Standard liposuction is better than Smart Lipo


Smart lipo is touted as being better because it can be performed under local anesthesia.

Though, smart lipo isn’t better than liposuction because the energy level of a smart lipo machine is much less, even when being performed with the new high-powered machines. Also, performing smart lipo under a local anesthesia prevents the surgeon from being as aggressive or doing as large of an area.

To demonstrate how much more effective standard lipo is consider this: If you do an entire abdomen it would take 1.5-2 hours, while smart lipo would take 6-8 hours.

Most smart lipo is done by a non-certified plastic surgeon. No matter what procedure you choose, make sure to choose a smart surgeon.

Look for a surgeon that is a board certified plastic surgeon and can do liposuction at a hospital, not just a surgery center. Ask your doctor if he can perform the procedure at a hospital. Hospitals look at training, not just experience. For example, in the state of California, it is legal for any doctor to perform surgery without being certified, but hospitals will only allow surgeon to perform if have the proper training.



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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon