There are many different types of cosmetic weight loss procedures for individuals to choose from, depending on the desire result. The three most popular choices for cosmetic weight loss are SmartLipo, Liposuction, and CoolSculpting. These three options are proven safe, effective, and are continuing to grow in popularity. Here is a brief look at each of these popular weight loss procedures.
Early in the 1980’s, traditional liposuction made its debut in the US. In this procedure the patient is placed under general anesthesia. A cannula vacuum is inserted into the skin to remove excessive amounts of fat through suction. Patients are generally left with bruising after the procedure and potentially loose skin. Recovery takes up to several weeks. Some patients do not have the results they desire (often due to inappropriate or unattainable expections) and the procedure comes with a number of risks and side effects. For those patients with a lot of weight gain, this is often the best way to eliminate larger areas of fatty deposits. Other ancillary procedures may be necessary to improve the outcome, or to get closer to the expectations.