Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, rather it is a way to re-sculpt and reshape the body. Many liposuction patients opt to have the procedure after significant weight loss, to remove stubborn fat that just won’t budge with diet and exercise. After liposuction, patients will see a new, shapelier physique. Patients can expect that their new shape will be fairly permanent - with some conditions.
Because liposuction removes fat cells permanently, the removed cells cannot come back. This does not mean, however, fat cannot return with enough weight gain. A small number of fat cells are always left during liposuction to protect the skin. These cells can grow substantially if weight gain of more than 15-20 lbs occurs and result in some loss of shape in the area of liposuction. Patients who gain a small amount of weight after the procedure may see an increase in the size of their shape, but will retain their shape – their existing fat cells will simply get larger with weight gain.
Platelet-rich plasma injection, or PRP, is a developing medical procedure that has been shown to be beneficial to patients suffering from both acute and chronic tissue injuries. While PRP has its critics, it is helping many patients find relief, according to a University of Alberta study earlier this year.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has long been a popular treatment among professional athletes but has recently been used to treat non-athletes suffering from tendonitis and other soft tissue conditions, giving patients back their ability to do everyday tasks and enjoy activities again.
The study observed a group of non-athlete patients between the ages of 35 and 60, with rotator cuff tendon pain or inflammation. The test group of the study received regular PRP injections. Results after receiving PRP injections showed patients had a decrease in pain compared to the test group that did not receive PRP injections. PRP receivers also experienced an increase in shoulder mobility and range of motion. Additionally, patients who had tears in their rotator cuff also saw the size of their tears decreased.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2015, more than 1.5 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States. Of those procedures, liposuction ranked as the second most popular form of cosmetic surgery, experiencing a 5% increase from 2014. Most consider traditional liposuction a major surgical procedure, requiring the patient to undergo sedation using general anesthesia. Additionally, traditional liposuction procedures require lengthy and often painful recovery times. SmartLipo, a less invasive form of liposuction, allows patients to achieve the slimming results they desire without the risks associated with major surgery. The demand for cosmetic surgery continues to rise. With SmartLipo, patients experience faster recovery times and forgo certain risks associated with general anesthesia. SmartLipo patients experience the benefits from body contouring, producing a more high-definition look with with these factors minimized.
SmartLipo is unique because it’s less invasive in comparison to traditional liposuction. The procedure uses a laser to melt away localized fat. After making a small incision, a trained physician inserts a laser into the treatment area, vaporizing and liquefying unwanted fat. The physician is able to perform better, more defined shaping and contouring using this method.
As a board certified physician, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical was the first cosmetic physician in Texas to offer this minimally invasive procedure to his patients wishing to remove excess fat from targeted area. Johnson has performed the procedure longer than any other physician in the Dallas area, and because of his extensive experience with SmartLipo, he’s seen the successful results first-hand.
You’ve put in the work at the gym, completely overhauled your diet and the numbers on the scale have slowly decreased. You’re stronger, healthier, and after months of dedication, you’ve hit your target weight. But while you’re feeling fit and (mostly) fabulous, all of those crunches and targeted ab workouts have done little to shrink the access fat on the sides of waistline. It’s a common problem Dr. Johnson sees with many of his patients. And while traditional liposuction has been a tried and true go-to for people looking to get rid of those pesky love handles, the procedure is becoming less and less attractive for people who are looking for something far less invasive. Traditional liposuction requires the patient to be put under general anesthesia, which comes with a range of risks. Tumescent liposuction, on the other hand, is a little different.
What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a form of liposuction done under local anesthesia and mild sedation. Its name is derived from the Latin word “tumescens,” meaning “swollen,” and it refers to the manner in which the anesthesia is achieved: a special fluid is pumped into the surgical area until the area becomes firm or swollen.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to help you trim down that last inch or so, Liposonix may be the answer for you. Liposonix treatments use high-intensity focused ultrasound to get rid of targeted fat around your waistline without surgery. So what sets Liposonix apart from other procedures like liposuction to trim down your waistline? Here are the key differences:
- Non-invasive with ability to return to normal activities immediately
- Truly customized treatment in a single session
- Delivers uniform, predictable results after one session
If you're close to your ideal shape and size, Liposonix and Dr. Bill Johnson with Innovations Medical can help you get there. Call us today at 214-643-8665 to schedule a consultation or visit us online at www.innovationsmedical.com for more information.
