What type of liposuction works best?
Smartlipo is the gold standard of laser liposuction. Traditional liposuction does not include lasers or ultrasound but is mechanical fat extraction. Smartlipo has many of the elements of conventional lipo. The idea that the procedures are entirely different is a marketing myth. But Smartlipo does produce a superior result and can enhance the effects of a standard liposuction procedure.
What occurs during the Smartlipo procedure?
Numbing fluid is delivered to the treatment area through very small incisions. The laser energy works to liquefy fatty tissue, which is extracted with liposuction. To perform this procedure, Dr. Khalifeh makes a small incision in the skin and the laser energy emitted through a thin laser fiber is activated to liquify the fat. Dr. Khalifeh points the laser at the skin tissues, to foster natural collagen production. The laser energy on the skin tissue has the added benefit of tightening the skin after the fat extraction to create a sculpted, smooth body contour.