You know, Smart Liposuction, I think, is the next evolution of a procedure
that we've been doing for over four decades. A traditional liposuction goes
well back into the last century and has had excellent results.
Some of the deficiencies were, however, number one, having loose skin, and
number two, that the extraction of the fat sometimes would not be uniform
and leave divots and other contour abnormalities. In a conscientious effort
to improve upon these results, Smart Liposuction was developed.
The effects of sun, time, gravity, pregnancy, and repeated cycles of weight
gain and loss play havoc on our body. Liposuction, and in particular, Smart
Liposuction, is a powerful tool at eliminating these hard to get rid of fat
deposits. The liposuction part of Smart Liposuction is the same surgical
procedure that we've been performing for some time where fat deposits are
suctioned out using tiny incisions.
The first part of the process involves injecting the space where the fat is
located with fluid called tumescent fluid. Next, the Smart Liposuction
energy is delivered. The SmartLipo generator uses three targeted lasers
with significantly greater power than some of the older models in this
laser class of equipment.
Areas which can be well suited for Smart Liposuction include the chin,
buttock, arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, phalanx, and the rolls of
Some of the potential benefits of SmartLipo triplex include a more
effective laser lipolysis or melting of the fat, a more reliable,
controlled delivery of energy versus ultrasonic technologies, a reduction
in liposuction treatment time and possibly less downtime, less bleeding and
bruising, and in my hands, a higher definition of sculpting abilities. We
usually perform our SmartLipo triplex procedures in our state of the art
surgery center in South Lake.
Cellulaze is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite. Cellulite, as many
women know, is a very difficult problem. It is caused by an architectural
pattern of the skin and superficial fat. In the past, attempts to treat
cellulite with traditional liposuction often worsened the result. However,
Cellulaze, because it uses laser technology and is applied directly under
the skin, has the ability to reduce dimpling and can smooth out the
appearance of the skin.
Like all surgeries, it is very important to set the right expectation and
also understand that the result can take months, if not sometimes a year,
to see the final outcome. Patients who either have SmartLipo or Cellulaze
will need to wear compression garments for several weeks. Patients who
undergo these procedures, we have found, have a new confidence in their
look, a balance to their contour, and an improved fit of their clothes.