When it comes to correcting the unwanted dimples and pooches on your body, today’s technology provides men and women with ample ways to get the job done. Plastic surgery clinics around the world are now equipped with laser-based devices that can shave off fat, refine skin tone, and zap cellulite once and for all. SmartLipo and Cellulaze are two of the top options for such procedures, but what can they do for you? Read on to learn more about both SmartLipo and Cellulaze treatments to better understand which one would be best for your needs.
What Is SmartLipo
As the name might suggest, SmartLipo Triplex is an advanced liposuction technique. It uses laser energy to permanently remove unwanted fat in a way that is safer and less invasive than traditional liposuction. SmartLipo has also been shown to improve the results you’ll see following your procedure.
The SmartLipo surgery is performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon using local anesthesia. A tiny incision is made in the skin near the target area and a very small tube fitted with a laser fiber is inserted beneath the skin. The laser energy is then used to liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out through the tube. As it works, the laser triggers the skin’s production of new collagen which will help it to tighten in the days and weeks following your procedure. Improvements can be seen immediately following your treatment, but your results will continue to improve as swelling subsides and the area heals. Recovery following this procedure is typically faster and easier than after traditional liposuction procedures.
SmartLipo is ideal for those individuals who are in good health and have a good skin tone, yet remain troubled by stubborn fat deposits in specific areas. Common treatment spots include the love handles, saddle bags, bat wings, and muffin tops. SmartLipo Triplex is appropriate to use on large areas, such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, hips, knees, thighs, and upper arms, as well as smaller areas including the cheeks, chin, and neck.
What Is Cellulaze
No one likes to see cellulite forming in key spots like the back of the thighs and the buttocks. That dimpled, cottage cheese look has never been in fashion. Cellulite occurs naturally in women, regardless of their body shape, size, or fitness level; it may also occur on men’s bodies, although less frequently. Many attempts have been made to treat cellulite through massage, ultrasound, heat therapy, topical creams, liposuction, and more. Even natural treatments like weight loss and exercise do little to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulaze has been recently approved by the FDA as the first scientifically-proven treatment for cellulite. It works using the SmartLipo laser with a special side-firing laser tip attached. The Cellulaze laser is then inserted just beneath the skin through tiny incisions throughout the target area. The laser energy cuts the collagen bands that pull down on the skin, creating the dimpling. By doing this, Cellulaze allows the depressed areas to rise up to an even level with the surrounding skin. While it’s working, the laser also adds the SmartLipo benefits by melting excess fat and smoothing and tightening the skin.
Much like SmartLipo, the recovery time following a Cellulaze treatment is very minimal and the procedure offers far more benefits than risks. There are no major side effects associated with this treatment and patients may resume normal activity after just one day. Your results will show up gradually as the body heals and the skin grows smoother.
Who Needs Which Procedure
By now it should be clear that these two laser-based procedures do not achieve the same goal; however, many patients may find themselves torn on which one would be best for their personal needs. SmartLipo is the best option if you’re looking to remove unwanted fat from specific areas on the body. Cellulaze treats smaller pockets of cellulite to improve the appearance of skin. In some cases, patients may actually benefit from a combination of these treatments.
To determine which procedure can treat your areas of concern, consult with a plastic surgeon experienced in both treatments. At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, your consultation will involve the use of Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging technology to help you visualize what your results will look like. Particularly helpful for liposuction surgeries, VECTRA provides 3D images of your body before and then a projected image of your expected results following surgery. This unique way to discuss your procedure can help you to make the right decision for your body.
See The Results for Yourself
To ensure the best results for your body contouring procedure, schedule an initial consultation with a plastic surgeon specializing in these treatments. At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, Dr. Ran Rubinstein can offer these advanced body contouring techniques to achieve your best results. With VECTRA 3D Imaging, your consultation will give you an accurate look at the results you can achieve with SmartLipo or Cellulaze.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. 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.