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Laser Liposuction: Are You a Good Candidate?

Laser liposuction goes a step beyond a typical liposuction procedure by tightening your skin while also removing unattractive fat. If you’re frustrated by nagging pockets of fat, Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, can help you achieve the smooth, shapely body you desire with the advanced Smartlipo® by Cynosure®.

The Smartlipo treatment was exclusively designed to perform laser liposuction. As the most widely used and extensively studied laser liposuction device, you can depend on getting exceptional results.

About laser liposuction

A Smartlipo treatment only requires a local anesthetic and a very small incision. Then we insert a very narrow tube-like device into the area of fat you want removed.

As we move the cannula through the fat, a laser fiber raises the temperature just enough to melt the fat cells. Technology built into the Smartlipo ensures that the temperature is well controlled to do its job without damaging other tissues.

Once the fat cells break down, they’re easily suctioned out of your body. At the same time we eliminate fat, the Smartlipo performs two other tasks.

First, the laser triggers collagen production, which makes your skin stronger, tighter, and more resilient. And second, it stops bleeding by coagulating blood vessels. As a result, you’ll experience minimal bruising.

Benefits of Smartlipo laser liposuction

The top benefit of Smartlipo is that you can finally say goodbye to unwanted pockets of fat and say hello to a new, slim body.

However, that’s not the only benefit you’ll gain. Smartlipo also delivers:

  • Results with one treatment
  • Optimal results in 8-12 weeks
  • No dimpling or sagging skin
  • Barely visible scar
  • Return to normal activities in just several days

If you’re ready for laser liposuction, the next thing you need to know is whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Good candidates for laser liposuction

There aren’t many requirements for laser procedures such as the Smartlipo laser liposuction, but the few that exist are important. We want to give you fabulous results, which means we need to be sure the procedure is the best option for your body and aesthetic goals.

To be a good candidate for Smartlipo laser liposuction, you should:

Be near your healthy body weight

Body contouring with laser liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. Many people think of liposuction as a way to get rid of large areas of fat and lose weight, but that’s not how it works.

Laser liposuction is designed to contour your body by safely removing small, localized areas of fat that don’t improve with diet and exercise.

Be in good overall health

Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, so your body doesn’t deal with the same level of trauma as surgery. However, you are subjected to injections of a local anesthesia and your body is stressed by the introduction of a cannula and the process of removing fat.

If you’re allergic to the anesthesia or you have certain underlying medication conditions, you may not be able to have laser liposuction. For example, you can’t undergo laser liposuction if you’re pregnant, have a pacemaker, or you have heart or liver disease, to name a few.

Have healthy, elastic skin

Even though the Smartlipo tightens your skin, it can’t produce good results if you already have loose or inelastic skin. The elasticity of your skin depends on factors like your overall health, age, genetics, and weight loss history. If you lost a lot of weight and have excess skin, plastic surgery may be a better option.

If you have questions about laser liposuction or you’d like to learn if you’re a good candidate, call Dr. Goodnight or schedule a consultation online.

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