Body contouring has become a popular option to resolve excess fat and skin, restore shape and tone up after weight loss or pregnancy. While various techniques are used to sculpt the body, laser liposuction remains a favorite of both patients and plastic surgeons. However, not everybody is a good candidate for this plastic surgery procedure. In fact, it generally offers optimal results for those who are fit and healthy.
Following a healthy diet and exercise regimen is important to stay fit. However, even men and women who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can have stubborn fat deposits in different areas which refuse to budge despite all their efforts. If you fall in this category, you could be a good candidate for laser lipo. In general, ideal candidates for body contouring are:
- Men and women of any age whose weight loss has been stable for at least a year
- People who are healthy and do not have medical conditions that might affect healing or increase risk of complications
- Individuals with positive and realistic goals who lead a healthy lifestyle
Liposuction is not a weight loss method. It is cosmetic surgical procedure that helps individuals who are close to their ideal body weight get rid of unwanted fat and attain a well-shaped, attractive body.
Today, Cynosure’s Smartlipo Triplex laser lipo workstation is the modality of choice for body contouring. The procedure is minimally invasive, performed under local anesthesia, and effectively treats almost any area of the body, including delicate areas such as the face, neck and jowls.
One major advantage of this laser-assisted treatment is that it stimulates collagen production, which smoothens and tightens the skin. So unlike conventional liposuction surgery which requires additional procedures to tighten lax skin, SmartLipo works to trim the body and simultaneously address sagging skin. Plastic surgeons use this innovative device to perform hi-definition sculpting as well as gynecomastia treatment. Nevertheless, regardless of the area being treated or individual goals, healthy individuals can expect the best results.