A common phrase we’ve all begrudgingly heard in the gym is that you can’t target specific areas to burn fat. We found out the hard way that those promising Pinterest workouts boasting ab routines for instantly flat stomachs and thigh workouts for the perfect thigh gap were leading us astray.
While your workouts can target a specific area in which to tone and build muscle, they can’t specifically target which areas are going to burn fat. Fat reduction by weight loss is an all-over process, which can be frustrating when you typically lose weight in the same areas and can’t seem to get rid of those stubborn problem areas. Luckily, Smartlipo™ picks up where your workouts leave off.
This in-office procedure allows you to eliminate targeted areas of unwanted fat. You can specifically focus on the areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. According to Dr. Keith Hodge, “It’s great for body contouring. Especially that troublesome area you can’t seem to shake in the gym.” If you struggle to lose that last 10 to 15 pounds, this is the procedure for you. Less time than a tummy tuck and less invasive than traditional liposuction, Smartlipo™ creates a slimmer, tighter you and allows you to return to work the following day.
The procedure is minimally invasive with just several small incisions, and it doesn't require general anesthesia, making it safe from the general anesthesia risks of surgery. First, the local anesthetic fluid is infiltrated into the fatty tissues. Next, the fatty tissues are targeted by a laser fiber, which makes the fat cells easier to remove, minimizes bruising and tightens the skin. The procedure then removes unwanted fat utilizing a cannula, the tube used for removal which is much smaller than that of traditional liposuction. Final results can be seen in just six to 12 weeks.
To speak with a plastic surgeon to see if this procedure is right for you, schedule a consultation today!