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The Difference Between Traditional Liposuction and SmartLipo

Our Body Sculpting New York Surgeons Discuss the Difference Between Traditional Liposuction and SmartLipoLiposuction has long been a cosmetic procedure which allows men and women to attain better body contours.  In the past, there was only one way to remove excess fat from under the skin.

Today, however, patients of our body sculpting New York practices are seeing great results with the SmartLipo procedure.

Laser Liposuction Simplifies Surgery: A Less Complicated Procedure

Laser fat removal technology has brought about many advancements in our society; in medicine, in particular.  A large benefit that comes from this treatment deals with anesthesia.

When a patient undergoes traditional liposuction, general anesthesia is required (which then adds a hospital stay to the entire experience).  When laser technology is used in the liposuction procedure, only local anesthesia is required.

During treatment, patients are awake and alert during their procedure.  This allows them to communicate with us any sensations they are experiencing during treatment.

Benefits of local anesthesia are great.  Not only can you communicate with the surgeon during treatment, you also gain the ability to walk out of our laser lipo NY surgical centers within just a few hours of your procedure.   Also, there is a clear advantage in local anesthesia over general anesthesia in that the risk of complications is greatly reduced.

A less traumatic procedure

During treatment, smaller incisions are made as smaller instruments are used. Your liposuction recovery time will be greatly reduced by choosing laser liposuction rather than traditional liposuction.

In the traditional liposuction procedure, fat is loosened from surrounding tissues by back and forth movement of a cannula.  This imprecise movement can easily damage blood vessels and cause bleeding and subsequent bruising as well as swelling.

Further trauma is inflicted on tissue from the higher suction capabilities of the larger cannula.  In some cases, dimple-like pockets are created from this technique, leaving a higher likelihood of sagging skin which then calls for treatment with a tummy tuck.

The size of the cannula used is similar to a string of spaghetti.  Because laser technology melts fat away, it is removed in liquid form.  This diminishes the risk of dimpling and allows for such small incisions that they will be barely noticeable after a few weeks and continue to fade over the following months.

An added benefit of laser technology is that its thermal properties promote the tightening of skin so the patient is able to experience smoother, naturally beautiful body contouring.

A more diverse procedure

With the focus and precision available with laser technology, we have found that laser liposuction can successfully treat localized pockets of fat in smaller body areas.  Where traditional liposuction can adequately address only larger areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks, laser assisted liposuction can remove fat from the arms, neck and face.

Your appearance is an important aspect of who you are.  When you feel great about your appearance, your confidence soars.

See What Surgery from Our Laser Lipo NY Surgeons Can Do For You!

Contact us in Long Island or New York City - for a free consultation to see what laser liposuction can do for you. Our Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York surgeons await your call.

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*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.