Smartlipo™ for Ohio Patients Now Available at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

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Smartlipo™ for Ohio Patients Now Available at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery has begun offering Smartlipo™ laser liposuction for their Columbus, Ohio patients. Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that uses laser technology to eliminate fat cells.

Columbus, Ohio (July 2008) – Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery is proud to announce the introduction of Smartlipo™ to its menu of body contouring procedures. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that can help patients from Columbus, Ohio slim and shape their bodies. The practice recently added a page to their Web site discussing this innovative body contouring procedure (

Liposuction is currently the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure at Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery and consistently ranks as a top 5 procedure across the country as well. Men and women turn to liposuction because it can help eliminate pockets of fat that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise. Although liposuction is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, traditional methods can cause a fair amount of trauma and bruising, and many patients are looking for a less invasive way to contour their bodies. That’s where Smartlipo can help.

In a traditional liposuction procedure, the surgeon has to manually break up fat deposits by aggressively moving a tube back and forth under the patient’s skin. Smartlipo in Ohio is performed by using laser technology to rupture fat cells. The procedure usually requires only a local anesthetic, not general anesthesia like most traditional liposuction surgeries. Bruising is minimal and most patients can return to work 1 to 2 days after their Smartlipo procedure.

“Most of the men and women who choose liposuction are fit, active people who need help getting rid of that last bit of fat that just won’t budge,” says Dr. Susan Vasko, a board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery. “However, because they live active lifestyles, many of our patients don’t want to commit to the downtime associated with traditional liposuction. Smartlipo is a great alternative because it offers remarkable results with a quick and comfortable recovery.”

Smartlipo laser liposuction in Columbus, Ohio can be performed on virtually any area of the body, including the thighs, stomach, neck, arms, knees, and buttocks. It works best on small, localized areas of fat. The procedure generally takes about an hour, with more time required for larger treatment areas or higher volume fat removal.

Another advantage of Smartlipo over traditional methods is the ability to tighten skin while removing excess fat. Smartlipo encourages new collagen production, which has the effect of pulling the skin inward. As a result, your skin can appear more tightened and toned after treatment.

“Smartlipo is truly a revolutionary procedure,” says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Treece, who co-founded Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery. “It offers the benefits of traditional liposuction with almost none of the drawbacks – it is far less traumatic to the patient’s body, the use of a local anesthetic eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia, and patients can enjoy a shorter recovery time. We’re excited to offer Smartlipo and are happy to provide a personal assessment for women and men interested in discovering their surgical contouring options.”

With all of the advantages that Smartlipo laser technology offers, it’s no wonder that patients considering liposuction in Columbus, Ohio are putting Smartlipo on the top of their list.

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