SmartLipo (Laser Liposuction)
As the first laser device approved by the FDA for destroying fat and firming skin, SmartLipo (laser liposuction) is on the cutting edge of liposuction technology today. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive surgical method that provides the patient with less downtime and better results after just one treatment*. Our surgeons are experts in this procedure and have consistent, excellent results*.
How SmartLipo Works to Remove Fat*
SmartLipo uses high-powered lasers to melt fat cells through the skin to achieve dramatic results*. During this procedure, a minuscule cannula, which contains a laser fiber, is inserted through a small incision in the patient’s skin. The laser’s high energy breaks down and liquefies the fat cells making them easy to suction out. While contouring the body, the power of the laser also stimulates the skin and promotes new collagen growth for firmer skin (neocollagenesis) thereby reducing skin dimpling; hence, also alleviating unwanted cellulite*.
SmartLipo is considered a minimally invasive procedure because it is done under local anesthesia and uses smaller instruments. Laser usage causes surrounding blood vessels to close (coagulate) on contact, thereby promotes less bleeding, swelling and bruising*. Risks are lessened and the procedure is therefore considered to be extremely safe and effective*.
Body Areas Treated Using SmartLipo
SmartLipo (laser liposuction) can treat many body areas with unwanted fat such as: chin, neck, upper arms, male breasts, abdomen, love handles, back, buttocks, thighs, and knees*.
SmartLipo Treatment Length
Most patients usually require only one SmartLipo treatment. The session length varies from 45 minutes to 1 hour for each area to be treated*.
Post SmartLipo Care
After the SmartLipo session, wearing a compression garment for a short length of time, depending on the body area and the number of areas that were treated, will help skin adjust to the new shape*. This close-fitting elastic garment can also reduce swelling*. After the surgery, rest and relaxation is recommended, and gradually, normal activities can be resumed. Strenuous exercise or hot tubs should be avoided for a few days. Within 48 hours of procedure, however, the patient will be able to go back to work*.
The Amazing SmartLipo Results*
SmartLipo results are visible immediately; and the patient’s body shape will continue to improve over a period of several months*. SmartLipo promotes tissue coagulation resulting in tissue tightening*. One of the greatest benefits of SmartLipo is that it provides long lasting results*. Since adults do not produce new fat cells, if a patient gains weight, the existing fat cells just expand so the new weight will be distributed in different parts of the body; and not the area that was treated*.
Our surgeons are true experts in the SmartLipo (laser liposuction) procedure and look forward to help achieve a better you.