Five Amazing Benefits of Smartlipo
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on October 16, 2013
Are you interested in liposuction but worried about bruising and recovery time? A new technique called Smartlipo might be just what you've been waiting for. Smartlipo uses advanced laser technology to "melt away fat" and provide impressive body contouring results in large and small areas of the body, with less discomfort and shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction.
We're the first Dallas-area plastic surgery practice to offer Smartlipo Triplex™, and our office serves as a training facility for other surgeons. As leaders on this new, cutting-edge technique, we want to be sure patients have the right information when considering this procedure, especially the remarkable benefits.
How Smartlipo Works
The newest, most advanced form of liposuction, Smartlipo is a non-invasive laser-assisted liposuction treatment. Using a tiny 1-millimeter cannula, a laser fiber is inserted beneath the skin and swept through the area containing fat cells. The laser energy causes the fat cells to burst, and the liquefied fat is either absorbed by the body and excreted via the liver (in small amounts) or suctioned out (in larger amounts). Smartlipo is a gentle way to remove excess fat from both large and small, delicate areas of the body.
Quicker Recovery Time
As the least invasive form of liposuction, some patients can be in and out in a single appointment and even return to work the next day. Following surgery, you will wear a compression garment that will aid in healing. In most instances, you can shower the next day. You will wear your garment continuously for one week and then intermittently for six weeks. Depending on the treatment area and size, most people return to work in two to three days and are back to full activity in two or three weeks.
No Stitches and Minimal Scarring
The incisions we make to accommodate the tiny cannula are so small we don't have to stitch them closed after the procedure. The incisions will be made in inconspicuous areas, such as natural skin creases and areas that are normally covered by clothes, when possible. Incisions typically heal very well with minimal scarring.
Less Bleeding and Bruising
The overall recovery time is reduced dramatically by the use of laser energy and a narrower cannula. Because the laser seals tiny blood vessels in the treatment area, you will experience minimal swelling, bleeding, and bruising as compared to traditional liposuction.
Because the laser targets fat cells, there is less impact on nerves and connective tissues during this liposuction technique. That means you will experience less discomfort during your recovery. Individual experiences vary, but most patients find they don't need any prescription painkillers while they heal.
Tighter Skin and Smoother Results
Smartlipo can deliver incredible body contouring results, mainly due to the narrower cannula used during treatment. Because the tools we use are less invasive, it creates smaller channels in the treatment area, resulting in a smoother result after healing. The laser energy also triggers the production of collagen, which helps your skin retract and provides smooth contours without the need for additional skin lifting procedures.
Learn More about Smartlipo
Dr. Ken Smart is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is respected and well-known for the beautiful results he provides his patients. If you would like more information about Smartlipo Triplex™ laser-assisted liposuction, please contact Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa today.
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