Joel Schlessinger MD discusses liposuction with SheKnows.com
With the holidays just around the corner, many people are looking for a way to get rid of stubborn fat. In a recent article titled “The Many Methods of Liposuction” on SheKnows.com, Joel Schlessinger MD explains the different options to consider before going under the knife.
Liposuction can give you a slimmer figure, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.
Unlike traditional methods, tumescent liposuction can be done without heavy sedation and requires less down time. This innovative procedure uses a numbing fluid to plump up the areas enough so the fat can be suctioned out.
“Liposuction is a great way to get rid of unwanted fat,” Joel Schlessinger MD says. “While diet and exercise remain the best way, tumescent liposuction is a close second.”
SmartLipo, or laser liposuction, can be paired alongside tumescent liposuction for enhanced results.
“Generally, this results in a little more fat being removed and recovery can be quicker, yet the quickest recovery is the tumescent liposuction when done with or without SmartLipo,” he says.
Joel Schlessinger MD recommends CoolSculpting for patients who don’t want to go under the knife.
CoolSculpting is an excellent option for patients who would prefer a non-invasive procedure. This weight loss treatment uses a targeted cooling process to freeze and eliminate fat cells. Plus, CoolSculpting does not require any down time, so you won’t have to rearrange your day.
The downside to CoolSculpting is that this non-invasive procedure won’t provide the same results as liposuction, says Joel Schlessinger MD.
“I tell my patients it will remove about 20 to 40 percent of fat as opposed to 40 to 80 percent with tumescent liposuction,” he says.
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