Nutational liposuction uses infrasonics to emulsify fat, which is then removed via a tiny cannula inserted under the skin. The procedure is much less invasive than traditional liposuction and can be performed under local anesthesia with the patient upright, allowing for precise body sculpting. Patients can resume normal activities within 1 or 2 days. Dr. Varkarakis provides this procedure with expertise at our center in Miami.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction refers to a procedure during which undesirable fatty tissue is suctioned out of the body via a cannula inserted under the skin. It is not a procedure intended to induce weight loss; instead, it is used for removal of stubborn fat deposits that localize into specific areas and do not respond to diet and exercise. It has sometimes been referred to as body contouring or body sculpting.
The results are permanent unless the patient gains weight. During the procedure, a saline solution containing a local anesthetic is pumped into the body. The cannula is inserted, and the fat and liquid are then suctioned out.
What is Different About Nutational Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction is a major surgical procedure, requiring general anesthesia and a lengthy recovery period. Nutational liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia with the patient in an upright position. The upright position assists our surgeon in improving the cosmetic appearance of the treated area, and the use of a local anesthetic with no sedation and fewer thrusts of the cannula due to the rapid motion of the special cannula dramatically reduces recovery time and discomfort. The special design of the cannula reduces the risk of tissues being damaged during the procedure. The action of the special cannula liquifies the fatty tissue, allowing it to be easily and safely suctioned out.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is not intended to be a general weight loss procedure for obese or overweight individuals in Miami. It does not treat stretch marks, cellulite or other features of the skin. Rather, the procedure is intended to help patients who are struggling with localized deposits of stubborn fat despite a healthy lifestyle and a consistent diet and exercise routine. Common treatment areas include the thighs, chin, abdomen, upper arms and more. During your consultation, Dr. Varkarakis will help you find out if nutational liposuction is right for you.
What are the Advantages of Nutational Liposuction?
As mentioned, nutational liposuction at the office of Dr. George M. Varkarakis is much safer than traditional liposuction. A less invasive procedure and the eliminated need for general anesthesia mean far fewer risks and a greatly reduced recovery period. Most patients can go back to their daily routine just a few days after their procedure. Contact our office in Miami today to schedule a consultation to learn more.