In all liposuction procedures, the area to be treated is numbed with tumescent local anesthesia so that there is no pain or discomfort. After numbing takes full effect, Dr. Langdon makes tiny incisions in the skin to insert a cannula, or small tube, designed to gently suction fat tissues.
Using gentle back and forth motions, Dr. Langdon removes fat and “sculpts” a more flattering body shape. Patients generally find the procedure very tolerable and typically return to work after only a few days. When a laser or other device is used, the energy is delivered to the fat layer either before or after liposuction is performed.
SlimLipo™ and SmartLipo™
SlimLipo™ technology doesn’t just heat the fat, it actually melts it. SlimLipo’s™ 924 nm wavelength of laser energy is highly absorbed by adipose tissue, liquefying the fat for easier, less traumatic extraction, which reduces swelling and bruising after the procedure.
A second wavelength, 975 nm, is delivered at the same time and helps tighten the skin through collagen contraction, resulting in a smoother shape. Dr. Langdon can more precisely extract unwanted fat and shape the treatment area for a smoother, more sculpted result.
SmartLipo™ is another laser option that works similarly to SlimLipo™. This laser includes three different wavelengths (1064 nm, 1319 nm and 1440 nm). The 1064 nm wavelength has the added advantage of minimizing bruising from the procedure.