Almost everyone can point to a part of their body they don’t like because of fat deposits. Where dieting can reduce the size of fat cells, liposuction permanently removes these fat cells and contours the body. Liposuction or liposculpture improves your body shape by removing extra fat cells in your problem, areas and contouring the body. Many of our clients say it has made them feel more confident and pleased with their appearance and able to wear clothes they never would have before.
Elanic in Glasgow is one of Scotland’s largest providers of liposuction and, unlike the majority of clinics and hospitals, we offer four different types of liposuction:
- Traditional liposuction
- Microaire power-assisted liposuction
- Vaser Liposuction
- Smart Lipo Triplex Laser Liposuction
Liposuction can be carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation given by one of our experienced consultant anaesthetists and can take as little as a couple of hours.
Which areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
Fat deposits can be removed using liposuction from almost anywhere on the body. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, buttocks, waist, arms, thighs, saddle bags, male breasts and neck. Liposuction can also be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance your new look.
In many cases, areas with fat deposits will not respond to dieting or exercise, and liposuction may be the only way to rid yourself of these troublesome parts of your body. Of course, liposuction is not a substitute for good diet and exercise.
Which is the best liposuction treatment for me?
For the vast majority of clients looking for liposuction we recommend combining a fat melting liposuction technique such as Vaser or Smart Lipo with gentle power-assisted liposuction from Microaire. We believe this gives the best results in terms of fat removal and is more comfortable.
Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages and our recommendation will depend on the area being treated, the amount of fat removal and skin shrinkage required, and if any other procedures are being combined with the liposuction.
The Vaser liposuction technique uses an ultrasonic wand which is placed under the skin. This shakes the fat cells apart so that they form a liquid and they can then be removed using liposuction. Vaser is very efficient at liquefying fat but causes little skin contraction. Elanic are Scotland’s most experienced Vaser Clinic and have conducted over a hundred cases over the last few years.
In comparison to Vaser, Smart Lipo Triplex uses a laser to heat and destroy fat cells prior to liposuction. The advantage of this heating is that it causes heating of the skin and therefore contraction of the skin to give a better final result. Unlike previous versions of Smart Lipo, the Triplex system uses a new wavelength of laser that is better suited to melting fat and therefore allows large volumes of fat to be removed safely, whilst maintain skin contraction.
In addition to liposuction Elanic surgeons are also able to permanently improve cellulite using the Cellulaze laser system. This uses a small laser placed under the skin to treat the very structure of cellulite.