Liposuction Specialist in Langhorne, and Philadelphia, PA
Liposuction is a type of surgery that uses suction to remove fat from certain areas of the body. The most common areas are the abdomen, arms, neck, hips, buttocks, and thighs. If you need liposuction, come to the Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery for a consultation with our specialist, Dr. Durvi Patel. For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Langhorne, PA and surrounding areas.
Table of Contents:
What is SmartLipo?
What is tumescent laser-assisted liposuction?
How much fat can liposuction remove?
Does insurance cover liposuction?
How much does liposuction cost?
Why SmartLipo is enticing and the benefits of it compared to other liposuction options?
Liposuction is often used to contour the areas of the abdomen, arms, neck, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Liposuction can also be referred to as lipoplasty or body contouring.
Liposuction should not be used as an overall weight-loss plan. If you are overweight, it is recommended that you see a nutritionist or other weight loss specialists to help you lose weight in a healthy manner. Once you have lost significant weight and want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat, liposuction may be the right choice.
SmartLipo is laser-assisted liposuction (LAL), the tiny laser is inserted into the fat and used to heat and liquify the tissue while sealing the small blood vessels present in the area. The fat can be removed gently in this state, causing less trauma, pain, bruising, and swelling.
Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that is different from traditional liposuction, as it does not involve an overnight stay at a hospital for you to recover. Utilizing tiny microcannulas reduces the risks of irregularities that are caused by larger cannulas. With the help of laser assistance that heats the fat and aids in easier removal of the tissues, combined it creates a procedure that has a quicker recovery time.
The amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction will often depend on the person. The amount removed is often measured by volume. Some practices will remove up to 5000 ml or the equivalent of 5 liters. That can be as much as 11 pounds of fat. If you compare that to something common, like soda bottles that is 2 and a half 2-liter bottles.
Not everyone will have this much fat that they want to remove. It will depend on the contours of the body and the desired proportions you want to achieve. It will also depend on the condition of your skin. A good liposuction surgeon will make sure that you have good skin elasticity so the skin will retract after the fat is removed. If this isn’t done, you may end up with excess sagging skin after the procedure.
Stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise can be removed with liposuction. Liposuction, like most other aesthetic treatments, is not often covered by insurance. If you want to have this procedure done to improve your appearance, your insurance company most likely will not cover the cost. If the procedure is done because of an underlying health condition, they just might. You will need to contact your insurance provider to find out what they will and will not cover.
The costs will also depend on whether you have multiple areas being treated. Other costs can include the experience of the doctor providing the procedure, location, and costs that can include anesthetics or other fees.
SmartLipo is a procedure that can be combined with other aesthetic procedures and is quite versatile. SmartLipo can remove small or large areas of fat and if you have multiple areas to address, SmartLipo is often the better choice as it gives faster results. SmartLipo is less traumatic than traditional liposuction because SmartLipo uses laser technology to help liquify the fat before it is removed. SmartLipo also has a quicker recovery, with most patients retuning to work in a few days. SmartLipo is also performed while the patient is awake, so it allows the patient to avoid extra anesthesia fees and side effects.
Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery provides liposuction to help you get rid of unwanted fat and can help you get the aesthetic look you desire. Contact us to find out how liposuction can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We serve patients from Langhorne PA, Philadelphia PA, Newtown PA, Levittown PA, Bensalem PA, Yardley PA and surrounding areas.