Beverly Hills Office
9025 Wilshire Blvd Suite 202
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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40963 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591
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8916 San Bernadino Rd #110
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
SmartLipo in San Diego – Dr. Stuart Kincaid
Serving La Jolla, Temecula and Murrieta Patients
As a leading San Diego, Temecula, Murrieta and La Jolla plastic surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid is dedicated to remaining abreast of the latest advancements in the field of . This is why he is especially proud to offer patients the state-of-the-art body contouring procedure, SmartLipo in San Diego. This treatment helps patients enhance the appearance of various body areas with minimal discomfort and almost no downtime. Please read on to learn more about SmartLipo and the treatment approach of the renowned San Diego SmartLipo expert, Dr. Stuart Kincaid.
SmartLipo: What Is It?
SmartLipo is a novel form of liposuction that uses laser energy to effectively remove body fat while promoting tissue healing and skin tightening. Also referred to as laser-assisted lipolysis, SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia and requires less than one hour to complete. During SmartLipo procedure, Dr. Kincaid creates several tiny incisions in the skin, through which he inserts a cannula equipped with a special laser fiber. The laser delivers very precise pulses of energy to the fat cells, causing their membranes to burst, releasing the oily substance inside. The cannula (a small tube about 2mm in diameter) is then used to suction this substance out of the body.
Because only local anesthesia is used during the SmartLipo procedure, this approach cancels the risks associated with general anesthesia and greatly reduces the recovery time. In fact, many of Dr. Kincaid's San Diego / La Jolla SmartLipo patients are able to return to work the same day, which is why this procedure is sometimes referred to as a “lunchtime liposuction.” In addition, the laser energy used during SmartLipo surgery promotes blood vessel coagulation, which reduces bleeding and significantly decreases swelling and bruising. The laser also promotes skin tightening, which is important after liposuction as the skin needs to shrink in order to adjust to the slimmer body contours.
SmartLipo in San Diego: Is It For Me?
In order to achieve the best possible aesthetic results, Dr. Kincaid recommends SmartLipo for individuals who are at a normal weight and have sufficiently firm skin. Generally, patients should be within 25 pounds of their ideal weight to be considered candidates for liposuction. This is because SmartLipo is not a weight loss procedure and cannot remove very large amounts of fatty tissue. However, SmartLipo can effectively eliminate localized fatty tissue deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet. As one of the most experienced San Diego SmartLipo surgeons, Dr. Kincaid uses this procedure to remove redundant fatty tissue from the hips, buttocks, stomach, legs, arms, neck and face.
The first step of SmartLipo procedure is administration of local anesthesia, which means that the treated area is numbed while the patient remains awake. Next, Dr. Kincaid creates several incisions that are only several millimeters long around the targeted area. He uses these incisions to insert the laser-assisted cannula and gently remove the fatty tissue deposits. After the procedure is completed, he removes the cannula and closes the incisions. Most patients experience very little discomfort and are able to return to their daily routines almost immediately. However, Dr. Kincaid usually recommends that they rest and return to work within one to two days following a SmartLipo procedure. The stitches and bandages are usually removed one to two weeks after the surgery, after which time the tiny surgical incisions fade and become virtually unnoticeable.
Consulting Your San Diego SmartLipo Surgeon
If you are feeling self-conscious due to fatty tissue pockets that do not lessen in spite of your exercise and diet efforts, you might be a good candidate for SmartLipo in San Diego. In addition to offering SmartLipo, Dr. Kincaid is pleased to offer PAL liposuction, another minimally invasive treatment. Please peruse our contact page to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid today. He will carefully evaluate your overall health, skin condition and body contouring needs in order to recommend a treatment plan that will deliver the best possible aesthetic results.
In addition to performing SmartLipo in Temecula, San Diego and the surrounding area, Dr. Kincaid is also well known for offering tummy tuck, liposuction, thigh lift and male breast reduction patients exemplary care in a safe, comfortable environment. He is also regarded as an exceptionally gifted Laguna Beach and Oceanside plastic surgeon specialist.