Dr. Tiffany McCormack, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is announcing the recent addition of one of the latest developments in liposuction known as SmartLipo™. The liposuction alternative uses laser energy to reduce fat pockets and create an increasingly contoured appearance, which she says can reduce the recovery time and bruising often associated with the traditional liposuction procedure.
SmartLipo™ was approved by the FDA in 2006 as the first laser-assisted liposuction alternative. According to Dr. McCormack, the minimally invasive procedure allows her to specifically target those areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. In addition to the overall effectiveness of this innovative technology, she adds that SmartLipo™ presents the patient with a more cost-effective solution to eliminating unwanted fat and achieving the body contour and confidence in their appearance they desire.
After administering a local anesthetic to the targeted areas, the Reno plastic surgeon creates small incisions to accommodate for the ultra-thin fiber optic lasers, which will melt the excess fat and allow it to be suctioned out. Once the procedure is complete, she says the patient’s skin should be smoother, tighter, and firmer, improving the overall aesthetic contour of the area. Because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, Dr. McCormack says most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities within one to two days. While recovery times and side effects will vary for each patient, she says any bruising or swelling should subside quickly, with results continuing to improve in the weeks and months following the procedure.
Regardless of whether a patient is considering a less invasive procedure such as SmartLipo™, or a combination of procedures known as the mommy makeover, Dr. McCormack says she urges patients to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. “In choosing a board certified surgeon, patients will know this plastic surgeon has completed at least five years of surgical training with a minimum of two years in plastic surgery; they will know the surgeons has been trained in all cosmetic enhancement procedures, operates only in accredited medical facilities, adheres to a strict code of ethics, and fulfills rigorous continuing education requirements.”
As for why Dr. McCormack has added the SmartLipo™ system, she says there are three distinct advantages: “First, I have found that many patients have relatively small areas they are interested in treating, such as the neck, arms, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. Some of these areas benefit as much from skin tightening as they do from fat reduction. Second, SmartLipo can be performed in office and requires little downtime. And last, while I have resisted laser lipolysis systems in the past because of their reputation for possible burns, the triplex system is the only system with a subdermal temperature probe that automatically turns off if the temperature gets too high. SmartLipo is a safe and effective treatment that allows patients to address some of the issues that liposuction alone does not.”
About Tiffany McCormack, MD
Dr. Tiffany McCormack completed her plastic surgery residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. McCormack is published regularly on a variety of aesthetic enhancement procedures and pursues the latest in plastic surgery technology through continued education.
McCormack Plastic Surgery is located at 10685 Professional Circle, Suite B, Reno, NV 89521, and can be reached at (775) 284-2020. Dr. McCormack and her team can also be contacted via their website at www.mommymakeoverreno.com, or the Reno Mommy Makeover Facebook page.