Permanent fat removal, sometimes referred to lipoplasty, liposculpture, or suction lipectomy, is one of the most commonly requested body plastic surgery procedures today. As we age, muscle weakness and skin laxity can contribute to the look of displaced fat in the body. The same results can occur following a massive weight loss. It is also common that following childbirth, women may never fully recover from their pregnancy. Fat can accumulate in the abdomen, hips, thighs, and other areas of the body. Liposuction is not a replacement for weight loss, but is a procedure to complement it.
Under general or local anesthesia, the doctor will begin the liposuction procedure. The anesthetic is injected along with a saline solution and additional medications to circulate through fat in the area to be treated. Areas on the body that have been marked prior to surgery will be targeted with the cannula, the surgical instrument used during a lipoplasty procedure. The cannula is a hollow tube attached to a suctioning unit, and inserted into the deep fat layers through minor surgical incisions. Fat may be suctioned from the body through vacuum or syringe methods. This traditional liposuction is performed on the body.
Liposuction of the Neck and Jawline
Liposuction of more delicate areas requires a modification in the techniques used during the procedure. Typically, a mini cannula is used around the neck and face, and is not injected as deep into the skin. Other modifications may be necessary depending on the doctor’s preferred techniques and the patient’s needs.
Liposuction of the neck and jawline is popular in patients who seek to contour this area, and rid the face of a “double chin.” The procedure may be combined with a neck lift surgery, or a lower facelift. In some cases, chin or jaw implants may be performed to complete the transformative contouring of the bottom-third of the face.
SmartLipo Triplex – A Modern Take on Fat Removal
While liposuction has proven to be an innovative, transformative procedure, there is now a more modern option. SmartLipo Triplex uses laser therapy to liquefy fat of the body and face that is then permanently removed from the treated areas. The technique performs the secondary, equally important function, of tightening the skin in the area.
Traditional liposuction of the body and face can leave patients with extensive bruising discomfort, and damage to localized tissues. The prodding of the cannula can affect surrounding tissues, and healing times are often prolonged. In addition, where fat is removed, loose skin may not recover and therefore create just as much volume as the original tissue. The SmartLipo Triplex procedure is also far less invasive than liposuction surgery, and the recovery period is shorter and less extensive.
SmartLipo Triplex Technology
The procedure SmartLipo Triplex is named for the three different wavelengths available through the laser technology used during the procedure. A small cannula enters and exits the skin, but rather than a mechanical manipulation of fatty tissues through movement of the cannula, the laser breaks apart the fat for its removal. In addition, the fat is removed as an oily residue. The liquefied fat is suctioned from under the skin and provides instant contouring results.
Results of Fat Removal Procedures
While liposuction and SmartLipo procedures create permanent results, if a patient gains weight, fat may be present in the treated areas once again. Each patient is responsible for maintaining healthy lifestyle habits that will benefit both the health and physical shape of that patient. SmartLipo Triplex results will continue to improve in looks for months following the procedure, but may be hindered through serious weight gain.
To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.