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How is SmartLipo Different from Other Weight Loss Procedures?
June 14, 2018
Let’s face it, losing weight is hard, especially when you only have a few pounds to lose or just want to firm up some trouble areas for warmer weather and the more skin-baring clothing that go with it. Targeting one area using exercise often does not work which is where liposuction comes in.
Liposuction is in the top three cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and it has been around for a long time. Traditional liposuction involves suctioning unwanted deposits of fat cells from problem areas using what is called a cannula but in recent years there have been a lot of advancements in liposuction procedures, the most notable is the addition of a laser light to soften and melt the fat cells making them easier to remove with less bruising and downtime and the added bonus of skin tightening and the elimination of sagging and dimpling of the skin which can occur with traditional liposuction.
What is SmartLipo?
This, in effect, is a new procedure called SmartLipo and can be used on literally any part of the body which is a huge benefit. Examples of some areas that can benefit from this new procedure versus traditional lipo are the armpits, under the chin, and the knee and ankle areas, places where traditional lipo has not been able to reach.
In addition to a longer recovery period with traditional liposuction, compression garments are required to be worn for up to six weeks, whereas the new lipo requires compression garments for one week only, most patients are fully recovered in a couple of days, and can return to their regular activities, a significant improvement over traditional lipo which usually requires at least a seven day recovery period resulting in more lost work time.
When we gain weight it is not due to the addition of new fat cells but instead the enlarging of existing fat cells and, since the SmartLipo procedure destroys and removes fat cells leaving less behind, those cells are gone forever. It is important to keep in mind that SmartLipo is not a license to abandon a fitness and healthy eating routine because the fat cells that do remain are still prone to grow larger. If you do not currently have a healthy routine, this is a perfect time to start.
Better than Traditional Lipo
With traditional liposuction it can be necessary to have repeat procedures to obtain the desired result; however, the new and improved procedure requires only one treatment. Additionally, traditional lipo is conducted under general anesthesia and, since blood vessels are involved, it causes more bleeding; whereas Smar Lipo targets only fat and leaves blood vessels untouched which also results in less bruising.
It is easy to see that this is a considerable improvement in body sculpting, giving you more benefit and far less discomfort and interruption to your very busy life. SmartLipo gets you back to your life faster and looking better than ever before.
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