Smartlipo is said to be the latest innovation in plastic surgery when it comes to body contouring as it is less invasive than traditional liposuction with a shorter recovery period. It is also said to have less side effects and produces more immediate results.
Smartlipo is performed in the doctor’s office by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon using a laser and only local anesthesia. Treatments can be performed on many areas of the body such as the neck, jawlines, arms, male chest, abdomen, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, and knees.
My friend Maria is a married mother of three children who are in their twenties. Maria is in her upper forties and pushing fifty. She is employed full-time as a cosmetologist in a upscale salon, an industry that pushes its employees to be beautiful. Maria underwent traditional liposuction on her thighs several years back, and even though she was satisfied with the results, the procedure itself was not something she wanted to go through again but at the same time she wished to get rid of her “pooch” in her abdomen that was left over from her pregnancies, a condition that many women have. When standing her “pooch” as she calls it was not noticeable but when she sat down it was noticeable. When Maria heard about the Smartlipo procedure from a friend she decided that it was a procedure she would love to try.
Maria states that when her husband first learned of her desire to try the Smartlipo procedure on her stomach he was against it. She says that he remembers the pain she went through with the traditional liposuction she had done on her thighs, and the amount of time it took to recover. He also did not believe the procedure was necessary. After she explained that she wanted it done for herself, because she was the one who saw the “pooch”, and she was the one who did not like it, he agreed to go with her to visit a plastic surgeon.
Maria called the same plastic surgeon that had performed her original liposuction treatment and made an appointment for a consultation the next week. At the consultation appointment the doctor went over the procedure, the side effects, the recovery period, and the doctor also explained that Maria would be required to wear a compression garment for four to six weeks after the treatment. After speaking with the doctor, Maria was then referred to a Patient Advisor who worked with her to finance the treatment. Maria was paying for half of the treatment upfront, and financing the remaining balance. The Patient Advisor was able to arrange financing for Maria with a zero percent intrest rate. After working out the financial arrangement Maria was then ready to schedule the procedure, which occurred one week later.
According to Maria, the treatment itself lasted about an hour, and only one treatment was necessary. Maria was given a compression garment to wear, and returned to work two days later, although the very next day she was out shopping at the mall with her daughter. Maria vehemently agrees that the Smartlipo procedure was a much better way to go than traditional liposuction, and that if she were ever to consider liposuction again she would go with the Smartlipo procedure once again. Maria also states that she saw results in about a week and a half to two weeks, and only had to wear the compression garment for five weeks after the treatment.
Liposuction is a procedure that requires an artistic touch and has to be handled with caution because it relates to getting rid of fat.