Differences Between BeautiFill and Traditional Liposuction | Laser Lipo in Irvine, CA

Written by Jade Phoenix

February 7, 2022

Liposuction is a very popular procedure to obtain a trimmer body with little effort, but it is also prone to certain drawbacks that come with surgery. However, traditional liposuction is no longer the only choice available. With the advancements in cosmetic surgery and medicine, acquiring a beautiful figure with less pain and more comfort is now more realistic than ever. This blog will help you understand the differences between BeautiFill’s laser lipo and the traditional way to do liposuction.

Advantages of BeautiFill’s Technology Over Traditional Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed every year all over the globe. There are two main liposuction techniques and, before opting for one, you need to understand their disparities.

  • Less trauma

One of the main differences between traditional and laser liposuction is the amount of trauma the skin goes through. The traditional procedure extracts the fat from the body via vacuum suction and a cannula for the fatty deposits, resulting in mechanical trauma to the skin. Since these deposits tend to be in hard-to-reach areas, there are often irregularities or asymmetric spots post-surgery.

On the other hand, laser liposuction coagulates the blood vessels as it works, significantly reducing bleeding and potential bruising. Instead of using traditional suction, laser technology utilizes thermal energy that gently loosens the fat before extraction and minimizes trauma on the skin. Due to these benefits, the recovery time post-procedure for patients is also shorter than with traditional methods.

  • Skin Tightening

Another important distinction between these treatments is BeautiFill’s ability to provide skin tightening results. There is a high risk of developing loose or saggy skin with traditional liposuction, especially if you have low skin elasticity. The abrupt extraction of the fat leaves the extra skin to hang for undetermined amounts of time before it heals and adapts to your new shape. BeautiFill has a patented and skin-safe 360-degree laser, which causes dermal heating during the procedure. The heat delivered to the deep layers of your skin during the procedure contracts the existing collagen and encourages the creation of new collagen and elastin, producing tighter and smoother-looking skin.

(With our cutting-edge laser technology, we offer the best skin tightening techniques in Irvine!)

  • Procedural Advantage

Typically, traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia and the patient is put fully asleep. However, BeautiFill operates with local tumescent anesthesia. This form of sedation allows the patient to be awake during the entirety of the procedure with minimal discomfort. The awareness state benefits both the patient and the operating provider because it eases the fear of ‘going under’ and allows the patient to express any pain or discomfort during the treatment.  This feedback enables better targeted treatment, the ability to work around more sensitive areas, and results in less trauma and quicker recovery afterward.

  • Less Recovery Time Needed

Because BeautiFill’s laser technology results in minimal body trauma, the recovery time after the procedure is also significantly shorter than with traditional liposuction. While the specific time will depend on the amount of removed fat and areas where it was taken or transferred from, one or two days at home is all that is needed before resuming your normal activities. You will need to wear compression garments over the treated areas for a short time to ensure your body adapts to the new shape while it is healing

  • Fat Transfer

The ability to repurpose the removed fat to restore volume to other body areas is another significant distinction. BeautiFill laser lipo preserves the retrieved living fat cells to be re-implanted in locations where they are needed such as face, breasts, and buttocks.

Laser Lipo At Irvine Medspa | Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine

Laser lipo is a less invasive and more effective option for your desired goals. It has all the benefits from traditional liposuction, enhanced with less trauma, quicker recovery, and a better skin tightening effect. If you search for cosmetic surgery in Irvine, contact us at Jade Phoenix Aesthetic Medicine. We have some of the best contouring specialists in Irvine. Call (949) 988-0289 or schedule an appointment with us today!

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