Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS
1801 Inwood Road
5th Floor
Dallas, TX 75390
(214) 645-3112
Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery
of the Face, Breast & Body
(214) 645-3112 Dallas, Texas

What are the different types of Liposuction? I have been hearing a lot of buzz about Smart Lipo- What are your thoughts?

There are many different “tools” that surgeons use to perform liposuction
In a survey we performed of board certified aesthetic plastic surgeons, we found >75% used some form of “traditional liposuction”
This involves a hollow cannula that is connected to a vacuum and removes fat.
Other devices included ultrasound, laser, water assisted devices
All work at removing or destroying fat.
Some of these devices promise more, such as skin tightening
I am not aware of any study that has shown any of these devices result in safe, clinically relevant skin tightening.
The most important aspect of a liposuction procedure is the skill and experience of the surgeon performing the procedure, not the tool they are using
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