What type of body-shaping procedure is best for me

Tuesday June 9th, 2015

Body-shaping procedures refer to those designed to enhance the look of your body, typically by removing excess fat and tightening loose skin. Two effective body-sculpting methods for doing so include traditional liposuction and an advanced procedure known as SlimLipo, or LifeSculpt. With decades of experience, Dr. Lewis Obi is highly skilled in both methods, and he can help determine which type of body-shaping technique may work best for you.Body-sculpting procedures are designed to achieve:

  • A slimmer physique with slimmer body contours
  • A more proportionate look
  • An increase in comfort and confidence levels
  • A jump start to weight loss – skin tightening with SlimLipo continues for up to 12 months so that subsequent weight loss enhances results.

Women often turn to body sculpting to remove fat from areas that include their stomach, hips, thighs, underarm, breasts and beneath the chin. Men often opt for the procedure to remove fat from around their waist, beneath their chin or to reduce enlarged male breasts.

Traditional Liposuction versus SlimLipo (LifeSculpt)

Traditional liposuction involves removing fat by suctioning it out of targeted areas of your body. The procedure typically requires a general anesthesia, may require multiple incisions and often requires an additional skin tightening procedure after the fat is removed. Fat is removed through a small tube, or cannula, attached to a vacuum after preparing fat for removal using various methods.

SlimLipo, or LifeSculpt

SlimLipo, also called LifeSculpt, is an advanced liposuction technique that uses the power of laser to melt fat and tighten skin. In fact, SLIM is an acronym that stands for:

  • Selective
  • Laser
  • Induced
  • Melting of Fat

Dr. Obi was one of the first surgeons in the world to embrace this technique, which was developed by Palomar Medical Technology, Inc., in 2008. The procedure is far more advanced and less invasive alternative to traditional