For men and women yearning for a trimmer waistline, svelte thighs or help with other problem areas padded with stubborn fat deposits, liposuction is one of the most recommended procedures for a fast fix. No matter which type of lipo performed, perhaps the most critical factor in a good liposuction outcome is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. For years, Dr. B. Aviva Preminger has been offering laser-assisted liposuction, also known as Smart Lipo, on an outpatient basis in her NYC plastic surgery office with excellent results.
This popular fat reduction procedure not only eliminates hard-to-reach pockets of adipose tissue, it has a couple of advantages compared with traditional liposuction, including faster recovery and the ability to help tighten skin after the treatment.
Smart Lipo skin tightening benefits
Introduced in 2007, Smart Lipo gently but effectively contours by liquefying fat cells using precise, targeted laser energy. It’s considered a minimally invasive procedure for sculpting the arms, midsection, back, hips, thighs and chin, with less bruising and less post-op discomfort and downtime.
Research has shown that patients who had laser lipo not only benefited from significant fat loss in treated areas, but also realized a slight increase in skin tightness. Smart Lipo is completely unique because it triggers the production of collagen, which promotes skin tautness. Laser-assisted lipo is fantastic for busting fat all by itself, but many surgeons opt to integrate the treatment with traditional lipo for optimum results. Patients who need more than 5-10 pounds of fat removed — especially in the abdominal area — will no longer have to worry about sagging skin after this treatment.
After melting fat cells with the Smart Lipo laser, a small tube called a canula is used to suction out the tissue. This combination approach typically promotes skin contraction after the procedure, and thus a more uniform appearance as the body heals.
And because the laser liquefies fat cells, making for easier removal, patients experience significantly less bruising and are back to their normal routine much faster (usually within a couple of days).
Despite the many advantages of laser liposuction, it should never be considered a weight-reduction tool, but rather a complement to a healthy diet and regular physical activity. This body contouring treatment may be right for you if you are genetically predisposed to carrying large amounts of weight around the torso, buttocks or thighs that do not respond to exercise or healthful eating.
For those considering Smart Lipo in Manhattan, Dr. Preminger offers this revolutionary procedure after determining candidacy during a private consultation.
Laser liposuction in Manhatttan
Enhanced skin tightening, less bruising and faster healing times are the primary advantages of laser-assisted liposuction. And because the fat cells are removed from the body, the results are considered permanent as long as patients follow a sensible diet and avoid huge weight gains. The benefits aren’t just physical, as many patients report improved self-esteem, confidence and overall happiness after having laser lipo.
To learn more about this body sculpting treatment, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Preminger, please call (212) 706-1900.