New Liposuction Procedure Uses Ultrasound
SmartLipo is performed with local anesthesia and speeds recovery, but removes far less fat than the more traditional technique. SmartLipo is controversial. Some physicians say that the procedure is no better than tried-and-true techniques and that it is little more than a marketing ploy.
Liposuction is not a painless 'quick fix' for obesity. People are usually more satisfied with the results of liposuction if they watch their diet and exercise after the procedure. People who do not change their lifestyles are usually unhappy with the outcome. Don't have this surgery unless you understand its risks and are willing to exercise and watch what you eat! (Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, 33: 687-694, 2009)