Liposuction

Liposuction can greatly improve shape and appearance of the body by removing fat from below the skin in unwanted areas.

In general, women tend to store fat in the lower abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and occasionally arms. Men, on the other hand, store fat in the abdomen and flank area. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and should not be viewed as such. However, removing fat from these problematic areas can dramatically improve one's shape and appearance.

Liposuction has noticeably improved in recent years with the advent of the tumescent technique, where a numbing solution containing adrenaline is injected before liposuction, which limits pain and bruising. After liposuction, one must wear conforming garments to avoid lumpiness or contour irregularities. Properly done liposuction will address discrete, problematic areas of the body to yield a smooth, natural result. After liposuction, patients should work to maintain the result with diet and exercise.

Smartlipo laser body contouring is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis procedure that can be done in office. Smartlipo targets trouble spots like the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs, and neck, and eliminates fat. Smartlipo provides dramatic improvements with greater results, minimal downtime, and less pain than traditional liposuction.

  • Smartlipo uses local anesthesia to numb only a specific area of the body being treated so you’re awake during the procedure.
  • The Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted through a very small cannula into your body, the laser blasts the fat cells and destroys them. The laser also assists with some skin laxity.
  • Lastly, the liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. 

The procedure is usually well-tolerated and most patients will have only minimal discomfort after the first several days. Although you may see some results immediately, swelling will occur almost instantaneously and it will take several months to see desired results.

Disclaimer

*DISCLAIMER: Any and all claims within these testimonials are of the opinion of the individual giving the testimonial. Exact results will vary on case to case basis. We do not claim that they are typical results that clients will generally achieve. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our services. Testimonials are collected from sites where comments are posted.They are all submitted by text. Testimonials are sometimes edited for grammar and length. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed. If it seemed lengthy or not the whole testimonial seemed relevant for the general public, this content was eliminated. These testimonials are not intended to make claims that these products can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.

Average Length:

1 - 3 hours (depending on the extent of procedure)

Anesthesia:

General or local with sedation

In/Outpatient:

Outpatient

Side Effects:

Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks:

Pain, bleeding, infection, incomplete improvement, contour irregularity

Recovery:

Back to work: 1 week
More strenuous activity: 2 - 3 weeks

Final Appearance:

4-6 months for swelling to completely resolve

Scars will flatten and fade after 6 months - 1 year

Duration of Results:

Permanent if weight is stable

Limitations:

No change in existing stretch marks

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