in Newport Beach, CA

You’ve made the big changes. You have balance. You eat well. You stay active. You are centered and zen. And yet, that one bit of fat is still there - the last few pounds that, no matter how often you kill it with your workout, just won’t leave.

Don’t get frustrated. Get Smartlipo from Dr. Douglas Hendricks. Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hendricks has created one of the leading Smartlipo programs in the entire nation. His renowned skill at this innovative procedure could be the solution to finally getting rid of that stubborn trouble spot. Yes, that one.

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is a groundbreaking form of laser-assisted liposuction that is disrupting the liposuction industry. During SmartLipo Newport Beach liposuction expert Dr. Hendricks inserts the Smartlipo device under your skin through a tiny incision. The Smartlipo device moves through your body, directing the laser into your fat cells, which absorb the energy from the laser and are liquefied.

In larger treatment areas, Dr. Hendricks removes that liquid. In smaller areas, the body reabsorbs it naturally. The result is a form of liposuction that is minimally invasive and highly effective. It also comes with additional benefits. As the laser moves through the body, it stimulates the production of collagen (the protein that helps your skin stay tight and elastic). This new collagen production results in firmer skin in the targeted area, resulting in a slimmer physique with even better results than traditional liposuction.

Dr. Hendricks helped pioneer the use of Smartlipo and is considered one of the foremost authorities on the procedure. From his Newport Beach headquarters, he routinely trains doctors from around the world on how to correctly perform the Smartlipo procedure. His expertise and passion to remain on the cutting edge of these techniques ensure that you will be in the most capable hands during your Newport Beach Smartlipo procedure.

How Is Smartlipo Different from Traditional Liposuction?

The main difference between Smartlipo and traditional liposuction is in the device itself. Like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a device known as a “wand” to target specific areas of your body and remove fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. In Smartlipo, that wand is aided by the addition of a laser that is finely tuned to target and liquefy body fat.

Compared to traditional liposuction that uses simple suction or ultrasound-assisted suction, Smartlipo’s innovations coagulate blood vessels and tighten skin throughout the treated area.

The result is the removal of fat but with a reduced risk of dimpling or sagging skin that is occasionally associated with liposuction.

Because Dr. Hendricks helped popularize this revolutionary technique, he is uniquely qualified to help you understand the nuances between Smartlipo and other liposuction techniques. As part of his process, he evaluates the goals of each patient and determines what procedures best suit their needs.

Smartlipo Newport Beach
SmartLipo Newport Beach

Is Smartlipo Safe?

Smartlipo is generally considered to be very safe. The risk of side effects or complications from Smartlipo is very low. That risk is reduced even further in the hands of a board-certified leader in the field like Dr. Hendricks. As one of the pioneers of Smartlipo (and one who teaches the procedure to other plastic surgeons), Dr. Hendricks understands the potential complications from traditional liposuction and knows the best practices to avoid them.

Exactly how rare are the risks of traditional liposuction? A 2009 study found that out of more than three thousand cases, there were no deaths and no hospitalizations due to complications from liposuction. The overall risk of side effects from liposuction was calculated at less than 1.6% in a similar study in 2015.

Smartlipo reduces those low risks even further by improving on the standard liposuction model. More than a decade of studies have proven that patients using Smartlipo had less pain, less bruising and swelling, and a faster recovery time than patients using traditional liposuction techniques.

Is Smartlipo Right for Me?

It is important to note that, like all liposuction, Smartlipo is NOT a weight-loss tool. Smartlipo is a precise procedure used to target areas of the body resistant to traditional methods of fighting fat. It is not recommended to try and remove more than 10 pounds of fat with lipo (or Smartlipo). This tends to increase the risk of complications from the procedure.

If you are near your ideal weight but just need a little bit of help addressing a few areas where diet and exercise don’t seem to be effective, then Smartlipo is a cutting edge way to get rid of that stubborn body fat and achieve your final form.

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hendricks in his beautiful practice in Newport Beach.

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