Avec Medi-Spa

Aesthetic Physicians located in Sandy, UT

Do you wish you could get liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat, but the thought of surgery stops you? Stella Chou, MD, PhD, of AVEC Eye Center in Sandy, Utah, offers minimally invasive liposuction treatments to sculpt your body into your desired shape without the need for extensive surgery. To learn more about minimally invasive body sculpting techniques, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a treatment that removes unwanted fat from various areas of your body to create a more aesthetically pleasing figure. Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suctioning tool that gets inserted under your skin and sucks the fat out. This surgical procedure requires general anesthesia and may require some downtime and days off from work.

But with advances in medical technology, you have less invasive options to remove unwanted fat. Dr. Chou and her team of medical aestheticians offer minimally invasive body sculpting to improve your shape with minimal downtime.

What is minimally invasive liposuction?

Dr. Chou’s minimally invasive liposuction uses radiofrequency energy to heat the fat cells and destroy them. The destroyed fat cells are removed from your body using a small liposuction tube, known as a cannula. The radiofrequency energy also tightens the collagen in your skin to prevent sagging after the fat is gone.

Who is a good candidate for minimally invasive liposuction?

Dr. Chou and her team of medical aesthetic experts determine if you’re a good candidate for minimally invasive liposuction after a consultation. The minimally invasive treatment gets rid of excess fat found in your:

  • Abdomen and waist
  • Back
  • Buttocks, thighs, and knees
  • Arms

Dr. Chou also offers a special treatment to reduce fat under your chin and in your neck. Once the fat is gone, it’s gone for good.

What can I expect during treatment?

The minimally invasive liposuction treatment requires a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort during the procedure. When the treatment area is numb, the special radiofrequency probe is inserted under your skin to heat the tissue and melt your fat cells. Then, the cannula vacuums away the debris.

The treatment takes about an hour, but you only need one treatment to get the desired results. However, you may need more than one treatment if you decide to sculpt more than one body part.

After the liposuction, you may need to limit some activities for a few days. Dr. Chou provides you with instructions so you know what to expect after treatment and how to ensure a quick recovery.

For a consultation to learn more about liposuction without surgery, call AVEC Eye Center or book an appointment online today.