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The SmartLipo Body Sculpting Procedure

Posted Sep 12, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

The SmartLipo Body Sculpting ProcedureThis situation might describe you: you exercise regularly, you eat right, you take great care of yourself, but there's still just a little bit of problematic body fat in certain parts of your body. It may be the love handles, it may be the saddlebags, or it may be a little bit of stubborn fat around the thighs. This is more common than you'd think, and in many cases the only answer to that last bit of fat is plastic surgery. The sure way to get rid of that last bit of fat is to undergo liposuction.

About Liposuction

Liposuction is an aesthetic fat reduction surgery that is performed to remove small amounts of fat from select parts of the body. The surgery involves the use of a small metal tube known as a cannula. This cannula is inserted into the treatment area and used to extract fat.

Liposuction is not intended as a weight loss surgery, but rather as a means of aesthetic fat removal. In fact, only a certain amount of body fat can be removed safely.

Ideal Candidates for Liposuction

The best candidates for liposuction are people who have small amounts of body fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. They should be in otherwise good health and not suffer from any health conditions that would make surgery of any kind a risky proposition. They should also have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it can achieve.

How is SmartLipo different?

SmartLipo is a new step forward in liposuction treatment. This surgery is also known as laser liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction. SmartLipo uses a special cannula that is outfitted with a laser at the tip. By using this kind of cannula, the cosmetic plastic surgeon is able to liquefy the fat deposits, making it easier to remove the fat.

What to Expect During SmartLipo Surgery

SmartLipo is performed much like a traditional liposuction, the difference being the type of cannula used. The surgery is performed under local anesthetic, though the insertion of the cannula doe result in a pinching sensation. Patients will be conscious the whole time but will not experience any major discomfort.

Advantages of SmartLipo

There are plenty of body contouring advantages to SmartLipo apart from just the ease of fat removal. The SmartLipo surgery also improves overall body contouring results. Patients who undergo SmartLipo often experience less discomfort, less bruising, and less swelling as they recover from surgery, with reduced healing times as well.

In addition to that, the laser cannula helps stimulate collagen production in the treatment site, meaning tighter and more rejuvenated skin in that part of the body.

Other Options for Improving Overall Figure and Body Contour

SmartLipo isn't the only option out there when it comes to improving your figure. There are many other surgeries that are designed to sculpt, reshape, and tighten your overall figure. All of these surgical options and minimally invasive skin tightening treatments can be discussed in more detail during the consultation process.

Learn More About Body Contouring and Sculpting

For more information about SmartLipo and you many other options for state-of-the-art body contouring and sculpting, be sure to contact our Manhattan and Long Island cosmetic surgery centers today. The entire team here is eager to discuss all of your options for care in greater detail during your visit.

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