When most people think of liposuction, traditional tumescent lipo is usually what first comes to mind. However, this is no longer your only body contouring option. Smartlipo™ uses advanced laser technology to offer a unique set of benefits that may not be possible with traditional lipo.* Here’s what you need to know about this innovative treatment.
What Is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a body contouring procedure that uses laser energy to heat unwanted fat cells in a targeted area. This differs from tumescent liposuction in that the latter utilizes a special solution that hardens the fat cells rather than melt them in order to prepare fatty deposits for removal through small incisions.
The Bonus Benefit of Smartlipo
Many people choose Smartlipo for treatment in dense areas like the back or male breasts.
An added benefit of using laser energy through Smartlipo to melt fat cells is that the heat from the laser may also tighten the skin through coagulation, although individual results may vary.
When to Combine Procedures
In some cases, combining Smartlipo with traditional liposuction can offer the most comprehensive outcome, especially in areas with a larger amount of unwanted fat.
If pregnancy or massive weight loss have left you unhappy with significantly loose skin or muscle tissue in your abdominal area, Dr. Andany may recommend combining liposuction with a tummy tuck.
No matter which liposuction procedure you’re thinking of getting, be sure to work with an experienced and trustworthy cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Andan, to help make the process as smooth and effective as possible.