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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon on Benefits of Liposuction Alternative

Dr. Petti Utilizes an Innovative Skin Tightening Technology Called SmartLipo Triplex(TM) at Her Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Practice

TORRANCE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Dr. Christine A. Petti, a board-certified plastic surgeon and featured contributor on "The Doctors," is dedicated to helping her Los Angeles plastic surgery patients achieve their cosmetic goals while minimizing risk and maximizing results. The liposuction alternative known as SmartLipo Triplex™ allows her to achieve those goals by specifically targeting localized areas of fat resistant to traditional weight loss methods.

SmartLipo Triplex™ is an all-in-one laser system that allows surgeons to provide:

  • More efficient laser lipolysis
  • Targeted heating for faster recovery
  • Tissue tightening for areas of skin laxity
  • Treatments for small, isolated areas of the body
  • Treatments for axillary sweat glands associated with hyperhidrosis

According to Dr. Petti, the ideal SmartLipo Triplex™ candidate is a patient who has "localized areas of excess fat, or what is commonly termed 'pockets of fat,' in a 'problem' area of the body that is resistant to weight loss, muscle toning, and exercise." Coined by Dr. Petti as "sticky fat," these areas of excess weight cannot be controlled through traditional means. They may be genetic, therefore more difficult to eliminate.

The Los Angeles plastic surgeon highlights that one unique characteristic of SmartLipo Triplex™ is the technique's ability to utilize specific wavelengths of light that can melt fat to permit more precise body contouring. In addition, the procedure simultaneously tightens the skin and can be used in areas of mild to moderate skin laxity, preventing the need for excess skin removal along with the resultant scars, longer recovery, and higher risks for the entire operative procedure.

SmartLipo Triplex™ can be used to refine the results of liposuction in difficult areas of the body such as:

  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Inner thighs
  • Back
  • Arms/shoulders

In certain instances, Dr. Petti says the results from SmartLipo Triplex™ are improved over those of traditional liposuction because she is able to use a small fiber that allows her to access areas of the body the large and inflexible cannulas of traditional liposuction cannot reach. This added maneuverability permits her to execute more tailored body contouring, yielding an overall smoother, more natural shape.

About Christine A. Petti, MD, FACS

Dr. Christine Petti is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Notre Dame University and earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia where she was named "Best Surgical Resident." In addition to serving on the surgical staff of both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Little Company of Mary Hospital, Dr. Petti is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Patient's Guide to Body Contouring and has authored many scientific articles in plastic surgery.

Dr. Petti is available for interview upon request.

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