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Melt Your Muffin Top with Vaser or Laser Lipo
for Your love handles

Both men and women have unwanted fat above their hips that they wish wasn’t there, but even with a healthy diet and daily exercise, that unwanted fat can still remain due to genetics.

Lunch Break Lipo with Vaser or laser lipo quickly get rid of muffin top and improves the shape of your body. Results can be seen after just one week, with even more improvement over the course of a few months.

Traditional liposuction is a major surgery, but now, with more advanced liposuction techniques, results can be achieved with less time and more comfort, without being a tedious process. Moreover, the thermal effect from Vaser or laser technologies cause stimulates collagen production and tightens skin.

Lunch Break Lipo with the new Vaser technology is a safe and convenient and will give you the results you want in very little time.



Thin Your Thighs in an Hour | Minnesota

Thigh gap is a term used to describe the space or gap between a woman’s upper, inner thighs. It relates to how thin the legs are.

If a woman is unhappy with her upper, inner thighs and wants to see a gap, there are several options here. If the problem is excess fat, then liposuction alone will be an adequate treatment for the inner thighs. These incisions are very small and can be hidden in the groin crease. However, if the problem is excess skin, an inner thigh lift with or without liposuction may be right for you.

Lunch Break Lipo with Vaser lipo is a safe, effective way to contour your thighs and achieve amazing results with minimal recovery time.

The vaser procedure involves a thin probe that is inserted through a small incision in the skin under tumescent anesthesia. The Vaser’s ultrasound high energy liquefies the fat cells while stimulating the skin, promoting new collagen growth for firmer skin. Most patients see results quickly following the procedure as Vaser also reduces skin dimpling and alleviates unwanted cellulite.

Dr. Shu is truly an expert in liposuction as he offers the most advanced liposuction techniques available to ensure maximum effectiveness, patient safety, and minimum downtime.



Transform Your Arm in Your Lunch Hour | Minneapolis

Many women in Minneapolis and St Paul hate the fat deposits and sagging in their upper arms, which is more noticeable in their middle age. It is also very difficult to hide.

Many of us have a short list of go-to exercises to help tone the upper arms. Although exercise can tone your muscles in the upper arms and shoulders, it usually won’t help much in reducing the fat and tightening skin.

arm_1Traditionally, brachioplasty (surgical armlift) was the only answer for it. It involved a large incision, long recovery time and a high cost. Now, if women have an hour in their lunch time, they could have their arm transformed with lunch break lipo. Lunch Break Lipo with new Vaser or laser lipo technologies is a great way to achieve lean, sexy arms. Yes, in just an hour, we are able to have your upper arms transformed.

Most patients see results almost immediately and return to normal activities either right away or the next day. Vaser or laser are on the cutting edge of liposuction technologies as they are less invasive and gentler than traditional liposuction. Most patients only require one treatment.

You are able to schedule the lunch break lipo without consultation if you are healthy. A small percentage of cases with severe skin sagging may require the combination of liposuction with a mini or full arm-lift, we recommend you to have the complimentary consultation if you think you have a case with severe skin sagging.

Younger patients with tight skin in the arm may also consider Hi Def liposculpture for firm, sculpted athletic upper arms.



Liposuction Myths in Minnesota (4)

Liposuction Myth 7: Liposuction won’t make my skin tighter.
Fact:
Many patients worry about the sagging skin after liposuction. Actually, not only does liposuction remove fat, but also it tightens skin. How much your skin is tightened depends on the severity of your skin sagging (skin elasticity), age, stretch marks, and your genetics; it also depends on which lipo technology you get. Although trauma itself and healing process after lipo stimulate the tissue collage to grow to some degree, modern liposuction technologies are much more effective in tightening the sagging skin. Vaser and laser are two modern lipo technologies generate heat to tighten skin. If you have severe skin sagging in the neck, upper arm, thigh or abdomen, lift surgeries are needed in conjunction with liposuction.

