Cosmetic Surgery Raleigh Liposuction vs. Smartlipo
For Cosmetic Surgery Raleigh, it is important to understand the differences between traditional Liposuction and Smartlipo Laser Liposuction.
The biggest differentiating factor is that Smartlipo uses a high energy laser to emulsify or destroy fat cells. Then the lipid that is released from the cell is reabsorbed or can be removed with a special suction cannula. Traditional liposuction works by applying suction to a hollow metal cannula or tube which pulls the fat into the tube and the sharp edges then evulse or rip out the fat, along with associated fibrous connective tissue, and tiny nerve fibers and blood vessels.
BodyLase Skin Spa’s Plastic Surgeon Raleigh uses the Smartlipo technology
Ultimately it is more about the skill of the plastic surgeon using the device than the device itself. Dr. Schwarz has performed Smartlipo procedures on many patients over the past several years with amazing results.
The results that one achieves are a combination of multiple factors including the skill and experience of the plastic surgeon, the effectiveness if the device in removing fat, and the degree and quality of skin retraction which is effected by the person’s skin quality, but can also be effected by the device used. At BodyLase Skin Spa we use the Smartlipo ultrasonic device. Both I feel offer some relative benefits, and are performed under Tumescent technique which is used in virtually every form of liposuction today.
The Smartlipo device uses ultrasound to break down the fat cells, the contents of which are then removed by a specially designed minimally traumatic cannula. The benefit of this device is that it preserves the fibrous connective tissue between the skin and underlying muscle fascia. This enhances skin retraction and re-draping after the fat removal, thus potentially enhancing the result. Adding this technology usually increases the time of the procedure and hence it’s cost. Smartlipo uses a high energy laser light to break down fat cells which can then be removed with the special cannula. The primary benefit of Smartlipo is that the laser probe is very small and precise. This allows it to work better in areas where greater precision is needed, such as the face. It also allows the probe to be used very close to the under surface of the skin which results in heating of the dermis and stimulation of collagen production resulting in better skin retraction on average.
The Smartlipo device offers some real benefits in terms of improved skin retraction and that this is significant component to the quality of the final outcome. This is particularly true for patients with diminished skin elasticity (patients over 40), and Smartlipo has allowed us to achieve better outcomes particularly for patients with diminished skin elasticity.
If fact, both procedures are good – it all depends on the desired results, patient’s body composition, and the skill and experience of the surgeon. A plastic surgeon trained in body contouring who not only does liposuction but also tummy tucks/lifts etc. can tell you what will work best and give you the most honest advise.
To learn more about the Smartlipo Cosmetic Surgery procedure performed by a Raleigh Plastic Surgeon at BodyLase Skin Spa, a Raleigh Medical Spa, please fill out the form on the right.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.