Liposuction, also known as lipo, is a cosmetic procedure in which a physician removes excess fat from one or numerous locations on the body. These sites can include, but are not limited to: thighs, buttocks, abdomen and neck.
Liposuction candidates in New Orleans are fortunate to be just a short drive away from Dr. Benson’s office, where his vast experience and steady hands will produce unbelievable results. Our knowledgeable cosmetic surgery staff is ready and able to answer any questions or concerns about liposuction for any of our New Orleans candidates.
Anyone in the New Orleans area seeking to correct troublesome body areas or looking to revisit the physique of their youth would be advised to consult with Dr. Benson and see how liposuction can change your life!
In February 2007, the Smartlipo laser was approved by the FDA, revolutionizing the art of body sculpting. Smartlipo laser liposculpture is a minimally invasive office procedure which permanently removes unwanted fat resistant to diet and exercise, smoothes cellulite, and tightens skin laxity.
The Smartlipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia, requires only a short recovery time, and gives a contoured and lasting result. It is recommended that a one-to-two-day post procedure recuperation time is taken before the patient returns to work, and normal activities are gradually resumed.
The most popular areas treated by Smartlipo in women of all ages are abdominal pooches, loose neck skin and jowls, saddle bags, and "muffin tops." For hard-bodied men of yesteryear whose "cut" physiques have morphed into love handles, spare tires, and flabby chests, Smartlipo's combination of laser plus liposuction addresses both the need for excess fat removal and skin tightening for a natural, permanent result.
The Smartlipo laser utilizes fiber optic technology to permanently melt fat and tighten overlying skin. The procedure begins with the administration of medications to relieve pain and anxiety as well as local anesthesia, which is dispensed through a tube inserted through a tiny needle prick with minimal discomfort to the patient. The treated area becomes numb within one minute. After the anesthesia cannula is withdrawn and a small tube enclosing the Nd:YAG laser is inserted, the Smartlipo's thermal energy gently melts fat cells on contact. The Smartlipo laser also creates multiple tunnels underneath the skin, severs lax mattress string-like fibers (which are the primary cause of cellulite), and heats the overlying skin which stimulates it to contract. The Smartlipo laser is then removed, and a tiny tube is inserted to “wet vac” the liquefied fat cells from the body. Since fat cells never regenerate in adults, the physique is permanently changed by Smartlipo laser liposculpture. Even if a patient gains weight after Smartlipo, it will not be deposited in those previous stubborn areas but will be more evenly distributed throughout the rest of the body.
You can't truly appreciate the results until you have seen them for yourself. Take a look at some of our New Orleans Smartlipo patients' results in our before and after photos.
Dr. Benson has treated hundreds from New Orleans just like you with Smartlipo and other life-changing procedures!
From ankles, inner knees, thighs, and saddle bags to love handles, abdomen, chest, and neck, Smartlipo laser liposuction gets rid of unwanted fat and tightens lax skin that diet and exercise cannot. Because of its safety, versatility, cost effectiveness, and permanent success, Smartlipo has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed across the United States.
Quite simply, Smartlipo laser body sculpting has revolutionized the art and science of liposuction and cosmetic surgery as a whole.