Liposuction Myth 8: Liposuction will get rid of my cellulite and stretch marks.
Fact:
Liposuction may or may not improve cellulite and stretch marks. Unfortunately, there is no “cure” for cellulite and stretch marks. Liposuction targets pockets of fat deeper below the skin, so it won’t affect your cellulite and stretch marks too much. Cellulite can be treated with same liposuction technology (such as Vaser or laser) with different procedure techniques. Stretch marks can be treated with laser profractional peels.

Liposuction Myth 9: All liposuction technologies create similar results.
Fact:
New liposuction technologies play important part for the popularity of liposuction in Minnesota. Each technology with own quality and characteristics creates the different results, it is important to choose the different technologies for individual cases. For example, laser and vaser techologies are good at skin tightening, Vaser are very efficient to remove large amount of fat tissue in the big areas. Vaser and Body-jet are more fat selective, less traumatic, and keep fat cells alive.

Liposuction Myth 10: Liposuction results depend on solely the new technologies.
Fact:
Although new liposuction technologies are very important in the quality result of liposuction, but experience of surgeon is equally important which create better results and reduce complications. It is also important to choose a clinic focusing on the total well-being and high quality care.



Liposuction Myths in Minnesota (3)

Liposuction Myth 4: Fat cannot return after liposuction.
Fact:
Liposuction removes fat tissue from the body, and the fat cells that are removed during liposuction aren’t regenerated. However, you will still have plenty of fat cells and adipose stem cells left. These adipose stem cells can easily divide as they store more fat. It is true that the fat deposit happens much more slowly in the lipo-ed areas than non lipo-ed areas, but it does not guarantee that fat is not deposited again. Anyone can easily gain back the weight if excess calories are consumed without a proper diet plan and exercise routine.

Liposuction Myth 5: Liposuction can be used as a substitute for exercise.
Fact:
Liposuction is only a cosmetic surgery and is in no way a substitute for proper diet and exercise essential for the body. A good exercise regime is important to maintain weight at a stable point even after surgery.

Liposuction Myth 6: It is safer to do liposuction under general anesthesia
Fact:
Liposuction under general anesthesia is more dangerous than it under tumescent local anesthesia. More and more cosmetic liposuction is done in the ambulatory setting. The general anesthesia derives the adverse events. The recent study showed the use of general anesthesia in conjunction with cosmetic surgery (e.g. liposuction) has been shown to significantly increase the risk for adverse events in office-based surgery. Liposuction under general anesthesia accounted for 32% of cosmetic procedure-related deaths and 22% of all cosmetic procedure-related complications. But no deaths occurred in the setting of local anesthesia.



Liposuction Myths in Minnesota (2)

Liposuction Myth 2: Liposuction is expensive.
Fact: With the advancement in liposuction technology, increasing competition and slow economy, the cost have decreased drastically. Also, more and more liposuctions in the US are performed in the ambulatory setting without general anesthesia, so the patients don’t need to pay facility fees and anesthesia fees. Now is the best time to have liposuction since the lipo technology is advanced and mature, and the cost of liposuction has dropped to as low as $2000 per area in Lunch Break Lipo, or $1200 per area for three areas.

Liposuction Myth 3: Liposuction is an easy-fix for obesity.

Fact: Liposuction is not a quick fix for obesity. It is actually not an effective weight-loss technique. Liposuction should be used mainly for people who have a stable weight but who still have certain fat deposited areas that can be cosmetically corrected; it is more about “shape” than “weight”. The number of pounds of fat that can be safely lipo-ed is very modest, typically no more than 4000cc of liquefied fat (6-8 lbs.) should be removed in a liposuction procedure. Otherwise, it has a higher risk of serious complications. You may lose more weight if you have 2-3 lipo sessions in Total Body Lipo program. Liposuction results may also slowly disappear if a diet plan or good exercise regimen is not followed.