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How is SmartLipo Different Than Traditional Liposuction?

By Julio Clavijo-Alvarez M.D. on March 27, 2016

shutterstock_136004678Do you exercise regularly and eat right only to find that the stubborn fat roll or pooch on your stomach remains? If the answer is yes, you may be the ideal candidate for SmartLipo, a minimally invasive laser liposuction procedure. Find out more about SmartLipo here, in Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez’s latest blog post.

How Does SmartLipo Work?

SmartLipo is a laser liposuction technique that directs focused laser energy on the treatment area or areas in order to liquefy fat cells (which are then removed by suction) and stimulate collagen production in the skin at the same time. This process has the combined benefit of destroying fat cells (which the body then metabolizes naturally and which can’t return in the area again) while also causing the surrounding skin to grow new skin cells and tighten the skin in the area for a smoother contour. The result? Fat literally “melts” away, leaving a slimmer physique with smooth and supple skin in its place.

Where Can SmartLipo Be Used?

SmartLipo is a versatile technique that can be used to remove extra fat and provide a sleeker contour for the neck, jaw line, stomach, thighs, knees, buttocks, arms and just about anywhere else on the body that holds extra fat.

What is the Recovery Period Like?

Since the SmartLipo procedure is less invasive, and causes less bleeding and risk of complications than traditional liposuction, the recovery period is significantly shorter and involves less discomfort and downtime. Most patients can return to work and normal daily activities one week after their SmartLipo procedure. There will be some bruising and swelling of the treatment area or areas, but it should be minimal, and it will dissipate after one to two weeks. Moderate exercise can be resumed after four to six weeks.

When Will I See My Final Results?

Like most of our patients, you will likely see an improvement in the treatment area immediately, though your final results won’t be apparent until about three to six months after the procedure. And the best part is that the results are permanent! Fat cells that have been removed can no longer be regenerated and cause unsightly fat lumps and rolls, and any weight gained after the procedure will be more evenly distributed around your body.

Talk to Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez about SmartLipo Today

Are you curious about SmartLipo and how it can help you to get the sexy shape you’ve always wanted? To find out more about this minimally invasive form of liposuction and whether you would be a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez. Call ReNova Plastic Surgery today at (412) 638-2391.


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