The health and welfare of our patients is of our utmost concern.

In accordance with the recommendations of the CDC and Governor Sisolak’s recommendation to the state of Nevada, we have closed our medical spa for any procedures and treatments.

We are seeing post op patients, and any of our patients that need medical care.

Although we will not be doing any medical Spa Treatments, we would love to book your future appointments and look forward to seeing you hopefully after April 20th.

If anything changes with the date of us opening up to patients, we will post it here.

We are still taking phone calls, and can schedule consults and appointments.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Dr. James and Tracy Murphy and the staff at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa.

Contour Trouble Areas with Safe Lipo*

Slim woman sitting on ground with legs crossedIf you struggle with areas of fat, and are interested in traditional liposuction, you may be a good candidate for Smart- Lipotm or Safe Lipo. The cutting-edge contouring procedure combines liposuction and sometimes laser technology to eliminate stubborn fat deposits while enhancing skin elasticity for a lean, rejuvenated body contour. Dr. James E. Murphy  performs the treatment in our office, and it involves minimal discomfort and recovery time. To learn more about Safe Sculpt at our Reno practice, contact Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today.

What Is Safe Lipo?

Safe Lipo works similarly to traditional liposuction. However, Safe Lipo is performed in the office instead of the hospital, and under local anesthesia instead of traditional general anesthesia. The treatment may also include laser technology, Smart Lipo,tm to restore skin elasticity  in a patient that has a bit more laxity of the skin.  To perform Safe Lipo, Dr. Murphy will numb the treatment area with local anesthesia. He will then create several tiny incisions, inserting a laser or cannula to access the troubled areas. The  energy of the laser will liquefy the fat deposits, or the cannula will break up the fat cells, allowing Dr. Murphy to gently suction the cells out with a cannula. Because the fat cells are destroyed before removal, the treatment involves minimal impact to the surrounding tissues, decreasing bruising and swelling.

Dr. Murphy is an artist with body sculpting. Whether Smart Lipotm  or Safe Lipo, you will love your results. Dr. Murphy can make a significant change in your body, with one treatment. Some patients may also do more than one treatment, to make changes in several stubborn areas.



Safe Lipo Candidates

If you are in good health and have realistic expectations for your treatment, you are likely a good candidate for Safe Sculpt. There is no age limit for this procedure.

Safe Sculpt can treat virtually any area of the body. The most common treatment areas include:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Bra fat area
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Inner knee area

What You Can Expect After Treatment

Recovery from Safe Lipo or Smart Lipotm is typically faster than traditional liposuction.  You will experience minimal swelling and bruising. You should expect some slight discomfort after your treatment. You can typically control these symptoms with non-prescription or prescription pain medications for a day or two. You will also wear a tight garment to keep swelling down, and actually it provides comfort. You should get plenty of rest after Safe Lipo. However, you can typically return to work within a day or two. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for a week or more, depending on Dr. Murphy’s recommendations.

Following Safe Sculpt treatment, your body will look significantly thinner and trimmer. Your skin may also be firmer and smoother. Best of all, with your newly enhanced appearance, you could enjoy a huge increase in self-confidence.  

* Note: Results are not guaranteed and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients. *

Schedule a Consultation With Us

To learn more about Safe Lipo or Smart Lipotm  and whether you are candidate for this treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Murphy today.  

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