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Differences Between Fat Cellulite
A Laser: Smart liposuction involves a laser which heats the skin from below to stimulate the skin to contract. Traditional liposuction is performed before or after the laser is utilized. Liposuction done without a laser also stimulates the skin to contract, though possibly to a lesser degree. A skilled plastic surgeon who does liposuction well can produce reasonable skin contraction without a laser. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Cellulite is a surface irregularity in the skin caused by attachments between the back of the skin and the deeper muscle fascia. These attachments pull the skin. Like buttons on a throw pillow. Sometimes cellulite is solitary, and sometimes a larger area is involved. Cellulite can occur with or without weight gain. All current surface treatments are temporary. Surgery may ...Read more
Difference in method: Smartlipo is a brand name for a laser that melts fat. With regular liposuction no laser is used, and the fat is removed using small, hollow tubes, called canulas, and suction. Smartlipo involves the melting of fat by the laser, followed by the suction of the melted fat. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Laser vs. no laser: Smart lipo uses a laser to melt or liquefy fat whereas regular liposuction uses a metal tube to mechanically break the fat loose. Smart lipo may be less traumatic to tissues, but one must be careful not to cause burns. Regular liposuction is more aggressive resulting in longer recovery and swelling. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How is lipodissolve different from zerona? What is the difference between melting fat off with lipodissolve vs. Zerona?
Be Careful: One needs to be very careful when undergoing non-surgical methods of fat removal. The results cannot be assured like the results from liposuction. Many of the people offering these treatments are not plastic surgeons who can offer a full range of body contouring treatments- both surgical and non-surgical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Destroy vs remove: Lipozap is a combination of procedures intended to destroy fat withou technically extracting it. It combines a combination of radio frequency, heat and injections(mesotherapy) to destroy the fat. Your body must absorb and eli i ate the dead fat cells. Liposuction uses a metal cannula to vacuum out the fat. At the end of the procedure you can literally see the fat in a canister. Not true with lipoz. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not much: Both are liposuction techniques with ultrasound. The benefit of ultrasound is multifold: it helps melt the fat so that it can be resorbed by the body. It helps when there is a lot of fibrous tissue that can't be sucked out with regular liposuction and it may help tighten the skin. Having said all that its not that new and there is no definitive evidence that it is better than regular liposuction. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nothing: Sounds like they are the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very Different.: Although both operations involve abdominal wall contouring, they are very different in nature, indications, and recovery. Liposuction removes adipose tissue from the subcutaneous layer of the abdomen; tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and re approximates abdominal wall muscles as well. Best to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons for good advice. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Ultrasound vs. lipo: Ultrashape is an emerging treatment that used high-focused ultrasound to melt fat cells. Laser lipolysis is a laser-assisted liposuction type procedure. I don't believe ultra shape has been approved by the fda yet. However, other reasonable non-invasive technologies for fat cell elimination that are fda-approved include liposonix and coolsculpting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good fats: Polyunsaturated fats are longer than monounsaturated fats. Both are healthier alternatives to animal fate-saturated fats. ...Read more
BMI and body fat.: Yes highly correlated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lipids: Cholesterol is a kind of fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thermage vs Ulthera: Thermage is a homopolar radio frequency unit to tighten skin on face,neck, periocular, body. While the Ulthera (Ultrashape) is an ultrasonic devise to destroy fat in non thermal pulsed u;transonic waves. Both have limited results for the time needed and expenses used. If you desire non surgical therapy than either might offer the patient a minimal satisfactory result. ...Read more
Laser liposuction: Laser lipolysis can be done in conjuction with tumescent aspiration liposuction (removal of the fat after laser treats the fat). Laser lipolysis is attempted through the skin without much success but has been done via cannula through the skin and introduced in the fat before tumescent liposuction. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How does tumescent liposuction differ from smartlipo? Are tumescent liposuction and smartlipo the same thing? If not, what's the difference?
Most smart is tumesc: Most smart lipo is performed as tumescent lipo, but not all tumescent lipo is smart lipo. Tumescence is simply a description of the way that the area is numbed (by injecting numbing fluid). Vaser lipo and even traditional lipo can all be done with tumescence. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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