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Smart Lipo - The Facts

Patients who are unable to lose the “stubborn” pounds from their abdomen, thighs, arms, and face have a new alternative to traditional liposuction. SmartLipo is a solution to removing excess fat in your body with quick results and minimal down time. It is a type of laser liposuction that is less invasive than traditional liposuction. This procedure is effective in not only removing fat but also in firming up loose skin caused by the sudden fat removal from weight loss surgery.

How SmartLipo Works

SmartLipo is one of the latest services, originating from the traditional liposuction. In traditional liposuction, a cannula is used to excrete fat found underneath the skin. On the other hand, it heats the fat with a laser until it melts. Because of this, the fat becomes softer and easier to remove using the cannula.

SmartLipo offers benefits that traditional liposuction can’t provide, which is why it is becoming more and more popular.

Benefits of SmartLipo

Minimally invasive: The primary benefit of SmartLipo is that it is less invasive than traditional liposuction. Because the fat is softened before being suctioned by the cannula, there is less bruising and swelling in the affected area. This results in faster, less painful recovery. It will take only a few days before a patient feels fully recovered. Traditional liposuction requires weeks to recover.

Tightens skin: Traditional liposuction does not tighten the skin. In the SmartLipo procedure, the laser helps tighten the skin while it melts the fat. In the SmartLipo procedure, when the extra fat is removed, there is little to no saggy or dimpled skin, which can occur after traditional liposuction.

Is SmartLipo Right for You?

Although SmartLipo offers several benefits, it still isn’t recommended for everyone. This is why talking to a certified and experienced Bariatric Surgeon is very important. By talking to a certified Bariatric Surgeon, you can discuss your weight and fat loss goals. The certified Surgeon can also assess your needs and the condition of your body before allowing you to undergo the procedure. In general, SmartLipo is recommended for people who have a considerably good muscle tone, weighing less than 20 percent over the ideal weight for their age and height.

The condition of your skin will also be looked at. It needs to be mildly or moderately loose for the laser to effectively tighten it up during the procedure. With this in mind, patients over 35 years old will find this procedure helpful.

Generally, if you are a good candidate for traditional liposuction, you will also be a good candidate for SmartLipo. Before the Bariatric Surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the procedure, your medical history and condition will be checked and evaluated to make sure that it won’t complicate or interfere with any existing condition that you may unknowingly have.

To learn more or schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman, contact us here or call the office: 310-577-5540.

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