Even with a strict regimen of diet and exercise, many areas of your body are resistant to change. Therefore, for those of you who are struggling with pesky areas of fat and looking for a long-lasting answer, in-office body contouring treatments are a great option. In our office, we offer the most advanced array of body contouring treatments, including Smarttipo™, VASERlipo®, Cellulaze™, and CoolSculpting®. By using a single or combination treatment, these technologies are able to banish cellulite, tighten skin, and remove fat in areas like the neck, belly, and love handles in ways that traditional liposuction could never duplicate. But, having this many choices can be confusing and leave you unsure of the best course of treatment. Therefore, for those of you interested in in-office body contouring treatments, this blog post is meant to offer some clarity. Even though all these technologies offer real solutions to improve your body contours, most often, Smartlipo™ is the smartest choice. Here is why:
Smartlipo™, the Gold Standard for In-Office Body Contouring
Dr. Jason Martin is a board-certified plastic surgeon and specialist in cosmetic body contouring procedures, and he performs Smartlipo™ in our offices. This procedure takes one to two hours to complete and has minimal discomfort and a short recovery. Since a surgery center or operating room is not required, there is no need for expensive hospital, operating room, and anesthesia fees.
It Is All About the Laser Technology
Smartlipo™’s proprietary laser technology works underneath the skin, liquefying unwanted pockets of fat while simultaneously tightening the skin. Once the fat is liquefied, it is more efficiently and painlessly removed. Furthermore, in contrast to standard liposuction, there is an extreme reduction in postoperative swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In general, recovery time and discomfort is reduced by 50 percent.
Any Problem Area Can Be Treated
The benefit of all the body contouring treatments is that they remove excess fat from your body’s problem areas. Unfortunately, depending on the technology, not all areas can be treated. The major advantage of Smartlipo™ is that it can treat difficult areas like the face, neck, chin, and knees that are not well suited for other technologies like CoolSculpting®.
Tighten the Loose Skin
CoolSculpting® and traditional liposuction offer a great way to remove fat, but they have little to no effect on skin tightness. Smartlipo™ is truly unique because it tightens sagging skin from the inside while simultaneously removing unwanted fat. This is important in areas like the belly and the neck, which tend to have loose skin, making it less likely that you will need other corrective surgeries like a tummy tuck or neck lift in the future.
The Benefits of an Awake Procedure
The problems associated with general anesthesia are numerous. From headaches, nausea, vomiting, and an increased recovery time, the intra-operative benefits of general anesthesia are many times outweighed by these postoperative issues. With Smartlipo™, no general anesthesia or intravenous sedation is required. The procedure is completed in our office, with local anesthesia and minimal discomfort. During the procedure, oral medications are also used to maintain comfort and to keep you relaxed.
Less Recovery Means a Better Experience
With Smartlipo™, there is a reduced amount of swelling, bruising, and overall recovery time in comparison to other invasive procedures. This allows you to return to your normal routine more quickly and easily. In general, our patients return to work duties within two to three days and are cleared for normal exercise activities at two weeks. Discomfort is manageable and easily treated postoperatively with pain medication.
When it comes to effective body contouring treatments, Smartlipo™ is the smart choice. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Jason Martin to find out if Smartlipo™ is right for you. Call us at (303) 589-9420 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment today.