Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country, with over 400,000 procedures carried out every year. While this unique surgery can provide a patient with excellent results, many people are wary of the recovery time. Depending on the area that is treated and how much fat is removed, some patients need to take two or more weeks off of work. Luckily, that has all changed with Smart Lipo. This revolutionary new technology provides patients with the same results as traditional liposuction, but a recovery period of days instead of weeks.
When Dieting and Exercising are Not Enough
Liposuction can be carried out almost anywhere on a patient’s body, including the neck, arms, back, stomach, hips, thighs and buttocks. Most patients begin looking into this procedure because they are struggling with stubborn body fat that is resistant to a healthy diet and exercise.
Unfortunately, “spot treating” the fat with specific exercises is impossible. When you are in a caloric deficit, you will randomly burn fat cells throughout your body. It might take years before you can finally shed those last few pounds.
The Ideal Smart Lipo Candidate
This is an excellent procedure for patients who have already begun the process of losing weight, but are struggling with localized bulges they cannot get rid of. Those who have already made headway toward their ideal weight almost always have the best results.
As a general rule, Smart Lipo patients should be in relatively good health and have realistic expectations of what this surgery can do. Anyone who is not devoted to making serious lifestyle changes will most likely not enjoy long-term results.
What is Smart Lipo?
The primary difference between Smart Lipo and a traditional liposuction procedure is the use of a medical-grade laser. Instead of simply pulling out the fat with a cannula, the fat cells are first weakened with the laser before they are extracted. This allows the surgeon to use a much smaller cannula, which minimizes scarring.
The laser will also stimulate the nearby soft tissue to speed up the healing process. Instead of requiring three weeks to recover, many patients can head back to work within days of their surgery.
Smart Lipo Results
Since the fat is permanently removed, the Smart Lipo results can be permanent as long as the patient is dedicated to keeping the pounds off. Patients should also follow all of the aftercare instructions given to them by the surgeon. On average, patients can resume their regular daily activities in two days and begin exercising seven or eight days after the procedure.
To see if Smart Lipo can benefit you, make an appointment at Medical Aesthetics of New England, with offices in Acton and Fitchburg. This procedure may be just what you need to eliminate your stubborn fat once and for all. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.