Losing fat is a big deal for a lot of people. Many of us follow diet plans and exercise routines to help get rid of excess fat and tone their bodies. However, there are some areas of fat that are just too stubborn to get rid of, and no amount of exercise or dieting can help. This is why a number of people opt for liposuction.

Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic procedure that is designed to eliminate fat. During liposuction, the surgeon makes incisions along the targeted area. The surgeon then inserts a long, thin tube called a cannula through these incisions. The excess fat cells are then suctioned out of the cannula.

While this is an ideal procedure for fat removal, not all patients are comfortable with liposuction and the toll it takes on the body during the recovery phase. This is why surgeons have developed a new method called Smartlipo, which is a more gentle form of liposuction with a less extensive recovery period.

What is SmartLipo?

Smartlipo is the minimally invasive cousin of the traditional liposuction surgery. It makes use of a precise laser to melt excess fat with an added advantage of leaving the skin tight and toned rather than saggy. It is very precise and can be used to remove dense fat cells.

How Does Smartlipo Work?

Smartlipo starts with the surgeon making a very small incision along the desired area. A small tube known as a cannula is inserted through the incision. Next, a laser probe is guided through the cannula to the area where the fat is located.

The laser will precisely liquefy the fat cells, which are then suctioned out through the cannula. While the laser acts on the treatment area, it will not affect any of the other surrounding cells. The laser will also help tighten your skin so that you are not left with sagging, loose skin after the procedure is completed.

How to Prepare For Smartlipo

One of the most important things to consider before opting for Smartlipo is to consult a skilled plastic surgeon with plenty of experience performing the surgery. You should maintain realistic expectations and make sure that you are as informed as possible before undergoing the surgery.

You will be required to refrain from smoking and taking certain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen to avoid complications during the procedure.

Recovering From a Smartlipo Procedure

Recovering from a Smartlipo treatment is much less extensive than what you’d expect from a traditional liposuction surgery. This is because the incisions made are minimal and the enitre procedure is more gentle than the normal liposuction procedure.

In fact, you can resume your normal routine within a few days barring any complications. The reduced recovery time is an attractive benefit, especially for those who can’t afford to spend weeks in bed. During recovery, you must refrain from engaging in any physical activities and should rest as much as possible.

The results of the surgery are visible within a couple of days and can be maintained with the help of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.

Contact Our Office

Smartlipo is an effective way to get rid of excess fat and achieve your bodily goals. As a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who believes affordability shouldn’t disrupt quality, Dr. Shane Palmer can help you get rid of your excess fat without emptying your wallet. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today!