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.