For many years, doctors have used liposuction to sculpt body lines and remove unsightly fat. However, traditional liposuction has disadvantages since it needs to use mechanical suction to break up fat cells. Liposuction can result in postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising, since blood vessels and nerves can get caught up in the suction.
A new procedure, SmartLipo laser lipolysis has many advantages. Rather than rely upon mechanical suction, in SmartLipo the laser energy breaks up the fat cells, in a process known as lipolysis. A tiny catheter about 1 millimeter in size is inserted under the skin and used to break up the fat cells.
The SmartLipo Laser Body Sculpting system is ushering in a new area of body sculpting. It is often referred to as lunchtime lipo, because of the quick recovery time and the fact that some people return to regular daily activities within a day. The laser causes the blood vessels to coagulate immediately, so people are left with less bruising, less swelling, and less pain.
SmartLipo Laser Body Sculpting also seems to tighten the skin. The energy released by the laser coagulates tissue, and this coagulation can tighten the...