The request to be slim is going on everywhere in the country as well as here in Atlanta. The newest procedure that literally melts your fat away without painful side effects or using general anesthesia is SmartLipo.
FDA approved this alternative to liposuction, laser lipolysis which is commonly referred to as Smart Lipo. This is a good solution to getting rid of fat in those areas that even when doing exercise and following a good diet, just won’t go away.
Dr. Byrd was the first surgeon in Atlanta to offer the procedure after FDA approval. SmartLipo is an alternative to liposuction, there’s no hospital stay, no general anesthesia, and it’s done with a laser to melt the fat away. Patients who want to lose small areas of fat are good candidates for Smart Lipo.
Dr. Byrd takes the laser and goes underneath the skin with close contact with the dermis, the area that will regenerate the new collagen. It’s done with a laser to melt the fat away. After marking the area Dr. Byrd inserts a numbing solution on both sides of the body and gives about 30 minutes for the solution to numb the body. Dr. Byrd gently moves the laser beam and one can see the fat dripping away. She then takes the traditional vacuum to suck away some of the excess fat. All this time the patient is awake.
Advantage to Smart Lipo is there is minimal downtown, complications and side effects are just extremely minimal, bruising is minimal, pain afterwards is nearly none.
One patient remarked that the areas done are tighter and smaller and it makes your clothes fit so much better.
You won’t be like you were when you were 15 or 20, your skin will never tighten up that much , but with realistic expectations you will be happy with the outcome.