Highlights May 2018

Getting That Summer Body

Summer is rapidly approaching and we all want to put our best body forward, especially in Arizona where the less clothing the better during our very long summer season. But what can you so close to summer?

High Definition Liposuction was approved by the FDA in 2013 and has been the number one form of liposuction in Europe and Asia for several years. This technology has several superior attributes compared to the competitive technologies. Most liposuction methods use some type of assistance for their procedures – ultrasound and laser assistance being the two main types. High Definition Liposuction is vibration assisted and has the advantage that the tip does not get hot. You don’t want the tip of the instrument to get hot because if it does you need ports (metal holes that protect the skin) for your procedure. Hot tips can explode your small blood vessels and damage nerves.

High Definition Liposuction removes that danger and leaves more of the underlying structure intact. This results in less swelling, less bruising, and less downtime. In addition, High Definition Liposuction provides superior skin retraction by stimulating the fibroblasts in your skin, which are responsible for collagen production.

Many people who would be forced to have tummy tucks in the past because of excess skin, can now have High Definition Liposuction and receive similar results with significantly less downtime and no need for major surgery. The best part about High Definition Liposuction is that you can have excellent results with one-day downtime. You can go back to regular activities the very next day and back to strenuous cardio and heavy weightlifting at two weeks.

Also as importantly, using oral medication and laughing gas at the office, removing the unnecessary risks that come along with IV and general anesthesia. With the invention of tumescent liposuction by Dr. Jeffrey Klein in the 1980s, liposuction has enjoyed an excellent safety profile when performed correctly. Although it can take three-six months to see your final results people are significantly smaller even the next day, even with the post procedure swelling. My clinic supplies compression garments, which need to be worn 24 hours a day for two weeks post procedure and an additional two weeks after that for 12 hours a day. The compression garments are very comfortable and help you look very nice in your clothing. The garments are important because they aid in the healing process. Don’t worry you still have time to undergo this procedure and enjoy the benefits of looking slimmer and feeling more attractive for this summer.

Written by: Dr. Jannessa Iannitelli


Jannessa Iannitelli

Dr. Jannessa Ianniteli owns and operates Advanced Image Med Spa in Glendale, Arizona. She believes in a whole body and life approach to medicine and Aesthetics. Dr. Iannitelli is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Family Practice, American Women’s Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pain Management. She received the George Wong, MD “I Care” Humanitarian Award at Pacific Hospital of Long Hospital and the Academic Excellence Award in Family Practice.

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