Liposuction continues to be a popular fat reduction method, using tiny incisions to remove your fat cells for good. Like any popular procedure, new techniques on how it’s performed continue to emerge. One of those techniques is SmartLipo laser liposuction. With SmartLipo, you can enjoy benefits such as less invasion, less downtime, and a quicker recovery! Here’s how it works:

Small incisions are made

SmartLipo requires even smaller incisions than traditional liposuction, resulting in little to no scarring. Because SmartLipo is minimally invasive, it can be performed under local anesthesia, so you’re still conscious and Dr. Erella will ensure you’re very comfortable during the process. Several incisions will be used over your treatment area for precise and even contouring.

Fat cells are liquified and removed

Through the incisions created, a small laser tip device will be inserted. Laser light energy will then be delivered, melting your fat cells for easy removal. In traditional liposuction, a cannula is used in a back and forth motion to break up your fat cells. By using a gentle laser instead, less trauma is inflicted on the body. The cannula is still used in laser liposuction, but only to suction out your fat cells once they have been liquified.

Collagen production increased

SmartLipo has another added benefit; Skin tightening! When laser energy is directed at the treatment area, surrounding tissue is heated to stimulate your body’s collagen production. Collagen is what gives your skin its structure. With more collagen produced, you can experience skin tightening for optimal body contouring.

After your SmartLipo procedure, you can also enjoy a more comfortable recovery with less bruising, so you can feel like yourself sooner. For more information on how laser liposuction works and how you can benefit, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery today.

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When it comes to body contouring, liposuction has remained on top, allowing patients to significantly reduce stubborn fat from their body! But now, patients also have the option of smartLipo, the latest liposuction technique that can offer some significant benefits. So how do the two procedures compare?

The Traditional Liposuction Procedure

The traditional liposuction procedure uses small incisions where fat will be removed. A tube-like device called a cannula is then inserted and used to break up fat cells in a back and forth motion, removing them with gentle suction. This technique can be used virtually anywhere that fat is present such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, flanks, and back.

How SmartLipo Differs

The SmartLipo procedure process is very similar to the traditional procedure, but instead of using the cannula to break up the fat cells, a pen-sized laser is used to liquify them. This allows for an easier removal process, resulting in less trauma on the body tissue. The laser used also has some skin tightening benefits during the procedure process, so patients with mild skin laxity can achieve a firmer contour at the same time.

The Benefits of Choosing SmartLipo

There are many benefits to choosing SmartLipo over traditional liposuction, especially during the recovery process. Because there is less trauma on the body during the procedure, there is less discomfort and downtime after! You can also choose to have SmartLipo while under local anesthesia, allowing you to return to normal activities sooner than if you had gone all the way under. This also allows for the procedure to be performed right in Dr. Erella’s office, saving you money on hospital expenses.

To learn more about liposuction and SmartLipo and which is right for you, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella to go over your custom treatment plan.

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If you’ve been considering a mommy makeover, you should know that you’ll have some things to consider. While the goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy state, the procedure is highly customizable for your unique anatomy and concerns. For this reason, you’ll need to consider what you’d like to change about your body and how, so that Dr. Erella can create the best treatment plan for you. Here are some of the most common areas that are corrected through a mommy makeover.

Breast Procedures

For some women, the breasts are greatly affected by pregnancy and nursing. It can affect every woman differently, so your breast procedure might have a different goal than others. The breasts can be reduced, augmented, or lifted during a mommy makeover. Sometimes the procedure contains a combination of these. This can also include correcting and repositioning the nipples and areolae during your breast procedure.

Tummy Tuck

The abdominal area can go through the most radical change during pregnancy and childbirth, and many women are unable to restore the area through diet and exercise. Fortunately, a tummy tuck can remove excess fat and skin, while also restoring the abdominal muscles that can become stretched and ineffective. It can also remove stretch marks that are within the area of excised skin— usually below the belly button.

Liposuction

Many women struggle to lose their pregnancy weight after childbirth because of the way the female body stores fat throughout the process. Many women carry it in their thighs, hips, stomach, and back, and procedures like a breast reduction or tummy tuck can already use liposuction techniques, so many women opt for it to be used on other fatty areas. It requires a small incision and has a big impact on restoring your body’s contours.

