Sculpt a Sleeker, Slimmer You With SmartLipo for Westfield, Newark, Jersey City, and Beyond in NJ
Liposuction is a procedure that has been offered for decades. Patients of Burnett Plastic Surgery are treated with the highest level of care and the most recent techniques, which means they receive laser-assisted liposuction rather than the traditional surgery. The modern treatment, SmartLipo, is also known as LaserBodySculptingSM, and incorporates laser energy with conventional liposuction. NJ-area patients choosing this sophisticated form of liposuction surgery at Burnett Plastic Surgery will first have the treatment area "pretreated" with laser energy, which causes the lipids in unwanted fat cells to liquefy on contact. By first liquefying lipids in cells, laser light facilitates a more precise, less traumatic process. After Westfield, NJ, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Carlos Burnett pretreats the fat with a laser, it is very gently suctioned from the body with a tiny cannula.
Due to the ease with which this treatment is performed compared to traditional techniques, patients enjoy the ability to complete their procedure with only local anesthetic, as opposed to the general anesthesia typically required for these procedures. When only given local anesthetic, patients are more likely to achieve their desired outcome with less risk and easier recovery.*
What Can Liposuction Treat?
Smart Lipo is more like liposculpture than traditional liposuction body surgery, allowing your surgeon to perfect areas such as the:
- Love handles
- Chest, for male breast reduction
Why SmartLipo for Liposuction?
Physical appearance is a factor in how good we feel about ourselves. When small pockets of fat develop on the arms, hips, tummy, or other areas, we may spend seemingly endless years trying to reduce them and mask them. Even when these steps do not work, there is hope with an advanced technique. Discover your best body contours with Smartlipo LaserBodySculptingSM.
SmartLipo is ideal for men and women who are:
- committed to healthy living
- at or near their ideal body weight
- dissatisfied with small pockets of lingering fat
- willing to stop smoking for at least the two weeks before and after surgery
- desire a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime
- in good health
Types of Sedation for Liposuction in NJ
Traditional liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. One of the differences with SmartLipo is that this treatment requires only local anesthesia. This slight change makes a big difference when it comes to the risks involved in care, as well as the immediate recovery process.
Minimize Recovery Time with SmartLipo
SmartLipo is the procedure of choice for men and women who want to sculpt body parts without having to take weeks to recover. Because laser energy liquefies fat within the cells, the entire procedure is gentler on tissues in the treatment area. With SmartLipo, there is less bleeding, which means there is less risk of bruising after surgery. Many of our patients find light activity very comfortable within two days after treatment.
Liposuction has been a popular form of body sculpting for many years. As with many procedures in cosmetic surgery, the way in which physicians help patients achieve their aesthetic goals with liposuction surgery has improved significantly. Patients of Dr. Carlos Burnett can undergo SmartLipo in our Westfield, NJ, office without the side effects known to this procedure. Using laser-assisted SmartLipo LaserBodySculptingSM, Dr. Burnett achieves the desired result without the invasiveness of traditional liposuction, and without the lengthy, possibly complicated recovery.
SmartLipo LaserBodySculptingSM is a surgical procedure that can be performed on various areas of the body, including the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, back, buttocks, and more. Safe and efficient, this laser-assisted procedure goes beyond conventional liposuction surgery to create optimal results without the stress on the body. Patients find that they can return to work and normal activities within days rather than weeks due to the accelerated healing process.
Incorporating laser technology into the liposuction procedure has led to significant benefits. The laser energy is delivered as an intense beam of light. This energy targets unwanted fat cells and destroys them on contact, liquefying fat. Simultaneously, the laser stimulates collagen production so that skin becomes tighter after the procedure, and underlying tissue retains this new elasticity. Because the laser does not affect blood vessels or nearby tissues, the Smartlipo LaserBodySculptingSM procedure causes less bleeding and less bruising than conventional tumescent liposuction.*
More Than Liposuction
Liposuction may be done on its own or incorporated as an element of a tummy tuck or Mommy Makeover. Patients interested in altering their body contours for a silhouette that emphasizes the features they want emphasized may also consider breast augmentation or a breast lift.
The Burnett Plastic Surgery team aims to make each patient’s experience comfortable and safe, yielding beautiful results.