Smart lipo is not a risk free procedure

We all have them; little bulges of fat in places we'd rather not have them. Women that have had C-sections…
Smart lipo is not a risk free procedure
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We all have them; little bulges of fat in places we’d rather not have them. Women that have had C-sections often complain about the pouch they carry around on their tummy, right under the belly button. This little bundle of no-joy can be quite the pain to get rid of without some sort of surgery. Tightening exercises don’t seem to work and like many women with “hard to get rid of” belly fat, women with this sort of paunch might opt for this liposuction technique.

Smart liposuction is basically a fat removal surgery. The smart liposuction surgery is different when compared to large scale ‘regular’ liposuction, as it targets smaller sections of the body. The body naturally tightens the skin, or contracts, over the sections where smart liposuction is used, whereas with large scale fat removal the skin may just hang down and not regain any firmness. This saggy skin is not very attractive, and it can be hard to get rid of without further surgery. The smart lip procedure uses lasers, instead of a tube that sucks the excess fat from the body. It liquefies the fat, allowing it to be drained from the body by way of several small incisions. Any fat that does not drain is re-absorbed and used by the body. Patients are generally awake during the smart liposuction procedure, which adds into the increased safety over traditional liposuction.

Smart lipo is generally safe as long as the person going in for this procedure is in good health. There isn’t a long recovery time, and the patient can get back to living life faster than with old style liposuction surgery options.

Smart lipo can be used anywhere on the body, but the best results are on small, stubborn areas. Using it on large areas of the body might not work as well, if at all. The results for large scale use is different for each patient. It may take time in order to see real results, and a patient may need to make several visits to get the result they’re looking for.

The risks involved are often minimal, though some are not so mild. The most documented side effect is thermal injury (burns). These can be painful and may not heal quickly if damage is more than moderate. There are some risks of nerve damage and also increased serum lipids. Ask your doctor all your questions before making a decision.