Fat loss is one of the most common health-related goals in America. For those who have not found success with diets and other systems, liposuction has offered an alternative for years. However, this is an involved surgery with side effects, causing many people to seek other options. Fortunately, Smart Lipo has been developed, which offers great benefits with a minimally-invasive technique. With this, both the procedure and recovery are fast and side effects are reduced.
What Happens During Smart Lipo?
This procedure uses lasers to remove fat from the body. The laser device enters the body through a tiny incision. Then the laser heats the fat cells, breaking them open and liquefying the fat. Finally, the fat is sucked out or naturally excreted by the body. Since the incision is small, stitches are not required and only local anesthesia is used. Patients can start returning to their regular activities in just days. Like traditional liposuction, fat cells are permanently destroyed.
How is Smart Lipo Different from Liposuction?
The biggest differences are that this procedure uses a much smaller incision and lasers instead of traditional instruments. This means that patients experience less discomfort and recover much faster. Also, using a laser instead of traditional instruments results in less bleeding, thus reducing the swelling and discomfort that occurs after liposuction. With traditional liposuction, swelling can continue for up to 6 weeks.
What Body Parts Can Smart Lipo Help?
Laser liposuction can help a variety of areas:
- Face and neck
- Love handles
- Stubborn problem areas in the abdomen
Are There Any Other Benefits?
One major advantage of this procedure is that the lasers will help tighten skin. Loose skin is often a concern after traditional liposuction, but it is not a problem here. This means that stubborn problem areas will not be left with sagging skin. The laser also stimulates your body’s production of collagen, the major protein in your body’s structures. This continues for months and tightens the skin, producing a contouring effect. Finally, the laser closes small blood vessels around fat cells, decreasing bleeding and helping to reduce swelling and bruising.
Can Smart Lipo Help Me?
This procedure can produce great effects, but it does not treat everything or work for everyone. Talk to the professionals at Sculpt Medical Spa in Virginia Beach to find out if Smart Lipo is right for you! Contact our office today to book your consultation.