When diet and exercise are ineffective in removing unwanted pockets of fat from specific areas of the body, many patient turn to liposuction making it one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the country. With new advancements in the field, liposuction has become more than just a fat removal procedure; it has become a method for contouring and sculpting the body.
The Center for Body Contouring is proud to be the first facility in Pennsylvania to introduce Smartlipo laser lipolysis™ the latest advancement in the evolution of liposuction. Previously available only overseas, Smartlipo laserlipolysis (laser assisted liposuction) was approved by the FDA October 31, 2006 and has already been featured in People magazine, Good Morning America, Today Show, Star magazine and Access Hollywood. Dr. Falcone, Medical Director of the Center for Body Contouring, was featured on WPVI TV ACTION NEWS on August 2, 2007 demonstrating both SmartLipo and VASER Liposelection procedures.
The SmartLipo laser will tighten overlying skin while liquefying unwanted underlying fat cells for a smoother, more natural result than can be achieved with traditional liposuction. The tiny laser beam is gently passed under the skin to stimulate collagen production. The disrupted underlying fat cells can either easily drain or be absorbed by the body’s lymphatic system where they will be flushed naturally from the body through urination. You will notice an immediate reduction in the size of the treated area and also a gradual skin tightening for up to three months post-procedure.
Smartlipo is used to treat small areas of unwanted fat and to tighten overlying skin. At the Center for Body Contouring, we combine the skin tightening effects of the Smartlipo laser with VASER ultrasound technology if a patient desires a larger area of body contouring. The VASER ultrasound waves selectively liquefy fat cells while preserving important surrounding tissues such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. By combining VASER with Smartlipo, patients receive the skin tightening benefits of the Smartlipo laser technology and the liposelective advantage of VASER ultrasound making it possible to contour larger areas with minimal downtime.
Due to the minimally invasive nature of this procedure Smartlipo and VASER are performed while you are awake, stitches are not necessary, bruising in minimized and recovery is typically very rapid (2 to 3 days). Utilizing local anesthesia also makes it possible for you to stand during the procedure so that the doctor can check for symmetrical contours. Standing minimizes the frequency of post-operative touch ups that can be as much as 20% with traditional liposuction under general anesthesia.
Schedule a liposuction Atlanta consultation and we will customize a skin tightening and body contouring program to suite your personal transformation goals.