Why You Should Try Smart Liposuction?
Smart Lipo was first introduced in 2006 as a non-invasive, laser-assisted liposuction treatment method. This method was developed with the intent of improving traditional liposuction. The procedure has been shown to be extremely effective destroying fat cells and tissue. Cynosure, Inc., the creators of this method is based in the United States and the method was reviewed and certified by the FDA in 2009.
What Is Smart Liposuction?
Smart liposuction has revolutionized the way liposuction is conducted. This method works to liquefy fat through the patient’s skin. After the fat cells are liquefied, the substance is taken out through a small injection that is made in the skin. One of the biggest benefits is the speed in which the procedure is completed. It is sometimes referred to as “lunch time lipo” because sessions generally only last about 45 minutes.
The method is similar to blowing a bubble. As the laser heats up the fat cells, they will swell which causes them to burst into fatty oil. Some small areas of fat will be absorbed back into the body and later broken down through the liver. An added benefit is that this method works better for those people who have a bit of loose or saggy skin.
Smart Lipo vs Traditional Lipo
Traditional liposuction is more invasive than Smart Lipo, but works with much the same concept.Fat is loosened by inserting a thin, hollow tube through incisions, which then work to move the fat back and forth in a controlled motion. Once the fat is dislodged, it is then suctioned from the body by way of a surgical vacuum or syringe.Recovery takes several months to fully take effect and you will also need to have follow-up care as well.
- The risks involved with traditional liposuction can be a bit more dangerous.
- For one, there are risks related to the damage of the deeper nerves, blood vessels and muscles that lie under the area where the procedure takes place.
- Patients may also have irregular contours and swelling as well as the chance that the incision will not heal correctly.
- Some have even seen the need to have the surgery repeated.
Smart Lipo vs Vaser Lipo
Vaser lipo uses an ultrasound to break up the fat cells that are then removed from the body. Two forms of this method are UltraShape and LipoSonix. With this method, there is no need for an incision. Instead, a device is held to the outside of the patient’s body over the trouble areas. Next, ultrasound energy is delivered to this area where it disrupts fat cell membranes and ruptures the cells. The fat is then transported to the liver, where it is broken down and removed.
Although risks with this method are minimal, there are some that may occur, such as bleeding, bruising, swelling and scarring. Since this method has been available to liposuction patients, over 70,000 procedures have been conducted and very few side effects have been reported.
Reviews and Results
Reviews are mixed between the people who have tried smart liposuction. Somewhere around 80% of patients report that they are happy with the results, but others have shown issues with uneven areas and burned skin where the treatment was conducted. Results have also been known to vary, but most showed excellent results and recovery times.
Liposuction, as a whole, is not intended for people who are extremely overweight or obese. Those who elect to use liposuction should be a relatively normal weight and have a good overall health. This type of liposuction is intended to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that will not disappear from diet and exercise alone. Be sure when choosing a doctor, that you choose one that is specialized in the procedure. This is the best way to stay safe and for the surgery to conclude with the best results possible.
Risks and Recovery
Because this method is not as invasive as some of the other methods, side effects are minimal. However, it is still classified as a surgery and you will be placed under general anesthesia. Some have been found to be allergic to anesthetia and therefore may have a reaction during the operation. It is important to remember that no surgery is completely safe because of this issue.
Recovery for this method is fairly simple and begins immediately after the procedure is completed. Due to the use of the specialized lasers, the amount of swelling, bleeding and bruising may be greatly reduced.
There are some side effects that may occur from the process, such as swelling and bruising. For the mild symptoms that do occur, a bandage compress is usually applied. There are a few more serious side effects that are possible, such as infections, scars, blisters and burns.
Smart liposuction costs like the cost of traditional liposuction procedures vary across the United States depending on the location of the procedure. It is best to visit a certified plastic surgeon that specializes in the process to be certain of the costs.
However, below is a list of average costs throughout the country divided by body location.
- Upper abdomen: between $3,000 and $10,000 with averages around $4,500
- Lower abdomen: between $2,000 and $9,000 with averages around $3,500
- Female Back: between $2,000 and $7,000 with averages around $2,500
- Male Back: between $2,000 and $8,000 with averages around $3,000
- Buttocks: between $2,000 and $7,000 with averages around $3,000
- Chin, face, jowls, or neck: between $1,500 and $6,000 with averages around $2,500
- Hips: between $1,500 and $6,000 with averages around $2,500
- Male Breast: between $3,500 and $10,000 with averages around $5,000
- Knees: between $2,500 and $7,000 with averages around $4,000
- Thighs: between $1,500 and $6,000 with averages around $2,500
The Smart Lipo treatment is not for everyone. It is important to speak with your doctor as well as with a certified plastic surgeon to be certain of the risks and rewards that you can expect to see. For best results, begin a diet and exercise regimen long before you opt for the treatment. This is the best way to be certain that the treatment will be a success and to get you on the right path to looking your best.
DISCLAIMER: This article is for your basic guidance only. Always consult with your Doctor or a Specialist on everything.