Men and women in the Knoxville area who are seeking body-sculpting options may be introduced to the idea of laser lipolysis. This method requires removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Traditional liposuction is performed with large cannulas, which remove the fat while patients are under general anesthetics. However, alternative solutions such as laser lipolysis can reduce the risks associated with anesthesia and it can provide patients with faster recovery times and less scarring than conventional methods.
Body sculpting with lipolysis such as SmartLipo used in Dr. Doppelt’s office is a revolutionary way to lose inches in areas of the body such as the stomach, thighs, arms, neck, and love handles. Micro cannula liposuction techniques such as SmartLipo do not help patients lose weight, but rather deal with problem areas in which diet and exercise have had no effect.
Dr. Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology has been performing SmartLipo laser lipolysis for several years and has enjoyed the results it has provided for many patients who have undergone the procedure. Patients find that SmartLipo is a wonderful alternative to conventional methods of removing fat from the body and can help them feel better about their appearance. They also enjoy the short recovery time with many patients returning to work and regular activities within a few days after their treatment. The entire procedure is done while patients are awake and coherent and lidocaine is used to help keep patients comfortable throughout the treatment. This helps in avoiding the associated concerns with undergoing general anesthetics.
Patients in Knoxville who are considering effective body contouring and sculpting methods such as SmartLipo are encouraged to contact the Southeastern Dermatology team to ask questions about this procedure and determine if they are appropriate candidates for treatment. Most patients can undergo SmartLipo if they are of good overall health and have realistic expectations from the procedure. It is important that patients understand that lipolysis is not a weight loss procedure, but rather one used to address areas of unwanted fat.