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LIPO-VIBE Liposuction: Revolutionizing Body Contouring
Struggling with stubborn fat pockets? At Natural Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona, triple board-certified Scott Edwards, MD, and his highly trained staff offer the most advanced forms of liposuction to help you obtain a naturally improved and sculpted appearance. One of the most unique and cutting-edge advances in this field is LIPO-VIBE Liposuction.
What is LIPO-VIBE liposuction?
LIPO-VIBE liposuction is a minimally invasive fat removal and body contouring procedure. It is designed to remove stubborn fat effectively that is resistant to diet and exercise—with minimal downtime to the patient. LIPO-VIBE uses ultrasonic vibration and suction to gently remove unwanted fat, with some patients opting for fat transfer to other areas of the body.
How is LIBO-VIBE Liposuction different from other forms of Liposuction?
Although many liposuction techniques exist over the years and can help trim your waist and improve your abdomen, a comparison will help you understand the benefits of each procedure and which one will more effectively improve your appearance and your safety.
The classic form of liposuction is often referred to as Suction-Assisted Liposuction or SAL. This technique is the basis of all methods today and is still practiced today. SAL requires a surgeon to continually move their wrist back-and-forth until the desired amount of fat is removed. The repetitive movements to dislodge and remove fat cells is not gentle and can be traumatic to the tissues resulting in a lengthy recovery period and irregularities to occur under the skin once healing is complete. Often, patients are placed under general anesthesia and further surgery is needed to tighten resulting loosely hanging skin. More anesthesia and more surgery carry more risk of complications.
Heat-assisted liposuction techniques, like those used by Vaser and SmartLipo systems, while touted as fast and minimally invasive, can result in severe complications. Potential risks of heat-assisted liposuction can range from the cosmetic: dimpling, discoloration, scarring, or sagging skin, to the health-compromising: infection, inflammation, and even skin necrosis. The laser can result in burns, and pain from the procedure can last for months.
LIPO-VIBE liposuction targets unwanted fat cells using the power of vibration, while leaving the surrounding blood vessels, nerve tissues, and connective tissues intact and unharmed. This results in less bruising and scarring and injury to important structures. Heat-generating liposuction machines such as SmartLipo machines or Vaser liposuction can cause unsightly scarring and dimpling.
LIPO-VIBE liposuction machine used at Natural Radiance utilizes a High Definition (HD) Liposuction technique, which is better for both patients and doctors. HD Liposuction also allows for more versatile patient selection. Unlike most liposuction systems on the market, the safety and ease of the LIPO-VIBE liposuction equipment means there is no upper Body Mass Index (BMI) limit. This is because the FDA acknowledges the gentle nature in which LIPO-VIBE removes fat. The risks of heat- assisted liposuction such as Vaser and SmartLipo increase substantially at BMIs over 28. Heat-generating techniques also can cause discoloration on certain skin types. The vibration used by the LIPO-VIBE liposuction system is ideal for all skin types because it replaces heat and eliminates the risk of discoloration.
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When removing fat, most liposuction techniques destroy the soft-tissue scaffolding that secures the fat in place. By doing so, skin sags because it is left with no internal support. Several techniques claim to tighten the skin after removing the fat, thus minimizing the sagging effects of liposuction. SmartLipo and Vaser liposuction rely on generating heat to burn tissues and cause scarring to hold skin up. We believe this is an overly risky, uncontrolled, and needless strategy to achieve this goal. LIPO- VIBE liposuction removes fat but leaves the soft-tissue structure intact. This mimics the body’s natural way of removing fat stores metabolically. Once the fat is removed, the soft-tissue collagen scaffolding remains in place, supports the skin, and prevents it from sagging. LIPO-VIBE liposuction, unlike all other methods of liposuction, does not need to “fix” the sagging skin because it does not cause it to begin with!
LIPO-VIBE is more comfortable for the patient during the procedure, without requiring IV sedation. It is 40% faster and more precise than other kinds of liposuction equipment, allowing the doctor to focus on results without getting fatigued. LIPO-VIBE liposuction boasts a re-treatment rate of just 0.1%, far lower than the 30% retreatment rate of Vaser Lipo or the 40% rate of SmartLipo.
