What’s better? Vaserlipo, SmartLipo, or BodyTite?
So—you’re done with those diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat and are considering a liposuction procedure. Or you’re already decided. Either way, chances are, with the range of advanced liposuction procedures available to patients today, you’re not yet sure what kind of liposuction procedure is best for your purposes.
While the traditional liposuction technique (also known as tumescent liposuction) uses a large cannula and relatively invasive methods to suck fat cells away, these days there are a variety of cutting edge liposuction procedures to choose from. But what exactly is the difference between a SmartLipo procedure vs a VASERLipo procedure or a BodyTite lipo procedure? The short answer: all treatments available at SpaMedica in Toronto offer a different set of advantages and together with Dr. Mulholland you will choose the procedure or combination procedure that best suits your needs!
In a nutshell, however, here is a basic rundown of these 3 different types of liposuction:
A VASERLipo procedure deploys gentle, low-frequency ultrasound-assisted energy to soften, loosen, and separate out fat cells from their tight, fibrous compartments. How? An ultrasonic probe gains access through a small opening in the skin, allowing the sound waves to reach your fat cells and liquefy them. Because VASERLipo targets only fat cells, this method minimizes trauma to nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and is generally safe for most areas of the body. It’s common for VASERLipo Toronto patients to remove fat from one unwanted area and transplant it to other areas where fat may be more desirable, such as the face, breasts, or buttocks.
A SmartLipo Toronto procedure uses laser-assisted liposuction to offer a slightly more tightening effect than tumescent liposuction does, generating heat via small lasers to heat under the skin, as well as liquefy and coagulate fat. The heating of your skin may provide a 17% increase of skin tightening with a boost in collagen and elastin. Each tiny 1 mm laser fibre enters through a surgical opening in your skin and emits gentle laser energy to this effect. A SmartLipo procedure additionally seals blood vessels, allowing for easy aspiration with less pain, swelling and bruising than traditional methods.
A BodyTite lipo procedure involves the use of a highly controlled radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) device which generates heat to help create new connective tissue and promote skin tightening. One of the main advantages of BodyTite is the enhanced contraction and skin tightening it produces—up to 35%. The BodyTite procedure minimizes patients’ risk of soft tissue laxity and irregularity. For this reason, many choose it as an alternative to more invasive tummy tuck or thigh lift procedures. Dr. Mulholland deploys BodyTite on almost every case of liposuction in combination with other methods.
Considering a SmartLipo, BodyTite, or VASERLipo procedure? Schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto today to find out what makes the most sense for your unique set of needs and goals. We’re happy to help!