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Liposuction is a procedure that can sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin and neck. Localized deposits of fat are removed to re-contour one or more areas of the body. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or cannula is inserted to vacuum the fat layer that lies beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed and pulled through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out. The suction action is provided by a vacuum pump.

This basic technique of liposuction is used in all patients. However, as liposuction has been developed and refined, variations have been introduced. Individuals considering liposuction may feel overwhelmed by the number of options and techniques being promoted. Dr. Griggs has been trained and certified in liposuction techniques, and is familiar with the many options available. He can help you decide which is the right approach for you, taking into account safety and appropriateness for your needs.

Smartlipo® laser body contouring is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis procedure that targets trouble spots like the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs, and neck, and permanently eliminates fat. So if your problem areas won’t respond to exercise and diet, Smartlipo® provides dramatic improvements with greater results, minimal downtime, and less pain than traditional liposuction.

  • Smartlipo® uses local tumescent anesthesia to numb only a specific area of the body being treated so you’re awake during the procedure

  • The Smartlipo® laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body, the laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and the fat cells are permanently destroyed

  • The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Because Smartlipo® actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin

  • Three laser wavelengths provide targeted treatments to disrupt fat; coagulate blood vessels and stimulate collagen which helps to tighten skin and improve elasticity by 57% 

With Smartlipo®, you’re in the  office one day and turning heads the next. Are you ready? It’s time to reshape your body and reshape your life.

Smartlipo® Treatment Areas:

Arms and legs:

  • No general anesthetic needed

  • Minimal scarring

  • Short downtime

  • Slims the area

Face and neck:

  • Laser facial sculpting without the downtime or downsides of a facelift

  • More permanency than injectibles

  • Gently targets trouble spots where fat collects and skin becomes lax

  • 2 days versus 5-7 days of recovery time

Abdomen and buttocks:

  • Less bleeding and bruising

  • Minimal scarring

  • Skin tightening through tissue coagulation

  • Hi-def body sculpting capability

1 DiBernardo BE, “Randomized, blinded split abdomen study evaluationg skin shrinkage and skin tightening in laser-assisted liposuction versus liposuction control”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal October 2010; 30(4) 593-602.

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