Liposuction comes in many forms, some of which require patients to experience painful and uncomfortable recovery periods. To avoid the inconvenience, pain, and downtime that can come with traditional liposuction, consider Smartlipo™ laser liposuction.
Smartlipo™ technology is the only laser technology used for fat cell reduction. It also tightens the skin of the targeted region and reduces cellulite.
The precision and accuracy of the Smartlipo™ technology allows for subtle or more dramatic fat reduction for many regions of the body. The knees, neck, face, and back are ideal for this precise technique, and Smartlipo™ can also treat areas such as the buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, chest, and thighs. This can make the patient’s body look fit and toned.
Patients should expect the Smartlipo™ process to take a total of two to four hours. It begins with application of local anesthetic to the target areas, numbing them to pain and discomfort. General anesthetic will not be necessary.
Tiny incisions will then be made in the anesthetized areas. A thin, sharp tube called a cannula will be inserted, and through this, the Smartlipo™ laser energy will be delivered into the fatty deposits. This causes the cells to liquefy, reducing the area in volume. During the procedure, patients sometimes report a mild stinging and a tugging sensation.
Another benefit to Smartlipo™ is that the laser energy stimulates collagen and elastin growth in the skin tissues. Collagen makes the skin smoother, firmer, and more elastic.
Because traditional liposuction involves tissue damage, there is typically bruising and swelling that the patient must deal with. The Smartlipo™ laser coagulates the blood vessels to keep these issues at a minimum, so may experience only mild bruising and swelling. In general, the recovery time will be much faster with Smartlipo™.
Learn more about your gentle body contouring options, including Smartlipo™, with a visit to Laser MD MedSpa.
* Individual results may vary.
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