Laser body sculpting and laser liposuction are becoming increasingly popular with both men and women when they consider having cosmetic surgery. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive process that can be performed with local anesthesia, and with the use of a high-powered laser, it results in fewer side effects, less down time than earlier methods, and only slight discomfort for the patient.
How SmartLipo works
A small tube that contains laser fiber, which is inserted in the skin, delivers energy, causing the fat cells to rupture and then drain away, resulting in collagen shrinkage. An ideal candidate for this procedure is of normal body weight and in good health, but also has areas of the body that fail to respond to exercise and diet. The patient also needs to have realistic expectations in regard to the outcome.
As a rule, only one treatment, lasting from 45 minutes to an hour for every area being treated, is required. After the surgery, patients have minimal pain or bruising, and while a day or two of rest is recommended, most of them can return to work at once if they decide to do so.
What you can expect from liposuction
SmartLipo™ tightens sagging skin, may improve cellulite to some extent, and also improves the body’s shape, which is referred to as body sculpting. The results will be evident immediately, and improvement should continue for several months afterwards. Laser-assisted liposuction produces lasting results, and if a patient gains weight after being treated, most fat will be found in the untreated areas of the body. In addition, you will experience no pain during the procedure.
The fiber-optic tube that is used is usually inserted in increases in the skin to conceal the scar, and there is very little bleeding when the laser is removed. The healing tissue, which replaces the melted fat, then helps to reduce swelling in both the area that has been treated and the overlying skin.
The safety factor
SmartLipo™ is preferable, rather than choosing a less advanced method of liposuction, because there is less bleeding, and many of the risks related to general anesthesia have been eliminated. For more information, contact us online today.