NEWPORT BEACH PLASTIC SURGERY: SMART LIPO
View Our SpecialsDr. Hisham Seify, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at Newport Beach Plastic Surgery, is pleased to offer his patients the option of Smart Lipo, an innovative approach to liposuction. Using this minimally-invasive method of laser lipolysis, Dr. Seify can literally melt away your fat with less recovery time and few, if any, scabs and scars. With the help of revolutionary and innovative technology, Smart Lipo has drastically increased the safety and effectiveness of traditional liposuction procedures, and provides patients with a less invasive method of sculpting and enhancing the contours of the body.
THE SMART LIPO TECHNOLOGY
The goal of Smart Lipo is literally to melt away fat and tighten the skin in the target area to provide greater contouring in the face, neck, arms, midsection, buttocks, and thighs. The medical-grade lasers utilized by Smart Lipo create thermal and photomechanical wavelengths that rupture and liquefy fat cells. The melted fat is then suctioned from the body, while the adjacent blood vessels are simultaneously coagulated, meaning less bleeding and body bruising for the patient.
The use of Smart Lipo provides several key advantages to both surgeon and patient. First, the use of laser technology allows the surgeon greater control over the cannula (the tubes used to insert the lasers and remove the fat), allowing for very precise surgical maneuvers and minimizing the impact on surrounding tissue. This also keeps bruising and swelling to a minimum. Second, because the fat is liquefied, the cannula used for extraction can be significantly smaller than in traditional liposuction procedures, leading to smaller incisions and less scarring. Finally, because Smart Lipo is minimally-invasive, it can be done under local anesthesia, with less pain, and with shorter recovery time.
SMART LIPO CANDIDATES
As with traditional liposuction procedures, the ideal candidates for Smart Lipo include patients who are in good health, eat well, and exercise regularly. Patients should have realistic expectations about the results of Smart Lipo, and need to understand that this procedure is designed to eliminate areas of fat that cannot be removed through diet and exercise. Smart Lipo is an excellent procedure for women seeking to reduce hard-to-eliminate, post-pregnancy fatty deposits, but who are not anticipating future pregnancies (which will likely detract from the results of the procedure).
PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Smart Lipo can be used as a stand-alone technique or in conjunction with traditional liposuction. A consultation with Dr. Seify and his staff at Newport Beach Plastic Surgery will determine how long the procedure will take, depending on your weight, height, and desired outcome. Generally, only one treatment under local anesthesia is required to obtain the desired outcome. Because Smart Lipo is minimally-invasive, bleeding, swelling, and soreness are usually short-lived. Rest for 24-48 hours is recommended, after which patients can return to work. Incisions should heal in 2-4 weeks with no scarring, and patients can return to normal physical activities in 2-3 weeks. You should see results immediately.
CONTACT NEWPORT BEACH PLASTIC SURGERY
Dr. Hisham Seify, M.D. is a Board-Certified, award-winning plastic surgeon with more than 13 years of post-graduate training. Dr. Seify will take the time to truly understand your unique aesthetic goals, and will customize your Smart Lipo procedure to ensure that your cosmetic vision is brought to fruition. If you would like more information about Smart Lipo, or would like to see if it is the right procedure for you, please contact Newport Beach Plastic Surgery today. We look forward to speaking to you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Seify.