What is Lipo 360 and How Does it Work?

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What is lipo 360?

Lipo 360, which may also be referred to as 360 lipo,  is a popular term and procedure when speaking about body contouring procedures.  Instead of selecting one or two area, the procedure includes liposuction 360 degree of the midsection that include upper and lower abdomen, flanks, lower to mid back, and even hips. lipo 360 usually does not include thigh or arm liposuctions.

What is the difference between lipo360 or regular liposuction?

It is a procedure of multiple area liposuction with different focus.  Compared to single area liposuction for stubborn fat, which goal is to achieve minimal residual fat possible, Lipo 360 is more focused on body contour and curvature. It is not the sum of multiple liposuctions. Instead it is a selective liposuction to create a contrast of different body areas.  During the procedure, some excess fat is extracted from 360 degrees around the midsection of the body to create smooth, symmetrical curves. This contouring makes it possible to achieve a more toned appearance with improved definition and shape. Sometimes, we also combine this procedure with fat transfer to further accentuate the curvy body shape.

How is lipo 360 performed?

There are many ways to achieve the same goal. The most commonly mentioned techniques are PAL, SmartLipo, Vaser liposuction depending on the way that the fat cells break loose. Dr. Yuan performs PAL and Laser lipo. To decide which one is better, multiple factors have to be considered such as the quantity of the fat to be extracted, the laxity and elasticity of the soft tissue or skin. Sometimes, other adjunct procedures are also needed to achieve better results.  A consultation with your surgeon will help him to choose the best plan for you.