The Details

Although there are common areas that are restored during a mommy makeover, some women take extra steps to feel like themselves again. This can include facial rejuvenation, skin treatments, and other non-invasive restorations. This can put the finishing touches on your makeover and leave you feeling even more confident than before.

If you’re interested in discussing a mommy makeover with Austin double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Venkata Erella, contact our office in the greater Austin area.

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Summer is quickly approaching, but if you’re feeling self-conscious about showing more skin due to poor body contour, there’s still time for a surgical procedure! There are many body contouring procedures available to target your specific concerns and help you achieve a slim figure. Find out which procedure can help you get ready for summer.

SmartLipo

SmartLipo is an innovative liposuction technique using laser technology to liquefy fat cells prior to their removal with a cannula. This offers many benefits over traditional liposuction such as less discomfort and a quicker recovery. You’ll still receive the effective results of traditional liposuction, but with less trauma on the body and even additional benefits of skin tightening!

Liposuction

It’s difficult to achieve a slim contour when stubborn fat is standing in the way. Unlike regular fat, stubborn fat deposits can be impossible to get rid of without treatment. There are many noninvasive fat removal options available today, however, known of them can give you the significant results like liposuction can! Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, upper arms, under the chin, and more. Not only is fat removed, but the body is sculpted to give you your desired figure.

Tummy Tuck

If your concerns are with your abdominal area, you might consider a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck procedure can address sagging tissue and excess skin, often present after pregnancy, weight loss, or with age. Once you are in your ideal weight range, the procedure can give you a flatter, more toned abdominal area. Incisions are typically placed below the waistband, allowing you to conceal any scarring.

Arm and Thigh Lift

Excess skin and tissue can also be present in the arms or thighs. While working out and eating right is usually enough to lose weight in these areas, a surgical procedure is often needed to address loose skin and tissue. An arm and thigh lift can tighten the area to give you a more toned look. The two procedures can be performed together, or you might just need one or the other.

Mommy Makeover

If you’ve had children, you understand the effects it can have on your body such as loose abdominal tissue, a loss of breast volume, and pockets of stubborn fat. With a mommy makeover, you can address these concerns with the use of a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, liposuction, and more for full-body recontouring. You can save time and money by opting to combine these procedures at once.

A surgical body contouring procedure takes some recovery time before you can enjoy your results. To learn more about how you can contour your body before summer, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella to discuss your treatment plan.

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Whether you’re a new mommy or a seasoned one, you’ve probably heard of someone you know undergoing a Mommy Makeover. What is it? It’s a set of procedures that aim to treat and reverse the negative effects of pregnancy and nursing on the body. The most popular procedures for a Mommy Makeover include breast procedures, like a breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, a tummy tuck, and liposuction. Since every woman’s body is different, this procedure is completely customizable.

Although it’s an invasive, surgical procedure, Mommy Makeovers are highly effective at restoring your pre-pregnancy body. Here are some reasons you might consider one:

Diet and Exercise Might Not Cut It

While a healthy lifestyle is a great thing, there are certain things it just can’t fix. Things like stretched, excess skin or stubborn fat deposits that occur during pregnancy can be there permanently. A Mommy Makeover can remove these, as well as stretch marks— it can also repair muscles that have become lax and ineffective at supporting the abdomen or pelvic area. These are long-term results that can recreate your healthy, contoured profile without the struggle of feeling like you can’t get results, no matter what.

You Don’t Have Any More Plans for Childbearing

While the results of a Mommy Makeover can be permanent and life-changing, they can also be reversed by another pregnancy. If you’re already considering a Mommy Makeover, this will be something you’ll need to discuss during your consultation. However, if you’re no longer planning on further pregnancy and are taking steps to avoid it, a Mommy Makeover can be a great way to feel like you’ve got your body back. Although you’ll never stop being a mommy, your body doesn’t always have to feel like a post-baby body.

You Deserve It

Birthing a child is hard, and it doesn’t stop there. But, that doesn’t mean you’re destined to feeling like you’ll never have your body back. Pregnancy can be one of the most drastic changes a woman’s body undergoes over the course of her life, and after all the difficulty and reward that goes with birthing and raising a child, any mommy deserves to feel her best and like herself again. A Mommy Makeover can restore confidence and the feeling of being desirable to mommies who feel like there are no options.

If you are a mommy who is considering restoring your body with a Mommy Makeover, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Aspira’s board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Erella can answer any questions you might have and determine the best treatment plan for you.

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