about my body image entirely.” -Chelsea
Smarter Liposuction™ is a similar but more advanced form of Liposuction but differs in that we don’t put the patient under general anesthesia
Disclaimer: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.
Smarter Liposuction™ Process:
In Layton or Park City, our surgeon numbs the tissue with a saline based numbing solution. After the tissue is numbed, the solution and the fat are removed using a straw-like tool called a cannula, which is inserted, via tiny 2mm holes called adits. The sizes of the holes are small and the cannula is quit small. The procedure is quiet and the movements are gentle and slow. Smarter Liposuction leaves only tiny scars that fade over time to be almost unnoticeable. After the majority of the fat is removed, you will stand up and the final “fine tuning” will be accomplished in a standing position.
Is Smarter Liposuction™ Utah Safe?
This form of Liposuction, available now in Layton and Park City, is the safest ever devised. We’ve never had a patient experience a serious complication or infection. All serious complications and deaths have all been attributed to Liposuction under anesthesia.
What are the advantages of Smarter Liposuction™ over conventional Liposuction?
Smarter Liposuction™ in Layton and Park City from Surface Med Spas is much, much safer and less expensive than regular Liposuction . The results are usually much smoother and better blended than Liposuction under general anesthesia. The downtime, pain, swelling and bruising are usually much less and most people return to office type work in two or three days.
Questions & Answers
Am I A Good Candidate for Smarter Liposuction™ Surgery? A good candidate for liposuction is any patient who is unhappy with their body shape or contour. The best candidates for liposuction are in good health and have realistic expectations of what liposuction can accomplish. Liposuction can provide significant improvement, but it is unlikely to achieve perfection. There is no definite age or weight limit for patients who are “good candidates” for liposuction. Many liposuction patients are of average size but are concerned about localized accumulations of fat. However, an obese patient can be very happy with the results, especially if the abdomen is treated as this improves bending and other physical activities. Many clients have localized accumulations of fat that are hereditary and others in the family have a similar build.
A person who expects absolute perfection is not a good candidate for liposuction as perfection is not achievable with any present technology. Serious medical problems usually prevent liposuction but are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Realistic Expectations of My Smarter Liposuction™ Surgery? The goal of liposuction is to obtain an optimal aesthetic result rather than to maximize the amount of fat removed. Two of the most common causes for disappointment in the results of liposuction surgery is the localized removal of too much fat causing a lipotrophe and removing too little leaving the patient with little change. At Surface we use a number if specialized techniques such as vertical contouring, small vibrating cannulas, lasers and lipograters to produce the best result possible. We also redo bad liposuction from other doctors and this comprises about 20% of the liposuction we do.
Which Body Areas can be treated by Smarter Liposuction™? Body areas treated at Surface include: abdomen, love handles, back, arms, neck and jowl, cheeks, inner and outer thighs, ankles and calves, bra fat, breast contouring, sacral and cervical humps and lipomas. As an added benefit, we can take the fat from your liposuction and put it in another area such as; breasts, buttock, hands, faces and areas of the body with surgical or congenital defects.
How long is the Smarter Liposuction™ Surgery Post-Op and Recovery time? Most patients recover quickly because we allow excess fluids to drain from the liposuction site into sterile gauze pads. The drainage usually is complete within 24 hours and you are well on your way to recovery. Exercise can usually be resumed in 7-10 days and usual daily activities can begin the next day. Most people return to office type jobs in 3-5 days but some have resumed work the next day. We feel it is best to rest and recuperate after liposuction as people tend to recover quicker with a few days of good rest. The liposuctioned area will look better the next day but the final result will not be achieved for some months as swelling from the procedure slowly lessens.
Difference between Smarter Liposuction™ and Tummy Tuck? Liposuction removes fat from the entire abdomen area and love handles where desired. A tummy tuck only removes fat from the excised skin and fat area that generally has the shape of a football. Because the skin above the belly button is undermined or separated, it is usually not possible of liposuciton the fat in this area as tissue death may result. This usually leaves the person with tighter skin but also with excess fat above and below the tummy tuck scar. At Surface we redo tummy tucks by liposuctioning the excess fat in the upper abdomen and pubic areas. We can also use a subdermal lasering technique to tighten skin after liposuction that results in significant skin tightening.
|Smarter Liposuction™ is much, much safer and less expensive than regular Liposuction and the results are amazing!
Call and schedule a free Smarter Liposuction™ in Layton or Park City, Utah for consultation with Dr. Barson and get the body you have always wanted! 801.776.2002.
*Disclaimer: Individual results vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience. Best results with a good diet and regular exercise.
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- Scar Reduction and Revision
- Skin lesion and Mole Removal
- Smarter Liposuction™
- Stretchmark Reduction
- Surface Pointe Lifts for face and body
- Thermacell Skin Tightening
- Ultra Laser Lift
- Vampire Breast Lift
- Vampire Facial
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- Vampire Hair Regrowth
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