A new year, brings a new focus on our health. Controlling our diets and regular exercise are musts. However, if there are areas of our body that we just cannot improve, Smart Lipo may be able to help you. Forget about liposuction of the past. Forget the dangerous general anesthesia. Forget about the poor results. Forget about the long, painful recovery. Forget about the expensive prices. Smart Lipo has forever changed the landscape of body contouring surgery.
What is Smart Lipo?
Simply put, Smart Lipo is liposuction performed under local anesthesia assisted with the use of a laser. Tumescent anesthesia involves the placement of a saline-lidocaine solution into the fat layer through small incisions. The fluid provides numbness, protects the surrounding tissues, prevents bleeding and leads to a quicker recovery. The best thing is that general anesthesia is avoided, which is far riskier than liposuction itself. At the end of the procedure, the patient is back on their feet immediately and goes home without any pain. Once anesthesia has been established, small liposuction cannulas are used to permanently remove the fat cells. A laser is then introduced which melts some more fat and also causes skin tightening. Smart Lipo is the perfect combination of a safe, same day surgery that has quicker recovery and better results.
Smart Lipo Recovery
The tumescent anesthesia expands the fat layer and act to minimize the potential damage to surrounding tissues. As a result, Smart Lipo liposuction recovery is much quicker than traditional liposuction. The main thing that has to be dealt with is postoperative swelling. The swelling is handled with the use of a compression garment, massage and exercise. In fact, exercises is encouraged as soon as possible and leads to faster recovery! Some of the small incisions will be left open after the procedure to allow drainage of the anesthetic fluid. This will occur for a day or two and improves recovery and minimizes risk of infection.
Smart Lipo Risks
By eliminating general anesthesia, Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction is remarkably safe. The patient is awake (but sedated) during the entire procedure and this allows them to guard their own safety. We only numb the fat and skin in the areas we work on. All structures below the numbed areas maintain sensation which acts as a further safety mechanism. Since the patients resume normal activity almost immediately, the risks of postoperative complications are further reduced.
Smart Lipo Costs
An extra benefit of Smart Lipo in addition to safety and results, is that it is much less expensive! By eliminating the need for general anesthesia and an anesthesiologist, a major expense is avoided. The cost of tumescent anesthesia is built into the liposuction fee. This has allowed the cost of smart lipo to be drastically reduced and made it affordable for many more patients.
Smart Lipo Austin
Dr Lawrence Broder MD at Beleza Med Spa has performed more than 1000 Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction procedures in our AAAHC surgical suite. He is an expert at body contouring and has treated everyone from athletes to patients seeking a jump start for weight loss. He has also performed hundreds offat transfer procedures including the Brazilian Butt Lift and Natural Breast Augmentation. You will be quoted a fee that includes your preop physical and labs, anesthesia and procedure, compression garment and all follow up care. We try to make the process as easy as possible for you while ensuring your safety with great results and a quick recovery. A free consultation is the next step if you are interested in pursuing body transformation through Smart Lipo.