Laser Assisted Liposuction | SmartLipo
Laser-assisted liposuction is a popular procedure than can streamline your silhouette with less pain and downtime than traditional liposuction. Less invasive than traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction targets smaller trouble spots that tend to be resistant to diet and exercise alone, such as love handles, saddlebags, bra fat, muffin tops, bat wings, and other pockets in the abdomen, thighs, and neck.
Unlike traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction is performed under a local anesthesia, meaning you’re awake for the procedure. Tiny incisions are used to fill the area that will be treated with an anesthetic numbing solution and then to introduce the laser. The laser melts the unwanted fat and fibrous tissues before a very thin cannula is used to suction them out.
You will return home shortly after surgery and enjoy swift recovery. Most patients only require Tylenol for pain relief and can shower and return to work the very next day. As there are no drains or sutures, and far less swelling and bruising than with traditional liposuction, you can resume full normal activities in just a few days. For patients with small-but-stubborn fat deposits, this can be a simple, safe, and fast way to see beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does this give the best results?
A: For the appropriate candidate is it actually possible to get more fat removed and a smoother contour from laser-assisted liposuction than from traditional liposuction.
Q: Is this done under a General anesthesia?
A: No, this procedure can be safely and comfortably done under a local anesthesia. Oral medication to reduce pain and anxiety is given to you 30 minutes before beginning. Because of the sedation, patients cannot drive themselves home, however, and will need a ride.