A major aesthetic concern for many women, bra rolls bulge out around the bra strap area and are the result of excess fat in the back and flanks. Tumescent liposuction is a popular option to address this stubborn fat which does not respond to diet and exercise. Smartlipo laser liposuction can improve contour and refine the results.
Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a local anesthetic into the treatment area, which makes the area swell up and become firm. The surgeon will then use the most precise technique to remove the fibrous tissue. Bra roll fat tends to be denser and fibrous, making it more difficult to remove. Significant bra rolls may need to be treated using general anesthesia. On the other hand, laser liposuction can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and is ideal when there are smaller areas of stubborn fat.
One major advantage of Smartlipo is that it coagulates the tissues and tightens the skin to provide attractive outcomes. This minimally invasive procedure is performed using the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation, which comes with three powerful laser wavelengths – 1064nm, 1320nm and 1440nm. The device has unique intelligent delivery systems for controlled energy delivery, which prevents over treatment.
The laser liposuction procedure begins with the surgeon administering local anesthesia and then making a small incision at the treatment site. The small cannula of the Smartlipo device is inserted into the incision to deliver the laser energy and liquefy the fat, allowing it to be gently suctioned out easily. Liposuction of the bra line and flanks can address the bulges of back fat and provide a smooth, streamlined shape. Once you have the surgery done, your body metabolism will accelerate to heal itself and you will recover quickly.
The key advantages of Smartlipo are:
- Superior body contouring results
- Short treatment session
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Minimal bruising and bleeding
- Quick recovery
Though the popularity of laser liposuction is growing, there are many misconceptions or unrealistic expectations about the results it can offer. Actually, results vary from person to person. For most of the candidates, noticeable improvement can be seen at 1-3 months following the procedure and the final results, at 6 months. You might need to wait a few days before returning to work, because though the treatment involves a small incision, some pain, swelling and bruising can be expected after the procedure. If you would like more liposuction done on any additional area or a touch-up, it is recommended that you wait at least six months after your first procedure.
As everyone is unique, it’s important to listen to your body and follow your plastic surgeon’s recommendations. To help control pain and reduce risks of infection, you should take the medication that your surgeon prescribes. Other things that can help are wearing a compression garment, lymphatic massage, and hot towel/warm compresses to break up the scarring and tighten the skin. Apart from all this, a healthy lifestyle is important to maintain the results.
Choosing a reliable practice with surgeons who are specially trained and skilled in performing laser liposuction in NYC is important for safe treatment and optimal outcomes.