Those in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey community or other areas of the nation have probably heard of liposuction and many have a general idea of how it typically works. However, many are not yet aware of the use of lasers to provide relief from unwanted pockets of body fat that are hard to get rid of through diet and exercise. Smart Lipo is a procedure that uses laser energy to break up and dissolve fat tissue that is underneath the skin. The procedure is minimally invasive, and instead of requiring a general anesthetic as is required with many liposuction procedures, this process requires only a local anesthetic to provide patient comfort during the procedure.
Patients should first make sure they are a good candidate for treatment with Smart Lipo. Patients should be in good overall health and have pockets of body fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Individuals should lead a healthy lifestyle, as this will help to ensure that the results are maintained following treatment. Patients should not practice unhealthy eating habits, and should not be overweight. Those with diabetes, liver and kidney problems, heart conditions, blood disorders, or autoimmune disorders may not be considered candidates for treatment. Before undergoing treatment, patients should reveal their medical history and any medications they are currently taking to the specialist performing the procedure.
Smart Lipo may be used to treat areas all around the body such as the belly, buttocks, facial area, back of the neck, pubic mound, thighs, waist, hips, flanks, chin, and the upper arms. If you're unsure of whether you're a candidate for treatment or if your unwanted body fat may be removed trough this procedure, consult a Cherry Hill cosmetic specialist to learn more and for guidance.
So how does the procedure actually work?
Before treatment, the specialist will mark the treatment area and will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. A small, handheld device is then used to direct the laser energy to the fat cells that are being treated. The laser energy breaks up the fat cells, and liquefies them. The treated fat cells will be drained through the natural processes of the body. What's more, the laser energy works to promote new collagen growth. This helps to tighten the skin for better results. It also helps to seal any small blood vessels to help reduce post-treatment bleeding.
Patients may feel some level of discomfort in the first day after the procedure. Any pain may be managed using over-the-counter medicine, although patients should make sure that it is safe to take a specific medicine by speaking with doctor before doing so. The discomfort may go away in a few days. A compression garment may be prescribed to be worn to aid in the healing process. Patients may begin to see results after the initial swelling goes down, and the results should get better and better in the first couple of months.
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