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What Is Liposuction?

Every day, more and more women are requesting some type of liposuction therapy to reduce problem bulges of fat. Try as they may with adequate diet and exercise, they just can’t seem to reduce those fatty bulges that ruin their figure. If you suffer from these same problems, we have the answer for you.

SmartLipo Laser Lipolysis, Vaser Liposelection and Tumescent Liposuction are the latest advances in office-based Liposculpture procedures. They improve the body’s contour by removing excess fat from fatty deposits located between the skin and muscle. The skin is smoothed and tightened to help decrease the sagging. Body sculpturing by SmartLipo Liposculpture is literally a dream come true.

Here’s the problem that we can help: our genetics dictate where we accumulate bulges of fat on our bodies. These bulges can ruin our shape. Our genetics can give us that bulging belly, those love handles, saddlebags and bulging upper inner thighs that are unsightly. Moreover, these bulges tend to make us look older and more aged. We all try to exercise them off but it just doesn’t seem to be good enough. Now we can remove those bulges permanently and get more closely that body shape we have been trying to attain. These liposuction techniques reduce those fatty bulges, never to plague you again.

Over the years, the techniques of liposuction have advanced greatly. No longer are there major complications of blood loss, infection, or other severe problems. These techniques are so safe that they can now be performed in the office, while you are awake, with minimal discomfort. Downtime is minimal too. You can resume normal activities rapidly, within a few days to a week or two.

The most frequently treated areas in women are the abdomen (belly pouch), flanks (love handles), hips (muffin-tops), inner thighs, and outer thighs (saddlebags). In men, who comprise about 25% to 30% of patients who undergo liposuction, the most commonly treated areas include the love handles, abdomen, breasts, and the neck and chin area.

The risks of these techniques are minimal. As with any surgical procedure, liposuction is associated with certain common side effects such as bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness. Although irregularities of the skin are possible following liposuction, this side effect is minimized by these new techniques. The areas of fat are reduced in as smooth a fashion as possible using special narrow tubes called cannulas. The skin is tightened using SmartLipo and/or Vaser Liposelection.

Because of the slow resolution of post liposuction swelling, the ultimate results following liposuction usually require 12 to 16 weeks to become fully apparent. Nevertheless, patients can usually see dramatic improvements within two to four weeks after surgery. Rare problems that can potentially occur with any surgical procedure include infections, bleeding and nerve injury, The Tumescent technique,

If you have been considering having liposuction surgery, call us for an appointment. Dr. True is a well trained and experienced surgeon who has the ability to perform a great job for you. He not only performs liposuction on his patients, but he also teaches liposuction to other physicians through the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynecologists.

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FAQs

What is SmartLipo Laser Lipolysis?

Using a laser, the fat is melted and the skin is tightened in conjunction with the liposculpting techniques of Liposuction. The advantages are better skin tightening with usage of the laser and potentially less bruising and downtime.

Is this Procedure What Some People Call the Lunch Time Lipo?

Many people have called SmartLipo the “lunchtime lipo.” There have been advertisements that have said that one can have the procedure done in an hour or two, then you leave with less fat, tightened skin, and with no downtime so you can even go back to work the same day. For small areas of fat, this can indeed be the case. However, for most people who desire significant fat reduction, the laser lipolysis must be combined with liposuction in order to remove the fat and contour the area with liposculpture techniques. This take longer to do as is recovery.

Who is Qualified to do SmartLipo Procedures?

There are many physicians trained in performing liposuction and laser lipolysis procedures. They are cosmetic surgeons who can have original surgical training in other surgical fields, but later received additional cosmetic training after their surgical residency. They are thus trained to perform these surgeries in a safe fashion and with the best results. Dr. Robert True is privileged to be able to instruct many of these physicians the art of liposuction and body contouring liposculpture procedures.

Are there Risks Associated with SmartLipo?

Laser lipolysis and liposuction procedures do carry potential risks but with the advent of tumescent techniques, these risks are rare. These risks include excess bleeding, infection, skin irregularities, contour deformities, and skin scarring. Because the laser produces heat, there is a slight potential risk of skin burns and thermal injury. If the skin is too elastic after removing the fat, the skin tightening may be not be sufficient. There is really no way to be assured that these unexpected problems won’t happen, but luckily they are uncommon.

What Should I Look for in Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon?

Specialized surgical training, technical skill, aesthetic knowledge and judgment, and experience are necessary to achieve good results in any type of cosmetic surgery. If you are considering body contouring surgery such as liposuction or laser lipolysis, do your homework and check out the qualifications and experience of your surgeon. You have a higher chance of good results if you choose the right one to give you satisfying results and make you happy.

How Can I Find Out More about SmartLipo?

If you want to know if you are a candidate for SmartLipo and liposuction surgery, call us for a consultation. Dr. Robert True provides SmartLipo Liposculpture procedures for patients in the Dallas Fort Worth and Midcities areas of Texas. Performed in the privacy of his accredited office based surgicenter located in Colleyville, he is conveniently located right next to the DFW Airport.

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