This technique, which removes excess fat from just under the skin using hollow tubes (cannulas) with blunt ends, results in "sculpting" the body to a shape that many in our society deem to be more pleasing to the eye. It has evolved over the past forty years to become a very safe and excellent technique.
SmartLipo is the latest, most advanced liposuction technique available and consists of an FDA- approved laser assisted liposuction procedure that is less invasive and results in a shorter recovery time.
Liposculpture is a method of body "sculpting" in which the excess fat from just beneath the skin is removed by suction using hollow tubes (cannulas). This method has evolved over the past 40 years to become a very safe technique that gives excellent results. It was developed in Europe in the 70s and brought to the United States by a group of dermatologists in the early 80s.
The development of the "tumescent" technique of liposuction in the late 80s significantly improved liposuction safety and patient satisfaction in a number of ways. In tumescent liposculpture, the treatment area is first anesthetized using dilute local anesthetic solutions. This means the patient can be sculpted comfortably without the use of general anesthesia or IV sedation, but with mild oral sedation as a supplement. As long as the surgeon is careful to follow the well-defined guidelines as to how much local anesthetic is safe (based on the patient's body weight), tumescent liposuction is extremely safe with very little bleeding and very mild post-procedure pain. Dr. Menkes has been performing liposuction for many years and with little to no complications thus far. He has a high rate of patient satisfaction.
Tumescent Liposculpture highlights:
- Safe, excellent results
- Tumescent technique developed over 20 years ago
- Only local anesthesia required
- Minimal discomfort and downtime
SmartLipo is the latest, most advanced liposuction technique available and consists of an FDA approved laser-assisted liposuction procedure that is less invasive and results in a shorter recovery time.
The laser is used to prepare the body tissues prior to the actual liposuction procedure. The effect of the laser is to actually liquefy the fat cells which makes it possible to use a smaller size cannula to remove them. This means that only a very small incision is required and it also makes SmartLipo almost pain free compared to other tumescent liposuction methods. In addition, the time for recovery from the procedure is considerably reduced with most patients returning to their everyday routine within a day or so.
One other great side effect of the laser is that it stimulates the underlying skin foundation cells to generate increased collagen, which has the positive effect of tightening the tissues beneath the skin and so adding to the tighter, sculpted, more defined body shape that you desire.
Smartlipo Triplex highlights:
- Innovative liposuction technique
- Laser assisted procedure to liquefy fat cells before removal
- Smaller incision, less invasive
- Minimal pain, improved experience
- Fast recovery time, usually 1-2 days
- Produces collagen to tighten tissues and skin
Body areas ideal for liposuction:
- Face, neck
- Arms, underarms
- Abdomen, hips, waist
- Upper back
- Thighs (outer and inner aspects)
If you live in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto or other surrounding areas and are interested in finding out more about SmartLipo tumescent liposuction please contact The Menkes Clinic and Surgery Center on