Laser Lipo vs. Traditional Liposuction: Which is better for body sculpting?

Rockstars and plastic surgeons know lasers make everything better. From big laser light shows that dazzle the senses to highly-tuned scalpels that reduce bleeding, lasers have been transforming daily life since Einstein said they were possible. And now they are transforming aesthetic procedures.

Laser resurfacing may be the most visible of the laser-assisted aesthetic procedures, but at Rockstar Beauty we are very excited about SmartLipo®, also referred to as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipolysis.

In traditional liposuction, you are put under general anesthesia and it is done in an operating room. A mixture of saline and an anesthetic called tumescent fluid is injected in the area to be treated and then the fat is sucked out through a device called a cannula, like a metal straw. The cannula physically breaks up the fat deposits as it sucks the fat up.

Procedures that use laser-assisted liposuction devices like SmartLipo are done in the doctor’s office. The tumescent numbing solution is injected through very small incision sites in an inconspicuous area and then they use a small laser (about the size of a spaghetti noodle!) which liquifies the fat, making it easier to remove.

Which is better, traditional liposuction or laser lipo?

Ahh, trick question! It’s the surgeon’s hand that really makes the difference, not the device. Liposuction, whether traditional, powered or laser-assisted, is a surgical procedure first and foremost. Beyond the requirements of a general surgeon, your liposuction surgeon should be an expert in aesthetics (symmetry, balance, proportion) and beauty. His or her favorite tool for removing fat and creating pleasing contours is not as important as his or her qualifications and experience. For patients who want minimal downtime, prefer or need an awake procedure and who want a minimally invasive procedure, Smartlipo is a great option. For patients who have a great deal of volume they wish to have removed, traditional liposuction is a wonderful choice.

Dr. Grewal is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeon specializing in plastic surgery and is devoted to helping others become confident in their appearance and themselves. You can read testimonials and view liposuction before and after photos that attest to his artistry, skill and results.

To obtain his liposuction results, Dr. Grewal prefers using SmartLipo and laser-assisted liposuction because of the detail work that can be accomplished. The small laser probe is useful for melting fat precisely, whether revealing six-pack abs or removing jowly neck fat.

“I truly believe that everyone can benefit from some form of Liposuction, whether Smartlipo or traditional. I can’t tell you how many patients have had liposuction be the springboard for them to lead healthier, more balanced lives. Once you help them with those areas that diet and exercise just aren’t getting rid of – they have a boost of motivation and confidence.” said Dr. Grewal, the medical director of Rockstar Beauty in Beverly Hills.

If you are interested in shedding a few inches and adding more confidence, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grewal at our Beverly Hills practice. If you’re curious about the results, come view an instant 3D preview of your expected results with our Vectra 3D imager.

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