If you have more than a few pounds of stubborn fat that refuses to shrink after diet and exercise, SmartLipo may be your final step in achieving your body goals. At Biz MedSpa in Fremont, California, Donald Lee, DO, provides body contouring and reshaping in a variety of ways to help you realize your dream body. Book online or call the office for the next available appointment with Dr. Lee today!
SmartLipo helps remove fat from areas of your body by dissolving cells in a targeted area with a laser fiber. Dr. Lee inserts the laser fiber into a small incision and permanently eliminates fat from the area. Once the fat cells liquify, Dr. Lee drains them. The result is long lasting results without worrying about your skin sagging or dimpling.
During your in-office procedure, which can last anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours, you’re awake for the entire process. Dr. Lee gives you a local anesthetic before inserting the laser fiber, and although you won’t experience any pain you’ll likely experience a slight tugging or pulling sensation. After anesthesia wears off, you may notice aches and pains, similar to a tough workout and some light bruising or swelling. Dr. Lee may suggest you wear a tight-fitting compression garment for about a week for faster healing.
Vaser LipoSelection or LipoSelection uses ultrasonic sound waves for breaking down fat allowing specific body shaping and contouring. The vibration loosens the fat cells from the area and causes the fat to liquefy. LipoSelection allows Dr. Lee more control in reshaping your body smoothly with less bleeding and bruising from traditional liposuction surgery. Dr. Lee performs Vaser LipoSelection in his office under a local anesthetic. The procedure usually lasts around two hours.
LipoSelection is a minimally invasive surgery, meaning Dr. Lee makes very small incisions for the procedure. Because LipoSelection is designed to remove only fat cells and not other cells, less bleeding and bruising occurs. Skin swelling or discoloration rarely happens and skin is left looking more sculpted than lumpy. In your initial consultation, Dr. Lee provides you with detailed information about your recovery time and his expectations of how you will look after healing.
Dr. Lee suggests using SmartLipo when a more significant amount of fat cells need to be destroyed or removed using laser technology. Dr. Lee often uses SmartLipo on:
LipoSelection, on the other hand, destroys fat cells in very delicate and targeted areas, such as the inner thighs, arms, chin, and neck using ultrasound technology.
Speaking with Dr. Lee about specific body areas you want treated gives you more information about if SmartLipo or Vaser LipoSelection are right for you.
If you have a few problem areas you want gone or if you have a larger amount of fat you want eliminated, Dr. Lee has the best options available for you. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Lee at Biz MedSpa in Fremont, California, by calling or booking online.