Uncontrolled trauma and scarring can compromise outcomes. The LIPO-VIBE sculpting procedure targets unwanted fat cells using the power of vibration, while leaving the surrounding blood vessels, nerve tissues, and connective tissues intact and unharmed. This results in less bruising and scarring and injury to important structures. Heat-generating liposuction machines such as SmartLipo or Vaser liposuction not only unavoidably cause scarring by traumatizing the surrounding tissues when fat is removed which is inherent in those techniques, they also intentionally cause more scarring by burning the tissue to correct the problem. This needless trauma causes unsightly scarring and dimpling.
LIPO-VIBE liposuction is precise and has the ability to contour curves and lines in desirable places, called “etching.” Abdominal etching is creating a “six pack” over your belly. If you have always wanted that six- pack but cannot seem to do it with sit ups, LIPO-VIBE is your answer!
LIPO-VIBE Liposuction boasts a 99.9% customer satisfaction rate! Vaser Lipo has a 70% customer satisfaction rate, while SmartLipo results in a customer satisfaction rate of just 60%. In general, LIBO-VIBE is gentle and involves fewer risks, more predictable outcomes, better comfort and overall satisfaction than other liposuction options. But as with any cosmetic procedure, you should be sure to find a qualified surgeon you can trust, like triple board-certified Dr. Scott Edwards at Natural Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness.
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What are the benefits of LIPO-VIBE liposuction?
As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks, and you should be sure to find a qualified surgeon you trust to perform the procedure. However, LIPO-VIBE is gentle and involves fewer risks than traditional liposuction surgery. Some other benefits of LIPO-VIBE are:
Is LIPO-VIBE liposuction right for me?
If you have stubborn fat pockets despite eating healthily and exercising, LIPO-VIBE liposuction may be for you. You must be in good health and a non-smoker, without a history of bleeding conditions. While Fun LIPO- VIBE liposuction can reduce fat cells permanently, it is not considered at weight loss treatment. Rather, LIPO-VIBE contours your body for a more sleek, elegant look, giving you more self-confidence.
Target areas that particularly have been challenging for clients include removing stubborn fat from:
Triple-board certified, Scott Edwards, MD, at Natural Radiance has extensive training with LIPO-VIBE liposuction and offers superior results.
What should I expect during LIPO-VIBE liposuction?
After a final consultation to answer any final questions, photos will be taken and you will be custom-outlined with a marker depending on your goals. At this point, you will receive medications to help you relax. Your treated areas will be injected with an anesthetic fluid that will numb the area and swell the fat cells making them more easy to remove. An thin wand is inserted under your skin through tiny incisions. The wand vibrates at ultrasonic speed to shake fat cells loose, like shaking ripped fruit from a tree. The loose fat cells are vacuumed out gently. The procedure is usually painless but you might feel the vibrations tickle parts of your body at times. The length of time each session lasts depends on the size of the treatment areas.
What happens after the procedure?
After you undergo LIPO-VIBE liposuction at Natural Radiance Med Spa, you can head home the same day. Have a friend or family member drive you there, however. You can expect some swelling and bruising at the sites of treatment. Drink plenty of fluids, change the dressings over the incisions as you are expected to drain fluid for a day or so, and wear compression garments as directed to minimize swelling. It is good to stay active, and walk often. We do not recommend heavy exercise for two weeks.
Also, lymphatic massages with our certified manual lymphatic specialist will help smooth out bumps and fluid collections. We also highly recommend opting for our special recovery program, LIPO-VIBE Platinum Package, complete with custom IV treatments, healing peptides, and red light therapy to reduce inflammation, stimulate collagen, and significantly accelerate your recovery.
Over time (about 3-6 months), as treated tissues heal, you can expect slimmer contours, a younger-looking appearance, and reductions in body fat. The results are permanent, as long as you maintain healthy habits.
Which integrated services help improve my LIPO-VIBE liposuction outcomes?
Natural Radiance is dedicated to having you Look Natural and Feel Radiant! As with any recovery process, no matter how gentle or gradual, it is important that the body is ready to respond. The professionals at Natural Radiance have already done the legwork for you by packaging two programs to choose from.
- 10 sessions of manual lymphatic drainage
- 2 compression garments
- 10 sessions of manual lymphatic drainage
- 2 compression garments
- 1-month of IV therapy, custom-compounded for postop recovery
- 1-month of specialized healing peptides to accelerate recovery
- 2-months of high-intensity, full body Red Light Therapy
If substantial fat is removed, loose skin may be an issue requiring RF skin tightening, particularly ThermiTight. Also, now that you have slimmer body curves, if you would like to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, the experts at Natural Radiance offer additional aesthetic solutions.
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