SmartLipo Laser Assisted Liposuction Specialist

Linda Swanson, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Torrance, CA & Los Alamitos, CA

If you’re looking for a way to reduce stubborn fat without the downtime of traditional liposuction, SmartLipo may be exactly what you need. Less invasive than traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction targets smaller trouble spots that are resistant to diet and exercise, including love handles and muffin tops. At her practices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Dr. Linda Swanson offers this procedure to achieve your cosmetic goals. Book a consultation online or by phone to learn more about SmartLipo.

SmartLipo Laser Assisted Liposuction Q & A

What is SmartLipo?

Unlike traditional liposuction, Dr. Swanson performs laser-assisted liposuction with a local anesthesia, meaning you’re awake for the procedure.

She uses tiny incisions to fill the treatment area with an anesthetic numbing solution and then introduces the Cynosure SmartLipo laser. The laser melts the unwanted fat and fibrous tissues before a very thin cannula suctions them out.

Laser-assisted liposuction can be effective in treating common complaint areas like:

  • Bra fat
  • Bat wings
  • Love handles
  • Saddlebags
  • Muffin tops

Dr. Swanson may also recommend the treatment to address fat pockets in your abdomen, thighs, and neck.

Prior to treatment, Dr. Swanson provides you with oral medications to reduce pain and anxiety. Most procedures can take up to two hours, depending on the number of areas Dr. Swanson is treating.

Am I a good candidate for SmartLipo?

If you aren’t significantly overweight but want to address stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercises aren’t helping, you may be an ideal candidate for SmartLipo.

Dr. Swanson can determine if you’re a good candidate for liposuction by reviewing your medical history and discussing your cosmetic goals. If you want to remove excessive amounts of body fat, Dr. Swanson may recommend traditional liposuction.

What can I expect after a SmartLipo procedure?

Because Dr. Swanson performs SmartLipo with local anesthesia, you can go home after your procedure, but you need a friend to drive you. You don’t need much recovery time and, in most cases, can return to work the next day.

You may experience minimal swelling and bruising that resolves in a few days. Dr. Swanson may limit your activities while you heal, but you can likely return to your normal routine within a week.

What are the benefits of SmartLipo?

SmartLipo offers several benefits over traditional liposuction. For the right candidate, it may even be possible for Dr. Swanson to remove more fat and achieve a smoother contour with laser-assisted liposuction than with traditional liposuction.

Other benefits over traditional liposuction include:

  • Less invasive
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter procedure times
  • Quicker recovery

If you have small but stubborn fat deposits, SmartLipo can be a simple, safe, and fast way to see beautiful results.

Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about SmartLipo.

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