What Laser Liposuction Does That Shapewear Can’t

Woman lounging on beach in Hawaii after liposuction at Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery

When it comes to achieving a slim silhouette, shapewear has become a go-to solution. People love the way spandex garments smooth out their stubborn rolls and bulges to create a more streamlined shape, but this typically means sacrificing comfort and convenience. With laser liposuction at my Honolulu practice, you can comfortably enjoy the shape you want without having to stuff yourself into Spanx®, and the procedure is easier than ever to incorporate into your life.

In this blog post, I’ll explain why shapewear is no match for liposuction when it comes to transformative, long-term body contouring.

Long-Lasting Results

Shapewear only gives you results while you’re wearing it, and given its restrictive nature, that’s typically only a few hours at a time. Though you love the way you look in the moment, the feeling is temporary. Once you step out of your spandex, your body looks exactly the way it did before.

In contrast, liposuction allows you to enjoy your best body 24/7, for as long as you’re able to maintain a stable weight. You’re free to feel your best whether you’re dressed up for a special event or just living your everyday life.

No Clothing Restrictions

With shapewear, you have to dress to disguise the garments you’re wearing. If you’re looking to slim down your arms, for example, you’re stuck wearing sleeves. The same goes for thigh slimmers and short skirts. Unfortunately, this means you can only enjoy your shape when you’re dressed conservatively enough to cover it up.

With liposuction, you can feel your best in any outfit—even swimwear. Plus, Smartlipo® laser liposuction tightens skin by emitting wavelengths that are absorbed by collagen fibers, so you can feel extra confident showing off your results. Learn more about laser liposuction in this previous blog post.

Higher Comfort Level

Shapewear is notoriously uncomfortable to wear. Itchy fabrics and indentations left in the skin are par for the course, not to mention the overall feeling of restriction that is typically not sustainable for day-to-day life.

Liposuction recovery is quicker and more comfortable than ever, especially with a laser approach. In fact, most people are able to go back to work in 48 hours or less. After your limited recovery period, you’re able to comfortably enjoy the shape Spanx creates without having to squeeze into anything at all.

Actual Improvements

While shapewear creates the illusion of a slimmer silhouette, that’s all it really is: an illusion. These garments don’t slim you down; they just compress or push around existing fat on a temporary basis. They don’t deliver a real reduction in fat tissue.

Liposuction physically removes fat cells, creating a real transformation in your body. Additionally, Smartlipo can precisely target certain areas to help you achieve exactly the shape you want, whether that means more slender legs or getting rid of a double chin.

To see examples of the results you can expect, please visit our liposuction before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about laser liposuction here in Honolulu, please contact us online or call (808) 585-8855 to request a consultation.

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