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When most people think of liposuction, they think of getting fat removed from their abdominal area or thighs. They often don’t think of some of the other ways they can achieve a new look with the procedure.

What Else Laser Liposuction Can Do

As people age, their neck skin becomes loose. When this skin becomes loose, it sags and makes the person look tired and/or old. This skin can make it look as if the person has a double chin. Many people dislike their double chin because it makes them appear older and heavier than they actually are.

A double chin is easily removed with laser liposuction. A plastic surgeon can take fat from the neck area by using the delicate laser fiber, which helps to target very specific, even small, areas.

When the fat is removed, some people’s skin will tighten within a few weeks. Other people decide to have the skin tightened in the neck area via neck lift surgery to achieve tighter skin much faster.

Women sometimes seek liposuction for their upper arms as well. As they age, they may see that their arms have become looser and less toned. Exercise can help the muscle tone under the skin, while liposuction can get rid of excess fat and tighten the skin on the upper arms. With liposuction, they are able to get the toned look they had when they were younger.

The back is another area women seek liposuction. The lower back especially is susceptible to fat accumulation. Removing this excess back fat, or “bra strap fat”, will return a body to looking leaner and more youthful.

Why Consider SmartLipo Over Liposuction

Liposuction may be what you’ve heard people seeking to remove fat from their body, but there’s another procedure that you may want to consider – SmartLipoTM. This type of tumescent liposuction uses a laser fiber to melt the fat away.

There’s minimal scarring because there’s only a tiny incision made to insert the laser fiber into the area. While the fat is being lasered and melted away, the tissue around the area will tighten due to the heat in the laser beam. Another benefit is instant coagulation during the procedure, which means less bruising, swelling, and damage to surrounding tissue.

The best candidates for SmartLipo are those that aren’t excessively overweight, but those that have excess fat in some areas of their body. This is what makes it ideal for people wanting to rid their body of fat in the neck, arms, or back.

Let Us Help You Get a New Look

If you’re ready to get a new, younger look, schedule a free consultation with our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York. We will speak to you about your options for fat removal. We can also answer all your questions, and give you the information you need. Call our Manhattan or Long Island office today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We offer excellent plastic surgery financing options, as well!

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.