When it comes to plastic surgery, most people expect some pain and downtime for good results. Over the last several decades, however, great strides have been made in reducing discomfort, improving outcomes and expediting healing processes following cosmetic surgery.
One exciting procedure that has succeeded on all of these points is SmartLipo, a type of minimally invasive laser liposuction. As with any minimally invasive procedure, however, it makes sense to question the efficacy of the treatment.
So does SmartLipo really work?
SmartLipo is a much gentler surgery than traditional liposuction and does not require the use of general anesthesia. Instead, local anesthetic is used along with mild sedation. A tiny incision is made in the area(s) to be treated, and a small tube is inserted which contains a gentle laser that breaks down fat.
The fat is then removed via suction, and the incision is closed with dissolving stitches. Initial downtime from the procedure is just a few days, and has the added benefit of helping to tighten the skin.
What SmartLipo Is Best For
SmartLipo is not a good method for removing large quantities of fat, and should not be used for weight loss. The procedure is best for isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. These “problem areas” vary, but often include the hips, thighs, and stomach.
As it is a gentle and versatile procedure, SmartLipo can treat a wide variety of areas and is very helpful for people who have reached their goal weight but want body contouring to feel confident.
Fat removed during SmartLipo will not come back; however, the remaining fat cells in the body can and will expand if diet and exercise are not maintained. If you’re considering SmartLipo, it’s best to use it as motivation to stay fit and healthy for a lifetime.
Don’t Compromise on Quality
As with any plastic surgery procedure, SmartLipo laser liposuction requires skill, knowledge, and precision on the surgeon’s part to help promote an optimal outcome. Don’t trust your results to a surgeon that lacks experience in performing SmartLipo.
Our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons specialize in SmartLipo laser liposuction and tumescent liposuction, making them a trusted choice for body reshaping treatment for patients in Manhattan and Long Island.
Call (631) 499-1831 or (212) 206-0023 today to schedule your free consultation at one of our centers!
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.