New Smart Liposuction Procedure
If you have ever considered liposuction but have been afraid to try it because of the painful recovery then there is a solution. Smart liposuction is a laser assisted liposuction procedure that is much less invasive than traditional liposuction. Smart liposuction is also ideal for people who have smaller problem areas and do not need major liposuction. If there is an area of your body in particular that you can never seem to tone or tighten up and surgery seems too drastic a measure then this procedure could be what you are looking for. Smart liposuction has been approved by the FDA as a safe way to reduce fat in the body.
How it Works
In traditional liposuction fat is vacuumed out of the body through a tube and requires general anesthetic. Traditional liposuction also targets larger areas of the body. Smart liposuction on the other hand can sometimes be done with local anesthesia as the body feels much less trauma than with the traditional procedure. The incisions made for smart liposuction are also much smaller and so scarring is less noticeable.
The cannula, or small tube, is inserted into the area that is being targeted for fat removal and a laser fibre is sent through the cannula. The laser fibre breaks up fat and compacts tissue and blood vessels surrounding the fat. The result is tighter tissue and less of the bruising, swelling and bleeding of traditional liposuction. Smart liposuction does not result in hanging skin due to the tightening of tissue and the stimulation of collagen that occurs.
People who are generally in good health and have a few problem areas are ideal candidates for smart liposuction. Smart liposuction is not considered a solution for obesity or individuals who are severely overweight. Areas such as the neck, jowls, stomach, upper arms, outer thighs and male breasts are commonly treated with this procedure. However speak to your cosmetic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
The results of smart liposuction are permanent as long as the patient maintains a healthy diet and regular exercise program. This is true of even traditional liposuction. The results of smart liposuction are more noticeable because of the fast recovery time and minimal swelling and bruising. The pain factor is also significantly lower than that of traditional liposuction. The pain of recovery is described as a dull ache and patients can return to non-strenuous work after a day.