With all the recent advances in plastic surgery technology, it is important to stay informed about new procedures and what they can do for you. SmartLipo is a relatively new liposuction method, first approved by the FDA in 2007. If you live near Washington DC and are interested in body contouring procedures, you ought to know what makes SmartLipo an improvement on existing technologies.

While older liposuction procedures involve cutting into the body's "deep fat" layer with a scalpel, SmartLipo makes the incisions with a high-powered laser. The laser is able to literally melt the fat away, disrupting fat cells while leaving blood vessels intact and minimizing bruising. SmartLipo can also be combined with tumescent liposuction to facilitate the removal of fatty tissues.

Some of the advantages of the SmartLipo procedure include:

  • The laser makes a smaller incision that causes less scarring
  • The procedure minimizes damage to surrounding tissue
  • By liquefying the fat, the laser makes it easier to remove
  • The procedure produces collagen, which naturally tightens the skin

While SmartLipo does provide some inherent advantages over more traditional methods of liposuction, the most important factor is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. The best medical technology in the world will not do you much good if the people using it don't know what they are doing. But if you choose Dr. Gartside for your liposuction procedure, you get the best of both worlds: an experienced, award-winning doctor who uses the best medical technology available.

If you live in Washington DC or the surrounding areas, and you want to know more about what SmartLipo can do for you, then you should contact Dr. Roberta L. Gartside's practice today! Call 703-742-8004 to schedule an initial consultation.

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