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Liposuction at Ringpfiel Advanced Dermatology in Philadelphia, PA

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that can reduce the amount of stubborn fat in various areas of the body. Today, there are a number of advanced liposuction techniques and non-surgical fat removal options. We are pleased to offer power assisted liposuction (PAL), a state-of-the-art technique that can facilitate a more efficient removal process.

What is Power Assisted Liposuction?

A traditional liposuction procedure eliminates fat using a small sterile metal tube, called a cannula, and suction. During the procedure, the cannula is inserted into the treatment area and fat cells are drawn out, which permanently reduces the amount of excess fat in that part of the body. PAL is unique because it uses a special vibrating cannula to dislodge fat cells. When the fat cells are broken down prior to suctioning, more fat can be eliminated at a faster rate. Moreover, the targeted loosening of fat cells ultimately helps to preserve other tissues.

To prepare the treatment area for power assisted liposuction, Dr. Ringpfeil will inject a dilute, anesthesia-containing solution into the treatment area. The liquid causes the treatment area to swell. This step eliminates the need for general anesthesia and reduces blood loss during the procedure.

Benefits of Power Assisted Liposuction

Power assisted liposuction has several advantages, including:

  • Smaller incisions are needed.
  • Less force is needed to remove fat.
  • Greater quantities of fat can be removed in a session.
  • The treatment time is shorter than a conventional liposuction procedure.
  • The risk of complications is reduced.
  • Post-procedure bruising and swelling is minimized and the recovery time reduced.
  • The results visible immediately and the effects are long-term.

Power assisted liposuction can be used to gently contour the chin and neck area, as well as slim down tenacious fatty areas, including the abdomen, flanks, hips, buttocks, and thighs.

Other Body Sculpting Techniques with Dr. Ringpfeil

In addition to power assisted liposuction, Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology also offers other body sculpting options such as:

  • Vaser liposuction. An alternative to conventional liposuction, VASER® LipoSelection uses ultrasound technology to target and break up fat cells before mechanical removal. The innovative technique produces smooth results and minimizes healing time.
  • SmartLipo. Also known as laser liposuction, SmartLipo™ uses an advanced laser-assisted liposuction system that simultaneously liquefies fat and firms the skin. It is excellent for treating cases where excess fat and skin laxity co-exist, such as the post-pregnancy belly.
  • SculpSure. This non-invasive body contouring technique uses light energy to selectively destroy pockets of stubborn fat. Once the fat is destroyed, the body flushes the dead cells out through its natural cleansing mechanism. The results will become visible over the course of a few weeks.
  • CoolSculpting. Cryolipolysis, also referred to as fat freezing, is a non-surgical fat removal solution that can be used on most areas of the body. Non-invasive and efficient, CoolSculpting eliminates fat without the downtime.

Your Liposuction and Fat Removal Consultation with Dr. Ringpfeil

If you would like to know more about power assisted liposuction and other advanced fat removal procedures, contact Dr. Ringpfeil to schedule your consultation.

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Friendliness

#12011-01-03 09:55:52

The atmosphere of the office was warm and friendly. The staff was professional and kind.

#22019-06-16

The aesthetician was great, very straight forward and running on time!

#32011-05-05 13:30:08

I was scared that I had something on my face after my laser treatment. As it turns out Jill took a second look and told me it was normal and it will resolve. The reason why I tell you this is because Lisa at the front desk was instrumental on making sure I was followed up and that my fears were elevated. Lisa was outstanding! From my experiences in the past, I find most people at the front desk don't really care about the patients. However, I did not get that from Lisa. She kept in contact with me until I was completely satisfied with my care. She really is a professional and deserves recognition. Her job is the most important one in the office. I have left other offices in the past because I didn't care for the staff. That won't happen here! Hats of to LISA!!!! P.S. The computer in the waiting room is AWESOME too!!!

#42012-12-06 11:38:48

Woderful atmosphere and service

#52018-11-24

Linda was very informative, very responsive to my questions. I felt very comfortable with her advice

#62011-05-26 10:18:40

I found this to be a very pleasant and professional appointment -- better than most .... I would absolutely recommend to others and will utilize the many services available at this office.

#72010-12-15 11:51:05

Timeliness and attention.

#82019-01-20

everything is very thorough and comprehensive

#92011-11-02 11:42:46

The entire staff was very kind. Linda made me feel safe throughout the procedure.I also enjoyed the art which was beautifully displayed.

#102012-12-14 09:58:48

What can we do better?

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don't change a thing, you guys are the best! Please send me Real Estate Referrals, thanks

#12010-09-30 09:51:55

No complaints at all, but since you asked, receptionist today could have been "warmer"

#22010-08-25 10:41:35

Nothing, Thank you so much.

#32011-03-04 10:10:02

No room for improvement. You have a first-rate, exceptional staff Dr. Ringpfeil! Everyone especially Linda Heckman is so professional. Jessie makes a great first impression and is an asset to your team!

#42010-12-15 19:35:32

Can't think of a thing

#52019-02-02

Please send out paperwork in advance for pediatric patients

#62019-08-24

everything was great

#72019-02-01

The only (minor) thing that I was disappointed in was that when I booked the appt. via phone, I was told that in addition to my cosmetic questions and consult, the Dr. would also be able to do my full body check. It turned out that there was not enough time to do both.

#82011-07-27 15:04:39

fantastic service

#92019-05-26

I think everything was wonderful. Keep up the good work!

#102011-02-22 09:25:17
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