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SmartLipo Triplex, Tumescent, & Vaser Ultrasonic and Vibrasat Power-assisted Liposuction
Various systems and techniques can be utilized to perform liposuction, a surgical procedure that removes stubborn excess fat from specific areas of the body. At An Enhanced You, Dr. Lowen uses the advanced Vibrasat Power-assisted SAFE lipo system, Vaser® Ultrasonic LipoSelection™ system, and SmartLipo Triplex,as well as conventional liposuction techniques, to help his patients from San Jose, Palo Alto, and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area enjoy an improved body contour and renewed self-confidence.
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Dr Lowen has years of experience dating from the introduction of liposuction into the US, and the treatment of hundreds of satisfied patients using all forms of liposuction. Patients have received manual, tumescent, power-assisted and Vaser® Ultrasonic Liposelection™/liposculpture. Vaser tumescent ultrasonic technology selectively melts fat cells, spares blood vessels and nerves, and in my hands, gives predictable, smooth results, rapid recovery, minimal bruising and minimal blood loss. SmartLipo Triplex™ allows a quick recovery and is done under local anesthesia, ideal for busy, active patients in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. SmartLipo Triplex is often used for office procedures and Vibrasat Power-assisted SAFE Lipo for large-area, larger-volume liposuction in the Surgery Center.
After much research I chose Dr. Lowen because he is a double board certified plastic surgeon, has over 30 years of experience, and pays meticulous attention to detail. I had liposuction of my abdomen, waist, flanks, bra rolls and upper back done and I would do the surgery again in a heartbeat. At 1 week post-op I had minimal scarring and now at 6 weeks I look so much better than I did before, and even felt comfortable wearing a swimsuit for the first time in years this past week. Dr. Lowen is very responsive and will tell you like it is, which I appreciate in a doctor. He answered any questions that came up pre and post-surgery promptly and thoroughly. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense surgeon who is skilled at his craft, definitely set up a consultation with Dr. Lowen!
Liposuction is best suited for adults who are within 30% of their ideal weight and have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone. Non-smokers who are healthy and have no serious illnesses or conditions that prevent them from healing normally are the ideal candidates.
Liposuction is an option if you have fat deposits that won’t go away regardless of dieting and exercise. People who are optimistic and have a good understanding of their cosmetic goals will benefit the most from this procedure.
During the consultation for liposuction, Dr. Lowen will evaluate your health and go over your medical history. He will talk about the liposuction procedure in depth from preparation to aftercare, including potential complications and outcomes.
Dr. Lowen needs to know about your aesthetic goals, current medications (including supplements and vitamins), and any medical conditions you have before a date is set for your liposuction procedure. You and the doctor will also alcohol and tobacco use.
The treated region will be bruised and swollen for the next 10 to 14 days. Wrapping the treated area after liposuction can help alleviate pain and swelling. A compression garment will also aid in this process. It’s possible that you’ll need to wear it for three to four weeks. A pair of support hose may be recommended for the next 6 weeks if fat has been removed from the thighs, calves, or ankles.
It’s possible that fluid will continue to drain from the incisions for a few days following liposuction procedure. The fluid will initially have a bloody appearance, but after a few days, it will become clear.
As soon as you are able to do so and feel good about it, you will be able to get back to your regular activities. This could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Within a few days, the majority of people are able to return to light work. It is possible that it will take longer to return to normal if a significant amount of fat is removed.
The total cost of liposuction may be influenced not only by the size and number of areas that are treated, but also by the techniques chosen to perform the procedure.
In addition to the fee for the surgeon and the price of the anesthesia, liposuction cost may also be affected by the cost of the facility and the fees charged by the lab.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about SAFE Lipo, Vaser® Ultrasonic LipoSelection™ or SmartLipo Triplex liposuction techniques at our practice, please contact our Mountain View plastic surgery center today.
For more information about procedure terms, click here for the Cosmetic Surgery glossary.