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, James E. Murphy, M.D. 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 James E. Murphy, M.D. 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.

James E. Murphy, M.D. is an artist with body sculpting. Whether Smart Lipotm  or Safe Lipo, you will love your results. James E. Murphy, M.D. 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.

Personalized Results*

man before Safe Lipo
man after Safe Lipo
This patient was able to achieve a slimmer, smoother abdomen through customized liposuction and Safe Lipo procedures.*
* Note: Results are not guaranteed and can vary per individual.*



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 James E. Murphy, M.D.’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 James E. Murphy, M.D. today.  

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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