SmartLipo Triplex is one of the more recently developed techniques for liposuction, but plastic surgeons are always seeking ways to refine and improve. Now, thanks to a completely different technology, plastic surgeons can plan ahead with patients to achieve even better results from every SmartLipo procedure. When you consult with a surgeon using VECTRA 3D Imaging during their consultations and post-op evaluations, like Dr. Rubinstein, you’ll get the best projection for your surgical results.
What Does SmartLipo Triplex Do?
Liposuction has been a popular treatment option for body contouring patients over the past several decades. As medical science and technology have evolved, however, the need to improve liposuction has fueled the creation of alternative methods to the traditional techniques. Today, there are many different approaches to the same thing: the removal of unwanted fat cells from specific areas of the body. SmartLipo Triplex is just one of the newer, more modern choices for patients, offering them big benefits along with their results.
The SmartLipo technique involves the use of laser energy to permanently remove this unwanted fat in a less invasive, safer manner than traditional liposuction. It also provides improved results and a shorter recovery time, two benefits every patient wants to receive. SmartLipo is ideal for liposuction patients who have good skin tone but are troubled by the stubborn areas of fat that diet and exercise haven’t helped, such as the love handles, saddle bags, bat wings, and muffin tops. It is a safe procedure to use on the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, hips, knees, thighs, and upper arms, as well as smaller areas including the cheeks, chin, and neck.
The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic. Tiny incisions are made near or at the treatment sites, and a small tube, fitted with a laser fiber, is inserted into the skin. The surgeon will then use the laser energy to liquefy the targeted fat, which is then gently suctioned out through the tube. As it works to melt away the fat, the SmartLipo laser also triggers the production of new collagen to leave the skin tightened once the fat is removed. These two functions work together to provide patients with results that become immediately noticeable following the procedure. As the swelling subsides and the collagen grows, the treatment areas will look more and more firm and refreshed. The procedure also causes less pain and discomfort as well as a shorter recovery time for SmartLipo patients, so they are able to resume their normal activities and return to work after just two to four days.
What Is VECTRA 3D Imaging?
Canfield VECTRA 3D Imaging is a cutting-edge device that can take a three-dimensional photograph and allow changes to be made to it. This is used ideally in a clinical setting by taking photographs of a prospective patient and simulating the surgical alterations that will be made to the body or face. This preview of the plastic-surgery results can be viewed from all angles, giving the patient and the surgeon a clear visualization of the desired results and what can be achieved surgically. Following surgery, the VECTRA device is also able to measure the post-surgical results alongside the original photographs to analyze the success of the surgery and the precise changes that were made. This imaging system is ideal to use for all plastic surgeries, including breast surgery, body contouring procedures, facelifts, rhinoplasty, SmartLipo Triplex liposuction procedures, facial fillers, and skin resurfacing. There is truly no limit to the size and scope of surgical or nonsurgical procedures that can be assisted by VECTRA to improve results and patient satisfaction.
How Can Imaging Help Liposuction?
Patients of any cosmetic procedures can benefit from the visuals provided by VECTRA imaging, but would-be patients may be especially helped by this part of the consultation process. When a patient isn’t sure what results are even possible for his or her surgery, they may not be fully prepared to try a life-changing procedure like SmartLipo. By getting a complete 3D representation of exactly what is possible from the procedure, these prospective patients become actual patients and their dreams for a better, sleeker body can become the reality they saw in their surgeon’s office. Given the accuracy of the results, they won’t be let down either.
During a SmartLipo consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, the Canfield VECTRA 3D Imaging system will be used to demonstrate how the procedure will affect the various treatment areas of the body. By doing so, both patient and surgeon can visualize the same results, eliminating the risk of miscommunication between them. Without clearly outlining the surgery in such a way, patients may be dissatisfied when the results don’t match what they had in mind. With everyone contributing, the image can be altered and adjusted until the image matches a patient’s desired results, giving the surgeon a clear map of the changes to be made during surgery.
Following the SmartLipo procedure, VECTRA 3D imaging is helpful once again by revisiting those projected results and determining how well they match up to the original image. This is often beneficial as the patient adjusts to his or her body’s changes, especially if they seem different from what was projected. Side-by-side results, both projected and actual, can be a worthwhile tool for patients following surgery.
Start with 3D Imaging During Your Consultation
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.