Atlantic Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Salisbury, MD & West Ocean City, MD
Diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle aren’t always enough to help you get the contoured, sculpted body you desire. Jason T. Arrington, MD, of Atlantic Plastic Surgery, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers the latest liposuction technologies to patients in Salisbury and Ocean City, Maryland. Now it’s possible to get rid of fat and reshape stubborn areas with minimal downtime and a speedy recovery. Learn more about the most advanced liposuction procedures available in a caring, compassionate atmosphere where patients come first. Call one of the offices or schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Arrington using the online booking tool.
Liposuction Q & A
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a process Dr. Arrington uses to remove excess fat deposits from a specific area of your body to slim and contour your body shape. Dr. Arrington practices an advanced method of laser liposuction with the Smartlipo® Triplex® system. This state-of-the-art technology is effective at removing fat and allows for specialized body contouring, high-definition sculpting, and skin tightening.
Smartlipo works well on all those problem areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise, including the:
- Upper arms
- Love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
If you’ve always wanted liposuction but were concerned about an invasive surgical procedure with a long recovery time, the Smartlipo Triplex liposuction procedure may be right for you.
What should I expect during a Smartlipo procedure?
One of the advantages of Smartlipo is that you only need a local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia, which is the case with traditional liposuction. The entire procedure may take up to three hours, depending on how many areas are being treated. Dr. Arrington makes tiny incisions in the treatment area and inserts a small metal cannula (tube) under your skin that’s about the size of a pen tip.
The laser energy goes through the cannula to target your fat cells and liquify them, then they’re suctioned from your body. The laser energy, which is generated in three separate wavelengths, also helps coagulate blood vessels and stimulates new collagen production to improve your skin tone. Additionally, it breaks down the bands of tissue that cause dimpling, so you have a smoother, more slender appearance.
With Smartlipo Triplex liposuction, you can treat several problem areas at the same time, depending on your body type and weight. For some men and women, it’s possible to treat up to eight areas during the same procedure. For those who are heavier, you may have up to three areas treated at the same time.
How long is the recovery time?
Another advantage of Smartlipo is a shorter recovery time. There is minimal pain and discomfort associated with the Smartlipo laser liposuction method. You can expect only a little bleeding or bruising at the incision sites, and many women and men are able to resume mild activities almost immediately.
Typically, you can return to work in a few days and resume all of your usual activities in about two weeks. That is significantly less than with traditional, more invasive forms of liposuction. You’ll need to wear a compression garment over the treated areas for a time as your body adjusts to its new, slimmer contours.
Find out if you’re a good candidate for Smartlipo. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arrington at the location that’s most convenient, or call one of the offices to make an appointment.