New developments in plastic surgery have made Cleveland cosmetic surgery more accessible, more affordable and more popular than ever before.
A number of cosmetic surgery procedures that used to require hospitalization, full anesthesia and several weeks of recovery time can now be performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeons in hospital-affiliated day surgery centers with local anesthetics and require only a couple of days of down time. Some patients can have their cosmetic surgery procedure on Friday and be back in the office on Monday!
Liposuction is one of the cosmetic surgery procedures that has benefitted from the development of new technology. Dr. Vicente Poblete was one of the first surgeons in Ohio to offer Smartlipo TriPlex, a state-of-the-art liposuction procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted fat and reshape body contours. The procedure was demonstrated on a recent segment of the Rachel Ray television show (click the link to view).
As demonstrated during the program, Smartlipo TriPlex uses a laser to heat and liquefy unwanted fat deposits that are then suctioned away using very thin instruments. Heat generated by the laser also tightens the skin. Using Smartlipo TriPlex, Rachel’s guest cosmetic surgeon noted that removal of fat deposits to repair a double chin would take approximately 30 minutes; leave a minute, nearly invisible scar only a couple of millimeters long; be a painless procedure; and produce immediate results. Referred to as weekend surgery, a Smartlipo TriPlex double chin repair would require only 2 to 3 days of recovery time during which the patient would wear a compression bandage. Most patients are able to have their surgery on Friday and return to work on Monday. Some mild swelling may occur and final results may take a couple of months, but, as photos displayed during the program revealed, results are immediate and, as Rachel said, “amazing!”