SMART Procedures

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What are SMART Procedures?

SMART procedures include liposuction, bodytite and Morpheus 8 microneedling. They are minimally invasive treatments, done under local, in my office with no downtime.

Why choose Dr. Whitfield?

Dr. Robert Whitfield is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality care and performs Morpheus microneedling with extreme attention to detail to achieve results that exceed your expectations.
Listed as a Texas Super Doctor and in Best Doctors in America, you can be confident that your treatment is being performed by a leader in the field of non-surgical aesthetics, and you will experience arguably the best microneedling Austin has to offer.

"Because no two individuals are the same, cosmetic enhancement must be approached with meticulous precision and personalized care." – Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS Plastic Surgeon – Austin, TX

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or simply lipo, is a type of fat-removal procedure used in plastic surgery. Evidence does not support an effect on weight beyond a couple of months and does not appear to affect obesity-related problems. In the United States, liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery.

What is Bodytite?

BodyTite is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure delivering results previously only achieved through more excisional surgical procedures. Bodytite, powered by directional radiofrequency (RF), provides contraction of the dermis, subdermal connective tissue, and adipose tissue coagulation. 

Controls heating to ensure that treatment results are consistent, avoiding over-treated or under-treated areas.
Real time temperature monitoring in deep fat areas and on the skin surface.
Directional RF builds a temperature profile providing different treatment modalities for each tissue layer, from the deep fat layer up to the skin’s surface.

What is Morpheus 8 Microneedling?

Morpheus8 is a safe and effective minimally invasive modular RF fractional solution for full body subdermal adipose remodeling.

Morpheus8 delivers the deepest fractional treatments available, penetrating subdermal tissue up to 8mm (7mm + 1mm thermal profile).
The ability to target tissue sequentially at three levels, in millisecond intervals, allows for a significant reduction in treatment times, minimizes skin injury, increases treatment uniformity, and enables customized full body fractional procedures.
Safe on skin types up to and including VI with little risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which is common with other resurfacing methods.

What type of SMART Procedures do I offer?

SMART Tummy Tuck
SMART Cellulite
SMART Thighs

The SMART Tummy Tuck

The SMART Tummy Tuck is a layered approach which includes liposuction to the stomach area along with bodytite and microneedling.

Liposuction is traditionally done to decrease or debulk an area with stubborn fat. What makes a good liposuction result? Basically its your age. When you're young your elasticity is high and your collagen levels are high in your skin, and everything looks great when you have liposuction. As you age, your skin will become more lax. So if someone has accumulated fat in stubborn areas in the abdomen, we can perform liposuction, but how can we get a better skin tightening result to just liposuction?  

If we use equipment to tighten the skin, we can get about 30% more skin tightening. So body tite can be done through a small opening inside the inner diameter of the belly button and these can be hidden very easily. Once I fill the abdomen with fluid, before liposuction, I can do bodytite. 

I use a layer of ultrasound gel to protect the skin when using bodytite. Bodytite is like a pair of electrified forceps, one limb goes beneath the skin one is above the skin. I treat these areas like a pie chart, doing it in quadrants. We use a thermographic camera to evaluate the intensity of the treatment along with the feedback of the machine. After a limited treatment time, I actually tighten the skin in real time. I then perform liposuction. I thin this out, debulk the area, without a great deal of concern to loosen the skin too much.

At the end, when everything is cleansed and closed (the incisions for bodytite and liposuction cannula). I glue everything shut so there is limited chance for any type of bacterial infection., then we will do microneedling. I will start with Morpheus 8 Microneedling at different depths, 4mm usually sometimes 3mm . If there is a lot of stretchmarks, I like to use Fractora Microneedling. Its a fixed microneedling device but it really works on superficial issues like stretchmarks.  This takes a couple of hours in the office under local.

The SMART Tummy Tuck is a new way to achieve a fat reduction, along with skin tightening to prevent loose skin. I can also perform this layered approach to the arms, thighs, knees, butt and legs. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as well as stretch marks.

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