SmartLipo is one of the most popular liposuction treatments available today, and it’s no mystery as to why. The procedure is gentle and effective, perfect for resolving stubborn “problem areas” that can be difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
If you’re interested in Smart Lipo, then you probably know the basics: it’s a gentle, laser-assisted liposuction treatment involving little downtime. You may be wondering the specifics of just what happens during a laser lipo treatment.
Let’s walk through the surgery and see what elements are involved.
SmartLipo’s gentle process first involves mild sedation and local anesthesia. Using this method rather than general anesthesia accomplishes two goals: it reduces risk to the patient, and brings down the cost of the procedure. The limited incision and gentle nature of the procedure makes local anesthesia possible for the surgery.
The Procedure & Benefits
The surgeon makes a tiny incision in the area to be treated. Using a thin, hollow tube containing a laser, the surgeon goes through the incision and uses the heat from the laser to gently melt the fat cells. The liquefied cells are then suctioned out before the incisions are closed.
By melting the fat, it is easier for the surgeon to completely remove the fat cells and yield a better result. In addition, the heat from the laser reduces bleeding and helps skin to tighten after surgery, avoiding unsightly sagging skin in the treated area.
Laser lipo treatments are generally very effective for patients who are good candidates, and only one treatment should be required for good results.
SmartLipo recovery is mild, and is often described as feeling the same as the aftereffects of a vigorous workout. Depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed, patients should expect the initial recovery period to last just a few days.
Choosing Your Cosmetic Surgeon Carefully
Many surgeons offer laser lipo treatments, but few specialize in the procedure. To set yourself up for success, you should choose a cosmetic surgeon with a great deal of experience performing successful laser liposuction procedures.
Choosing a specialist, such as one of our highly-experienced SmartLipo experts in New York will help your chances of getting the outcome you desire. For more information about laser liposuction at our Long Island and NYC locations, call to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons.
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.