Liposuction, also known as lipolysis, was first introduced in the 1960’s to offer the first surgical means to remove small deposits of fat. By the 80’s, liposuction techniques vastly improved with the introduction of suction-assisted lipolysis. Suction-assisted lipolysis involved the use of cannulas to infuse fluid into tissues and the use of a vacuum suction technique to remove unwanted fat. By 1985, the tumescent technique, super wet liposuction technique and other variations were introduced to offer more predictable results. By the 1990’s, ultrasound technology was introduced to facilitate fat removal by first liquefying the fat using ultrasonic energy.
Smartlipo laser-assisted lipolysis was designed to disrupt fat cells AND tighten tissue by the early 2000’s. Today, Smartlipo is an ideal adjunct to liposuction for treating localized fat deposits on the face and body. Smartlipo involves the use of a laser tipped probe to induce thermal lipolysis and promote skin tightening. The technique also allows for highly fibrotic areas to be treated easily. This approach is less invasive when compared to traditional liposuction. This technology can safely coagulate blood vessels, resulting in less bleeding, less bruising and skin tightening. Thus, the procedure poses less risk, significantly reduces post-operative discomfort, and optimizes liposuction results while also treating the skin. With “less trauma” to the treatment area during the procedure, recovery is usually enhanced and faster.
Whether you are interested in fat removal and skin tightening around your waist, belly, hips, and bra line, or on your inner thighs or upper arms, SmartLipo offers reliable results. In fact, Dr. Casas uses this technology to refine and tighten your neck and jaw line.
Dr. Casas takes pride in offering the industry’s leading laser-assisted lipolysis system. Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery invites you to visit our plastic surgery practice and learn everything you need to know to make a well-educated decision about SmartLipo.
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Author: Dr. Laurie A. Casas, www.casas.md – MD, FACS
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The University of Chicago Medical Center – 5841 S. Maryland Avenue – Chicago, IL 60637
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