Patients looking for a minimally-invasive body sculpting procedure that removes unwanted fat without the excessive bruising and downtime associated with conventional liposuction procedures may want to consider PureLipo, an innovative tumescent liposuction treatment that can remove up to four liters of fat per visit. Patients who choose PureLipo experience less bleeding and bruising and are able to enjoy the benefits of liposuction without the increased risk of general anesthesia. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, back, breasts, upper arms, neck, outer thigh, inner thigh, waist and buttocks, and most patients are able to return to work and regular daily activities in just two days, even after having multiple areas treated.
PureLipo is performed in an office setting and each session generally takes about two hours to complete. Patients typically receive an oral sedative to enhance comfort during the procedure, which is performed using local anesthesia incorporated into the fluid used to cause tumescence. This tumescent fluid also contains salt water and epinephrine, which causes constriction of the blood vessels in the area, greatly reducing bleeding and bruising. The fluid is injected into the area to be treated, which causes swelling and firmness in the treatment area. Your provider will then insert a small cannula through the skin to remove fat and sculpt the area for an improved contour. After a session, patients generally require about two days before taking up regular activities and can expect some drainage of fluid and swelling for the first few weeks. Results will begin to become noticeable after approximately four weeks, with full results taking up to four months.
The cost of receiving PureLipo will vary, depending on the number of areas to be treated, geographical location and individual provider fees, with an average procedure generally costing less than $5,000. As a cosmetic procedure, PureLipo will generally not be covered by medical insurance; however, patients may want to ask about patient financing or in-house payment plans that might be available.
To learn more about PureLipo and determine if you are a good candidate for this body sculpting procedure, contact a local medspa or cosmetic dermatology clinic providing PureLipo in your area to schedule a consultation.