Is the person you see in the mirror looking a little less like you and a bit more like your mother, father or older sibling? Approaching middle age can definitely make some changes in face and body, no matter how hard we work at keeping in shape. However, while no one can hold back the hands of time, modern medicine has given us an array of tools we can use to ensure that we age as gracefully as possible. Today, there are remedies for that inherited double chin, tummy bulge or upper arm flab. With options like Smart Lipo ™ easily available, we don’t have to settle for looking older than we should.
Smart Lipo ™ combines laser technology with a very precise and minimally invasive form of liposuction to sculpt the body, face and neck, removing those stubborn pockets of fat that tend to descend at midlife. Laser energy is used to rupture fat cells under the skin in the areas of treatment, liquefying the fat and enabling the use of a micro cannula for extraction.
This technique makes it possible to perform the procedure through much smaller incisions and with less trauma to surrounding tissues than is possible with traditional liposuction, leading to reduced risk of conspicuous scarring and faster healing. The addition of laser energy to the fat extraction process also aids in minimizing bleeding by cauterizing adjacent tissues, and it stimulates collagen production in the deep layers of skin, which results in smoother, tighter skin –an effect that develops gradually over the course of several weeks.
These characteristics make Smart Lipo ™ a great option for use in very delicate areas, such as the face and neck. What that means is that you can do something about the jowls you inherited from your father or the roll of neck fat or double chin that was passed down from one generation to another. You can have a defined chin, jawline or neck again. You do not have to settle for that unfamiliar face in the mirror, you can look like yourself again.
Smart Lipo ™ can handle those stubborn pockets of body fat that tend to become and issue during middle-age as well, such as that tummy that protrudes despite your daily workouts or that mysteriously appearing layer of flab on your posterior, hips or thighs. However, laser assisted liposuction is most effective when used to remove isolated deposits of fat in individuals who are otherwise generally fit. Ensuring that you are within 25 pounds of your ideal body weight is your best bet for achieving a sleek, defined and youthful figure. Individuals who have larger areas of fat to be removed may find traditional liposuction more effective.
So, as much as we love and respect our elders, we do not have to accept those inherited signs of aging before our time. Skilled, Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Goldberg offers both Smart Lipo ™ and traditional liposuction among her many other anti-aging services. Call her for a consultation and see how she can help you delay that “turning into your mother” moment.
Author: Doctor Goldberg is a board certified plastic surgeon located in Southern California. Dr. Goldberg obtained her M.D. degree at Stanford University School of Medicine and is the recipient of the prestigious Fresh Start Research Fellowship from the American Plastic Surgery Education Foundation in 2004. She has presented her research at national meetings and several publications in peer reviewed journals.