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March 2, 2012

Liposuction vs. SmartLipo – How Do They Compare?

Filed under: Liposuction — Dr. Greenwald @ 1:19 pm

For the third year in a row, SmartLipo by Cynosure was named the “Best Body Contouring” procedure by the American Health and Beauty Readers’ Choice Awards. What makes this procedure so popular? An advanced liposuction modality, SmartLipo takes a non-invasive approach; the system yields wonderful results without significant downtime or recovery. SmartLipo reduces small areas of excess fat thereby refining the body in a slimmer and more attractive shape.

How Does SmartLipo Work?

SmartLipo uses laser energy to heat and melt away fat cells. A small fiber optic cannula delivers an extremely precise laser beam through tiny incisions to the fat deposits. The fat cells then rupture, and the liquid is suctioned from the body through the incisions. Approved by the FDA for safety, SmartLipo can be used on the thighs, buttocks, knees, abdomen and arms, as well as smaller areas of fatty tissue like the neck and cheeks. When used on the face, SmartLipo may eliminate the need for major facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift or neck lift.

There are added bonuses of SmartLipo treatment: First, the laser beam seals blood vessels as it targets the fat cells, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Also, the heat from the laser energy produces a skin tightening effect in the treatment areas.

SmartLipo is the ideal treatment for patients who seek effective body contouring treatment but have a busy lifestyle and need to return to work within a few days.

Advantages of SmartLipo

Some of the perks of SmartLipo include:

  • Less bruising, swelling and bleeding
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Doesn’t require general anesthesia
  • Skin tightening effect
  • Rapid recovery
  • Less risk of complications than traditional liposuction
  • Eliminates the need for more invasive surgical procedures

The results of SmartLipo are permanent, provided the patient maintains a healthy diet and regular physical activity. If fat deposits develop, they accumulate in parts of the body other than the treatment area.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald’s New York City plastic surgery practice is one of only a few in the area that offer this body contouring option. Please contact us for more details.

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