Types of Liposuction Procedures


There are many liposuction procedures available, but before choosing one, make sure you know everything about it, including its advantages, effects and risks. Below you can find information about non invasive liposuction procedures that can help you lose fat cells.

  • Non Surgical Liposuction

This generic term refers to low impact liposuction that does not imply putting the patient out with anesthesia. The non surgical liposuction procedures are the ones based on sound treatments such as ultrasonic and Vaser, but also the ones based on laser non surgery such as smart lipo.

Non surgical liposuction has a lot of advantages: quicker recovery times, less side effects, cheaper rated and many others. The level of invasiveness is smaller than the older methods of liposuction, but, even if they are called “non surgical”, a degree of incision and surgery are involved.

  • Ultrasonic Liposuction

This type of plastic surgery implies localized anesthesia and the use of a gel that resonates to ultrasonic sound waves. The fat cells are injected with the gel and then the ultrasonic sound waves make the gel move and tear up the fat cells so that their contents to be flushed naturally by the body. There is little pain and discomfort involved in this liposuction procedure. In addition, it is safe and performed using modern technology.

  • Vaser Liposuction

Becoming more and more popular, the Vaser liposuction is an extremely non-invasive version of ultrasonic liposuction. The patient is awake during this procedure. Localized anesthesia is performed in order to numb the targeted area while ultrasound breaks up and flushes out the fat contents without affecting the surrounding tissues.

The Vaser liposuction has great results and very few side effects, but it is quite affordable.

  • Smart Liposuction

When talking about smart liposuction, there are two interpretations. First refers to the cosmetic surgery trademarked as SMART liposuction and the second defines laser liposuction in general (because it uses a smart laser).

The laser melts the content from the fat cells and the body flushes it out. An alternative to ultrasonic liposuction, this method is generally low impact.

  • Tumescent Liposuction

Another type of low impact liposuction, the tumescent one is also known as non-surgical liposuction. The method consists in injecting into the deposits of fat a tumescent liquid containing various ingredients such as proteins, vitamins, medicines and chemicals. This liquid melts away the excess fat.

In fact, “tumescent” is a term that includes multiple low impact liposuction procedures, as this category is becoming more and more popular.

  • Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction refers to the areas around the face: the chin, neck and jowls. If you want to remove the fat cells from these areas, you can opt for the tumescent, Vaser or ultrasonic procedure.

The price for these liposuction procedures depends on the specific procedure, the professional plastic surgeon and the clinic where they are performed. For modern methods such as Vaser, Smart or Ultrasonic liposuction, the prices start from $1,500 up to $15,000.