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Liposuction @ CHP

Liposuction Defined
Liposuction is defined as the removal of fat deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction at CHP--located in locations around Florida--is accomplished with local anesthetic (tumescent fluid) and is done in combination with our cutting-edge Lipotherme™ laser and/or our LipoSelect® ultrasound machine(s). Our patients are never put to sleep.

Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Liposuction/Body Sculpting
UHD Liposuction/Body Sculpting is the latest and most exciting new offering at CHP. Using Vaser 1.0 or 2.0 and special techniques, we can not only flatten, but greatly enhance the definition and presence of muscles that may be hiding under a little fat. Popular among celebrities and elite athletes, UHD liposuction is now not only available to all of our potential patients, but is also more affordable than ever before. See the photos here. UHD is worth the trip to Florida alone, as many of our out-of-state patients have discovered.

Image: Fat transfer, stem cell harvesting and liposuction with VASER
VASER 2.0 (4th Generation Ultrasound) + Fat Transfer
LipoSelection® only by VASER® / Sound Surgical Technologies is latest-generation liposuction equipment that combines new patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and melt fatty tissue. Unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck, chin, saddlebags and thighs.

The VASER system is a state-of-the-art liposuction machine that features an ultrasound probe that melts fat, leaving surrounding tissue (such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue) relatively intact. The liqeified fat is then removed through our gentle suctioning process, through which damage to surrounding tissue is further reduced. Fat can also be harvested for transfer into other, more desirable areas of your body.

A hot trend in liposuction and body sculpting, fat transfer procedures use your own fat (removed from one area of your body) to volumize or contour another part of the body. VASER Lipo-treated fat is typically higher-quality, and easier to transfer for these types of procedures.

The amazing VASER liposuction system can also be used to harvest stem-cells from your fat cells, making it one of the most unique and significant pieces of medical equipment of any kind. CHP in Florida remains on the cutting edge by offering VASER 2.0 to our patients and future patients.

Lipotherme Laser liposuction System
Lipotherme is a revolutionary laser liposuction technology that utilizes a unique technology platform that quickly liquefies fat in cells, tightens skin and spares healthy surrounding tissue in less time than any other laser on the market. It allows dual absorption in water and hemoglobin; causing blood vessels to coagulate immediately, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising. The simplicity and speed of the Lipotherme laser allows physicians to quickly master their laser-assisted lipolysis technique and optimize procedure time while creating exceptional patient results virtually pain-free with little to no side effects or downtime. The Lipotherme laser is the cutting-edge in laser technology, designed to be compact and portable, it requires no special maintenance, and offers unparalleled ease of use, precision and control.

The most common applications for Lipotherme treatments include:Fat Transfering Image

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Buttocks

PowerX Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

Image: PowerXThe power-assisted liposuction (PAL) technique traditionally features a cannula that vibrates at 4000 vibrations/minute to easily break up the fat for suctioning.  This technique has been replaced by the brand- new PowerX System by Sound Surgical Technologies. Instead of vibtrating, the PowerX liposuction system utilizes a superior rotational movement that allows for faster and safer treatment of fatty areas while reducing trauma to surrounding tissues. The physician has control over the rotation angle (how far the cannula rotates), and the rotation speed (how fast the cannula rotates). In deeper tissue, a higher rotation angle and speed allow for efficient debulking of larger areas. For precision sculpting, a lower rotation angle and speed can be chosen to treat more superficial layers. We love this tool at CHP in Florida and the exceptional products Sound Surgical continues to make.

Fat Transfering ImageTumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction refers to a technique that uses large volumes of very dilute local anesthesia that is injected into the fat causing the targeted areas to become tumescent, or swollen and firm. Local anesthesia is widely regarded as the safest form of anesthesia. Post Op, patients typically will take Extra Strength Tylenol for pain.

Tumescent Technique is Safest
The tumescent technique for liposuction is unquestionably the safest form of liposuction. When tumescent liposuction is done correctly (not excessively), it is a very safe procedure. For example, there have been no reported deaths associated with tumescent liposuction totally by local infiltration anesthesia. The dilute epinephrine contained in the tumescent anesthetic solution profoundly shrinks capillaries and thus virtually eliminates surgical blood loss.

Compressive liposuction garments are worn for a period of time to augment the reattachment of skin to the underlying surface and to aid in the molding of the contour of the body. All liposuction patients order one prior to surgery from one of our recommended garment resellers.

Liposuction Complications and Safety
Liposuction patients can develop seromas (a collection of lymphatic fluid) which must be drained. Patients can also develop skin irregularities, hematomas can also occur, or numbness of the skin. Liposuction should be done without general anesthesia. Most life-threatening liposuction complications have been associated with the use of general anesthesia (being put to sleep), including excessive blood loss, perforation of organs due to penetration the abdominal cavity causing damage to abdominal organs, including intestines, liver, stomach, etc. The important thing to remember that 97% of these kinds of liposuction complications are associated with General anesthesia, which is not administered at Centers for Health Promotion in Southeast Florida, where Dr. Reynolds has performed more than 70,000 procedures without any significant complication.

When it is time for you to schedule your liposuction trip to Southeast Florida, give us a call. If you'd like more information, be sure to fill out our online form on the right side of any of our pages.

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