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Traditional Liposuction

Liposuction was introduced in the U.S. in the late 70's. Since that time, it has grown to become one of the top three cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States for both men and women. In 2009, over 300,000 surgical liposuction procedures were performed.1

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Traditional suction-assisted lipoplasty (liposuction) has been used for many years and has potential disadvantages in comparison with new technologies. With the traditional procedure, the fat is suctioned with a sharp-edged port, shearing and removing all tissue that it comes in contact with. Since nerves, blood vessels, and important connective tissue may be damaged in the process, recovery can include considerable bruising and post-operative pain. The end result may often be uneven, sometimes more so than before the surgery. Also, because the patient is often put to sleep for the procedure, it may be difficult for the surgeon to position the patient to obtain the most uniform sculpting result.

I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Roberts...I am very happy with my results & they have helped me get past my plateau in my fitness goals! I recently competed in my 1st National Physique Committee Bikini Competition...there were over 400 competitors & I actually got 4th place in the Bikini Masters! Unbelievable! Thank you Dr. Roberts!
~YF
I think you and the staff are very warm and professional...I like my results. I would recommend Dr. Roberts to any friend asking about lipo.
~JP
This experience has really inspired me to take control of my eating habits and exercise routine. I want to continue feeling great about my physical appearance and Dr. Roberts has helped me achieve that goal.
~Marci
What can I say but you changed my life! Your staff was amazing and you were so patient and willing to answer all of my questions and concerns.
~Evelyn
I love my new body and the new confidence that it is giving me. I will recommend you to all my friends.
~Georgia
My pants fit the way that they were intended to fit and my knees make me feel like i have sexy legs again. Thanks Dr Roberts for making me feel like me again!
~Heather
The results are so amazing. I'm wearing jeans & dresses I could no longer wear. No 'muffin top' for me anymore!
~Canda
Slimlipo was my answer because other techniques seemed too invasive. I am very pleased with results. Thank you Dr. Roberts. I look great!!
~Sherry
Dr. Roberts changed my life. I dropped 2 jean sizes! The biggest change was my self confidence. Thanks, Dr. Roberts! I am a new woman!
~M.R.
After the procedure I was amazed and very pleased with the results. The procedure was virtually pain free and down time was only a few days.
~Jan
I am very happy with my results of abdomen and hips after Slimlipo. This has been very uplifting to my self image and a great initiative to lose a few pounds. My pants/jeans size has dropped 2 sizes.
~L.A.
Hi! Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my results. I am still swollen, but I see such a huge difference! My scrubs are sort of falling off now. ha ha!
~Gina
The surgery gave me the confidence I needed. I look better and feel better. It has encouraged me to take care of myself, which led me to workout better.
~Janie
Fantastic staff. Very little down time. I was back to the gym in a few days, except jogging. I am really amazed with my results and would recommend to anyone who is concerned with down time.
~Stephen

While Dr. Roberts does perform traditional liposuction procedures in conjunction with face lift procedures, he only performs traditional liposuction for patients who can afford the downtime associated with a face lift procedure. For all other patients, Dr. Roberts performs the new advanced SlimLipo™ dual wavelength laser liposuction procedure.

SlimLipo™

Smartlipo™ revolutionized liposuction when it was introduced in 2006 because it tightens the skin while reducing fat. Now a second-generation technology, SlimLipo™, has been approved by the FDA for liposuction procedures.

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SlimLipo™ is a significant advancement over first-generation laser liposuction technologies. Like the older technologies, SlimLipo™ utilizes a laser to tighten skin as it removes fat. However, SlimLipo™ has a patented new advancement that incorporates dual wavelengths and a more powerful laser to target fat cells more directly and tighten skin more effectively. This allows even better contouring and more fat reduction than the original laser liposuction technologies.

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SlimLipo™ selectively targets fat cells, leaving nerves and blood vessels largely undisturbed, so the recovery time of these procedures is a fraction of the recovery time of traditional liposuction. For this reason, many patients are back to work the next day.

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SlimLipo's patented technology, utilizes dual laser wavelengths that specifically target fat cells, vaporizing fat cells and melting larger pockets of fat. It also incorporates continuous lasing, an improvement over the pulsed lasing of earlier laser lipo technologies, for smooth contouring.

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With SlimLipo™, a tiny laser fiber is introduced through a small cannula, delivering energy directly to subcutaneous fat cells with a 924 nm continuous wave laser. In addition to removing fat, the emitted energy also coagulates tissue, thus inducing collagen retraction and tissue tightening. The cannula's small size and laser-induced coagulation result in minimal bruising and significantly faster healing time than traditional liposuction. Typically, the incision is so small that it does not require a suture.

SlimLipo™ is performed with local anesthesia, meaning you are not put to sleep for the procedure. Roberts Cosmetic Surgery Center utilizes SlimLipo™ for treatment of traditionally difficult areas: abdomen, love handles, "bra fat", male breasts, knees, flabby arms and thighs.

Who is not a good candidate for Slimlipo?

Liposuction is not intended for weight-loss. Individuals who are obese, or have a lot of intra-abdominal fat (fat that you cannot grab), or whose weight is continuing to increase are not typically the best candidates for liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction or dual-wavelength SlimLipo. If you have an auto-immune disorder or other serious medical condition, then you might might not be a good candidate. Also, if you are seeking to address cellulite specifically, or have only loose skin without much fat, or if you do not have realistic expectations, then you may not be a great candidate, as well.

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With SlimLipo™ laser liposuction, once the fat cell is destroyed, it is gone forever.

Gregory Roberts, MD one of the first physicians to perform laser liposuction procedures, and is among a select few U.S. physicians in offering the advanced SlimLipo dual-wavelength laser liposuction.

Call Roberts Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 972-608-0000 or email us for a free consultation, and let us help you start reshaping your future today.

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1Source: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY