Body Contouring

Body Contouring Specialist
Dr. Elledge can help patients from throughout the South Bay, Torrance, Carson, and Greater Los Angeles area look their best. At her practice, Dr. Elledge has helped patients by utilizing the laser-assisted liposuction, or Smart Lipo, to provide the best body contouring results. Visit her office in Torrance, CA.

Body Contouring Q&A

by Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG

How can Smart Lipo offer body contouring?

Smart Lipo is an effective form of laser-assisted liposuction which also provides patients with a very safe procedure. With conventional liposuction recovery times can be very long, on the other hand Smart Lipo has a minimal recovery time because it employs laser technologies. High-definition liposuction from Smart Lipo is also available which can offer patients advanced body contouring results including highly defined abdominal muscles.

What are the benefits of Smart Lipo?

A huge advantage of the Smart Lipo system is the fact that it employs a laser to assist with fat cell elimination. This allows the doctor to liquefy the fat cells and makes it possible to use much smaller cannulas which are require much smaller incisions. When the incisions are smaller and the fat easier to extract, quicker healing and minimal scarring can be achieved. Patients have stated that there was a great deal less discomfort and they saw results faster. In addition, the use of laser technology helps the doctor to view exactly where the cannula has been inserted under the skin which allows for greater accuracy.

What is Smart Lipo TriPlex?

Smart Lipo Triplex is another option available with the Smart Lipo system. Here, three different laser wavelengths are used to melt fat cells and tighten skin in the same procedure. High-definition, contouring results are designed to fit the needs of the patients. The three lasers can be used separately or simultaneously, known as MultiPlex technology. This type of liposuction has proven to very successful and the loose skin related with several conventional forms of liposuction is not an issue since this procedure also has skin tightening effects.

What is High-Def Lipo?

High-definition liposculpture is extremely different than conventional liposuction. Here, all of the fat is from a target area is removed. Surgeons will also create markings beneath the skin in certain regions to highlight the person’s musculature. This option is made for patients who are very near their target weight and have extremely high skin elasticity. This is crucial because the skin has to be able to tighten over area addressed.

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Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG
3655 Lomita Boulevard
Suite 111
Torrance, CA 90505