Liposuction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. This is because getting a slimmer and sexier physique by getting rid of excess fat is now possible in problem areas where dieting and exercise seem to fail.
Many patients we treat in our Smart Lipo New York City and Long Island centers want to know the difference in the recovery process between traditional liposuction and SmartLipo.
Even though both are used to treat the same problem, there are major differences between them as well.
Heat vs Manual Fat Extraction
In our liposuction New York centers, we use the most innovative and advanced liposuction available. SmartLipo is very different than traditional forms of liposuction. It uses gentle heat from a laser to literally melt fat off of your body.
Traditional liposuction usually uses a small cannula that is inserted through a small incision into your body. It’s attached to a vacuum device that helps to break up the fat cells and draw them out of your body through suction. Because this form of liposuction is less delicate, it cannot be used on small parts of the body such as the chin, ankles, calves, or neck.
SmartLipo, on the other hand, can be used on virtually any part of the body including the belly, thighs, back, neck, legs, buttocks, hips, knees, ankles, chin, armpit fat and arms. This is because the fat is gently removed through the heat of the laser fiber upon contact with fatty tissue. With traditional liposuction, the movement of the cannula is actually what breaks up the fat.
Pay More For Traditional or Pay Less with SmartLipo?
Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo done in our liposuction NY offices does not require general anesthesia. This eliminates the need for expensive general anesthesia fees, the cost of an anesthesiologist’s time, and paying hospital fees to have the procedure done at a local hospital.
Rather, we perform the procedure in our own state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facilities with local anesthesia and light sedation. This is a safer and more cost-effective solution than traditional liposuction.
Healing Times After Laser Lipo
Our Smart Lipo New York City patients want to return to normal activities as quickly as possible, and this can be done with laser lipo. The recovery process for SmartLipo is only a couple of days. Then you can get right back to doing what you love and having your daily routine back.
The laser fiber used melts the fat away and minimizes trauma to the nerves and blood vessels. This results in less swelling, discomfort and bruising while also offering a much shorter recovery time.
Traditional liposuction can take a week or more to heal from and patients will experience a greater degree of bruising, pain, and swelling afterward. Smartlipo takes just a few days of recovery.
Free Consultation in our Liposuction NY Centers
Our Smart Lipo New York City & Long Island surgeons only want the best for their patients and are committed to offering the latest techniques for stunning results.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of SmartLipo, give our liposuction New York NY offices a call today at 212.206.0023 or in Commack at 631.499.1831 to find out if this unique procedure is right for you.
You CAN have a more gorgeous look without the high cost or long recovery time associated with traditional liposuction! SmartLipo might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
*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.