- Sealing blood vessels at the site, thereby reducing swelling, bleeding, and bruising for a faster recovery
- Encouraging the production of collagen and effectively tightening the skin, minimizing the appearance of loose skin that can be associated with traditional liposuction
Stubborn areas of unwanted fat on the chin, upper arms, stomach, hips and thighs can be addressed with Smartlipo™. This enhancement to traditional liposuction gives San Jose, Palo Alto and other Bay Area patients of Dr. Daryl K. Hoffman a less invasive alternative to tumescent liposuction alone. Smartlipo also requires less recovery time and has a decreased risk of complications.
Smartlipo is ideal for women and men who have smaller areas of excess fat. Dr. Hoffman has extensive experience with body contouring procedures and also offers tumescent liposuction and VASER® LipoSelection®. As a Stanford-trained and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hoffman is highly skilled and dedicated to providing an understanding and supportive atmosphere for his patients who are considering their cosmetic surgery options.
To learn more about Smartlipo or other body contouring techniques, request your consultation with Dr. Hoffman online or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 292-1118 (Los Gatos) to schedule an appointment.
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One of the many benefits of Smartlipo is that it may be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the risks and grogginess that can be associated with general anesthesia. After the target area is prepared with tumescent fluid, Dr. Hoffman makes a small incision through which he inserts a tiny tube containing a laser fiber. This tube, known as a cannula, is moved gently under the skin as the laser ruptures fat cells for easier removal. Smartlipo also has the added benefits of:
The Smartlipo procedure usually takes only an hour or 2, depending on the number of areas to be addressed. Typically 1 to 2 days of rest is ideal, and in almost all cases only a single treatment is required to achieve optimal results.
Recovery and Results
Smartlipo requires minimal downtime and causes only minimal discomfort. Following surgery, Dr. Hoffman provides compression garments that will encourage healing and prevent blood clots. You will be ready to return home very soon after your treatment. Minor bruising or areas of numbness may occur for several days, and any swelling should dissipate in less than a week, at which point you can resume your normal activities.
The results of Smartlipo body contouring are permanent; once fat cells are removed through liposuction, they will not re-grow. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and get regular exercise so that you can enjoy an improved appearance for years to come.
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