Slim Lipo, also known as selective laser induced melting liposuction, is similar to several liposuction procedures; however, it employs a new technique that makes it more effective than any other procedure. Knowing the similarities and the differences between the liposuction procedures available can help you decide on the procedure that is suitable for you.
Smart Lipo is a procedure that is similar to Slim Lipo as it works on the same principles, employing lasers and emulsifying the adipose cells prior to removing them.
The only difference between Slim Lipo and Smart Lipo is the wavelength: Slim Lipo uses 920 nm, while Smart Lipo employs a lower frequency laser. This makes the Slim Lipo more effective, as the laser will liquefy more fat and the suction phase will not cause any bruising or trauma.
Cool Lipo is just like Smart Lipo and Slim Lipo, but the laser wavelength differs; in Cool Lipo the wavelength is 1320 nm, which is about 2 times less than the Smart Lipo and 5 times less than Slim Lipo.
Zerona Laser Liposuction
The Zerona Laser Liposuction is a non invasive body sculpting procedure. It is similar to the Slim Lipo in the fact that it uses lasers to stimulate the elimination of fat.
However, Zerona does not require incisions and is a treatment that is administered over 6 sessions. The Zerona Laser Liposuction will dislodge the fat cells, and these will be naturally eliminated by the body.
The effects of Slim Lipo are more visible than the effects of Zerona, and the Slim Lipo has also the advantage of tightening the skin.
The Vaser Liposelection is a fat removal procedure that uses a saline infusion to dislodge the fat cells and after this infusion, the fat cells and the injected liquid are aspirated with a cannula. In addition, the Vaser Liposelection procedure also uses ultrasounds.
Body Jet Liposuction
Body Jet Liposuction is a treatment that is similar Vaser Liposelection, as both are liquid assisted procedures. The difference is that the Body Jet Liposuction doesn’t employ ultrasounds.
Just like Slim Lipo, Body Jet Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves no scars, removes fat and tightens the skin. However, the recovery time after Slim Lipo may be faster than after Body Jet Liposuction as the swelling and the bruising are minimal after Slim Lipo.
All the above mentioned liposuction procedures are performed as outpatient treatments. Traditional liposuction is a treatment that requires hospitalization.
The main advantage of traditional liposuction is that it may extract high amounts of fat, while all the outpatient procedures are limited to extracting only small amounts of fat. Traditional liposuction requires larger incisions and more recovery time. In addition, side effects such as tissue damage, skin discoloration or skin dimpling are more frequent after traditional liposuction that after Slim Lipo, Smart Lipo, Cool Lipo, Body Jet, Vaser or Zerona Laser Liposuction.
Remember, that a change in lifestyle, diet and workout can always be alternatives to a slimming cosmetic procedure. Even if the results will only start to show after a few weeks or months of dieting and exercise, these methods are safe and the results may be more durable.