If you struggle with pockets of fat, but you have lost the skin elasticity necessary for traditional liposuction, you may be a good candidate for Smartlipo™. This cutting-edge contouring procedure combines liposuction techniques with laser technology to eliminate stubborn fat deposits while enhancing skin elasticity for lean, rejuvenated body contours. Dr. James E. Murphy performs the treatment in our office, and it involves minimal discomfort and recovery time. To learn more about Smartlipo™ at our Reno practice, contact Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa
Smartlipo™ works similarly to traditional liposuction. However, the minimally invasive treatment includes laser technology to reduce your recovery time and restore a more youthful appearance to your skin. To perform Smartlipo™, Dr. Murphy will numb the treatment area with local anesthesia. Then he will create several tiny incisions, inserting a laser to access trouble spots. The high-power energy will liquefy even stubborn fat deposits, 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.
Smartlipo™ is unique because it also stimulates collagen production. Collagen is an important, naturally occurring element that gives your skin elasticity and strength. As you get older, your body naturally produces less collagen. In response, you may develop wrinkles and sagging skin. Smartlipo™ treatment can enhance contouring and repair your skin, so that it adheres more closely to those contours.
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations for your treatment, you are likely a good candidate for Smartlipo™. There is no age limit for the procedure. In fact, many Smartlipo™ patients are older men and women who have lost their youthful skin elasticity. Like liposuction, Smartlipo™ is not a weight loss solution, and you must be at or near your ideal weight to qualify for the procedure.
Smartlipo™ can treat virtually any area of the body. The most common treatment areas include:
Recovery from Smartlipo™ is typically faster than traditional liposuction. Since Smartlipo™technology actually seals off blood vessels as it goes, you will experience minimal swelling and bruising. Nevertheless, you should expect some slight discomfort after your treatment. You can typically control these symptoms with non-prescription pain medication and warm compresses. You should get plenty of rest after Smartlipo™. 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 Smartlipo™ treatment, your body may look significantly younger 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. With proper diet and exercise, the results of your procedure can be maintained for years to come.
To learn more about Smartlipo™ and whether you are candidate for this treatment, schedule an appointment
with Dr. Murphy today.