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You've been working hard at the gym and dieting and the results are still not showing. But don’t worry; Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical has the solution for you.
Even though you’ve been working out at the gym, your muffin top still shows and you feel really frustrated about it. The problem is, some of us just have genetics that make the fat go there and the only way to remove that way is with liposuction or other technologies.
Looking good in low cut jeans can be tough, especially if the fat on your sides and back bulges on your waistband. This is the dreaded muffin top that keeps us from looking sexy in our jeans. Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical explains that liposuction is the best solution for this body issue. The procedure is very safe and can be done in the office. You can go home the same day and there is very little downtime as well.
For excess or sagging skin, thermage is the go-to procedure. It is a non-invasive procedure that will not only tighten your skin, it will renew the collagen in your body as well. This will result in further tightening months after the procedure has been performed.The technology uses radio frequency in order to safely heat your skin’s dermis and is very safe. As for saddlebags, the fat on the side of your hips and glutes, liposuction would also be the right solution according to Dr. Johnson. Once that fat is removed, you can easily slide in your jeans and look fitter than ever.
It’s sure is nice to get some Jello on a hot summer day, right? It jiggles, it wiggles, it's fun to eat. But when it comes to our bodies, we definitely don't want our bodies to wobble like that tasty treat.
Fortunately, Innovations Medical has office-based procedures that can take care of those wobbly areas for you.
In this video, Dr. Johnson gives in-depth details and benefits about those procedures.
Are you’re still working your tail off at the gym to remove unwanted fats in your stomach and arms without seeing results? If you’re getting frustrated, liposuction is a great procedure to consider. You can even pair two areas of your body to look your best.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson of Innovations Medical explains why adding two areas together for liposuction is like adding icing to a cake. A cake alone is tasty, but topping it with icing makes it irresistible. And the same goes for liposuction.
Still sweating it out in the gym to remove that unwanted saddlebag or love handles? If you’re getting tired of the workouts, you might be considering liposuction. But what about the misconceptions and horror stories about this cosmetic procedure? These misgivings can be attributed to the fact that liposuction is a frequently performed procedure, and the more people talk, the more inaccurate the perceptions become. Some perceived issues don't even exist. In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson answers the most common questions about liposuction.
Is Liposuction Safe?
One well-known case that involved liposuction was Donda West’s death a few years ago. She was the mother of the famous rapper Kanye West. What some people don’t know though is that aside from liposuction, she underwent a face lift and breast augmentation as well. If you look at the data for liposuction with local anesthesia alone, there has yet to be a documented death in the United States. Take note, this is from over several hundred thousand cases performed over the last twenty five years. So it's fair to say that liposuction a very safe procedure.
With recent innovations in liposuction and more people attesting to the safeness of this procedure, it has gained a lot of following. But what is really going inside your body during the fat removal process? In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the liposuction procedure at Innovations Medical.
During the suctioning of the fat, not all of it is removed from the area. They are kind of like “Swiss-cheesing it,” as Dr. J puts it. Small holes are done in the area to remove the fat, but the connecting tissues that support the fat is left behind. This is a good thing, because this is what makes the tissue and skin healthy.
After the holidays, you see a lot of people hitting the gym to exercise away all the extra calories they have consumed. Sure, you can shed a few pounds, but it takes a lot of perseverance and sacrifice. Plus, it wouldn’t fix all your problem areas. In this video, Dr. Johnson explains the various go-to procedures that Innovation Medical offers in order to speed up that sexy or 6-pack body you want.
