One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures today is liposuction. It is a procedure that is effective in removing excess body fat. In some medical circles is also known as suction lipectomy. Liposuction is not new. It has been used for more than a decade and has spun numerous fat loss procedures. Latter advances in liposuction techniques have made this cosmetic procedure even safer and more effective.
A diversity of different liposuction method includes tumescent liposuction, power assisted liposuction (PAL), ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL), superwet liposuction, suction assisted liposuction (SAL), vaser assisted liposuction (VAL), and SmartLipo and SlimLipo. Some of which are also known as laser assisted liposuction techniques.
Of these liposuction techniques, SmartLipo is an excellent choice because of its safety and effectiveness. In 2006, the first laser-assisted liposuction procedure, SmartLipo by Cynosure, Inc., was approved by the U.S. FDA to be used for fat dissolution in the United States.
Smartlipo is an ideal alternative to traditional liposuction. It is especially effective for melting away fat deposits that is mostly found on the face and body. This fairly new fat removal procedure disrupts fat cells located deep within the tissue utilizing the power of laser technology. It is less invasive, quick recovery time, great results and totally reliable. Which make this liposuction method a leader in laser-assisted lipolysis.
During traditional liposuction, a plastic surgeon uses a small hollow tube to remove stubborn fat deposits from problem areas in the body. Meanwhile, in SmartLipo procedure, a laser fiber is injected through a cannula to disrupt subcutaneous fat cells. The energy ejected from the laser immediately coagulates tissue and small blood vessels.
A single session can liquefy a considerable amount of fat leaving visible results. The fat cells are liquefied under the laser, making it easier for the surgeon to remove them. The melted fat is sucked through the incision made by the cosmetic surgeon in the skin.
Best Body Parts for Laser-assisted Lipo
SmartLipo technique can be used on practically every part of the body where you have accumulated excess fat. This laser assisted fat removal method can melt away fat concentrated on the face, jowls, chin, neck, upper arms, lower back, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, male breasts (gynecomastia) and loose skin.
Who’s the Ideal Candidate?
People who exhibit good general health and stable weight for at least six months can be good candidates for laser liposuction. But they should also express good understanding of the said surgery including its risks, complications, side effects and benefits- and realistic expectations for results.
One major advantage of using this fat removal technique is its ability to tighten the skin. It treats highly fibrotic areas and peels off the sagginess of the skin, giving you better body silhouette and youthful appearance. This laser technique promotes tissue coagulation that results in tissue tightening.
Because it is less invasive, it has fewer side effects compared to traditional liposuction. Less invasive procedures produces less bleeding, swelling and bruising, making healing and recovery from the surgery faster and easier.
Less bleeding compared to traditional liposuction, quicker healing times, less traumatic, lesser discomfort, minimal scarring, and consistent reproducible results and matchless precision are just some of its major advantages.
Most SmartLipo patients resume their normal activities soon after the surgery. But for those who are not as resilient in recovery they are advised to limit weight bearing activities. Optimum results usually start to become visible within a week after the surgery, but it takes between three-six months to achieve the final body contour. To reduce swelling and speed healing wearing special compression garments or close-fitting elastic garments for a week or two after the surgery is advised.