Smartlipo is a body contouring surgery in which the excess fat is liquefied with the use of a laser before it is removed from the body via a cannula–a hollow tube attached to a vacuum pump. We prefer this laser-assisted technique to the traditional method due to the shorter recovery, smoother results, and skin tightening effects. Read on for the most frequently asked questions about Smartlipo to learn more about this innovative liposuction technique.
What Makes Smartlipo Different From the Standard Technique?
While both methods use a cannula to remove the excess superficial fat beneath the skin, Smartlipo melts the fatty tissue before the actual fat extraction, and so it is seen as a gentler technique. The traditional method, meanwhile, removes the fat using more force–i.e., the surgeon moves the cannula back and forth vigorously to loosen up the fatty tissue.
What are the Unique Benefits of Smartlipo?
You can expect smoother results (no dents and bumps or any skin irregularities) with Smartlipo because it gives our surgeon more control. Moreover, the laser heats the skin and triggers the increased production of collagen, which improves skin tightness and strength.
Also, Smartlipo promotes gentler fat extraction, which results in less surgical trauma and less post-op swelling and bruising. All of these benefits contribute to provide for a shorter recovery time compared with the traditional liposuction technique.
Is the Procedure Safe?
In the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon who performs laser-assisted liposuction on a regular basis, Smartlipo is remarkably safe.
Does It Involve Preparation?
To promote a quick recovery and minimize side effects, a good rule of thumb is to follow all instructions to the letter.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’re healthy, near your ideal weight, and have realistic goals and expectations, you might be a good candidate for Smartlipo. Make sure that you only consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who performs laser-assisted liposuction.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
This laser-assisted liposuction technology can be used almost anywhere on the body provided that it has excess superficial fat beneath the skin.
To learn more about the benefits of Smartlipo and get any remaining questions answered, contact the experts at Rejuvenate Med Spa during an initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located in Oak Brook, IL, and we happily serve clients throughout the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book a consultation, and look at our Rejuvenate Med Spa Reviews page on our site. We look forward to hearing from you!