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Velashape Vs. Liposuction

Written by Cosmetic Surgery of New York | May 16, 2017 7:18:37 PM

In a perfect world we could eat as many doughnuts we wanted without ever gaining a pound. However, if you are living in the real world and are noticing that all of those doughnuts are starting to catch up to your waist and thighs, it’s time to take weight loss into your hands. If diet and exercise just aren’t quite doing the job for you, then it might be time to consider undergoing a medical procedure. This article will discuss the differences between two popular weight loss procedures, Velashape and Liposuction.

 

Liposuction

Liposuction has been on the market for decades. Although conceived to be a treatment solution to help individuals who are chronically overweight or obese, liposuction is actually a treatment designed to target stubborn fat areas like the upper thighs, arms, and stomach— not the entire body. By making small incision into your body, a doctor at Cosmetic Surgery of NY will then go under your skin using a camera in order to guide their way through your body and to target the fat. Once the fat has been spotted, the surgeon will then scrape away the fat using a medical device, after which a suction will then vacuum up all of the fat. Once the fat has been scraped and vacuumed away, you will be stitched up and sent off to recovery.

Once you wake up from the anesthesia and are approved by the doctor, you can go home and rest. During recovery, you can expect to be fairly sore and swollen around the surgical site. Also, you will be prohibited from things like heavy lifting or exercise for the first couple of weeks. However, once recovery is over, you will notice a completely new you that you likely never knew existed.

 

Velashape

Velashape is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed primarily to get rid of fat cells like cellulite in the legs, arms, buttocks, and stomach regions of the body. By using a combination of radio frequency waves, a laser and a suctioning massage, the size of fat cells are reduced and the skin will start to have a smoother appearance. Depending on how severe your problem areas are, you will more than likely have to undergo a few Velashape treatments until you start to see results.

 

To learn more about liposuction or Velashape, contact Cosmetic Surgery of NY today!