With aging comes loose skin and loss of firmness in the neck region. All the years of sun exposure may also affect the skin quality in the neck. A double chin can also be a concern especially if you are at a healthy weight and have excess fat in the submental area. But with Smartlipo you can redefine the jawline and slim the upper neck area.
Smartlipo laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive liposuction technique that can surgically reduce fat from the face and under the chin while at the same time tighten the skin in the neck region giving you a firmer, slimmer neck as well as a defined jawline.
Candidate for Smartlipo
The ideal candidate for Smartlipo should firstly be in good health, be at stable normal body weight and have realistic expectations. Smartlipo neck and facial liposuction are best for individuals with small pockets of fat under the neck, jowls or face which seem resistant to other weight reduction methods.
Procedure for Smartlipo laser liposuction
Smartlipo laser liposuction treatment allows for faster fat removal and skin tightening with minimal risks. Since it is only minimally invasive, it is usually done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
The Plastic Surgeon first makes a tiny incision at the treatment area and inserts the cannula of the device. Laser energy is then delivered through the cannula directly to the fat cells, and this causes them to liquefy. The liquefied fat is suctioned out via a small suction tube. The device is then reintroduced with laser energy to tighten the skin.
For most individuals, only one treatment is required and a treatment session can last between 45 minutes to one hour depending on the area being treated.
With this device that is FDA approved, individuals experience only minimal discomfort, pain, bruising, bleeding and swelling. It also offers a significantly faster recovery and healing time as most individuals can resume their normal activities in a day or two after the procedure. The results are visible immediately after the treatment and they continue to improve over the next several weeks.
Combining Smartlipo with other procedures
Smartlipo can be performed alone or in conjunction with other types of procedures such as:
- Facelift procedures
- Eyelid surgery
- Chin implant surgery
Smartlipo Vs Conventional liposuction
Here is a comparison between Smartlipo technique and conventional liposuction procedure:
- Local anesthesia
- Liquifies fat
- Tightens tissue
- Little or no scarring
- Downtime is 2 days
- Compression garments are optimal
- local anesthesia
- No fat liquefaction
- Sagging skin can necessitate additional surgical procedures
- Downtime is also 2 days
- Requires use of compression garments for about 2 weeks
Book your appointment for a consultation
Would you like to understand what options are available for Liposuction in Dubai? Meet one of our experts at Al Shunnar Plastic Surgery for a personal consultation to develop a tailor-made plan for you. Contact us or Book an appointment and our patient care coordinators will identify the most suitable expert for you.