Since its inception in the 1970s, liposuction has helped countless people in Chicago and elsewhere look and feel better about their appearances. As beneficial as this operation is, it comes with some downsides that you may not be eager to experience, however. You can decide if you want to undergo traditional liposuction or if you would fare better with SmartLipo by learning about the differences between the two procedures.
What is Traditional Liposuction?
Traditional liposuction was perfected in the late 1970s as a way to remove fat deposits while contouring and proportioning a patient’s body. This surgery is performed today on both outpatient and inpatient bases, depending on the situation.
Liposuction is popular in Chicago for areas like the stomach, buttocks, and thighs. During the procedure, fat deposits are removed through surgical vacuuming. The doctor maneuvers the device in and out of the fatty deposits to remove the desired amount of fat.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure performed most often as an outpatient surgery. It is performed in the comfort of our office in Naperville. It involves the use of a laser that targets the fatty deposits via a fiber attached to a thin device. The laser liquefies the fat. From there, our surgeon can remove the liquefied fat from the body.
The incisions used for SmartLipo are much smaller and not as deep. They can usually be closed with skin adhesive or small sutures. The typical recovery period for SmartLipo is typically just days. As you can imagine, this is a definite benefit over traditional liposuction, which requires weeks for recovery.
Make an Appointment Today
When you want to trim, tone, and proportion your body without an extensive recovery time or much discomfort, you may find that SmartLipo at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is your best choice. This procedure can be done on many areas of the body, including the midsection, thighs, buttocks, hips, and back. Its minimally-invasive nature makes it discreet and reduces the risks of scarring and infections that are possible with traditional liposuction.
If you are interested in SmartLipo in the Chicago area, make an appointment at our office in Naperville to get all the facts about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!