James R. Benjamin, M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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7507 Old Chapel Drive, Bowie Maryland 20715
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Dr. James R. Benjamin is featured on this amazing video that will educate you on how you can have the beautiful contoured body that you desire.
Dr. Benjamin is one of the leading Smartlipo™ Representatives in the Maryland/Wash DC area that provides training on the Smartlipo™ system to other cosmetic surgeons.
As more women and men want to look and feel better about themselves, body contouring and lipo-sculpture continue to grow in popularity, making liposuction the most popular cosmetic surgery performed today. SmartLipo™ is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system to offer a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for the removal of fat. Using a high-powered laser, Smartlipo™ is a new Laser Body Sculpting procedure with less down time and side effects than traditional liposuction.
If you’re seeking a cutting-edge, highly effective method to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many surgical techniques, then laser technology is definitely the technique you’ll want to consider. Routinely used in dental procedures, lasik eye surgery, reconstructive work and cosmetic procedures – including liposuction – laser technology is what sets SmartLipo apart from its competition. The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Precise and safe, today’s medical-grade lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range. SmartLipo is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits under the patient’s skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed through a tiny incision in the skin by the surgeon. The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body.
In general, the ideal candidate: (1) is in good health, exercises regularly, is within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight; (2) has one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have responded poorly to diet and exercise; and (3) is bothered by these fatty areas, and is motivated to get rid of them permanently. Your doctor will review the benefits and risks of SmartLipo with you during your consultation. He will assess whether you are a candidate with respect to your medical health, and he will clarify what SmartLipo could do for you. Generally, SmartLipo might be right for you if you don’t have a lot of time to spend in recovery. Smartlipo patients can return to work in as little as 2 days, but more typically after a week. Bandages are removed 1 – 2 days after that.
A compression garment needs to be worn for 6 weeks following surgery to help minimize swelling and fluid collecting in pockets, known as seromas. Though this is not a guarantee that you will not develop a seroma, it does help minimize the risk. Should a seroma develop in the post-op period, it can be drained with simple needle aspiration.
You’ve worked hard to eat right and exercise, yet you still can’t lose those “love handles” or other fat deposits you consider unsightly. Human fat, or adipose tissue, can be very hard to get rid of through exercise and diet alone. SmartLipo can be a relatively simple solution to remove stubborn fat permanently.
You want to have a procedure with equipment that is FDA approved. The Smartlipo laser by Cynosure was approved in November of 2006, and makes SmartLipo one of the fastest growing, safest procedures performed by plastic surgeons today.
Liposuction removes fat cells. These cells are gone, but not all the fat cells can be removed, nor should they be if possible. This could result in circulation issues of the skin, greater irregularities of the skin, or even loss of skin. Those remaining fat cells will still enlarge if you gain weight. However, because there are fewer in that area, the increase in the area that was liposuction will not expand as rapidly. Other areas not suctioned will increase in size as a result of the weight gain. That location is not predictable.
You want permanent results. – Once the fat is removed from a particular area of the body, it will never return. If you gain fat in the future, it will be deposited elsewhere on your body.
If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for SmartLipo™. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with current and reliable information, so they can make safe and reasonable decision about surgery.
If you would like to enhance your appearance with a SmartLipo™ procedure or if you simply have questions , please call us today to schedule a consultation. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the most current information to you and the help you achieve the best results.