Smart lipo recovery liposuction (also known as laser liposuction) is the most praised cosmetic surgery these days. Although the conventional liposuction method has been traumatic for many patients, there are no more reserves when it comes to this new method of fat removal.
Conventionalliposuction was highly invasive surgical procedure, leaving stitching and scars on the body. Patients were expected to wear compression bandages for at least a month and a half, and after the removal of those bandages there could be skin unevenness and lumps.
There were many reasons why people avoided conventional liposuction, including the trauma to the surrounding tissue, pain and the recovery time. Cannulas used in these old liposuction methods were around 4 to 6mm in diameter, and patients had stitches on cannula incision spots.
Is Smart Lipo Better than Conventional Liposuction?
The new type of fat liposuction uses laser technology and melts the fat. Small cannula with the lased is inserted underneath the epidermis and the surgeon can liquefy the fat. At the same time, there is a cannula which drains the melted fat.
Fat cells are removed from the body without hurting the neighboring tissue, which significantly reduces the pain and healing process.
Laser liposuction is not done under a general anesthesia. Because of that, there are much fewer risks of the operation than in conventional liposuction, always performed on completely unconsciousness patients.
Laser not only successfully melt the fat tissue, but also instantly coagulate the blood vessels in the fat tissue, causing much less damage and much less pain for the patient. The laser liposuction therefore has fewer ricks of complications, such as bleeding, bruising, swelling or inflammation of the tissue.
The precision of the laser liposuction is much better than the conventional liposuction, and the treated skin looks much more even after this treatment.
Another good reason to choose laser liposuction over the conventional treatment is the effect on the deeper layers of the skin. Frequency of the laser is set to affect the deep skin tissue and lead to increased production of collagen. This effect can be seen for several months (usually 3 months) and the skin will be much smoother and youthful than before. Smart Lipo is therefore used not only for liposuction but also in body sculpting treatments.
Healing After the Smart Lipo
Recovery time is much shorter in Smart Lipo treatments than in conventional liposuction. There is an estimation that the healing process after some laser liposuction will last only a fraction of the recovery time for old liposuction methods. Conventional liposuction took about 6 weeks for complete recovery and sometimes even additional surgeries, to get rid of the excess skin.
After the laser liposuction treatment, patients are advised to stay for 2 to 3 hours in the surgeon’s office and to relax for the rest of the day. Most patients feel good just few days after the treatment, and doctors always recommend taking several days to recover, before going back to work.