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Liposuction vs SmartLipo for Fat Reduction

There are a lot of valid reasons why a person would want to lose weight. First and foremost, there are the health issues that are involved with carrying extra weight. These include respiratory problems, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and a high risk for diabetes.

Some people who have not been able to lose the weight they want with dieting and exercise look for surgical options including SmartLipo and traditional liposuction. The question is, between the two procedures, which one is best?

It is more effective for a person considering these procedures to first understand the difference between the two and then identify which procedure is going to work best for them.

Traditional liposuction uses a cannula to dislodge and suck out excessive fat deposits. SmartLipo uses a high energy laser to liquefy the fat cells. This liquefied fat can either be sucked out from the body, or the body can simply absorb it and remove it like it does any other liquid.

With SmartLipo, blood vessels are cauterized, and bleeding is kept to a minimum.

There are proponents for both types of liposuction. Cosmetic surgeons who use traditional liposuction understandably encourage its use as those who see the effectiveness in SmartLipo. However, at the end of the day, the results have less to do with the procedure that is used and more to do with the skill of the surgeon who is performing the procedure. That’s why it’s imperative that you choose an experienced practitioner.

Factors such as the health of the patient at the time of the procedure will play a role in their ability to heal and achieve quality results.

Patients who have the best results from either traditional liposuction or SmartLipo are those who walk into the procedure with a realistic idea of what to expect from the procedure. While it is true that both procedures will lead to an improved look, they are not substitutes for diet and exercise.

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It is recommended that a person understands what both traditional liposuction and SmartLipo entail. This way, they will be able to make a decision that will be best for them. Contact The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa today to schedule an appointment. Our practice offers a variety of procedures including tummy tuck, laser hair removal, BOTOX®, and more.

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