Skinsation Medical Spa

Cosmetic Surgeons & Medical Spa located in Goodlettsville, TN

If you’re frustrated by stubborn areas of fat that seem to resist even the most nutritious diet and the most effective workout routine, you may be a good candidate for liposculpting. Liposculpting, which is the art of achieving body definition through liposuction, is a minimally-invasive procedure that delivers stellar results. At Skinsation Medical Spa in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, liposculpting expert Dr. Nadja Colon uses her expertise and experience to help patients in the Nashville area get the sleek, well-defined bodies they want. To find out more, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Liposculpting Q & A

What is liposculpting?

If you think liposculpting is just another name for liposuction, you’d be partially correct. Liposculpting is in fact liposuction, but it’s liposuction that puts your aesthetic goals front and center.

The primary goal of liposuction is to get rid of stubborn pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. During a typical liposuction procedure, thin tubes called cannulas are inserted through small incisions in the treatment area. As the tubes are moved around under the skin, they separate and suction out fat deposits.

Although liposculpting relies on the same process, it puts a greater emphasis on pulling fat from specific areas to achieve more precise definition and personal contouring goals. Dr. Colon uses local anesthesia and gives you a mild sedative for the procedure.

What are the benefits of power-assisted lipo?

Power-assisted liposuction, or the PAL® System from MicroAire®, is a state-of-the-art liposuction device that’s powered by its own small motor. Compared to manual liposuction, power-assisted lipo is both faster and easier.

The device’s smooth reciprocating motion also makes the fat removal process far more precise. Because power-assisted liposuction gives Dr. Colon increased control, it allows her to guide the device with greater accuracy for superior results.

The method is effective for extracting both small and large amounts of fat, and it’s particularly useful for getting the exact definition you want.

Why is ultrasound lipo ideal for body contouring?

Ultrasound liposuction by Vaser® is an advanced body contouring procedure that uses ultrasound technology to target unwanted fat.

During this minimally-invasive procedure, a small probe is inserted into the unwanted pocket of fat, where it transmits ultrasound energy to break up and dislodge the fat cells, so they can be gently suctioned out.

Unlike traditional lipo, ultrasound liposuction helps ensure minimal damage to nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues by targeting only the fat cells.

What are the sculpting benefits of water-assisted lipo?

The body-jet® water-assisted liposuction system is another minimally-invasive liposuction procedure where body contouring is the goal.

It uses a slightly pressurized stream of saline to gently dislodge and remove fat cells, which results in less trauma to surrounding tissues and less bruising and swelling afterward.

Because water-assisted lipo doesn’t cause as much swelling, it allows Dr. Colon to perform a more detailed anatomical assessment during the procedure. This means she can actually see the results of the liposuction as she’s doing it.

Why should I consider liposculpting?

Liposculpting can help you get rid of stubborn deposits of fat on your abdomen, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, or neck — particularly if you’re genetically pre-dispositioned to store fat in those areas, or if they’re not responsive to diet and exercise.

If you have areas of resistant fat that are disproportionate with the rest of your body, or if you’d simply like to see more definition or a sleeker contour in certain areas of your body, liposculpting may be just the solution you need.

*Individual results may vary.