What Is S.A.F.E.Lipo?
Advertised to be the future of body contouring, S.A.F.E.Lipo is a process that involves redistribution, reduction and augmentation techniques integrated into one, single cosmetic procedure. Most forms of liposuction may cause some degree of tissue damage, irregularities on the surface and dermal adhesions. However, S.A.F.E.Lipo causes less of any of these while offering you dramatic, but natural-appearing results. Dr. Simeon Wall Jr. of New Orleans discovered this method initially for revisional liposuction procedures. It works on a 3 step process of separating (S), aspiration (A) and equalization of fat (F, E). S.A.F.E.Lipo trained and board certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve natural and smooth body contours.
Am I a good candidate for S.A.F.E.Lipo?
Whether you opt for S.A.F.E.Lipo directly or as a revision procedure to correct unsatisfactory results of a previous contouring surgery, consult Dr. Partington in Seattle, Washington to determine if you are a good candidate for it.
What parts of the body does it work on?
S.A.F.E.Lipo works on any parts of the body or face where a liposuction procedure can be performed. This includes the breasts, circumferential trunk, legs and thighs, upper back, face, arm and neck.
How long does the procedure take?
Several factors decide the duration of the procedure, including presence of any scar tissue and the areas that are being treated. As opposed to other procedures which use spot treatment, S.A.F.E.Lipo is applied circumferentially to body areas. Since it is also used in combination with other procedures such as a breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift and breast enhancement, depending on the complexity and extent of the surgery, it can take from less than 30 minutes to several hours.
What will be my recovery from S.A.F.E.Lipo?
Dependant on the extent of the surgery itself, the recovery also varies from patient to patient. Most S.A.F.E.Lipo patients return to their work within a few days and resume all their normal activities within 7 days. You can also resume your workout regimen within 2 weeks. In case of combination procedures, the recovery time period will be longer.
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