Liposuction continues to be the first or second most popular cosmetic surgery year in and year out. This is because, no matter how much a person works out or eats right, there are usually pockets of fat that simply don’t respond. Liposuction removes them.
But at K Plastic Surgery, we go liposuction one better — we use SmartLipo Triplex Laser Liposuction.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is laser-assisted liposuction that utilizes the laser not only to dissolve the fat for more efficient removal, but also to tighten the skin in the process. SmartLipo with Dr. Kayastha uses three lasers to melt fat, coagulate blood vessels to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising, and tighten the skin.
How does SmartLipo tighten the skin?
Like other laser procedures that target the dermis, the underlying layer of the skin, SmartLipo lasers stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for providing support and structure to the skin. The heat from the three lasers stimulates this production increase.
What’s the procedure like?
SmartLipo Triplex laser liposuction is performed with the patient under only local anesthesia. First, the target area is injected with tumescent solution (a combination of saline solution with small amounts of local anesthetic and epinephrine). This solution numbs the area and constricts the blood vessels.
Next, the laser fiber is inserted through a small incision made in the skin. The laser heats the fat and surrounding skin, melting the fat while tightening the skin. After the heating, a thin cannula is inserted through the incision and is moved around to suction out the dissolved fat.
Fast recovery times
Since there is so much less trauma associated with SmartLipo, patients often don’t even require pain medication the evening after their procedure. They can drive the next day and return to work only one or two days later.
Do you have pockets of fat that you want to get rid of? Call us at 518-346-0002 and let’s talk about SmartLipo.