S.A.F.E. Lipo is a process that involves redistribution, reduction, and augmentation techniques integrated into one, single cosmetic procedure. Most forms of liposuction may cause some degree of tissue damage, irregularities on the surface, and dermal adhesion. However, S.A.F.E. Lipo causes less of any of these while offering you dramatic, but natural-appearing results. Dr. Simeon Wall Jr. of New Orleans discovered this method initially for revisional liposuction procedures.
It works on a 3 step process:
- Separating (S)
- Aspiration (A)
- Equalization of Fat (F, E)
S.A.F.E. Lipo trained and board-certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve natural and smooth body contours.
S.A.F.E. Lipo FAQ’s
Am I a good candidate for S.A.F.E. Lipo?
Whether you opt for S.A.F.E. Lipo directly or as a revision procedure to correct unsatisfactory results of a previous contouring surgery, consult Dr. Partington in Seattle, Washington to determine if you are a good candidate for it.
Why is it Called S.A.F.E. Lipo?
The term was coined because of this procedure’s gentle, predictable results. The process includes fat separation and equalization that are performed with power-assisted liposuction. This is a gentler form than traditional liposuction.
What parts of the body does it work on?
S.A.F.E. Lipo works on any parts of the body or face where a liposuction procedure can be performed. This includes the breasts, circumferential trunk, legs and thighs, upper back, face, arm and neck.
How long does the procedure take?
Several factors decide the duration of the procedure, including presence of any scar tissue and the areas that are being treated. As opposed to other procedures which use spot treatment, S.A.F.E.Lipo is applied circumferentially to body areas. Since it is also used in combination with other procedures such as a breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift and breast enhancement, depending on the complexity and extent of the surgery, it can take from less than 30 minutes to several hours.
What is Power-Assisted Lipo?
This type of liposuction utilizes a vibrating cannula during the surgery. The vibrations allow for a gentler procedure than traditional forms of liposuction. This method allows for precision and a controlled, smooth technique that allows Dr. Partington to sculpt the tissues.
How Much Does S.A.F.E. Lipo Cost?
The cost of this procedure varies with each patient. It depends on factors like treatment area, amount of fat to be removed, desired change, insurance coverage, and more. If you have any questions regarding finances, contact our team at Partington Plastic Surgery.
What will be my recovery from S.A.F.E. Lipo?
Dependent on the extent of the surgery itself, the recovery also varies from patient to patient. Most S.A.F.E. Lipo patients return to their work within a few days and resume all their normal activities within 7 days. You can also resume your workout regimen within 2 weeks. In case of combination procedures, the recovery time period will be longer.
When Will I See Results from S.A.F.E. Lipo?
Most patients notice results from their procedure immediately. As the swelling starts to subside you will notice improved results.
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by: Dr. Marshall Partington
Dr. Marshall T. Partington MD, F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in the Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Dr. Partington is known for his cutting edge surgical techniques to deliver natural-looking results to his patients. Dr. Partington views each person and their story as a new journey with a very specific and unique objective. The happiness and gratitude of our patients is his greatest reward of all.