Traditional liposuction has been used for decades to give people the toned and firmed appearances they want. However, this procedure is not without downsides that many people do not welcome and sometimes outright fear. When you want to go through a procedure that is less invasive overall, you may consider some of the newest liposuction treatments available to patients like you. You could achieve the toned and trim look you want by going through SmartLipo™ instead of traditional liposuction.
What is SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ is a variation of regular liposuction that utilizes laser technology to liquefy fat cells in your body. This process makes the fat much easier to remove and gives you more permanent results that can last for years.
SmartLipo™ avoids the rigorous and uncomfortable tugging associated with traditional liposuction. Instead, our doctor will insert a catheter into the treatment area and remove the liquefied fat through it.
You should note that SmartLipo™ does not reduce your weight, but rather addresses stubborn fat that you could not eliminate through dieting or exercise alone. It is not a weight loss procedure.
How is SmartLipo™ Performed?
SmartLipo™ is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure that is done on an outpatient basis in the comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical suite. Only local anesthesia is required, which is yet another benefit of the procedure.
During the procedure, a thin, small tube is inserted into the treatment area. Carefully controlled laser energy is then used to safely rupture the membranes of the fat cells in the area before skillfully removing the liquefied fat.
Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo™ actually tightens your skin through coagulation, which also prevents excessive bleeding during and after the procedure. Coagulation also prevents your skin from dimpling and sagging.
After the procedure is finished, you may feel slightly sore, but this is absolutely normal. It is important to follow our team’s instructions regarding healing for optimal results. With that being said, the recovery with this procedure is much less involved than the recovery with traditional liposuction.
Get All the Facts About SmartLipo™
When you sit down and discuss your problem areas with Dr. Scott at The Plastic Surgery Center, you can learn more about the procedure, as well as whether or not you qualify. We have offices in both Sarasota and Bradenton. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!