Traditional liposuction has been one of the most popular fat removal treatments for the last few decades, but this type of surgery has some drawbacks. SmartLipo™ has revolutionized the cosmetic surgery industry by minimizing those unwanted side effects. This technology allows our surgeon to quickly and safely remove localized pockets of fat with less discomfort and a shorter recovery time.
Laser Technology and Liposuction
For over 30 years, the tools and techniques that are used during a liposuction procedure have remained relatively unchanged. This style of treatment can be quite effective, but can also be hard on a patient’s body.
During your SmartLipo™ treatment, a small laser will break apart the pockets of fat before they are extracted. That allows our surgeon to use a much smaller withdrawal tool to extract the fat. As the laser is melting the fat, it also cauterizes nearby veins while stimulating the surrounding skin. With this technology, the recovery time is much shorter. Our patients also state that there is less discomfort immediately following the procedure.
Is SmartLipo™ Right for Me?
This procedure is a great option for anyone who has become frustrated with stubborn pockets of fat. Many diet and exercise programs claim that they can get rid of localized fatty tissue, but studies have shown us that “spot treatments” are impossible. When you burn more calories than you consume, your body will randomly choose soft tissue to metabolize. As a general rule, your body will try to preserve your abdominal fat for as long as possible so that it has an emergency store of energy. Many older adults spend years trying to lose their belly fat without seeing any results.
If you are unhappy with your body and want to see changes as quickly as possible, then you will most likely be an excellent SmartLipo™ candidate. You must also be ready to make healthy lifestyle changes in order to keep the fat off. Even though the fatty tissue is permanently removed during this procedure, you can regain the weight if you don’t eat healthy foods and exercise.
Talk to Our Surgeon
Make an appointment at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with offices in Marietta and Atlanta, to see if SmartLipo™ can work for you. This procedure offers so many benefits for both the patient and the surgeon. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started!