PureLipo is a minimally invasive technique that sculpts and contours your body into a more sleek and desirable form by removing unwanted areas of excess fatty tissue. This procedure is done while you are awake using tumescent anesthesia, with small syringes and cannulas. The results translate into a more youthful and contoured physique with high patient satisfaction.
How is PureLipo performed?
Tumescent fluid containing saline, a local anesthetic, and epinephrine is injected into the area to be treated. This solution is injected between the fat and the skin, causing the area to become swollen and firm. This technique eliminates the need for general anesthesia and also eliminates the bleeding associated with traditional surgery. The tumescent fluid helps reduce post-treatment bruising, control pain, and makes the fat easier to remove. Once the solution has had an opportunity to work, Dr. Mallory uses a very small cannula to remove fat from between your skin and muscles. You’ll see results within a few weeks of treatment once swelling has subsided.
Pre-Op is typically scheduled 2 weeks prior to procedure where you are given a medical evaluation, procedure paperwork and consents, and a fitting for your garments. 24 hours prior and day of treatment it is recommended that you eat a healthy meal and stay well hydrated. We do recommend that you stop any non-prescribed blood thinners and fish oil prior to your treatment, as this may cause unnecessary bruising. For any clients concerned about bruising, we recommend taking Arnica Montana tablets about 5 day in advance.
For the 4-5 days after your procedure make sure to rest and take care of yourself. You will then have a follow up appointment with Dr. Mallory and an Ultrasound treatment with his Medical Assistant. Clients will need to wear a compression garment and a non- restrictive bra for 6 weeks post to ensure best outcome. Follow up photos are scheduled 3 and 6 months post procedure to ensure results and client satisfaction. How many treatments are needed? Most of our patients find that one treatment is enough for the desired outcome. In some cases clients find that additional treatments may be needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is it different than liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the body by removing excess fat deposits through the use of a cannula attached to a suction pump, creating a tunnel through the fat. This procedure is generally done under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Traditional Liposuction may be more likely to create excessive fat removal, dimpling skin, ridges, and damage to the deep dermis.
Have there been any adverse events related to tumescent PureLipo by local tumescent anesthesia?
No. Virtually all adverse events associated with PureLipo or liposuction have been associated with: 1) multiple surgeries performed on the same day, 2) excessive amounts of fat removed during liposuction, or 3) use of general anesthesia or IV sedation using narcotics.
What areas can be treated?
Some of the most common body areas treated include: abdomen, inner and outer thighs, waist, back or flank area, upper arms, buttocks, breasts, face, and neck, although virtually any area can be treated. At your consultation, the physician will provide you with a personalized treatment plan to sculpt your body to your desired result.
How quickly can I see results?
Most patients will see their results within one month post procedure; it may take up to four months to appreciate the final result. For the first few weeks after the procedure, patients experience swelling, which can be alleviated using the ultrasound and lymphatic drainage techniques.
Is PureLipo permanent?
The body's shape and contour following PureLipo is permanent for the most part. Fat cells that are removed by PureLipo do not grow back. As long as you do not gain excessive weight, the shape and contour is permanent. If you gain weight after PureLipo, the figure will be a larger version of the new shape. Although one can expect some changes with aging, as long as there is no weight gain, the result is permanent.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The procedure lasts approximately two hours. In addition to the tumescent anesthesia, you will be given oral medication. You will be awake, but relaxed, during the whole procedure. Most patients feel slight pressure during the procedure. Afterwards, you will be swollen and will experience drainage of the tumescent fluid. Most patients return to regular activities within three days of treatment.