Technology Behind Laser Liposuction
Many of our patients have a change of heart when we tell them the truth about SmartLipo. It’s not what you think; we’re speaking of patients who had no idea that it was so safe, effective, and offered permanent fat loss in the treated areas.
The term “laser liposuction” is one you may have heard about on plastic surgery before and after television shows. The problem with these shows is that you are usually only seeing one side of the story: the “after” side.
What you’re not seeing is what goes on under the skin to produce the amazing results you see on the outside.
Lasers Produce Heat
One of the reasons why laser liposuction is so safe and effective is because of the heat that is produced by the laser beam’s energy. This intense beam of light energy causes the collagen in the skin’s lower layers to contract and tighten. The major advantage to laser liposuction, therefore, is its ability to tighten the skin as the fat cells are destroyed and removed.
With traditional liposuction techniques, no heat is involved in the fat removal process. The fat cells are physically separated through the manual process of repeatedly inserting the cannula tube into the area. Clumps of solid fat particles are removed, leaving lax skin and uneven voids where the fat used to be.
The before and after pictures of our laser lipo NYC & Long Island patients tells the entire story; they truly look fabulous!
Lasers Preserve Surrounding Tissue
True to its ability to specifically target fat cells in the treatment areas, the surrounding tissues are largely untouched. This includes blood vessels and nerves. When the blood vessels are left alone, there is less bleeding and bruising in the skin. Less blood loss is safer for our patients and lessens the risk of hemorrhaging and post-surgical blood clots.
Additionally, since the nervous tissue is largely undisturbed, the amount of pain after the procedure is dramatically decreased. Many of our patients compare the discomfort following a SmartLipo procedure to the soreness they feel after a vigorous workout.
Laser Liposuction is More Affordable and Less Risky
It is important to point out that because we perform procedures using only local anesthetic, the risks and the expenses related to the procedure are greatly reduced.
First, local anesthetic is a numbing agent in which the area to be treated is injected with a numbing solution so that the patient does not feel pain during the procedure. Our patients sometimes compare the feeling to a light massage; not what you’d expect from a cosmetic procedure, right? When general anesthesia is used, as in traditional liposuction procedures, the risks associated with general anesthesia are present.
Further, with general anesthesia there are fees charged for an anesthesiologist to be present during the procedure as well as the cost of using a hospital facility in some cases. SmartLipo, however, eliminates these costly fees by using only local anesthetic agents.
As you can see, laser lipo is a much safer and cost-effective procedure yielding more beautiful results. If you’re ready to find out how our SmartLipo NYC & Long Island surgeons can transform your body, please contact us today for a free consultation.
*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.