Liposuction/Smartlipo: Both procedure offer some of the most common techniques for body contouring. Both Liposuction and SmartLipo target the areas of the abdomen, hips, thighs, waist, back, chest, and neck. Our staff will help you decide which procedure is best for you.
Liposuction: Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat deposits and reshapes the body.
Procedure: Liposuction is minimally invasive and the procedure is performed while the patient is awake. Local anesthesia is used for the procedure. Small incisions are created and thin blunt-cannula (tubes) are inserted to remove unwanted fat.
SmartLipo: SmartLipo is the type of liposuction that utilizes the latest laser technology to dissolve fat, and at the same time the skin is treated to induce skin firming. SmartLipo is minimally invasive and you can go back to your daily activities quicker than with traditional liposuction.
Procedure: Smartlipo is laser-assisted liposculpture. The procedure is minimally invasive and it is done while the patient is awake. SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Zambrano will use a laser to destroy the fat cells and then removes the liquified fat. In most cases smartlipo tightens the skin. The procedure is performed as an outpatient and patients are able to return to their regular activities very soon.
Candidate: Candidates are those who have stubborn fat deposits in areas such as abdomen, hips, thighs, waist, back, chest, and neck. Dr. Zambrano will evaluate your area of concern and will work with you to obtain the best results.
Risk & Complications
Complications associated with Smartlipo include;
Swelling and numbness
Small risk of infection
We asked our patients to stop smoking four-to-six weeks before and after surgery to minimize wound complications.