So, You’re Thinking About Smartlipo: The Facts We Want All Patients to Know

Thinking about Smartlipo: The Facts All Patients Should Know

Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive laser liposuction procedure that uses a laser to melt the fat prior to being suctioned from the body. The laser energy also gives patients the added benefit of skin tightening that other therapies don’t offer. Approved by the FDA, it works on both women and men of any skin color, and is safe for women who intend to become pregnant later on. It’s best for people who are within 25 lbs. of their ideal body weight.

Smartlipo may be able to help you sculpt your body and shed stubborn fat.

As a laser-assisted therapy, Smartlipo can help remove unwanted fat, and helps to prevent re-accumulation of fat in treated regions. It’s also designed to sculpt your body and improve your fat-burning capacity. This procedure is most effective on people who aren’t significantly overweight, but still can’t shed that stubborn fat – for example the chin, back, waist, thighs, breasts, and abdomen.

If you’ve spent a lot of time exercising and dieting, but still can’t shed stubborn fat, Smartlipo may be able to help. Your medical history should be discussed with the doctor you are considering to perform your procedure to determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure.

Smartlipo takes just a couple of hours and uses a local anesthesia.

During the Smartlipo procedure a small cannula with a laser fiber threaded through it is inserted under the skin. The laser energy is absorbed by the fat cells causing them to melt and rupture. Once the fat is nicely liquefied aspiration is connected and the fatty fluid is suctioned out of the area. Not only does the laser heat and melt the fat but it also causes tissue coagulation (AKA: skin tightening) and collagen production.

You will continue to see improvement in your skin’s laxity for several months post procedure. The entire process takes up to three hours, depending on the area(s) you are having treated. Different from traditional liposuction, Smartlipo uses local anesthesia rather than general. In some cases if an oral sedative is not taken patients are able to drive themselves home following their procedure.

Smartlipo offers minimal discomfort and a short recovery time.

The area to be treated will be anesthetized with a numbing fluid, so during the liposuction procedure you should only feel some light pressure. Smartlipo is a surgery, while minimally invasive, it’s still a surgical procedure and you should expect some swelling, mild bruising, and tenderness, but it won’t be as significant as with other techniques such as traditional liposuction. Recovery time is usually about 1-2 days, and the swelling generally goes away in a 2-4 weeks. Most patients will begin to see results in about one month post procedure. Full results can take 3-6 months.

If you’re thinking about Smartlipo, we can help you determine if it’s the right procedure for you.

Whether Smartlipo is the right procedure for you will depend on your personal goals, expectations and medical history. While some people make better candidates than others, a lot of it depends on your expectations and the understanding of realistic outcomes. Because of our extensive experience performing Smartlipo procedures, we can tell you that our patients have been very happy with their results.

If you’re looking for ways to sculpt your curves and destroy fat Smartlipo is one of the least invasive, lowest-risk procedures available that offers dramatic results. We’ll work with you to determine if this procedure is the right one for your lifestyle and needs. Find out if you’re a candidate by contacting us today.

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