Today's advanced liposuction techniques mean there are more ways to perform the procedure than ever before. Various liposuction technologies are "assisted," meaning there is a step to prepare the fat for removal before it is suctioned away. One such assisted technique utilizes laser technology for less traumatic, more efficient fat removal.
One major laser-assisted liposuction technology is known as Smartlipo, and it's offered at Manhattan Surgical Care. During the Smartlipo procedure, the fat cells are liquefied with the laser before they are removed. The benefits of melting fat before removal include:
- Reduced post-op bruising and swelling
- Overall less traumatic fat removal
- Better surgical control
- Faster recovery
- Laser heat has a moderate skin-tightening effect
Laser-assisted liposuction provides great results while improving the fat removal process. Just like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo is not a weight-loss method, but it can sculpt certain areas of your physique by removing stubborn pockets of fat. Smartlipo can also be used in delicate areas like the neck, cheeks and knees.
If you're interested in laser liposuction and want to learn more about it, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 to schedule a consultation with experienced New York City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman.