What is SmartLipo?

What is SmartLipo?

There are many different types of liposuction options available out there for the person who is looking to get rid of stubborn fat. You can choose to undergo traditional, water-assisted or ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedures.

SmartLipo is one of the more recent developments in the liposuction industry. The name has been trademarked by the manufacturer to represent the industry’s “leading laser-assisted lipolysis.”

In layman’s terms, lipolysis just means cell rupture. So, SmartLipo increases the effectiveness of traditional liposuction by using a laser to break apart fat cells. This makes it much easier to remove stubborn fat. This is also called fat liquefaction.

The Updated SmartLipo Procedure

liposuction diagramDuring a SmartLipo procedure, a small incision is made to make way for the laser probe that is used in the fat liquefaction. Through that incision, the laser probe is inserted and moved around through the fat layer under your skin.

The probe sends out a light beam that is powerful enough to break open and melt fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding tissues and blood vessels. Because of this, there tends to be less bleeding, swelling and bruising during and after the procedure.

After the liquefaction has taken place, the fat is removed through a cannula that is smaller than the one that is used in traditional lipo. Because of this, there are reports that there are less scars left behind by the SmartLipo procedure.

Many reports made regarding SmartLipo claim that this laser-assisted liposuction is a “minimally invasive procedure.” Because of this, it is being said that SmartLipo can be done simply with a numbing fluid.

While this isn’t wholly incorrect, it depends more on your own pain tolerance level. You do have the option to ask for a type of anesthesia that will be more effective in taking the edge off of the procedure. These can come in the form of oral sedation, intravenous sedation or even general anesthesia.

Talk With Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons

If you have been considering traditional liposuction in the past, consider upgrading to SmartLipo. As long as you are close to your ideal weight, this procedure can help you sculpt and contour your body to give you the sleek and slender look you’ve been working towards.

Just keep in mind that, while the procedure may be advertised as “minimally invasive,” there are still side effects that can result from the procedure. Pain, mild to moderate discomfort and even skin burns are possible complications that you may experience from any laser-assisted procedure.

Schedule a consultation with one of the plastic surgeons in our Las Vegas office to talk about your liposuction options. The Las Vegas plastic surgeons at Reynolds Plastic Surgery will do their best to ensure your needs are met and your health concerns are addressed. For more information about liposuction in Las Vegas, call us at 702.410.9800.

Tattoo Artists Assist in Breast Reconstruction Procedures

Tattoo Artists Assist in Breast Reconstruction Procedures

Breast reconstruction is a major step in regaining a sense of normalcy in her life when a woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Once the breast reconstruction process is complete, most women are left without the nipple and surrounding areola.

In an effort to help with this, professional tattoo artists have been striving to create realistic three-dimensional tattoos of the nipple and areola. Areola repigmentation is done by tattoo, having a 3-D effect in mind. All procedures are done in the beautiful office of Dr. Brandon Reynolds, in a private and sterile environment. It’s the last step in a very hard journey. Each woman is treated with the utmost care and respect while Annie, from Pink Ribbon Tattoo, helps her design what will make her feel whole again. The goal through this process is to help women feel physically and emotionally restored.

Tattoo Artist Techniques

Tattoo Artist

Before a paramedical tattoo artist becomes involved in the process, the reconstruction of the breast is completed by the plastic surgeon. Often, the plastic surgeon will reconstruct the nipple, however there is no coloration of the surrounding areola. Aesthetically, the nipple reconstruction alone is not as realistic as many women hope it to be.

Now that paramedical tattoo artists have joined in the battle against breast cancer, patient outcomes have improved significantly. They’re able to recreate the most natural looking nipple and areola complexes due to their experience with needle types and speeds, color mixing, and attention to detail. Their technical skill makes it possible to compensate for the lack of texture that results from a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. They’re even able to create the shadows that make it seem as though the nipple and the little glands around the nipple protrude (if a new nipple was not reconstructed by the plastic surgeon) as they should.

Truly, the potential for improved patient outcomes, with the help of paramedical tattoo artists, is limitless.

Some Concerns

Some concerns have been expressed regarding the incorporation of these “other” professionals into the world of plastic surgery. A primary concern involved is the possible business that may be taken away from Las Vegas plastic surgeons. When patients are referred to these other professionals for a part of their reconstruction procedure, a fraction of the plastic surgeon’s business may be lost. However, in the grand scheme of giving patients their best possible outcome, this may be a necessary sacrifice. At Reynolds Plastic Surgery, we do not have this concern as we have an amazing tattoo artist in house and are able to offer patients a renewed and whole sense of self from the start of the breast reconstruction process to the completion of it.

There has also been a concern about whether or not these tattoo “procedures” will be covered by a patient’s insurance company. Only time will tell for sure, however, there is a belief that insurance will cover the tattoo at least in part. This will be especially true if tattoo artists are willing to go into medical facilities to work rather than having women go to their tattoo parlors.

If you are facing a battle against breast cancer, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Reynolds Plastic Surgery has a dedicated team of professionals ensuring your best recovery.

When the time comes to pursue post-mastectomy options, please schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon at Reynolds Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas to see exactly what your options are.

For more information, contact Reynolds Plastic Surgery at 702.410.9800.

Med Spa Grand Opening – Wednesday March 1, 2017

Reynolds Plastic Surgery - MedSpa Open House

 

 

Reynolds Plastic Surgery Med Spa will be having it’s grand opening on Wednesday March 1, 2017! In addition to Dr. Reynolds impeccable skills as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, we now can offer just about  any skincare service you can dream of – peels, skin resurfacing, acne, scar, stretch mark treatment, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, fat reduction, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and more.  Reynolds Plastic Surgery is working hard to be your one stop shop for all of your cosmetic, plastic and skincare needs! With the new year, make time to take care of yourself. Spread the good news to all your friends and come see what all the hype is about! 

We are also proud to be the first and only office in Las Vegas to offer the VShape Ultra! Finally a treatment for fat and cellulite reduction as well as skin tightening that’s pain free, has no down time, is comfortable, and actually works!

Call us at 702.410.9800 to book your complimentary consultation or fill out our consultation form on the right and we will contact you to answer any questions and set up an appointment for you.

Come early as we are giving away 20 “swag bags” for the first 20 people who come to the open house tonight.

Click on this link to subscribe to the Reynolds Plastic Surgery Newsletter to receive special savings emails! 

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Reynolds Plastic Surgery Med Spa – NOW OPEN!!

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This is huge. So huge. Reynolds Plastic Surgery now has a Med Spa! In addition to Dr. Reynolds impeccable skills as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, we now offer any skincare service you can dream of – peels, skin resurfacing, acne, scar, stretch mark treatment, cellulite reduction, skin tightening, fat reduction, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and more. Reynolds Plastic Surgery will now be considered the one stop shop for all of your cosmetic, plastic and skincare needs! With the new year, make time to take care of yourself. Spread the good news to all your friends and come see what all the hype is about! 

We are also proud to be the first and only office in Las Vegas to offer the VShape Ultra! Finally a treatment for fat and cellulite reduction as well as skin tightening that’s pain free, has no down time, is comfortable, and actually works!

Call us at 702.410.9800 to book your complimentary consultation or fill out our consultation form on the right and we will contact you to answer any questions and set up an appointment for you.

Click on this link to subscribe to the Reynolds Plastic Surgery Newsletter to receive special savings emails! 
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