SmartLipo For Spot Reduction
In the past, women who wanted spot reduction on their abdomen, buttocks, or thighs used traditional liposuction—often with mixed results. Although traditional liposuction can be very effective at eliminating fat in certain areas of the body, it comes with a number of downsides, explains Dr. Edward Buch and Marla Lynne Bell of Body Chic in Somerset, New Jersey.
Women who underwent traditional liposuction and had fatty tissue sucked out from various areas of their bodies found that they were oftentimes left with extra skin that was stretched out and flabby. Although physicians could get rid of the fat underneath the skin through liposuction, they were unable to tighten up the skin through this basic procedure. While the results of traditional liposuction procedures were not necessarily bad, patients were often left complaining that they wish there was a way to retract the skin that was left over after the fat underneath the skin had been sucked out. Thus, the need was born for a more innovative treatment.
At Body Chic in Somerset, NJ, SmartLipo is one of the most commonly requested procedures for women who want to shrink and tighten certain areas of the skin without undergoing extensive surgery. Women who undergo SmartLipo in Somerset, NJ do not have to go under general anesthesia the same way traditional liposuction patients have to.
Dr. Buch says that SmartLipo is popular for two main reasons. First and foremost, women appreciate being able to have liposuction done without having to go under general anesthesia. SmartLipo is done with a local anesthesia and the patient is not asleep, which eliminates a large part of the risk and the fear that women have when going into their cosmetic procedures.
The second reason why SmartLipo is so popular is because of the laser that is involved. Women who undergo SmartLipo in Somerset, NJ, get some skin tightening, as well as fat reduction. Not only do patients undergoing SmartLipo get fat sucked out and melted away, explains Dr. Buch, but they also get some skin tightening afterward. This significantly reduces the amount of loose skin that is left over after the procedure is over, which was one of the major downsides that people complained about with older liposuction methods.
On a related note, Dr. Buch says that many women who undergo SmartLipo will also seek out treatment for unsightly veins at the same time. At his office in Somerset, Dr. Buch and his team can use lasers and radiofrequencies to eliminate unsightly veins from the legs, arms, and face.
Dr. Buch says that most patients who get laser vein treatments or SmartLipo in Somerset, NJ, are back to work within 48 hours. Patients can decide for themselves how much downtime they need before returning to their normal daily activities. However, the staff at Body Chic usually recommends waiting to resume daily workout regimens until two to three weeks have passed.
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