Aug 28
By William P. Baugh

A woman showing off her bikini body after undergoing SmartLipo™ treatmentAt Full Spectrum Dermatology, William P. Baugh, M.D. is pleased to offer his patients the most comprehensive range of advanced skin care and minimally invasive body contouring treatments that are currently available. Among the most transformative of these treatments is the revolutionary SmartLipo™ procedure, which represents the latest advancement in liposuction technology. SmartLipo™ integrates a unique laser system developed by Cynosure into the safe and proven liposuction procedure. In the hands of an experienced dermatologist such as Dr. Baugh, the SmartLipo™ procedure is capable of producing extraordinarily refined and elegant contours, giving patients the smooth, proportional figures they deserve.

One of the greatest benefits of SmartLipo™ is that the treatment can be applied to the same areas of the body to which conventional liposuction can be applied. This is to say that SmartLipo™ can be used to target isolated deposits of fat nearly anywhere on the body. Dr. Baugh evaluates patients to determine whether they are good candidates for SmartLipo™ on the body areas that they’re interested in treating at his Fullerton practice. He advises them of the benefits and risks of treatment so that they can make confident, educated decisions about whether to proceed with SmartLipo™ treatment. In the vast majority of cases, they do - and in the vast majority of those cases, they are extremely pleased with their results.

Are you a good candidate for SmartLipo™? Find out by meeting with Dr. Baugh at his dermatology practice for a one-on-one, confidential consultation at your earliest convenience.

What is SmartLipo™?

Before addressing which areas of the body SmartLipo™ can be used to treat, it is a good idea to define what SmartLipo™ is, exactly. In essence SmartLipo™ is laser-assisted liposuction. Like conventional liposuction, SmartLipo™ targets isolated pockets of fat that have accumulated on the body and that have stubbornly resisted diet and exercise. The fat cells are emulsified, or broken down, and then gently suctioned out using a device called a cannula.

Where SmartLipo™ differs from conventional liposuction is in how the fat cells are broken down. Whereas conventional liposuction uses the vibrations of the cannula to break down fat, SmartLipo™ uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells before their removal. Compared to conventional liposuction, SmartLipo™ allows for quicker healing and smoother results.

Which areas of the body can be treated with SmartLipo™?

Because SmartLipo™ differs from liposuction only in how the fat cells are broken down, it can be performed anywhere on the body where conventional liposuction can be performed. Common treatment areas include:

  • The abdominal region, including “pouches” and “muffin tops”
  • The flanks, also known as the not-so-lovable “love handles”
  • The upper arms
  • The hips, thighs, and buttocks
  • The chest, especially on male patients with gynecomastia
  • The chin, especially on patients with double chins
  • The neck
  • The jaw, which can reduce the appearance of jowls

Learn More about Areas of the Body That Can Be Treated with SmartLipo™

To learn more about areas of the body that can be treated with SmartLipo™, please contact Full Spectrum Dermatology today.

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