Water Lipo Specialist in Opelousas, LA
Water lipo helps remove fat so that you look better and feel better. At La Vie MedSpa, we offer water lipo in Opelousas LA and surrounding areas. Book your appointment now or call us for more details. We are conveniently located at 2967 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570.
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Water lipo is a form of liposuction treatment used to remove fat from the body with less trauma to the body than traditional liposuction procedures. Unlike traditional liposuction, water lipo can be done in a certified professional’s office without the need for IV’s or a general anesthetic. Prior to the introduction of water lipo, patients receiving liposuction could anticipate long recovery times following their procedure, which was performed in a hospital operating room, under general anesthesia or deep sedation.
Traditional liposuction involved damaging the fat and then having it sucked out. This method meant long recovery times, as well as significant bruising and bleeding due to the strain and force applied to the area of the body. With water lipo, the targeted fat is dislodged using a stream of saline solution, with the fat then getting washed out of the body in conjunction with a suction tool. Once the fat has been removed, any excess water left in the body will also be removed. Recovery time and side effects like bruising and swelling are minimal following water lipo procedures.
Water lipo performs the same function as traditional liposuction in that it removes unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body. The method of fat removal used in water lipo is much less invasive and traumatic than traditional liposuction, which means the patient will experience a quicker recovery and significantly less bruising and swelling.
Water lipo can be performed in a certified medical professional’s office like Dr. Craig Greene, with a local anesthetic used as part of the procedure to reduce the pain. A tumescent solution containing saline, a local anesthetic, and medication gets injected into the area being treated to help reduce bleeding and provide pain-killing benefits. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, a saline solution is injected into the area to gently remove the fat cells, while a suction tool works to suction them up once they are released. After the fat has been removed, any remaining solution will also be removed from the area.
Water lipo is one of many different methods of liposuction aimed at permanently removing fat cells from specific areas of the body. The amount of fat removed during a water lipo procedure will vary from one person to the next and on the area where the fat is being removed from. Your certified water lipo professional will let you know how much fat you can expect to have removed from your procedure and what that will look like once you have fully recovered.
Water lipo is not meant to be used for people looking to remove large amounts of fat, however, patients can have up to 10 to 12 pounds of fat, or 5 to 6 kilograms, removed in a single treatment. The team at La Vie MedSpa will work with you to determine what your desired end result is and walk you through what to expect before, during, and after your procedure. They will ensure that you are aware of the risks and benefits so you can decide if water lipo is the right treatment solution for you and the results you are looking for.
Water lipo is one of many forms of liposuction and the most recent advancement in liposuction procedures. It has many benefits over traditional liposuction treatments, including being a safer procedure with less risk due to not requiring the patient to be put under general anesthetic or deep sedation. Additional benefits include a gentler method of fat removal that doesn’t traumatize the treated area the way traditional liposuction does.
This means patients can expect a significantly shorter recovery time, less bleeding, and less swelling. Dr. Craig Greene can confirm what to expect from your recovery time and when you can resume your normal level of physical activity, but water lipo recovery can take as little as a few days. With minimal swelling and bleeding, patients are typically able to resume some semblance of their normal day-to-day routine shortly after their procedure. To learn more about the benefits of water lipo, reach out to the team at La Vie MedSpa today and call us or request an appointment online. Our clinic is conveniently located at 2967 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570. We serve clients from Opelousas LA, Eunice LA, Lafayette LA, Crowley LA, New Iberia LA, Jennings LA, and Baker LA. Opelousas, LA 70570.