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What is Smart Liposuction?

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  • Written By: J. Mendi
  • Edited By: C. Wilborn
  • Last Modified Date: 04 May 2018
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Smart liposuction is a non-invasive technique that utilizes laser energy to break apart and permanently remove fatty tissue located beneath the skin surface. When the laser energy is directed to the fatty area below the skin, it not only dissolves the fat, but also promotes collagen production, which results in a more firm and toned skin appearance. Both men and women can benefit from laser energy fat tissue removal in cases where stubborn fat does not respond to diet and exercise. It is important that individuals be in good health and engage in a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a well-balanced diet and exercising.

Unlike traditional liposuction, smart liposuction does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. The laser energy used is also beneficial in treating localized pockets of fat, which with traditional liposuction cannot always be effectively removed. Although the recovery is fast, individuals having undergone smart liposuction usually feel minor discomfort within the first 24 hours following the procedure. Symptoms usually consist of slight soreness and minor bruising, which usually disappear after two to three days. The discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter medication, and individuals will typically be able to return to their normal daily routine after 24 hours.

Smart liposuction is conducted by first designating the areas of the body where fat will be removed and then utilizing a local anesthetic to numb the specific area. The laser tool is a small, hand-held apparatus which points laser energy to the fat cells underneath the skin. As the laser releases energy, it begins to liquefy the fat. During the first 48 to 72 hours following the procedure, the body will drain the liquefied fat by way of natural excretion.

Results from smart liposuction are usually achieved within six to eight weeks after the procedure. The number of treatments necessary to effectively remove the unwanted fat ranges from one to three sessions. Approximately 0.925 gallons (about 3,500 milliliters) of fat can often be removed in one session.

In addition to toning the overall appearance of the skin by stimulating collagen production, smart liposuction permanently removes fatty tissue beneath the skin. It can be performed on many areas of the body, including the belly, thighs, chin, and upper arms, to name a few. As long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained, incorporating regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, smart liposuction can serve as an alternative method for removing stubborn fat and achieving firmer skin.

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