Laser Assisted Liposuction With Smartlipo
For many people, diet and exercise efforts just can’t seem to improve areas of stubborn body fat. Laser assisted liposuction uses the advanced technology of the Smartlipo laser to reduce those small amounts of unwanted fat and sculpt the contours of the body. This technique is commonly performed at our cosmetic surgery centers, due to its ability to produce smooth results in an effective and minimally invasive way.
The Benefits of Laser Lipo
Introduced to the United States in 2007, laser assisted liposuction is rapidly becoming the preferred method of liposuction compared to others. It uses precision lasers to melt the fat so that it can be reduced in a manner that is easier and less traumatic to the body than traditional liposuction. Additional benefits to this technique include:
- Less bruising, swelling, and pain
- Quicker recovery time
- Only requires local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia,which is riskier
- Laser heat energy stimulates new collagen growth and firmer skin
Which areas of the body can be treated?
Smartlipo is ideal removing small portions of localized fat from areas such as the arms, neck, love handles, and regions on the lower torso.
In general, good candidates for this procedure should be in good health and close to their ideal body weight. They should also have realistic expectations about the possible outcomes of the procedure.
What to Expect During The Procedure
Before the fat removal process, the patient comes to us for a cosmetic consultation. Once they are scheduled for the procedure, they are given instructions for before and after care.
To begin the procedure, the patient is adequately anesthetized using tumescent anesthesia. Then the physician makes very small incisions to insert the laser fiber and a cannula to reduce the fat. The doctor then proceeds to liquefy the fat while the patient is comfortably and safely awake, communicating with the patient the entire time.
Unlike conventional liposuction which suctions solid fat through a larger cannula, laser assisted liposuction gently liquefies fat so it can easily drain or be absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system naturally. The heat from the laser cauterizes the underlying blood vessels resulting in less bleeding. Once the fat is liquefied, the physician then suctions the fat out.
Following the procedure, the patient is placed under observation. Once cleared, the patient can return home that day. Although each recovery period is different, downtime with this procedure is generally very minimal, with patients often returning to work within just a few days.
Reduce Stubborn Fat with Smartlipo
When diet and exercise efforts have been exhausted, laser liposuction can be an excellent approach to saying goodbye to stubborn fat. If you are interested in discovering how it can work to refine your figure, schedule a consultation at Americas Cosmetic Surgery Centers or call us at (508) 481-8346 for more information on Smartlipo or our other body contouring procedures.