Smart Lipo vs Traditional Liposuction – Newport Beach | Orange County
Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a premier practice offering the latest aesthetic and plastic surgery treatments. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding areas can receive effective and proven cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments in a safe and friendly office environment. The practice is led by Dr. Hisham Seify, who is a board certified plastic surgeon of repute.
Dr. Seify has made numerous contributions to the profession as a cosmetic surgeon and received honors and recognition for his contributions. He is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Apart from the time he devotes to his practice, Dr. Seify also currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI medical Center).
Different Approaches to Liposuction
Traditional liposuction cosmetic surgery has been popular for many years, and well suited for people with moderate body weight who are looking to reduce stubborn fat pockets and reshape natural curves. Smart Lipo has emerged as a less invasive laser-based technique to replace or complement traditional liposuction as necessary.
Traditional liposuction involves suctioning of the unwanted fat cells from the targeted areas of the body through a sizeable incision in the skin. However, with Smart Lipo, the incision size is smaller and cannula can be inserted through it. Instead of surgical disintegration of fat deposits, Smart Lipo uses laser energy to perform the task. This results in lesser bruising and bleeding as compared to traditional liposuction.
Traditional liposuction usually requires a longer recovery period. Most patients will take about 10 to 14 days to recover from pain and discomfort, and will be able to resume their normal activities thereafter. However, with Smart Lipo, the downtime is reduced to two or three days or even lesser. Patients can return to work after this period. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Seify recommends Smart Lipo to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities, if they are looking for a less invasive procedure with minimal downtime.
Outcomes in case of traditional liposuction are usually more dramatic because the procedure is extensive. Smart Lipo, on the other hand, focuses on smaller areas of the body, assisted by laser. It addresses problems such as loose skin and achieves a firmer, toned, and trimmed body contour. However, it cannot reduce very large quantities of fat.
It is important to remember that both liposuction and Smart Lipo are not suited for excessively overweight or obese individuals. They are not weight loss procedures, but their goal is to reduce excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. At the same time, patients should also remember that these treatments are not a substitute for a balanced diet and exercise. Results with Smart Lipo as well as traditional liposuction can be maintained for a long period of time only when the patient continues to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle.