Is it Time to Do Something about the Double Chin?


Precision SmartLipo is a minimally invasive contouring procedure which will remove double chin fat and jowls while simultaneously tightening the overlying skin. This elegant procedure can define the neck and jawline with a single, in-office procedure.   It is the most widely studied, validated and used lipolysis system available today.  It has been shown to involve less bruising and swelling and provide a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction.

What makes the Precision SmartLipo different than traditional liposuction is the use of laser energy.  The laser makes it easier to remove fat because it literally causes the fat to liquify on contact.  Once melted, the fat can more easily be removed.  A very thin tube containing the laser fiber is inserted into the targeted fatty areas through tiny, hidden incisions.  The laser fiber delivers energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal.  After the fat has been treated, it is removed with gentle suction.  An added benefit of using laser energy is that it stimulates the production of new, better-organized collagen in the overlying dermis. This production of collagen has a natural tightening effect, resulting in smoother, firmer skin.

A major advantage of using laser lipolysis is the accuracy of the laser itself.  Because the laser is so precise, there is less trauma to the treatment area and a smooth, natural-looking result.  Additionally, the laser seals the tiny blood vessels in the work area thus minimizing bruising.

Your surgeon may recommend a compression garment be worn for a short period after treatment.  Some bruising and swelling may occur, but downtime is typically only a couple of days to a week.  Since the incisions for this particular type of liposuction are tiny and hidden, residual surface marking is most often negligible.

For most patients, results are achieved in just one Precision SmartLipo treatment.  Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3 – 6 months.

If you are interested in the benefits of minimally-invasive laser liposculpting with less recovery and downtime, Precision SmartLipo may be the right solution for you.  Schedule an appointment with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss how this revolutionary technology can help you reach your aesthetic goals.     

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Dover Facial Plastic Surgeon