Have you been sweating and toiling at the gym for months without seeing significant results? Maybe you’ve seen results but just can’t seem to lose those last few bits of flab. This can be frustrating and can cause a great deal of mental stress.

In cases like these, liposuction is an effective cosmetic procedure worth exploring. Liposuction improves the shape and proportions of the body by eliminating stubborn fat cells permanently.

SmartLipo is a cutting-edge liposuction technique that is growing in popularity. This procedure uses a small laser fiber to melt away excess fat in various areas of the body.

Why Do People Opt For SmartLipo Over Traditional Liposuction?

Liposuction is usually performed through larger conspicuous incisions around the areas that need attention. It causes trauma to the tissues through physical loosening of stubborn fat cells with a sharp cannula.

With SmartLipo, fat cells are loosened more gently with the help of the SmartLipo laser fiber. This results in much less trauma to the surrounding tissues. Less trauma means that less swelling and bruising are created in the targeted areas. As a result, the recovery period is shorter and more comfortable.

Older liposuction techniques do not achieve significant skin tightening. Instead, the skin appears loose and saggy after treatment.

SmartLipo, on the other hand, has been shown to cause a reduction of 30% in skin surface area. Because the laser stimulates collagen production in the tissues, skin tightening will continue for up to nine months after a single session.

Am I a Good Candidate for SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is perfect for people who follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Some people would like to lose fat from certain areas of their body. This could be fat that doesn’t disappear no matter how careful they are with what they eat and how often they exercise.

SmartLipo is perfect for these people, because it is a surgery that is not meant to reduce a person’s weight. Instead, it is a surgery that targets specific areas like the stomach, thighs, buttocks, back, and arms. People who are close to or at their target weight make great SmartLipo candidates.

How Long Is the Recovery Period?

SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure. Very light bruising and swelling is sometimes experienced, but patients are usually able to return to work after a couple of days. They may also resume exercise after two weeks.

How Many Treatments Would I Need?

A single treatment is the norm with SmartLipo. Patients are able to see results within a week, along with further improvement over three to six months. Depending on which area of the body is treated, a compression garment is sometimes worn for a short period of time after the treatment.

Taking the Next Step

If you are fit and follow a healthy diet but are unable to lose fat in a few specific areas, SmartLipo is for you. It’s a revolutionary way of tightening your skin and giving it an amazing youthful firmness.

To find out more about SmartLipo, contact our office and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Bundrick.