As larger number of people strive to have the figure of supermodels, the beauty and weight-loss industries have become more popular than ever before. Until a few years ago, traditional liposuction was one of the only ways for a person to eliminate unwanted fat from different parts of their bodies quickly. However, potential candidates now also have the option of SmartLipo.

Comparing These Techniques

Patients who opt for traditional liposuction will have unwanted fat cells suctioned out and eliminated from the body through larger incisions on these particular areas. This process involves having the patient receive anesthetic prior to the procedure. A SmartLipo procedure will involve far smaller incisions being made, while the laser helps break down the fat deposits in the body before eliminating them, usually with the help of a local anesthetic . This is just one reason why traditional liposuction patients experience more bruising than those who opt for SmartLipo.

A Comparison of After-Effects

Patients who opt for the traditional form of this surgery can expect to experience a significant amount of bruising, pain and discomfort – up to a few weeks after having the procedure performed. This can negatively impact on their quality of life, especially for those who have to return to work or who have families to take care of. Having SmartLipo will drastically reduce recovery time as well as pain and discomfort levels, with most patients being able to return to regular routines within just a few days after surgery.

Analyzing the Results of Each Procedure

The only advantage that Liposuction has over SmartLipo is that the results of the procedure are far more noticeable. However, SmartLipo has been designed more with body shaping, contouring and sculpting in mind, whereas the traditional procedure focuses more on the weight-loss aspect. Liposuction removes far more fat in a session than SmartLipo, which is why the results of this procedure are far more noticeable. While both procedures remove fat from specific parts of the body, there is no guarantee that the patient will not gain weight or accumulate fat in other areas instead.

Potential Risks Involved with these Procedures

It is important to be in good health before considering either of these procedures. Patients who have blood-related health conditions or who use blood-thinning medication should not attempt to have this procedure, as it can result in them bleeding to death. People who have excessive amounts of fat removed may also experience extremely loose and saggy skin, which may then need to be surgically removed as well. Permanent color changes to the skin as well as permanent scarring may also be experienced after having these procedures. In rare cases, the surgery can result in the formation of blood and fat clots, which can be fatal.

As with any other elective surgery, it is crucial to discuss the pros and cons with a reputable plastic surgeon beforehand. It will also be necessary to disclose to him or her whether you suffer from any health conditions that may put you at risk during either of these surgical procedures.

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