AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) - Dr. Venkata Erella, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin, says he has seen a dramatic increase in minimally invasive body contouring procedures over the past few years as new advancements continue to improve the safety and effectiveness of nonsurgical techniques. With minimal downtime and less bruising, he says SmartLipo™ has become a particularly popular option for patients at his Austin plastic surgery practice.
Designed to reduce pockets of excess fat without the need for invasive surgery, SmartLipo™ is a laser liposuction procedure that uses small fiber optic lasers to melt away the fat and remove it for a more sculpted appearance. Dr. Erella says some of the major benefits of the liposuction alternative include:
- Less bruising
- Less blood loss
- Less trauma to the tissues
- Better skin contraction due to the stimulation of the dermis by heat
Additionally, because the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, he says most patients can be back at work within 48 hours and only need to wear a compression garment for a short period of time.
"SmartLipo™ is one of the most common office procedures I do," says Dr. Erella. "We have found that our patients really like it because it boosts their confidence and doesn't require the downtime and scarring associated with traditional surgery."
According to Dr. Erella, the ideal candidate for SmartLipo™ falls into several categories at his practice:
- Patients who have minimal to moderate lipodystrophy of their abdomen, flanks, neck, arms, thighs, or back rolls, but are otherwise healthy.
- Women who have recently had children who may choose to combine laser liposuction with a procedure such as the breast lift or tummy tuck in a mommy makeover to optimize their results.
Overall, Dr. Erella says the SmartLipo™ procedure has opened up a number of new doors for patients who are interested in taking advantage of the innovative developments available through modern plastic surgery.
About Venkata Erella, MD, FACS
Dr. Venkata Erella is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has been recognized as one of the Leading Physicians of the World, the Top Plastic Surgeons in Austin, and one of America's Top Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.