Every one wishes to change their body in some way. Whether this is changing the appearance of your nose, improving the contours of your breasts, or removing excess fat in the thighs. It is normal to have body concerns. But this does not mean you have to live with it. Having areas of excess fat can be bothersome and cause you to feel self-conscious. Exercise and a healthy diet are not always able to get rid of fat and reach your ideal body. Pair this problem with skin laxity, and it can feel hard to ever be comfortable in certain clothes. Many people have turned to liposuction to reduce fat in areas like the abdomen, arms, thighs, and more. In the past, liposuction could only help people with good skin elasticity. With new advancements, people with lax skin and excess fat can receive a safe liposuction treatment with Smartlipo. Dr. Kayastha and his team at K Plastic Surgery offer Smartlipo to patients in and around Latham, NY.
What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is an advanced form of liposuction that uses laser energy to safely melt away fat cells in the treatment area. This technique is less harsh than the traditional liposuction that uses a cannula to manually break up fat. Smartlipo uses a small laser tip that liquifies the fat cells, this allows for easier removal of fat, thus less bruising and swelling after the treatment. Since Smartlipo uses laser heat, it is able to tighten the skin in the treatment area for an added body sculpting benefit. The procedure is done at K Plastic Surgery by Dr. Kayastha. Since Smartlipo is minimally invasive, a local anesthetic is used to manage any discomfort. On average, this procedure takes anywhere between one to two hours. This time is dependent on the number of treatment areas and the size of those areas.
What Area(s) Can Smartlipo Treat?
Smartlipo is very versatile. It is able to treat many body areas to help you feel more confident. These areas are:
- Under the chin
How Do I Know if Smartlipo is the Best Procedure For Me?
If you have excess stubborn fat along with mild-to-moderate skin laxity, the Smartlipo treatment can be beneficial to you. The best way to know if this is the best procedure for you is by speaking to a professional, board-certified plastic surgeon who is trained in body contouring techniques. Dr. Kayastha will work with you to find the best body sculpting procedure for your specific needs. During a consultation, he will go over your concerns, goals, medical history, and more to decide if Smartlipo will benefit you. It is important, to be honest with Dr. Kayastha about your concerns and expectations for the treatment. While Smartlipo can reduce fat and tighten skin, it is important to be realistic about the possible results. To help you understand what is possible with this treatment, Dr. Kayastha will be able to show you before and after photos of his previous Smartlipo patients.
What is the Recovery Time Like?
The Smartlipo recovery is easier than recovery with a traditional liposuction procedure. Since the Smartlipo system uses laser heat to liquify fat cells, the fat is more easily removed. Due to this reasoning, Smartlipo has been shown to be less painful as well as involving less bruising and swelling for a faster recovery period. Along with fewer side effects, Smartlipo only requires the use of local anesthesia since it is a minimally invasive procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal routine and activities within two days of their Smartlipo treatment. Dr. Kayastha will go over the recovery period in detail with you as to what to expect and how to care for your body after the treatment. If you have any questions during recovery or afterward, feel free to contact our office.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The amount of treatments needed varies between patients based on their specific concerns and goals. During your consultation with Dr. Kayastha at K Plastic Surgery, he will create your custom treatment plan and will let you know how many sessions will be necessary. Many patients are happy with their results from just one Smartlipo treatment. Results from this procedure are typically seen within a week. However, there will be continued improvement in the area over a three to six-month period. This is because the laser heat stimulates collagen and skin tightening which takes place gradually.
Schedule a Consultation
There are many body procedures offered at K Plastic Surgery. To find out which one is right for you is by doing your research into each procedure and speaking with a professional like Dr. Kayastha. Smartlipo can be beneficial for many patients so they feel more confident in themselves. Smartlipo is changing the game of liposuction by being able to safely, effectively treat patients with stubborn fat and skin laxity.
To get started on your Smartlipo journey, talk with Dr. Kayastha during an in-person consultation at his Latham, NY office. To do so, contact the office by calling 518-674-9060 or by filling out an online form.