lipolady1Liposuction is a very common procedure that Americans get every year. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released data last year showing that liposuction was by far the most popular procedure for both men and women. If you feel a bit insecure or dissatisfied with your body, it’s normal to want to change it and alter it in some ways. A lot of San Diego residents consider liposuction because of its effects. It can change the appearance of your body resulting in a thinner physique. This may be something you’re thinking about if you have wanted a skinnier body type. Make 2016 your year with a slimmer, more fit body type with the right method of liposuction at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery.

Although liposuction is very well known in the cosmetic surgery world, many people don’t know that Smart Lipo is another method that patients can choose. If you’re considering having a liposuction surgery, you should consider all of your options. The best way to make a decision between Smart Lipo and traditional liposuction is to arm yourself with all the right knowledge and information. Our team at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery has come up with all the information you’ll need to make this choice. Between Smart Lipo and traditional liposuction, there are a few benefits and downfalls to both that San Diego patients should be aware of.

How is Smart Lipo Different from Traditional Liposuction?

Both surgeries result in the removal of unwanted fat, which is the reason most patients seek out this surgery. However, in method and overall effects; there are differences that should be considered. These are a couple of main distinctions that are important to know:

Laser Heat vs. Suction

Traditional liposuction uses suction as a method to rid your body of excess fat. During the procedure, cannula (which are thin tubes) will be inserted through the skin to suction out any unwanted fat. Smart Lipo uses a different medical technology and has the same result. This procedure requires using a laser-assisted liposuction, using low-energy waves to remove fat. This will liquefy any unwanted fat which will ultimately result in less bruising than traditional liposuction.

Skin Tightening

It’s important to realize that if you choose Smart Lipo, your skin will tighten as a result. Smart Lipo is assumed to shrink about 25% more skin than traditional liposuction. Because Smart Lipo uses a laser-assisted technique, the result will leave your skin a bit tighter than before. Most residents of San Diego see this side effect as a benefit, since with traditional liposuction, sometimes sagging can occur.

Recovery Time

If you’re receiving liposuction, your recovery time will be a bit longer than Smart Lipo. You will most likely have to stay in recovery mode for up to six weeks, having to abide by your plastic surgeon’s orders on what you can and can’t do. For Smart Lipo, most San Diego patients reach a full recovery a lot faster. The normal time frame ranges from a couple of days to a little over a week. This is a benefit for a lot of patients who don’t want to sit around during recovery waiting to heal for a long period.

San Diego patients that have more questions or would like to learn more about Smart Lipo and its benefits, contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876. Talking to us is the first step, and we can help you figure out if this is the right method for you.