It feels like spring is finally here. Flowers are blooming-check. Pollen has fully coated the city-check. The temperatures are rising and the clothes are getting less cumbersome, which means everyone will be showing more of their bodies. Some of us are comfortable in our own skin this time of year, but most of us have those body image issues that seem to creep in with the warmer weather. It could be a small pocket of fat around your waist that you can’t seem to get rid of or the extra jiggle on your thighs that prevents you from wearing those adorable shorts you just purchased. Whatever the cause, we all look for a simple solution to make us feel and look better. Until recently, the only way to physically remove that stubborn fat was with traditional liposuction. But advances in laser technology over the past decade have improved the process first with SmartLipo and now SmartLipo Triplex.  Now you can have the benefits of slimmer contoured body with less risk and faster downtime. Read on further for more information about SmartLipo vs Traditional Liposuction.

Gentler Process

The major difference between SmartLipo Triplex and traditional liposuction is the laser technique that is used with SmartLipo. With traditional liposuction, the fat cells are suctioned out of the body through large tubes (cannulas) which usually require a large opening in the skin (stitches are required).  You may have seen a video on Youtube showing the surgeon working to mechanically disrupt and remove fat.  The action can be quite traumatic to healthy tissues resulting in bruising, swelling, and prolonged recovery.  SmartLipo Triplex offers surgeons three distinct laser frequencies designed to gently melt fat and tighten skin.  Because the fat is selectively melted, the surgeon can gently sculpt most any area with greater precision, and there is less trauma to healthy tissues.

Local Anesthesia

Because of the traumatic nature of traditional liposuction, an anesthesiologist is usually needed to administer IV medications for you to sleep during the procedure

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– also known as “General Anesthesia”.  General anesthesia increases the risk for complications and may also prolong downtime.  Because SmartLipo Triplex offers a more gentle approach, the procedure can be performed comfortably with local anesthesia and in the office.  This makes a great difference in the immediate recovery period, and a significant decrease in the time away from your everyday life.

So What is Best for You?

In some cases, especially in the obese, traditional liposuction may be the only option. It is able to remove significantly large quantities of fat that other procedures may not be able to. However, if you are looking to tighten, trim and tone up some bothersome areas and be able to resume your normal activities quickly, then SmartLipo Triplex could be your answer. The only way to truly know is to have a one-on-one consultation with an expert surgeon.  Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mohamed today.