Are you noticing diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat? Don’t worry, you are not alone. It is a problem women and men often experience. The reasons for the fatty buildups vary. Sometimes it is a result of pregnancy or surgery. Growing older can also cause the body to store more fat. Whatever the underlying cause, Main Line Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, PA has solutions to fit your unique needs.
Liposuction or SmartLipo?
Dr. Raymond Jean at Main Line Plastic Surgery offers traditional liposuction and SmartLipo. Both procedures are effective at removing unwanted body fat, but what makes them different?
Traditional liposuction is an invasive procedure requiring general anesthesia. Dr. Jean will make a few incisions around the problem area, before inserting a thin vacuum tube. The tube sucks the fat cells out, as Dr. Jean sculpts and contours the area.
A compression garment is attached to the area to minimize swelling and help your body form contours.
SmartLipo typically only requires local anesthesia. You are awake during the procedure. Dr. Jean uses a laser to melt the fat before the cannula removes the liquid. The laser also helps the skin begin tightening before the fat is removed. You often notice results faster with SmartLipo since you have less swelling.
Most patients opt for SmartLipo due to the shorter recovery time. The procedure is as effective as traditional liposuction. However, if fat removal is only one of the cosmetic procedures on your list, liposuction might be a better option. Dr. Jean will create your treatment plan based on your continuing goals.
Advantages of SmartLipo
SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure with a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction. You see results faster due to the reduction in swelling and bruising. Best of all, you see up to 60 percent tighter skin after the procedure.
Contact Main Line Plastic Surgery Today
When you are ready to improve the appearance of your figure, contact Dr. Raymond Jean at Main Line Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia. You can schedule a consultation online or call our office at 484-222-0010.