Shu Cosmetic Surgery Institute (SCSI) offers the most choice for liposuction in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Dr. Shu, founder of SCSI, is a board certified physician and pioneer of minimally invasive liposuction procedures in Minnesota and the United States.
Dr. Shu is the only cosmetic surgeon in Minneapolis to offer all three of the newest liposuction technologies: Laser Liposuction, Vaser Lipo, and Body Jet liposuction. Dr. Shu offers these advanced procedures to deliver patients with the most choice and the best results possible.
Dr. Shu was one of the first cosmetic surgeons to offer laser liposuction in Minneapolis. Laser liposuction offers a safe and minimally invasive way to reshape your body by using a laser that melts away unwanted areas of fat and tightens the skin. While laser liposuction is a very popular procedure, Dr. Shu generally reserves this procedure for smaller areas of the body such as the chin/neck and upper arms, or for skin tightening in combination with Body-Jet liposuction. For patients who want to target larger areas of fat with sculpted results, Vaser Lipo may be a better choice.
Dr. Shu introduced Vaser Lipo in Minneapolis and St. Paul. This advanced technique is similar to laser liposuction, but uses forced ultrasound energy to selectively dissolve fat cells without effecting the surrounding nerves and tissue. Vaser Lipo is very safe because the temperature is not as high as in laser technology. It is also very efficient to emulsify the fat in large areas. Dr. Shu most often uses Vaser technology for liposuction procedures, especially in larger areas such as the abdomen. The fat can be used for fat transfer in natural breast augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift since the fat tissue is emulsified, not melted or damaged.
Dr. Shu also offers Body Jet liposuction, also known as H2O lipo or water lipo. This advanced technique utilizes the pulsations of a water-jet, gently and efficiently dislodging fat cells. Body Jet Lipo is the least traumatic liposuction among these three new technologies, and patients recover quicker with less bruising and swelling. Laser liposuction may be used as a complimentary treatment to further tighten the skin. Dr. Shu uses Body Jet liposuction on young patients with good skin quality for fat transfer procedures. Body Jet technology with the LipoCollector 3 is often used to harvest intact, undamaged, high quality fat for natural breast augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift.
Hi-Def Liposculpture, one of our newest and most advanced body sculpting procedures, works to create a sculpted, athletic appearance by removing fat around muscles. It selectively removes small deposits of fat to enhance the visibility of the body’s natural contours. Dr. Shu is the first surgeon to perform Hi-Def Liposculpture, as well as one of few physicians in North America to be personally trained by Dr. Alfredo Hoyos (inventor of Vaser Hi-Def).