Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. It requires a doctor to put a patient under general anesthesia, which incorporates several risks in and of itself. It uses large cannulas to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, can leave scars, and requires days-sometimes weeks-of recovery time after the procedure. Patients who want to contour their body with liposuction may be turned off by the disadvantages of traditional surgery. Instead, Dr. Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology in Knoxville offers a wonderful alternative to conventional liposuction methods called SmartLipo.
SmartLipo is a revolutionary new way for patients to address unwanted fat, recontour their body, and improve their self-confidence. It does so in a less invasive manner, allowing patients to return to work in approximately 48 hours with little to no complications. This method of liposuction is different from the conventional method as it is done with smaller cannulas and laser lyposis. Small incisions are made for these microcannulas, which reduces scarring significantly compared to alternative methods.
The most suitable candidates for SmartLipo are those who are at their ideal weight, engage in regular exercise, and consume a nutritious diet. It is often misconstrued as a weight loss procedure, while it is truly a body sculpting treatment. Patients should not expect weight loss from SmartLipo, but should see contouring results immediately.
SmartLipo can be used on various areas of the body, including the arms, legs, belly, “love handles,” thighs, and buttocks. It requires a few days of recovery time, but can provide amazing results without the need for general anesthesia. Patients are awake and aware during their treatment as localized anesthetics are used to make the patient comfortable during the treatment.
Dr. Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology has been offering this treatment for years, and provides patients with an alternative to traditional liposuction. If you want to learn more about SmartLipo or any other procedure available in his Knoxville practice, contact him today to schedule a consultation visit and examination to find out how he can improve your body, your skin, and your life!