You’ve probably done almost all types of diet — from Paleo to low-carb to going all the way vegan — and exercised 30 minutes a day thrice a week but you’re still left with those pesky muffin top, love handles, and bat wings! Here at our San Diego body contouring surgery practice, the SmartLipo technique may just be the solution you’re looking for.
So what exactly sets SmartLipo apart from traditional liposuction and other body contouring techniques? Read on below!
Before figuring out what’s special about the SmartLipo procedure, let’s take a look on how it works first. By and large, SmartLipo is powered by laser and is done by inserting the laser-powered cannula (about a millimeter in size) to the skin. The cannula delivers energy via two different wavelengths; the first one melts the fat cells and is drained through tiny skin incisions while the second one seals the blood vessels which in turn reduces the likelihood of swelling, bruising and bleeding that has been associated with traditional liposuction.
Generally, SmartLipo has been shown to be ideal in removing excess pockets of fat on the abdomen, thighs, face, neck, arms, back and knees. Our male patients have also benefited from the procedure in improving the appearance of their enlarged male breasts (a medical condition known as gynecomastia).
Why SmartLipo Stands Out
Despite the availability of traditional liposuction and other liposuction techniques, SmartLipo specifically stands out for the following reasons:
SmartLipo also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the natural substance in your body that is responsible for its plump and naturally youthful appearance. Having SmartLipo means that the quality of your skin is also improved after removal of excess pockets of fat.
SmartLipo helps make your skin appear smoother and tighter as the laser energy helps the skin contract over the treated area. A tummy tuck (another body contouring procedure that aims to improve the appearance of sagging abdominal skin and often done in conjunction with traditional liposuction) may not even be required anymore after a SmartLipo procedure.
SmartLipo only involves tiny incisions in the skin which translates to less bruising and swelling. This also means that you’ll have less downtime after the procedure — quick healing and recovery on your end!
The SmartLipo procedure is ideal for men and women who can’t spare a lot of time off from work or school but still want to reap the benefits of liposuction. If you’d like to learn more about the procedure, we encourage you to get in touch with us today! Call us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form to schedule your private consultation. We’d love to hear from you!