Quinn, a frequent gym attendee shares that he still has problems shaping up his abdominal area. He also has challenges getting rid of man boobs and love handles. Dr. Johnson adds that for most men like Quinn, the problem areas lie on the waist, abdomen and breasts. As for the women, their problem areas are on the waists and thighs. All of these can be addressed by liposuction. The procedures is performed in a sterile office environment under local anesthesia and treatment lasts for about an hour. For guys who want 6-pack, this is achievable through body sculpting.
When you pinch or slightly stretch your skin, it snaps back to its original form when you release it. There are times when it stretches to a point where it won’t return to its normal shape. This usually happens during post pregnancy or weight gain. In this video, Dr. Johnson shows how cosmetic procedures at Innovations Medical help you get your body back into shape.
In a demonstration using a plastic bag, Dr. Johnson stretches a white plastic bag to a point where it deformed. This is exactly what happens to the skin when it is subjected to stress like pregnancy or weight gain.
If you want a new you for Christmas, now is the time to make your list of dream cosmetic procedures. Why do it now? Because, most procedures take several weeks or months to see the best results.
One of the go-to-outfits during the holidays is the sleeveless shirt. And in order to rock this dress, you need nice arms. But saggy and crepey-looking arms can quickly damper your holiday cheer.
In this video, Dr. Johnson presents a more confident Melanie Mitchell wearing a dress that accentuates her new wonderful figure. Melanie is one of the 2014 New Beginnings Makeover winners. She is a mother of four and has dreamed of getting a body makeover. And who else is more deserving than a adoring mother like her, right?
The improvements have been fantastic based on the before and after photos shown in the studio. To date, she's had thermage on her face and thighs. Thermage uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. After just 4 months, the skin tightening is already visible and she should continue to see improvements after 6 to 8 months.
Gone are the days when you have to experience complicated hospital admissions for liposuction. Liposuction can now be done in the office under local anesthesia. It’s a stress-free method and you’ll only get to see a few friendly faces, which means you have privacy as well.
In this video, Dr. Bill Johnson demonstrate tumescent liposuction using a CPR dummy, and a cannula to make tiny incisions into the skin. Numbing fluid is pumped in to numb the area where the fat is being removed. A vibration-assisted tool called Tickle Lipo is then attached to a cannula and inserted into the skin to remove the fat. There is less bruising because the vibration allows the fat to be evacuated quickly.
Getting that fit shape in time for the swimsuit season requires hard work for some. It means months of dieting and working out in the gym. With the latest liposuction techniques, that coveted body shape will be possible through liposuction in just an hour or two. In his video, Dr. Bill Johnson gives details on the different liposuction tools used at Innovations Medical and how they are beneficial.
This fat removal procedure decreases the risk for infection, swelling and bruising. It also has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. A cannula is used to make tiny incisions of about a quarter inch into the skin. A numbing or tumescent liquid is then pumped between the cells to numb the area and safely remove the fat.
Fat transfer is the true 2-for-1 cosmetic surgical procedure that is gaining popularity because of it being very natural and safe, and, at the same time, providing both reduction and enhancement of two or more body parts in one procedure. The unwanted fat in a certain part of the person’s body is transferred to an area where a person wants some fullness and youthfulness back. The initial phase involves a slight modification of the traditional liposuction, where fat is removed, harvested, and processed in preparation for the next phase, which is the fat transfer, where fat is injected into a new location.
The first step in this 2-for-1 procedure, like in any surgical procedure, is the induction of anesthesia. This is to eradicate or minimize the pain and discomfort the patient might feel during the procedure. A local anesthetic agent will be injected to the area of interest through a small incision made in the patient’s skin.
So many of us feel like no matter how hard we try to get in shape, we always go right back to the shape where we started. Are there any cosmetic procedures or techniques to help our shape to stop bouncing back?
According to Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical, our bodies bounce back out of shape because they have been designed that way. We are genetically predisposed to put fat in certain locations, and there is nothing you can do about that naturally, but technology can help.