If diet and exercise aren’t giving you the results you’re looking for, liposuction might be the push you need to get to that next level of body confidence. One of the most popular procedures at our practice is liposuction. We proudly offer traditional liposuction as well as a newer form of liposuction known as SmartLipo.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that involves the strategic removal of fat cells from specific areas of the body. A suction device is inserted through small incisions to remove these targeted fat cells from the body.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a less invasive procedure than conventional liposuction. This FDA-approved method breaks up fat cells leaving you with tighter skin. SmartLipo may also be referred to as laser liposuction.
SmartLipo is preferred by many patients because:
- It uses smaller incisions meaning there’s less visible scarring
- Bleeding is significantly reduced because the laser seals blood vessels
- The laser stimulates the skin and causes it to retract for better contouring
- Fat cells are dissolved, making them less painful to remove
- Quicker recovery time, you’ll be able to return to normal activities within two days
Which is better?
There isn’t really a better or worse in this scenario, which treatment is better will depend on your situation. It’s most likely that a combination of these techniques will be used to address your specific needs and treatment goals. This is something that can be discussed during your consultation.
Will I have to get liposuction again?
Fortunately, liposuction and SmartLipo results are permanent, meaning that the fat cells that were removed during the procedure cannot return. However, that doesn’t mean that your remaining fat cells can’t enlarge and fat in the treatment area can return. It’s important to eat healthily and exercise regularly to maintain the results you’ve achieved through your liposuction procedure.
If you have more questions about liposuction or SmartLipo or any other body contouring procedure, call (203) 577-6550 to schedule a consultation with premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Foster at his office located in Middlebury, Connecticut.