Author Archives: William Hall, MD

About William Hall, MD

Dr. Hall founded Infini Cosmetic Associates to provide the safest, most contemporary, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to the residents of the Southwest. Now Dr. Hall has chosen to focus his practice on cosmetic liposculpture, for which he continually engages in ongoing training and instruction to remain up to date both mentally and with his technical skills. He has received personal instruction from many pioneers in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery.

i-Lipo and Vanquish: The Latest Procedures in Non Surgical Liposuction

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Cosmetic surgery has gained immense popularity over the last few years and there is hardly any individual who is not aware of liposuction. While lifestyle changes have promoted obesity, liposuction has offered relief to obese individuals. Liposuction produces instant results thereby helping obese individuals lose fat in a short period of time. In the last few years, many people have opted for non surgical liposuction procedures because they are non-invasive. Although traditional liposuction is the gold standard, non surgical liposuction procedures offer numerous benefits and may prove to be the best choice for some individuals.

i-Lipo and Vanguish are the some of the latest non-invasive liposuction procedures. Although i-Lipo and Vanguish fall under non-invasive liposuction, they use different approaches to destroy fat cells.

i-Lipo is the latest entrant in laser lipolysis. This procedure allows you to lose fat without undergoing painful and dangerous liposuction surgeries. i-Lipo works by emitting low levels of laser energy. The laser energy produces a chemical signal in the fat cells which end up breaking down triglycerides into glycerol and fatty acids. The glycerol and fatty acids are then released through the cell membranes before being transported to various body tissues for use during metabolism. i-Lipo uses the body’s natural reaction to eliminate fats thus the procedure does not damage blood vessels, peripheral nerves and the skin. Experts recommend that you combine i-Lipo and physical exercises to ensure fat is disposed off more efficiently without being reabsorbed.

On the other hand, Vanguish is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that utilizes selective radio frequency (RF) to target unwanted fat in the flanks (love handles) and the abdomen. The radiofrequency energy destroys the fat cells without coming into contact with the skin, surrounding muscles or tissues. While undergoing this procedure, a patient will only feel a sensation of warmth without any pain or discomfort. A session lasts for about 30 minutes and a patient can resume his/her normal daily duties immediately.


What You Should Expect from Liposuction

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Liposuction is a surgical procedure for removing fat from human body. During this procedure, thin and small tubes are inserted through little incisions on your skin. Through these pipes, fat is suctioned out when the doctor moves the tubes around under your skin. The doctor will move the tubes to target fat deposits.

Effects of Liposuction on Appearance

Usually, Liposuction is highly effective for removing fat deposits from small areas. However, if you don’t eat a healthy diet and regain weight, fat deposits may return or appear in a different place. Right after your surgery, you will be able to notice improvement in body contour. This noticeable improvement will continue for weeks while swelling from the surgery diminishes. Complete effects of the procedure will be visible after approximately one year.

Most of the time, this surgery does not tighten the skin over the treated area. Once fat is removed, the skin of the treated area may appear loose. It may take approximately 6 months for the loose skin to tighten. In fact, some people have elastic skin, which retracts more quickly. Younger skin always has greater elasticity than older skin. This procedure makes you look much better. However, if losing weight is on your list of expectations, you may be disappointed.

Effects of Liposuction on Health

Liposuction permanently removes harmful fat cells from your body. This can completely alter the shape of your body. However, if you don’t lead a healthy lifestyle after your surgery, you may risk growth of other fat cells in your body. Some medical conditions which may benefit from liposuction include :

+ Lipomas – These are benign fatty tumors

+ Gynecomastia – This is the condition in which fatty breast tissue develops in men

+ Lipodystrophy Syndrome – This is a basic lipid metabolism disturbance. In this condition, there is too much fat in some of your body parts. However, fat is completely absent in some other body parts. This can be a side effect of HIV medications.

Effectiveness of Liposuction

Here’s how liposuction can fulfill your expectations :

Target Precision – This procedure has become quite progressive these days. As a result, you can even choose the exact location in your body for fat removal. This has enhanced the overall effectiveness and accuracy of results.

Fighting Genetics – This procedure helps remove genetically allocated fat pockets. Such fat pockets are resistant to exercise and diet. Therefore, this procedure can change your body’s form and make you look better.

Feel Good About Yourself – After the surgery, you will feel good about yourself. You will be happier and more confident. You will even start participating in outdoor activities and consider a healthy lifestyle.

Weight Loss Delusion – Although liposuction only leads to extraction of small fat pockets, the reshaping effects of this procedure are very impressive. Thus, they impart the illusion of significant weight loss.

Post Pregnancy Durable – In case you have undergone this procedure before pregnancy, the results will resume if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and regain your ideal weight after delivering a child.