There are a great number of people who still have to battle stubborn areas of fat and cellulite that just won’t budge, no matter how much we exercise and change up our diets. When these kinds of body issues start to impede on our confidence levels, it is only natural to want to research other ways of getting the desired body shape. However, cosmetic surgery can seem like an extreme measure to take, especially when the only image a patient has of liposuction is being put to sleep and having to deal with nasty bruising and scarring, but there is another form of cosmetic surgery that may be the answer – Smart Lipo.
What is Smart Lipo?
Smart Lipo is a form of laser lipo performed by a cosmetic surgeon. First introduced into the UK by Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi of the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic in 2006. This procedure involves the use of a calibrated laser beam that is inserted under the skin via a cannula.
The laser destroys the fat membrane using its thermal energy, transforming the cells into a liquefied form that can be eliminated by the body’s circulatory system. Usually performed under a local anaesthetic, the procedure is virtually painless for the patient. Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi had revolutionized the Smartlipo treatment, being the very first surgeon to combine gentle liposuction with SmartLipo for more rapid results without relying on traditional laser lipolysis alone, as he devolved the Laser Assisted Liposuction. Smartlipo MPX system came in 2008 and the evolutionary Smartlipo Triplex in 2010, were both introduced and pioneered from USA into the UK at our clinic By Mr Ayoubi.
How is Smartlipo different to Liposuction?
As SmartLipo uses more of a targeted approach, it is usually suggested as an efficient method for removing smaller areas of fat, such as around the arms, neck, and face, with the smaller instruments used, the surgeon is able to work close to the surface of the skin causing a tightening effect not seen with traditional liposuction. Traditional liposuction is more often used on patients with larger amounts of fat and involves the removal of the fat via suction.
The results, therefore, can often leave them with sagging skin and a longer recovery time. Smart Lipo is a less invasive treatment that causes less swelling and bruising compared to a traditional liposuction treatment. Another advantage is skin tightening, giving the patient a smooth and more defined result.
More Common Than You Think!
While traditional liposuction deters those wanting fast results, Smart Lipo has increased in popularity due to its relatively quick treatment time and a speedy recovery process, having to wear compression garments for only a few days. As with all surgery there are risks involved and although it is the surgeon’s job to prevent them, they cannot be eliminated, but new advances in technology have meant that procedures like Smart Lipo can provide better results with fewer risks. While patients may be stuck with a body they’re not 100% happy with, there are other avenues to go down when patients have exhausted all efforts in trying to lead a healthy lifestyle. As always, make sure you do the relevant research and find a reputable clinic before going ahead with any procedure.
Smart Lipo - Laser Lipo is safe for anyone. Positive results depend more on good skin tone and level of physical activity than biological age. The ideal person for SmartLipo – Laser lipo is someone with generally good health, who carries out regular exercise, has good eating habits and whose weight does not exceed 25% - 30% more than their ideal body weight.