SmartLipo® vs. Traditional Liposuction

SmartLipo patient in Tampa BayAre you ready to say goodbye to stubborn fat and hello to a more flattering figure? With so many different body contouring options available today, it can be hard to navigate your choices. To simplify things, we’ll explain how an innovative procedure called SmartLipo® compares to traditional liposuction.

Traditional liposuction has been around since the 70s, while SmartLipo received FDA-approval in 2006. Both procedures effectively remove unwanted body fat. However, there are some key differences you should know:

  • Technique: Traditional liposuction uses a hollow tube called a cannula to loosen excess fat with a back-and-forth motion. The fat is then suctioned out of the treatment area. SmartLipo gives this old process a modern touch. Instead of physical manipulation, it uses laser energy to gently dislodge fat cells for easy removal.
  • Skin tightening: SmartLipo’s laser energy has the added benefit of increasing elasticity and collagen. You’ll enjoy a skin tightening effect in the treatment area that helps ensure smooth, firm results. Traditional liposuction doesn’t tighten the skin. That means some people are left with issues such as sagging and dimpling after the procedure.
  • Downtime and recovery: Traditional liposuction can require a lengthy recovery period and the extended use of compression garments. We know that you don’t want to deal with that kind of hassle. Fortunately, SmartLipo provides a much faster recovery time than traditional liposuction. It also involves less pain, bruising, and swelling.

SmartLipo is only one of the excellent alternatives to traditional liposuction. You might be interested in other options like VASER® LipoSelection or GPS LipoControl. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor will gladly determine which procedure will give you the best results.

Schedule a Free Liposuction Consultation in Tampa Bay

It’s time to get rid of diet and exercise-resistant fat and achieve your body goals. Call 813-971-2000 today to schedule a free liposuction consultation with Dr. Stan Castor. He has helped countless satisfied patients look slimmer and more toned. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.

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