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Obesity according to recent studies is a global medical problem and the culprit to many complications detrimental not only to health but in all other aspects of life.

In the Philippines, the number of obese men and women have shoot up to more than twice the number recorded in 1993 and while the global community focuses on lifestyle changes which combines diet with various physical activities, for some who wanted to get rid of their stubborn body fat, these seems to be not enough or not working at all.

The reason behind is that some people are just genetically predisposed to generating more fat faster than they could burn it out of their system. For this type of people, liposuction seems to be most viable solution.

But before going through with this cosmetic medical procedure, there are of course come things you should know first.

The first and the most important thing to do before undergoing this procedure is CHOOSING THE RIGHT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

Liposuction is a mildly invasive procedure and you have the right to choose which hands should poke needles on your body parts so choose your doctor wisely. Go through records, experiences, testimonies and the reputation of the medical institution your doctor is connected with.

Another thing you should consider is your own body. Can your body handle a liposuction procedure? Have yourself checked first by a medical professional first and ask if you are qualified or healthy enough to undergo the procedure.

What are the conditions that will prevent you to undergo a Liposuction?

  • If you have a medical history of cardiac arrhythmias, excessive bleeding, immunodeficiency disorders, seizures, pulmonary emboli, deep vein thrombosis, heart disease, and so on.
  • Those who are under certain medications can increase risk of bleeding.
  • Those who are taking medications that impede metabolism like lidocaine.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.

The third thing you need to know is that there many different types of liposuction procedure. Find out which one is best for you.

Tumescent liposuction

Tumescent is the traditional procedure for liposuction procedure. You will be injected with a fluid into the area where you want your fat removed. Then the doctor uses a vacuum-like instrument to suction the fat out.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction or SmartLipo

Laser-assisted lipo uses FDA approved laser technology to dissolve fat cells which will be suctioned at the end of the procedure.

Vaser / Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Vaser or Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance is a specialized ultrasound technology that breaks down fat cells in a specified area of the body. Surgeons will then remove the fat through a suction process.

The leading authority in Vaser Lipo in the Philippines is Dr. Caludine Roura.

Dr. Roura is the first cosmetic surgeon certified to do this type of liposuction procedure.

A special technique called Vaser High Definition Liposculpture brings out the six pack abs in men and an athletic figure in women. She also specialized on Fat transfers to the breast, butt, hips and also for the face.  She’s been doing this and other cosmetic procedures for over 13 years now.

Dr. Roura is also the owner of Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute.

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