Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa finds that a breakthrough treatment, Smartlipo™ MPX laser liposuction, allows Santa Rosa women both young and old to enjoy faster and more precise treatments that improve skin tone, unlike traditional liposuction treatments that may create a wrinkled or loose skin tone after surgery.
Santa Rosa, California (October 2008) – With over 300,000 procedures in 2007 alone, liposuction is one of the top cosmetic surgery treatments in the country. Santa Rosa liposuction surgeons say that laser-based fat-removal is quickly becoming a popular liposuction alternative for women of all ages, and particularly for women under the age of 35. Smartlipo™ MPX offers skin-firming advantages and a quick recovery that is appealing to many younger women who want more subtle contouring.
Dr. Francisco Canales, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Santa Rosa’s Plastic Surgery Associates (www.enhanceyourimage.com), says the Smartlipo MPX dual-wavelength laser technology is gaining a following with younger women because it has been show to directly improve the natural skin-firming proteins.
While women’s skin tends to lose those proteins quickly, leaving even young women with prematurely wrinkled, baggy skin, traditional non-laser liposuction options failed to address these problems and sometimes even worsened them. According to Dr. Heather Furnas, a board-certified plastic surgeon and partner at Plastic Surgery Associates, “Women’s tissues typically fail to contract when the underling fat deposits are removed. This can lead to loose, wrinkled skin as a tradeoff for uneven fat deposits. Now, women won’t have to make that choice.”
Smartlipo MPX’s two separate laser frequencies were originally developed to melt fat more efficiently and help minimize the bleeding and bruising that create post-surgical swelling and soreness. Indirectly, researchers also found, the combined laser frequencies can also induce “collagen remodeling,” a process that stimulates the body to change the way it structures and produces the underlying firming proteins in the skin.
According to Santa Rosa liposuction surgeon Dr. Canales, these firming effects are one of the main reasons why younger women are choosing the Smartlipo procedure over traditional liposuction. “Patients are telling me they have firmer skin after the procedure than before. For younger patients, especially women who have experienced loss of skin quality after childbirth, that’s great news.”
Another added benefit of Smartlipo is the quicker recovery time compared to traditional liposuction. This is an appealing advantage for busy younger women leading on-the-go lifestyles. Patients can be back on their feet in just a couple of days, enjoying a much more comfortable recovery in the meantime. Smartlipo can actually create a better result than traditional methods for smaller pockets of fat or delicate treatment areas such as the face and chin.
For Santa Rosa liposuction surgeons like Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, the Smartlipo MPX treatment offers special improvements for combination “mommy makeover” procedures including liposuction along with other Santa Rosa cosmetic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty to address fat, skin, and muscle sagginess at the same time.
“For many women, Smartlipo streamlines the body contouring process,” explains Dr. Furnas. “It also changes the scope of what we can correct. That means more effective treatments in both standalone and combination procedures, with fewer of the downsides of traditional approaches. In the long run, a more comfortable treatment and more pleasing result is our goal.”
Interested to know how Smartlipo™ MPX can help you smooth and slim your shape? Learn more by contacting the highly trained doctors at Plastic Surgery Associates today at 866-692-9226, or send them an email to schedule a consultation.