Frisco Plastic Surgeon Offers New Alternative to Traditional Liposuction

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Patients to see fast recovery, less bruising with outpatient procedure. What once was major surgery now can be accomplished in a single office visit.

However, with the new laser-assisted SmartLipo, and the skills of a qualified and caring surgeon, patients are able to have the procedure one day, and return to normal activities, such as work, the next day.

Patients to see fast recovery, less bruising with outpatient procedure. What once was major surgery now can be accomplished in a single office visit. That is what North Texans are saying about a laser device just introduced by Dr. Ken Smart of Frisco Plastic Surgery. Dr. Smart is one of the first plastic surgeons in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to offer the new "SmartLipo" technology, and already patients are buzzing about the quick recovery.

"Traditional liposuction has been available for years and recovery from this type of invasive surgery is typically slow. Bruising is extensive," said Dr. Smart. "However, with the new laser-assisted SmartLipo, and the skills of a qualified and caring surgeon, patients are able to have the procedure one day, and return to normal activities, such as work, the next day."

The SmartLipo device uses a laser to melt fat, and Dr. Smart can offer it as a minimally-invasive procedure performed in his office under local anesthesia. The device uses a very small tube--just 1 mm--containing a laser fiber that is inserted through the skin and passed throughout the treatment area. Laser energy is applied directly to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. The laser also interacts with the dermis, resulting in skin tightening.

Approved by the FDA in October 2006, SmartLipo is an option for people who are near their ideal body weight and have small areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Areas that can be treated include the neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles and breasts.

According to Dr. Smart, these patients now have an option that yields excellent results but without the significant discomfort and downtime associated with traditional liposuction. In short, SmartLipo offers
minimal swelling, bruising, and discomfort, and recovery times of days instead of weeks. It can also be done in office making it safer and more affordable for most patients.

Dr. Smart is proud to be a national training center for other plastic surgeons interested in using this advanced technology. Dr. Smart is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Smart and Frisco Plastic Surgery offer a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, including liposuction, body contouring, breast augmentation, lift and reduction, tummy tuck, face and neck lift, brow lift and eyelid surgery, as well as the latest technology in nonsurgical procedures and skin aesthetics.

For more information, call (972) 334-0400. For a complete listing of all services, visit http://www.kensmartmd.com.

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