Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse does both SmartLipo and traditional liposuction frequently, will advise which you are a candidate for, and which will give you better results. Typically, Smartlipo has the advantages of a small incision and less bruising .,. but it may not be for everyone. Liposuction is the removal of fat from different ares of the body using suction through a cannula, or tube. Smartlipo uses laser heat energy to melt the fat and then traditional liposuction is used to remove the melted fat and other remaining fluid. Deciding which technique will give the best results depends on the location, the amount of fat to remove, skin quality and other factors. At Port City Plastic Surgery’s accredited surgery facility, we own our own equipment and make all of our choices and purchases based on what will give the best results for our patients. This means that our facility is actually safer than a hospital, where doctors are not in control of what equipment they will use. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse in Charleston, South Carolina. We are here to help.