There are a lot of differences between SmartLipo and liposuction, even though they have a similar name. But here you’ll get an outline of the major differences and hopefully better understand which one is right for you.
The procedure itself differs a lot between these two options. Liposuction actually vacuums out the fat and other fluids in your body. SmartLipo uses a laser fiber to melt the fat, which is then excreted naturally through your liver.
The laser used in the SmartLipo procedure not only melts the fat, but it encourages the production of collagen in your body, which is a protein that helps keep skin tight and healthy. That means you not only lose fat, but you don’t have loose skin afterwards with the SmartLipo procedure. Liposuction leaves you with loose skin, because the fat is just vacuumed away, without addressing the skin left behind.
The time frame of the actual procedure differs, as does the recovery time. SmartLipo only takes about 45 minutes to an hour to perform and a day or two to recover from. That’s why this is sometimes called “lunch hour” lipo. The procedure for liposuction takes between 1 to 2 hours, or up to 5 hours if you use ultrasound assisted lipo or tumescent lipo. You will also need one to two weeks for recovery after traditional liposuction.
SmartLipo works on smaller areas of the body like arms, face, neck, chest, etc. Liposuction can be for larger areas of the body, like abdomen, thighs, buttocks, etc., but can also be used on the smaller areas as well. They are both meant to help shape your body and get rid of stubborn fat pockets, not replace diet and exercise.
There are many differences in these two procedures, and which one you decide on depends on what you’re looking for. However, across the board, SmartLipo seems like a better choice for your body and your time.
It really is the smart way to have lipo done quickly and easily with beautiful results.