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The Difference Between Liposuction and Smartlipo™

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Fat Removal in Salt Lake City

As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, liposuction has been around since the ‘80s. Liposuction is desired for its ability to remove stubborn fat deposits and contour various areas of the body. Vast improvements in liposuction methods have been made over the years to make it safer and more effective. One of the most notable techniques is Smartlipo™. While traditional liposuction remains a staple in cosmetic treatment, Smartlipo™ is becoming increasingly popular for individuals in Salt Lake City.

But, what’s the difference between them?

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction removes excess fat deposits through a cannula (thin hollow tube) attached to a suctioning device. Excellent results are typically achieved, but patients can expect to have some soreness and bruising following the procedure. General anesthesia is used, so patients cannot drive, operate heavy machinery, or make any legal decisions for 24 hours after surgery. After this time, there are no physical restrictions placed on patients; they can return to normal activities if they feel capable.

Smartlipo™ (Laser Body Sculpting)

This innovative method utilizes laser energy to aid in the liposuction process and tighten the skin. The Smartlipo™ laser is delivered to the fat cells prior to the traditional liposuction procedure, making removal of the fat easier. The laser energy also stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, allowing it to shrink and tighten once the fat is removed. Smartlipo™ can be performed on almost any area of the body, including areas that are not easily treated with traditional liposuction such as the jawline, neck, and arms. Approved by the FDA, Smartlipo™ offers the benefit of skin tightening with minimal downtime and lasting results.

With all the benefits that Smartlipo™ offers, it’s easy to see why so many patients are choosing this cutting-edge technique to achieve more slender body contours and increase their confidence.

To schedule a personalized consultation at our Salt Lake City practice with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Trenton Jones, please call (801) 418-8172 or fill out our online contact form today. Along with his friendly staff, Dr. Jones looks forward to helping you achieve beautiful results.

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