You might be wishing for the svelte curves that SmartLipo body contouring can help you achieve, but have been held back by a fear of the risks of possible complications. Like any surgery, SmartLipo does have risks, but this form of liposuction (commonly known as "lipo") is extremely safe. SmartLipo is among the safest of all plastic surgery procedures.
If you are concerned about the risks of SmartLipo, don't let fear keep you from learning about the possible benefits of this advanced procedure. Instead, we invite you to learn more so you can make an educated decision about what is best for you. We have provided some information on this page, but the best way to get all your questions answered is to talk to Dr. Stanley Foster. We invite you to schedule a personal consultation today.
Before we talk about the specific complications associated with SmartLipo, it is best to establish some basics:
Dr. Foster is the only certified SmartLipo Instructor in Connecticut
We are better able to understand and prevent complications than in the past. Hundreds of thousands of lipo procedures are performed in the US every year, compared to the very small numbers of serious complications.
The complications associated with SmartLipo are similar to those associated with traditional lipo, including:
Many of these risks may be less than for traditional lipo. Because SmartLipo cauterizes blood vessels during the procedure, you may see less bleeding and bruising, and since bruising is a common cause of skin discoloration, you may have less risk of skin discoloration. Since SmartLipo stimulates skin contraction, it may have a lower risk of skin rippling. By preferentially selecting fat, SmartLipo may reduce your risk of skin or nerve damage, changes in skin sensation, or a prolonged recovery period, compared to traditional lipo.
We do everything we can to reduce your risk of complications during any procedure, including lipo and SmartLipo. But there are also many things that you can do to reduce your risk of SmartLipo complications, including:
Select your plastic surgeon carefully. When you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Stanley Foster, you know that your doctor has received specialized training in performing lipo and in responding to potential complications. Experience matters both in the quality of your results and in reducing your risks. Ask if your potential surgeon has specific experience in the procedure. Dr. Foster has performed many SmartLipo procedures, is the only SmartLipo instructor in Connecticut, and has received a Certificate of Excellence from Cynosure, the manufacturer of SmartLipo machines.
Be in good health before your procedure. SmartLipo, like traditional lipo, is not a weight-loss method. You should be near your ideal weight before having SmartLipo. SmartLipo can then be used to target the stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise. Quitting smoking and eating a well-balanced diet have also been associated with lower risks of complications from lipo.
Follow all pre- and post-operative instructions. Your procedure is only one step on the road to great results. To reduce your risk of complications, avoid foods and medications you are asked to avoid, take it easy during recovery, and make all your follow-up visits.
Be smart and don't hesitate to ask if you think something might be wrong. Many complications can be avoided if caught early. We'll give you a list of signs to watch out for, but it's better to call us with questions than to worry and let a possible complication grow worse. At the very least, we can restore your peace of mind and let you recover, stress-free.
Don't let blind fears of complications keep you from shedding those problem fat areas to find the new, better-looking you. Instead, learn more about possible complications and make an educated decision about SmartLipo. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stanley Foster at his Waterbury, Glastonbury, or Greenwich office.
Disclaimer: Stanley J. Foster Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic plastic surgery to patients in the Hartford, CT area.
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