SmartLipo, or Ultrasonic Liposuction, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasonic energy to liquefy fat tissue and suction it out of the body without surgery. It’s intended to be an alternative to liposuction and other invasive surgical procedures like tummy tucks and bypasses. But it’s not meant to be a one-time cure-all; rather, it’s designed to be repeated as necessary, based on your goals. That said, how can you keep the results you get from SmartLipo? Learn about this here!
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a non-invasive body contouring procedure used to treat localized fat deposits. One of its main benefits is targeting specific areas, unlike traditional liposuction. This means you have greater control over what parts of your body you would like to improve. The procedure only involves lasers, which heat up and destroy fat cells.
Results aren’t immediate, but they will undoubtedly become more noticeable over time. While it’s impossible to know what kind of results you can expect, your provider can give you a better idea based on your body type and other factors. The procedure is completely painless, with most patients saying they barely feel anything at all during treatment. The procedure also has minimal downtime associated with it.
Why Should I Get SmartLipo?
Because it’s non-invasive, there’s no harm in trying out SmartLipo to see if it’s right for you. Talk to your doctor or surgeon about whether or not it would be a good fit for you, and they may even be able to show you what results look like. If they think that it would benefit you and give you better results than other methods, why wouldn’t you go ahead with it?
To reduce your discomfort and keep swelling down, try consuming OTC painkillers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil). Make sure to take them with water for optimal absorption. Most patients only feel mild discomfort for a few days following their treatment. But if you’re still feeling sore even after that, talk to our staff about ways we can help you manage any lingering symptoms.
It’s important to understand that no procedure is without some degree of risk, and SmartLipo is no exception. Although rare, there’s a chance you could experience serious complications. If your post-procedure symptoms are severe or don’t improve after taking painkillers, seek immediate medical attention from your doctor.
You can expect some light bruising and swelling, which will likely be worse right after your procedure. The doctor will apply cold packs to help minimize pain and swelling. They’ll also give you a prescription for pain medication, though you may choose not to take it or only use it sparingly. Ask your doctor about their follow-up care plan so that you know what to expect over the coming days and weeks.
You’ll also likely notice some changes in your body. Following a fat-reduction procedure, you may see areas of loose skin that need tightening. The good news is that your plastic surgeon can use liposuction and/or a tissue-tightening laser procedure to help smooth these areas out, so they look their best. However, keep in mind that results are not immediate—it may take some time before your body fully heals.
SmartLipo is an excellent choice for body contouring. It is often preferable to other technologies because of its precision. But, what about fat cells that are still present after a SmartLipo procedure? Here’s what you need to know.
There are some cases in which a SmartLipo procedure won’t give you exactly what you’re looking for. Fat cells remain in your body after SmartLipo, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t effective. The fat cells removed are important to consider concerning your overall health. While they may be slightly more difficult to burn off than regular fat, there are other strategies you can use for weight loss.
After a SmartLipo procedure, you’ll need to change your diet and exercise to lose fat from your body. If you eat healthier foods, follow a weight loss plan, and increase your exercise routine (especially cardiovascular activity), you’ll have a shot at losing that stubborn fat that is left behind after SmartLipo.
How to Ensure That I Get Good Results From This Procedure?
Once you’ve undergone SmartLipo, you’ll want to ensure that your results last for years. Here are some tips for keeping your best results as long as possible. Avoid crazy dieting. It’s important to avoid dieting during and after any liposuction procedure to preserve your results. Most people gain weight after dieting because they fall back into old habits. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet, but nothing crazy.
Regularly exercise. Also important is regular exercise. Exercise not only burns calories but helps keep your body toned and supple even if you’re trying to lose weight, which will help retain the look of your results.
Avoid major diet changes. Any significant change in your diet, such as switching to a low-carb or ketogenic diet, will most likely make you gain weight. Not only that but doing so may cause your body to store fat differently than it did before your liposuction procedure.
Eat clean. It’s important to maintain a balanced healthy diet. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Reduce carbs, sugars, and fats. Make sure you consume lean protein with plenty of water throughout the day.
Most people gain weight from unhealthy lifestyles, so it’s important to correct that following SmartLipo or the results won’t stick. While your body is healing, take advantage of that time to eat right, exercise, and help make your new healthy lifestyle a permanent one!