Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 09, 2012
Dr. Melanie Petro announces the addition of SmartLipo technology to the repertoire of cosmetic procedures available at Petro Cosmetic Surgery. This innovative treatment brings liposuction to a whole new level for patients looking to remove stubborn pockets of fat from localized areas of the body.
While traditional liposuction is still the treatment of choice for some patients, the invasiveness of the procedure can lead to discomfort, swelling and a longer recovery period. SmartLipo by Cynosure uses a laser-guided technique that results in less blood loss and swelling, less discomfort, and a shorter downtime afterward. The procedure has also been shown effective in areas where tumescent liposuction has not traditionally seen as much success, such as around the neck and jawline.
“We are excited to be able to offer this choice to our patients,” Dr. Melanie Petro stated. “SmartLipo offers positive results with less downtime, since the healing process goes much quicker after this procedure.”
SmartLipo uses laser-guided technology to deliver thermal energy via a very narrow tube called a cannula. The laser energy melts the fat deposits, so they can be gently suctioned out of the body. At the same time, the laser works to tighten the surrounding tissue through a process known as tissue coagulation, which leaves the treatment area looking smoother and firmer overall.
“One of the best features of SmartLipo is that it can work effectively in areas where tumescent liposuction has not been as successful,” Dr. Petro explains. “This opens up many new opportunities for patients, especially those who would like to achieve tighter skin around the neck and jowls without undergoing a full facelift procedure.”
SmartLipo is considered a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. Most patients who undergo SmartLipo treatments are able to return to work and other activities with two days. The new technology was introduced to Dr. Petro’s clinic in May, and the office is currently taking appointments from Alabama residents interested in giving this innovative cosmetic procedure a try.
For more information about SmartLipo, contact the staff at Petro Cosmetic Surgery at (205) 824-6334.