The Many Kinds of Lipo

Smart LipoEveryone knows about liposuction and how it works to remove fat from your body. But there are many different variations of this procedure. Do you know the difference between a few of them?

Smart Lipo
Liposuction specifically for the face, Smart Lipo is liposuction that has the help of lasers. Think of lipo as the super hero and lasers as the sidekick. Just like normal lipo, Smart Lipo inserts a cannula into the skin. However, it is not the cannula that breaks apart the cells. Instead, a laser goes through the skin to break up the fat, which is then sucked out through the cannula.

Not only does the provide an effective twist on basic liposuction, but the laser is similar to those used in other laser procedures, which allows the skin to also start tightening right away, thanks to the extra collagen and elastin that the skin is now producing. It starts to show results in just the one visit!

Liposculpting
While the process of liposculpting is exactly the same as normal liposuction, the goal is actually very different. With regular lipo, the patient usually just wants to remove fat. With liposculpting, the procedure becomes more of an art form. You want fat to be removed from very specific parts of your body to give you a very specific shape. For example, many people will have liposculpting done around their abs to help define their six-pack.

It is also commonly used on the face, especially in the chin, neck, and cheeks. Liposculpting helps you achieve that defined jawbone you always wanted.

Lipofilling
Lipofilling is a combination between liposuction and dermal fillers. Instead of buying and injecting a synthetic filler that may or may not work well with your skin, you can use your own fat instead! This is a great procedure because it takes the fat from where you don’t want it and puts it where you do want it. Even better, because your fat is natural and your body is already used to it, there are no negative side effects for the filler end of the equation. This is also often known as fat transfer or fat grafting.

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