Many individuals consider liposuction when they are not able to lose body fat through diet and exercise. If you are thinking about liposuction to remove stubborn body fat, there are several body shaping techniques that you have to choose from, which include SmartLipo and VASER LipoSelection®.
These techniques have a number of similarities and differences. Both techniques use innovative methods that are designed to be gentler, but the devices that are used with these liposuction techniques are different. If you understand the differences that each body shaping procedure has to offer, it can help you make the best choice for your needs.
Although there are differences between these two techniques, the primary difference is the devices that are used to carry out the procedure.
SmartLipo, which is also known as laser-assisted liposuction, uses laser energy to melt fat deposits before the suction takes place. This technique uses a special laser fiber. Many individuals choose SmartLipo because the laser that is used can increase the production of collagen in the skin, which will cause skin tightening for a smoother appearance in the targeted area.
VASER LipoSelection® is also referred to as ultrasound-assisted liposuction. This type of liposuction uses ultrasonic waves that effectively soften and separate the layers of fat at the targeted site. The ultrasound energy that is used during VASER LipoSelection® will specifically target the fatty tissues in the treated area so that the skin, blood vessels, and nerves will not be damaged. With this technique, the only significant changes will be that fat deposits are removed.
SmartLipo and VASER LipoSelection® both have many benefits to offer. Deciding which body shaping procedure is better will be based on your goals, where you want liposuction administered, and your skin laxity, among other factors.
Would you like to find out more about SmartLipo and VASER LipoSelection® at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa? Book an appointment at our office in Naperville to get started. We also serve the residents of St. Charles, Joliet, Geneva, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Aurora, Lombard, Chicago, and Oak Brook. Contact us today to arrange a consultation!