What is SmartLipo?
You may have heard of SmartLipo, but wonder how it differs from regular liposuction. With so many different cosmetic procedures on the market today, it’s true that understanding the differences can be a bit of a challenge. SmartLipo is really not that complicated and varies from traditional liposuction in the way in which the fat cells are broken down prior to removal.
This procedure uses a series of lasers to prepare the fat cells to be evacuated from the body, rather than the traditional method of doing so through use of a tube known as a cannula. In a SmartLipo procedure, the cannula will be inserted into the target area in order to allow the laser to reach the fatty layers beneath the skin.
Three unique laser beams of different wavelengths are used during the procedure. Each has a specified purpose. The first causes the blood vessels to coagulate, resulting in less blood loss and bruising. The second heats the collagen of the fat cells, which enhances tightening. The final laser is the one that actually breaks down the fat cells through thermal energy.
After penetration from the series of lasers, the fat cells will be removed from the body. An additional benefit of the lasers is the stimulation of elastin and collagen in the skin. These building blocks of healthy skin will promote healing and tightening.
What are the Benefits?
SmartLipo is minimally-invasive and requires no sutures. The tightening and coagulating effects of the lasers are definite advantages to this method of liposuction over the traditional kind. In addition, there is less bruising experienced with SmartLipo. Patients have less scarring through this treatment, as well. You can expect a far shorter recovery time with this procedure than with conventional liposuction.
SmartLipo can be used on a wide variety of body parts, including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips, back, arms and knees. Sensitive areas like the neck and face can also receive the treatment.
There are fewer complications with SmartLipo because it is minimally-invasive. The treatment even has a temperature monitoring safeguard that will shut down the laser if it becomes too hot, so you can rest assured that burns will be prevented.
Learn More During a Consultation
SmartLipo is a safer, less invasive method of liposuction. It offers a number of benefits, as well as results that are superior to conventional liposuction in many ways. Feel free to schedule a consultation at Princeton Plastic Surgeons to see if SmartLipo is right for you. Our office is conveniently located in Princeton. Contact us today to book your appointment.