Though a balanced diet paired with regular exercise works for many, still others see little results despite large amounts of stress and frustration. Until now, the best solution for removing such fat was liposuction - a cosmetic procedure that literally sucks the fatty tissues out of the body and enables a person to effectively lose weight in a matter of minutes.
However, a new procedure is now available that is making traditional Liposuction lose its edge and become less desirable. Developed by Cynosure, SmartLipo is a revolution in fat removal - giving realistic meaning to the phrase "it melts fat away."
More Facts about SmartLipo
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a remarkable method for removing unwanted body fat through a low-pain, highly efficient process. Instead of the bulky tubes and uncomfortable office visits required of traditional liposuction, SmartLipo utilizes smaller instruments and specialized technology to zap fat cells for contouring and reshaping areas of the body including the abdomen, love handles, backs, thighs, hips, knees, arms, neck, and chin. It is important to recognize that though SmartLipo is highly effective, it is only appropriate for patients wishing to lose small amounts of fat, or up to about 8 pounds. SmartLipo will not provide satisfactory results for persons needing to lose significant amounts of body fat - such patients require traditional liposuction or alternate methods for weight loss.
How does SmartLipo work?
Through a special laser similar to that used in cataract surgery, fat cells are targeted and the sound energy literally dissolves the cells on contact. A gentle suction then massages the dissolved fat out of the body. A very small percentage is retained, absorbed into the body, and excreted as waste within 24 hours. Worries about the safety of the laser should be quelled - the laser can easily differentiate between fat cells and other tissues including nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.
What will happen during my visit?
Prior to your actual procedure visit you will need to schedule a consultation appointment with the physician. During this visit you will discuss your goals for the SmartLipo and your expectations. You will also need to share your medical history and other relevant information. The physician will inform you of the realistic expectations you can achieve based on your initial body state. During your procedure visit the physician will begin by filling the procedure area with a saline solution. This solution helps numb the site and shrink blood vessels. The laser is inserted into the skin and heats the fat cells to 45 degrees centigrade, resulting in a breakdown of membranes and release of liquid fat. A small incision is made in the area and small cannulas (tiny tubes) are inserted to suck out the dissolved fat cells. A pressure garment is placed over the procedure area for one to three days.
See also: For years, women have asked cosmetic surgeons, "Can you take some fat from down there and put it up here?" Prior attempts at autologous fat transfer to the breast have not proven to be successful due to poor techniques resulting in less than optimal fat survival.
New techniques in Stem Cell Breast Augmentation employ the latest technologic advances in fat harvesting, adult stem cell transfers, and breast splinting technology to provide women the option of enlarging their breast using their own fat without the use of un-natural implants.
This new innovative procedure is referred to as Natural Breast Augmentation or Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation because it harbors one's own fat and relocates that fat to the breast.
The end result is a breast enlargement that is very natural in appearance and feel without the risk of implants. Unlike implants this procedure will not interfere with future Mammograms because they are more like natural breasts.
About Stem Cell Breast Augmentation
One of the most remarkable medical advances in our lifetime has been the discover of a rich source of stem cells which lives in our fat. Stem Cell harvesting from the fat is 1000 times more effective than from the bone marrow. These fat derived adult stem cells have demonstrated a remarkable to assist the body in healing and overcoming disease and tissue damage. Fat derived stem cells have been used recently to repair the heart muscle in patient who have had a recent heart attack and even in patients with long term heart failure. Stem cells have been shown to help regenerated ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, hair, skin, and organs. In the near future every patient who undergoes liposuction will likely request that their fat stem cells be saved for future use by themselves or their loved ones.
Body Jet Lipo
Dr. Caruth of Plano Aesthetics is the first surgeon in the nation to provide Body-Jet Lipo, an innovative water-assisted liposuction technique (WAL).
The Body-Jet Lipo, also referred to as Water Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL) uses a thin, fan-shaped water jet that is channeled into the fat tissue. As a result the fat easily loses its structure and is released. The suction cannula removes the fat simultaneously as opposed to traditional liposuction. The infiltration fluid carries an analgesic for pain and a vasoconstrictor to minimize bleeding.
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This results in very effective fat removal without the trauma associated with traditional Liposuction. The results are excellent, allowing assessment of contour and fat removal during surgery much easier. The typical distortion associated with tumescent fluid, such as Liposuction procedures, is eliminated. This allows the surgeon and patient to reach the desired results much better.
Other advantages of Body-Jet Body Contouringinclude:
* Minimal damage to surrounding tissue
* Reduced pain, swelling and bruising
* Short recovery
* Less anesthesia needed
* Easily performed while patient is awake
* Shorter operating times
* Smoother results