Why choose SmartLipo?
Of all of the cosmetic medical procedures available to patients in the United States today, liposuction is the most popular. There are a variety of different liposuction techniques that are on the market today and Smart Lipo is an excellent choice because of its safety and effectiveness . Though traditional liposuction techniques were notorious for their long recovery periods, bruising, swelling, and side effects, Smart Lipo keeps these issues to a minimum. Through the use of laser technologies to melt fat while coagulating blood in the blood vessels, it is possible for patients to enjoy all the benefits of traditional liposuction without the long recovery periods.
Through the use of more sophisticated techniques, it is possible to create exceptional body contouring results. For example high-definition liposuction, opens up new possibilities for patients who would like to see six-pack abs or a turtle tummy without spending hours at the gym.
Smart Lipo Advantages
One of the major advantages is the fact that liquefying fat cells makes it possible to use a much smaller cannula to achieve excellent results from the procedure. The smaller cannula means that incisions are tiny and scars are unheard of. The recovery period is diminished because Smart Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure . Patients experience less pain and see results from their surgery more quickly. Laser technologies permit doctors to see in-the-moment where the cannula is located under the skin, eliminating the guesswork.
Tumescent liposuction was perhaps the most important breakthrough in liposuction history, but laser technology has taken the procedure to the next level. Laser lipolysis has increased the safety and effectiveness of liposuction, making very precise surgical maneuvers possible. While tumescent liposuction significantly increased the safety and decreased the risks involved in the procedure, lasers enhanced the final results.
New technologies such as ultrasound assisted, water-assisted and power-assisted liposuction have provided surgeons with a tool chest of different possibilities to fit exactly to the patient’s needs. Skilled surgeons can fit the various tools that are available today to the patient’s exact situation knowing that improved technologies have significantly reduced the risks involved in these procedures.
The progress of Liposuction
Liposuction really got its start in the mid 1960’s and the technique evolved substantially over the course of the 1970’s and 1980’s. During this time, a rotating scalpel was used to dislodge fat from the targeted areas. Patients who sought out the procedure during these eras endured significant blood loss and a high incidence of complications including infections and even death. Recovery from liposuction during these years was difficult and lengthy as well.
In time, the rotating scalpel was replaced with a more humane tool: the cannula. This hollow tube was able to cut down on some of the risks, side effects, and complications while creating even more desirable results from the procedure. Blood loss using the cannula and the pain caused by the procedure was still substantial and patients were given general anesthesia, increasing the risks associated with this “dry” liposuction technique.
In the mid-1980’s, tumescent liposuction was developed. This procedure still used a cannula to achieve results, but the targeted area was first treated with a special saline solution that caused fat cells to swell or “tumesce”. The solution also contained anesthetic medication to numb the target area , making it possible for patients to have liposuction surgery without general anesthesia. The tumescent solution helped to prevent blood loss by constricting blood vessels. With the development of the tumescent liposuction technique, the safety of the procedure was substantially improved and recovery times shortened.