ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - Marcia Ormsby, MD is announcing the addition of high definition liposuction to her practice. SmartLipo™ is a state-of-the-art technique that uses a medical grade laser to break down fat deposits in specifically targeted areas of the body, including the face, neck, hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach. Dr. Ormsby says adding a body contouring procedure as an alternative to the traditional surgical procedure is important to her because it allows her to accommodate the needs of a wider range of patients, whether they are looking for a less-invasive procedure with less recovery time, or are not yet prepared to commit to a surgical procedure.

Originally approved by the FDA in 2006, SmartLipo™ is manufactured by Cynosure, a leading developer of light-based aesthetic medical treatment systems. The laser liposuction treatment uses a pen-sized instrument called a cannula that resembles a hollow pen, through which a small laser is fed. Dr. Ormsby says she creates a small incision and then inserts the cannula and the laser, which liquefies the fat cells in the targeted areas and shrinks the skin, thereby creating a smoother, more contoured aesthetic appearance: "Only the laser can reduce cellulite, by cutting the fibers that create it, and can shrink the skin by targeting the under surface of the skin, tightening it." She adds that because of the size of the cannula, the risk of bruising is decreased, which can result in a quicker recovery.

The Annapolis plastic surgeon says SmartLipo™ is designed for people who are in good physical shape, and generally satisfied with their appearance outside of areas that are commonly resistant to diet and exercise. Regardless of whether she is building the body's musculature, toning the stomach to create a defined "six-pack," or slimming arms and thighs, Dr. Ormsby says SmartLipo™ is a versatile system that can help patients achieve the aesthetic appearance they want and increase their confidence in their bodies.

"Most patients come into the office saying 'I cannot lose anymore weight; I don't eat very much; I work out and cannot change my contours.' For many people these statements are true as we are born with a certain number of fat cells. When people become obese, those cells divide, rendering more fat cells than ever. The only way to get rid of them is through surgery. Then, patients can maintain their weight and realize an improved body contour. The body will begin to feel comfortable with less fat and a patient's appetite will support the new weight. Lipoplasty is the most common surgery performed, today, worldwide."

About Marcia V. Ormsby

After earning her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Marcia Ormsby completed her general surgery residency at the State University of New York. She then completed her specialty plastic and reconstructive training at New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Ormsby is a published writer and active lobbyist for women's health issues, and speaks nationally on a variety of cosmetic enhancement topics.

Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery is located at 116 Defense Hwy., Suite 500, Annapolis, MD 21401, and can be reached at (410) 224-1144. Dr. Ormsby and her team can also be found online at or the practice's Annapolis Plastic Surgery Facebook page.

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