Plastic Surgery Smartlipo Chicago
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Minimal InvasivenessWhen you plan to obtain SmartLipo in Chicago, the technique involves a minimally invasive procedure that requires small incisions, resulting in minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time when compared to traditional liposuction methods. A key aspect contributing to the minimal invasiveness of SmartLipo involves selective fat targeting. The laser energy specifically targets fat cells while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues, such as blood vessels and nerves. The use of selective targeting helps reduce trauma to the treatment area.
Laser-Assisted Fat RemovalThe laser energy used in SmartLipo helps to break down and liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove or be naturally eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system. Dr. Casas uses laser fat removal in Chicago to treat various areas of a patient’s body, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, neck, and chin. It is important to note the specific details and techniques used may vary depending on the surgeon, the device being used, and individual patient factors.
Skin TighteningIn addition to fat removal, Dr. Casas can incorporate SmartLipo to stimulate collagen production in the treated area, leading to improved skin tightening and contouring. This technique can also result in a smoother and more toned appearance.
Local AnesthesiaAs you are prepped for the SmartLipo procedure, the area is always prepared with local anesthesia. Local anesthesia offers several advantages over general anesthesia, including:
- Reduced Risks: Local anesthesia carries fewer risks and potential complications compared to general anesthesia, as it does not affect your overall consciousness or breathing.
- Quicker Recovery: Since you are not fully sedated, the recovery time from local anesthesia is typically shorter compared to procedures performed under general anesthesia.
- Minimized Downtime: Local anesthesia allows for a quicker return to normal activities, as the effects wear off considerably faster than general anesthesia.
Results and RecoveryThe recovery period following SmartLipo varies depending on the individual and the extent of the treatment. Mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur initially but generally resolve within a few weeks. Final results can take several months to become fully apparent as the body adjusts and heals.
- Safe, minimally-invasive procedure
- Treats areas of undesired fat
- Promotes tissue coagulation resulting in tissue tightening
- Less bleeding compared to liposuction alone
- Faster healing times
- Less trauma
- Treat highly fibrotic areas easily
- Consistent reproducible results