SmartLipo vs regular liposuction, what’s the difference

If you need to get rid of stubborn fat bulges, liposuction is certainly the most effective option. While traditional liposuction remains very popular, there is also a high demand for newer liposuction procedures like SmartLipo. But what’s the difference between SmartLipo and regular liposuction.

Smartlipo vs regular liposuction, what’s the difference

Whereas regular liposuction uses a cannula (small thin tube) to break up the unwanted fatty deposits below the skin, SmartLipo harnesses the power of laser technology to melt stubborn fat.

SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. During SmartLipo, a laser fiber is inserted below the skin through small incisions in the treatment area, and the laser energy is used to liquefy the fat. Less manipulation is required to remove the liquefied fat, so there is less trauma with SmartLipo.

The laser energy not only melts away unwanted fat during Smartlipo, it also seals small blood vessels, resulting in less bleeding, bruising, and swelling during treatment. As a result, recovery time is shorter after SmartLipo when compared to regular liposuction (learn nore).

SmartLipo also stimulates the production of collagen and this has skin-tightening benefits in the long-term.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is a good option for men and women that have stubborn fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. Candidates should also have firm, elastic skin and be in good health. They should also have realistic expectations about the procedure. Liposuction can safely reduce fat from almost any part of the body (read more).

Would you like to learn more about Smart Lipo and regular liposuction? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford and New Haven, CT areas, The Langdon Center is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (203-453-8625.

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