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Ask the Doctor: Smart Lipo

Article-Ask the Doctor: Smart Lipo

Is "smart lipo" better than regular liposuction?Smart liposuction employs a laser to melt fat under the skin, and has been available for about two years now. While it is a technology still in its infancy, it has shown some positive effects on skin tightening. Joel Schlessinger, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.A.C.S. 98150i1.jpgOn the other hand, it is early in its development, and techniques such as tumescent liposuction could continue to prove beneficial over time. When compared to the "traditional" method of liposuction as performed under general anesthesia, however, it appears to have a distinct advantage. I am waiting to see a head-to-head study with tumescent liposuction before I encourage my patients to switch methods.

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