If you’ve ever struggled with unwanted body fat, chances are you’ve considered liposuction at some point in your weight-loss journey. It’s a big step, and one that makes many people nervous.

Of course there are some legitimate points to consider when deciding whether to proceed with the surgery: cost, candidacy, convenience, risks & complications, etc. But thanks to advances in liposuction techniques and technology, there’s one concern that simply isn’t an issue anymore: general anesthesia.

Why SmartLipo?

No Anesthesia? No Problem with SmartLipo.SmartLipo, a laser-assisted liposuction method, is great for sculpting the body and resolving problem areas–without the use of general anesthesia. There are numerous benefits to this:

1. Reduces the risk for complications.

While general anesthesia is quite safe these days, there is always a small chance for complications. Since liposuction is an elective surgery, many people feel that it’s not worth the risk of going under. Since SmartLipo is performed using local anesthetic, it’s a great option for people who are nervous about general anesthesia.

2. Allows for shorter downtime.

Life’s hectic, and most people don’t have time to go grocery shopping, let alone recover from liposuction for weeks. Since SmartLipo is minimally-invasive and doesn’t require general anesthesia, the downtime is extremely short–as little as 2 days. The discomfort from the procedure is minimal, which is a drastic change from the early days of liposuction.

3. Lower cost

Since general anesthesia requires an anesthesiologist and a brief hospital stay, the costs add up at lightning speed. With SmartLipo, the procedure can be done at a surgical center rather than a hospital, and there’s no stay involved. This drastically cuts down on the cost to the patient. Only one treatment is needed, and since the tubes used to suction fat are so small, scarring is virtually nonexistent.

Call Us Today!

For more information on minimally invasive liposuction in NY, contact our laser lipo New York City or Long Island centers to set up a free consultation. Our skilled and experienced surgeons perform SmartLipo in our AAAHC accredited surgical suites and have a long history of excellent patient outcomes.

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/anesthesia-risks-what-patients-should-know

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/SC/00026.html

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.