Body sculpting is an exciting process that can quickly remedy a number of problem areas. But especially in NYC, plastic surgery options can seem endless – and confusing. What is the difference between liposuction and SmartLipo? And what about new techniques, like BodyTite and TiteFX? Your decision doesn’t end there, as you must also choose the doctor right for you. Dr. Thomas W. Loeb is a highly regarded plastic surgeon in New York City who offers all of the latest body contouring procedures in his Manhattan private surgical suite and is available for private consultation.
Here are some of the most distinguishing features of the most popular methods of fat removal.
Traditional liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a body contouring technique that uses suction to remove unwanted fat from the hips, abdomen, back, thighs, and other areas of the body. A surgeon may choose to break up fat cells manually using a cannula (hollow tube), or with the help of an ultrasound, mechanized cannula, or water.
Conversely, SmartLipo, also known as smart lipo or laser lipo, utilizes a laser to melt fat. SmartLipo is billed as a gentler process that promotes easier recovery, as the fat is melted prior to removal and therefore requires fewer movements to extract. The laser also helps cauterize the site, reducing bruising and swelling.
BodyTite, also known as TiteFX, is a radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) technique. Like traditional liposuction and smartlipo, BodyTite is often applied to the abdomen, breasts, inner and outer thighs, love handles, hips, and buttocks to shape desired contours. The procedure begins with a small, inconspicuous incision; the handheld BodyTite device then melts fat and extracts fatty tissues. The entire process is achieved via heat, which also help to tighten skin and improve results.
TiteFX uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure patient safety and comfort, an easy recovery process, and beautiful results. This is a minimally invasive procedure, and is therefore done with just a local anesthetic.
Here are a few tips for choosing a cosmetic surgeon who will deliver the results you desire:
Dr. Loeb is among Manhattan’s top surgeons for liposuction, SmartLipo, and TiteFX in New York City. He has been board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons since 1988, and has been recognized in New York Magazine’s annual “Best Doctors List.” More importantly, Dr. Loeb treats his patients with respect and care – your safety and satisfaction are his top priority. For more information on having liposuction in NYC or to learn more about laser body contouring and other non-invasive procedures, please call the office of Dr. Loeb at 212.327.3700 to schedule a private consultation.