Smartlipo and liposuction have a major benefit in common, both procedures remove unwanted fat in those stubborn areas where we just can’t shed the bulges and provide contour to the body. These procedures have been available for years, backed by research and clinical studies. However, there’s an important distinction that sets Smartlipo apart and makes it ‘so smart.’ It’s a laser-assisted liposuction procedure, and the action of the laser provides many benefits to the patient including dramatic results. Whether Dr. Greg Pisarski is whittling the waist, slimming the arms, or thinning the thighs, Smartlipo is the best liposuction option to achieve the shape you desire.
Smartlipo is a very efficient form of removing unwanted fat from your trouble spots, plus it significantly tightens the skin by combining three different laser wavelengths. The fat is melted and removed in a liquid state. Traditional liposuction removes fat in its solid state. Think of fat like Jell-O. When Jell-O is heated, it turns to a liquid and is easily sucked through a straw. When Jell-O is in a solid state, if you tried to suck it through a straw it would leave divots and inconsistencies. This is the perfect analogy for removing fat that is in a liquid form from the laser action. Since liquified fat is removed easily as compared to solid fat, this means a smoother result for the patient and less bruising and bleeding. Less bruising and bleeding then translates into minimal downtime for the patient.
The laser is also our ‘rockstar’ when it comes to skin tightening. The laser is inserted under the skin through a very tiny incision, so tiny that it doesn’t even require stitches. Smartlipo tightens the skin through coagulation. It stimulates your own collagen which helps to tighten skin and improve elasticity by 57%. (Aesthetic Surgery Journal) Our collagen serves as the ‘building blocks’ of our skin and decreases as we age causing skin laxity. Smartlipo promotes that collagen to strengthen.
Smartlipo is an awake procedure that does not require general anesthesia. At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we can treat multiple areas including abs, flanks, inner and outer thighs, arms, back and neck. Interested in a consultation to determine if laser-assisted liposuction is right for you? Contact us, we’d love to see you. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our Smartlipo special for March. 979-297-9289