However, traditional liposuction is an invasive procedure. It can cause trauma to surrounding tissue, as well as bruising and swelling, and it requires meaningful recovery time. It’s a safe procedure, but it’s not quite right for everyone.
That’s why SmartLipo™ is such an exciting innovation. With SmartLipo™, Dr. Erella can use a small, ballpoint pen-sized laser to liquefy fat cells, easing their removal, reducing trauma and keeping swelling to a minimum. And SmartLipo™ also tightens skin in the treatment area.
If you live in Austin or any of the other nearby Texas communities and you want to learn more about SmartLipo™, please call Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today at (512) 686-0012 or contact us online for a free consultation.
What Is SmartLipo™?
In the traditional liposuction procedure, a small tube (known as a “canula”) is inserted into a treatment area- for example:
- Chin and jowls
- Love handles
Fat cells are then removed through the cannula.
SmartLipo™ uses a powerful, precision-engineered medical laser to melt the fat in the treatment area followed by removal by power assisted suction cannula. The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis using local anesthesia.
What Are the Advantages of SmartLipo™?
Many patients walk away from SmartLipo™ incredibly excited by the results. This is because SmartLipo™ offers a number of advantages over the traditional liposuction procedure. While each patient’s results will vary, many patients experience the following benefits:
- A significant reduction in trauma to the surrounding tissue
- A greatly reduced recovery time – the majority of our patients are able to return to work within a day of undergoing the procedure
- SmartLipo™ also offers a skin tightening effect that is lacking in traditional liposuction. This provides for a sleek, tight body contouring we know you will love
Most patients who are good candidates for liposuction are also candidates for SmartLipo™. You should be in good health, at or near your ideal body weight and be looking to tighten skin with minimal downtime.
While each patient’s results will vary, SmartLipo™ results are often apparent within a few weeks after the procedure, but you should expect full, final results to take a few months to show.