Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. In the US, more than 258,000 people got liposuction in 2018, making only breast augmentation more popular.
The downside of liposuction, though, is that it requires anesthetization and requires incisions where a small tube connected to a vacuum will be inserted into your skin to suck the fat cells out of your body. If you would prefer a less-invasive, non-surgical option, then OptiLipo may be right for you.
Read on to learn more about this new procedure being performed by Dr. Simon Ourian at EpioneBeverly Hills.
What Is OptiLipo?
Where traditional liposuction removes fat cells from your body, the OptiLipo procedure cools the fat cells without ever puncturing the skin’s surface. Instead of vacuuming the fat cells out, as you would in traditional liposuction, the body’s natural process gets rid of them.
OptiLipo uses the science of cryolipolysis to reduce fat cells. Research on cryolipolysis has found that fat cells are vulnerable to extreme cold, so when they are cooled to temperatures around 30 to 39 degrees Fahrenheit, they are injured. Once the fat cells are damaged, the body’s inflammatory response is triggered to get rid of the fat cells.
Unlike traditional liposuction, there is very little downtime after OptiLipo, there is no anesthesia, and the procedure is performed in a doctor’s office or an outpatient clinic. Because the skin is never broken and there is no anesthesia involved, you can be up and moving around and back to your normal daily activities as soon as the procedure is over. Recovery time for traditional liposuction can be several weeks.
OptiLipo Pictures from @SimonOurianMD1
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have stubborn areas of fat that you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise, and are otherwise healthy and physically fit, OptiLipo may be the solution for you. It works best on localized areas of the body, including the belly, bra bulge (the area on your back that spills out of your bra), love handles, jowls, arms, thighs, and chin.
If you are a person who reacts badly to anesthesia and would prefer to be awake for the procedure, OptiLipo allows that. The side effects are often short-term and relatively minor, including redness, tenderness, tingling, and minor cramping.
Compared to the side effects of traditional liposuction, which includes a potential for infection, scarring, bleeding, and wearing a compression garment for weeks, OptiLipo is an extremely easy procedure.
Ready to Try OptiLipo?
If you are otherwise healthy and fit but just can’t get rid of those stubborn areas of fat on your body, OptiLipo might be the answer for you! A relatively painless treatment in Dr. Ourian’s office can finally get you the body that you’ve been working for.