Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States. It removes fat tissue from the body, particularly in stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure doesn’t replace weight loss but can help speed up the process.
In 1974, Italian and French surgeons began using suctions to remove fat. Since then, major advancements in the procedure have been made, which has led to today’s far more advanced liposuction procedures. Innovation has led to minimally invasive methods of liposuction such as Smartlipo and VASERlipo.
A significant advancement in liposuction has been the addition of laser technology to the procedure, in a technique called Smartlipo.
Approved by the FDA in 2006, Smartlipo effectively removes unwanted fat but is different than regular liposuction. Liposuction is done by making a series of incisions, and a thin tube is used to suck out fatty tissue. Smartlipo laser liposuction, on the other hand, uses laser technology to turn stubborn fat cells into a liquid, which is then drained from the body, resulting in a smoother, firmer, natural-looking appearance. The laser also stimulates collagen production to tighten and tone your skin to prevent sagging.
The results are immediate. Smartlipo provides a tightened, toned appearance and can be utilized in numerous areas of the body, including the neck, stomach, back, hip, thighs, and upper arms. In other words, this minimally invasive fat-busting technique contours the body without leaving behind sagging skin. It provides the look you’ve always wanted, without the need for a traditional liposuction surgery.
It is important to note that Smartlipo is better suited for targeting small, specific areas of the body.
This type of body sculpting is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break up fat tissue, which can then be suctioned out of the body via probes inserted through small incisions in the skin.
The VASERlipo procedure also temporarily expands the area being targeted, making the fat tissue easier to remove. The use of ultrasound allows a very specific approach, breaking down fat cells without harming surrounding tissue – unlike a traditional liposuction.
VASERlipo is particularly well-suited for targeting and removing larger areas of fatty tissue.
The procedure that is right for you will depend on your health and preferences, as well as the size and condition of your trouble areas.
To learn more about Smartlipo and VASERlipo, and to see if you may be a candidate for these alternatives to traditional liposuction, call The Vein Institute & MediSpa in Kingwood, Texas, at (281) 312-0208 to request an appointment, or request an appointment online.