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AGUIRRE SPECIALTY CARE WANTS WOMEN TO KNOW ALL THE FACTS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

The holiday season is in full swing which for many of us means holiday parties, eating, drinking and being merry. And let’s admit it – we all want to look our very best for the holidays. With so many women battling to lose those last 5 to 15 pounds of extra weight, Aguirre Specialty Care (ASC) notes it is important to know there are ways to eliminate the fat without adding an extra 5-mile run to your day – especially in this cold winter weather. ASC, the Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery, is here to help women reach the goals they work so hard to achieve.

“Body image is a problem many women deal with everyday. Every woman’s body undergoes many different changes throughout their life, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth,” explained Oscar A. Aguirre, MD, FACOG, founder of ASC. “ASC offers in-office body contouring procedures to help eliminate those last few pounds that cling to tricky areas of the body, such as the post-baby pouch. I know women work hard to achieve their ideal goals and my team and I are here to help them make it happen.”

ASC offers two body contouring procedures: SmartLipo™ MPX and VASER® LipoSelection. Both procedures are performed in-office and are minimally invasive. During your consultation with ASC, our team will help you determine which combination of procedures is best for you, based upon your skin elasticity, the amount of fat being removed and whether you are a primary or secondary case, meaning if you have had a body contouring procedure performed on that area before or not.

SmartLipo™ MPX uses a laser to liquefy the fat in the top layers of the skin through a tiny incision. An oily liquid substance, which resides in the fat cells, is removed through the incision. The laser used seals blood vessels as it destroys the fat cells, allowing for significantly less side effects, such as swelling, bleeding and bruising.

VASER® LipoSelection uses ultrasonic energy, like that used during an ultrasound, to remove unwanted fat from the body while preserving nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The ultrasonic probes high frequency vibration breaks the fat cells apart and liquefies them. The fluid is then removed through a gentle suction process.

There are many things to think about when considering liposuction. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery provides some do’s and don’t for women considering liposuction.

  • Do your research. Find out all you can about your doctors before allowing them to operate on you. Also, there are several liposuction options to consider, including tumescent, ultrasonic and laser-assisted. It is important to speak with your doctor to choose the procedure that is right for you.
  • Do maintain a healthy weight before surgery. For the best results, it is important to be close to your normal weight with firm, elastic skin. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it actually shapes and tones the body by removing localized fat.
  • Don’t expect to look “skinny” the day after surgery. You will always look better immediately after a procedure. However, the final results will not be apparent for several months.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Before meeting with your doctor to discuss the procedure, be sure to have a prepared list of questions. Asking questions will help you understand the process, what to expect afterwards and learn more about your doctor’s training and experience.

Known as center of excellence for women, ASC is conveniently located in Englewood, Colorado. In addition to body contouring procedures, ASC specializes in urogynecology treating urinary incontinence and pelvic relaxation disorders; cosmetic gynecology procedures including labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation; and dermal aesthetics services including BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers and skin resurfacing treatments with our new Sciton® laser.

Dr. Aguirre and his team empower the lives of women by providing them with knowledge, choice and alternatives. We have helped many women improve their body image and intimacy levels with urogynecologic, cosmetic gynecology, body contouring and dermal aesthetic services. For more information and to view a complete list of services that ASC has to offer, please visit our Web site at ASCdenver.com or call 303-322-0500 to make an appointment. You can also reach ASC at our toll free number 1-888-973-5842.

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