Liposuction is a procedure in which a surgeon targets very specific areas of unwanted fat between the skin and muscle for removal. Sculpting and contouring the patient’s body creates slimmer and more ideal shapes and contours. Liposuction is primarily used to eliminate stubborn areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, and areas of fat that have accumulated simply due to the aging process. Liposuction surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with an open procedure to contour the overlying skin. Most liposuction procedures involve making a small puncture in the skin and then utilizing various modalities to loosen the fat prior to suctioning the fat through a small metal tube (cannula) and a suction device. If liposuction is being performed with a fat transfer procedure, the extracted fat will be purified and then injected into the target area of the body, such as the breast, butt, or face.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from the stomach area. It will also tighten weakened and loose abdominal muscles to give the stomach a flatter, firmer appearance. During the procedure, an incision is made in the lower abdominal region, allowing the surgeon to access and repair the muscles that comprise the abdominal wall and remove excess fat, tissue, and skin. Depending on the individual patient, a second, higher incision may be made near the navel to excise fat and skin in the upper portion of the stomach. Liposuction may be utilized to remove excess fat during a tummy tuck.
Smartlipo Triplex is the market standard in laser lipolysis, offering three unique wavelengths: 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm. These wavelengths can be used in single or blended mode using Smartlipo’s MultiPlex™ technology and unique SmartSense™-ThermaGuide™-ThermaView™ intelligent delivery systems, to deliver optimal patient outcomes.
By customizing the wavelengths based on the treatment and patient type, Smartlipo Triplex offers:
- Tissue retraction through soft tissue coagulation1
- Reliable, controlled energy delivery
- Reduced liposuction procedure time and patient downtime
- Less bleeding and bruising than traditional liposuction
- High-definition body sculpting capabilities