SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2014) - You watch exactly what you eat, know the calorie count of a banana off the top of your head, always take the stairs instead of the elevator, can do more sit-ups than you care to count, but are still struggling to achieve a nice and firm body shape? You are not alone. As the human body ages and experiences weight fluctuations, fatty tissue is deposited in various parts of the body. These problem areas can be difficult to manage even with proper diet and exercise. One way of tackling these problem areas is liposuction, a body contouring procedure that removes fatty tissue from selected areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck.
Liposuction has lead to positive results for many years, and now a more refined version of the liposuction technique is on the rise: Lipotherme Laser. Standard liposuction is conducted using tumescent fluid, which is infused into the areas to liposuctioned. Once the blood vessels constrict and the area becomes numb, liposuction then takes place. For the laser lipo procedure a laser is inserted in the tissue to break up the fat and shrink the skin first. Afterwards, the emulsified fat is removed. Dr. Alberico Sessa from Sarasota Surgical Arts is an expert in this advanced technique and has been offering it to patients in Sarasota and southwest Florida. While patients may see 40-60% skin shrinkage using standard liposuction, laser liposuction has been shown to give up to 75% skin shrinkage. Another advantage is the diminished discomfort.
The beauty of this new technology lies in the wavelength of the laser. The Lipotherme Laser™ specifically targets fat tissue, thereby creating much less trauma and bruising on other types of tissue. The new laser offered at Sarasota Surgical Arts has an added benefit of shrinking the skin. Laser liposuction may be performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is approximately one hour in duration, performed at Dr. Sessa's outpatient surgery center, which is accredited by the Florida Board of Medicine. An optical fiber 1-2mm in size is inserted under the skin. The laser then emulsifies the fat and shrinks the skin at the same time. Because the laser specifically targets fat tissue, there is significantly less trauma and bruising! Laser Liposuction is ideal for many areas including the cheeks, jowls, under the chin, hips, thighs, knees, bra line, arms, and chest.
Dr. Alberico Sessa, M.D. is a cosmetic surgeon at Sarasota Surgical Arts in Sarasota, Florida. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery* and member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has successfully treated hundreds of patients with a high satisfaction rate. Dr. Alberico Sessa is an Italian American, born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Staten Island. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Fordham, received his first post-graduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1997 and earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University College of Medicine in 2000. After his residency at the Louisiana State University, New Orleans, one of the nations top programs, he completed a Facial & Full Body Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Sessa has been trained in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and is dedicated to providing his patients with the newest technology and highest quality care.
*The specialty recognition identified herein has been received from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the American board of medical specialties.
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