If you feel bothered by areas of excess fat that won’t respond to healthy lifestyle changes, perhaps you’ve considered having liposuction, and wondered what this procedure can do for you. Liposuction can help you tighten and tone problem areas such as hips, thighs, belly, arms, and more.
Today’s lipo techniques often vary based on a surgeon’s experience and preferences, and can be confusing to some patients. In the case of Smartlipo™, how does this procedure differ from regular liposuction? What can you expect from this type of procedure?
Smartlipo vs. liposuction
Though some surgeons may tell you one method is better than the other, this is not always the case. What is important, however, is using a surgeon who is skilled in liposuction and can provide the best results.
The techniques and instruments used in Smartlipo and traditional liposuction are different, but the end goal should be the same — to remove excess fat and provide a more toned, sleek appearance. During Smartlipo, a surgeon uses laser energy to break down and liquefy fat, which is then removed with a smaller cannula. This allows for smaller incisions and a more precise removal of fat, particularly in smaller areas. On the other hand, patients who desire sculpting of larger areas and/or more fat removal may prefer undergoing traditional liposuction.
Advantages of Smartlipo
Some research shows that Smartlipo is superior at helping skin tighten and retract. This is because the smaller instrument used during Smartlipo can be used closer to the surface of the skin, offering gentle heat that stimulates the growth of new collagen. This procedure also allows for a faster recovery.
Because Smartlipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction when performed by a qualified surgeon, it can be done under local anesthesia and offers very little downtime. If you’ve been wondering if liposuction can fit into your life, Smartlipo may be the fastest and most convenient option for you.
The skill of lipo sculpting
As mentioned previously, any liposuction technique is most effective and successful when performed by a plastic surgeon experienced in body contouring procedures. The outcome of your procedure depends heavily on your surgeon’s careful hand and skill.
A qualified surgeon will focus on sculpting and toning your body for the sleekest, most attractive, natural look. This requires a keen eye and years of experience. If your surgeon doesn’t do liposuction frequently, or doesn’t share before-and-after photos of other patients, you may want to choose another surgeon, even if he or she offers advanced, state-of-the-art equipment.
If you’re looking for amazing results from liposuction, Monarch Plastic Surgery can help. To learn more about Smartlipo, download our free e-book, The Basics of SmartLipo Liposuction. When you’re ready to talk with an expert plastic surgeon, contact our office to schedule your consultation!