Smartlipo Triplex Laser Liposuction Atlanta

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Smartlipo Triplex Laser Liposuction Atlanta

Getting Smartlipo in Atlanta

Smartlipo, also known as laser lipolysis, is laser-assisted liposuction. It is much less invasive than traditional liposuction with far less downtime, but with dramatic results. Smartlipo is ideal for patients wanting to get rid of troublesome bulges they have not been able to lose with diet and exercise.

Smartlipo was approved by the FDA in 2006 as the first laser to be used for laser assisted liposuction. We began our Smartlipo Atlanta Liposuction program in 2008 when we saw enough data and results to know this was one of the best laser liposuction procedures available. The same still holds true today.

At WIFH, we have performed over 10,000 Smartlipo procedures. We can treat almost any area of the body including the abdomen area, flanks, thighs (inner and outer), bra fat, flanks, arms, male chests and chins.

Smartlipo is done under local anesthesia so you are awake and aware during the entire process. The Smartlipo laser gently melts the fat before suctioning it from the body. Since we have melted the fat before suctioning it out, we are able to use tiny instruments thus preventing excessive tissue trauma. We do NOT use an IV nor do we use any injected sedation.

The heating and melting of the fat prior to removal, provides another potential added benefit of skin tightening. In fact, Smartlipo is the only liposuction technique on the market that can also tighten the skin.

At WIFH, we use the Smartlipo Triplex version of Smartlipo — the strongest and latest version of the laser available today. It allows the use of three wavelengths of laser, which can be used independently or in combination. This is very important to keep in mind as lower powered machines cannot deliver enough deep tissue heating to provide skin tightening.

When it comes to risk, the topic of anesthesia is a very important one, as most of the complications you hear about that take place during liposuction procedures are due to the use of general anesthesia or IV sedation which we do not use.

We use local anesthesia, a mixture of lidocaine, epinephrine and sodium bi-carbonate to thoroughly numb/anesthetize the area to be treated with Smartlipo. Local anesthesia is the safest form of anesthesia and its effects last many hours post procedure decreasing the need for narcotic pain medications after surgery. If you are feeling a bit anxious about having a procedure done while you are awake we do give you the option of taking an oral sedative prior to beginning your procedure.

SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF ANY PROCEDURE WE PERFORM AT WIFH. NOT ONE OF OUR PATIENTS HAS EVER NEEDED TO VISIT THE HOSPITAL OR EMERGENCY ROOM FOR ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO THEIR SMARTLIPO PROCEDURE.

6-8 Weeks Before Your Procedure

  • Prospective patients can best prepare for Smartlipo by keeping these tips in mind:
    Eat healthy and prepare for new lifestyle changes. Smartlipo is not a weight loss procedure. Results are permanent as long as you maintain them.
  • Discuss any medications you’re taking with your doctor, including supplements. At WIFH, you should provide this information to Dr. Kulkin at the time of your consultation.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Try to stop smoking at least 6 weeks out from the procedure. Smokers tend to heal slower, so we recommend you stop smoking, but you can still have the procedure if you are a smoker.

Pre-Operative Visit

  • In some cases preoperative blood-work may be requested. You can either return to our office for those or we can send you out to a laboratory closest to you. There is no additional cost to you for these labs.

One Week Before Your Procedure

  • Discontinue taking fish oils and daily supplements. These tend to thin the blood. Multi-vitamins are fine to continue to take.
  • Always check with your surgeon about any medications that you are taking. Some doctors may require that you discontinue use prior to surgery or they may request clearance/permission from your prescribing or primary care physician.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, mega doses of Vitamin E, Aleve, or herbal medications. They tend to thin your blood which can lead to unnecessary bleeding and bruising.

The Day of Your Treatment

Since we know the idea of being awake during the procedure does make some patients a little anxious we can prescribe a mild pain and anti-anxiety medicines to take, just prior to the procedure.

These medications are not for pain management but simply to relax you. If you opt not to take these medications you are able to drive yourself home. Roughly 85% of our patients do this procedure with no oral medications and they all do great.

You are able to eat and drink prior to your procedure as we are not putting you to sleep. In fact, we encourage you to eat a light meal before coming to the office so the oral medication (if you choose to take them) does not cause you to have an upset stomach.

Smartlipo procedures are performed right in our office under the direct care of Dr. Kulkin. It is important to note that no one but Dr. Kulkin performs any of the surgical procedures at WIFH.

Patients are wide awake and talking throughout the procedure. We understand the thought of being awake while getting Smartlipo may make some people feel very anxious, but rest assured, your comfort and safety is our number one priority.

Pain/Discomfort

While you are awake and aware during the procedure you are not in any pain. A lidocaine solution is used to completely numb the treatment area. Our patients are very comfortable during the procedure, you will only feel pressure and movement. Many of our patients talk on their phones or listening to music while getting Smartlipo.

Treatment Duration

Once the area is fully numb, very tiny incisions are placed in the skin, these incisions are approximately 1/8″ and a micro-cannula, that encases the laser fiber is inserted underneath the skin. The lasers heat energy simultaneously melts the fat and tightens the skin. The liquefied fatty fluid is then suctioned out of the body.

Depending on the area or areas of the body being treated the actual procedure could last 30 minutes to 2 hours or more. Example: a chin will take approximately 30 minutes and an abdomen will take 1.5-2 hours.

At the completion of the procedure the tiny incisions are closed with sutures and you are helped into your compression garment. You will wear the garment for three weeks post procedure.

WIFH patients are all able to walk out of the office, and the majority even drive themselves home. However, do expect some recovery for this procedure. Expect to feel sore for the next several days after the procedure, which might feel like you have done a major workout but it should not hinder your daily activity.

It is also normal to experience some fluid drainage from the lower incision sites for the first day or two after the procedure. You should be able to return to work in a few days or even the next day.

Recovery time will vary from patient-to-patient. You can return to exercise as soon as you feel up to it, but always listen to your body. High impact exercise, like running, may not feel comfortable for a couple of weeks. You can experience minimal bruising and some swelling, which will dissipate over the next few weeks following the procedure. While you will begin to see results as soon as the swelling goes away (which is around that 1 month mark) final results can take up to 6 months post procedure. You will just continue to look better and better week after week.

We believe it is critical for anyone considering a surgical procedure to personally meet with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure. For this reason, you will have a personal, complimentary consultation with Dr. Kulkin to discuss your goals and to learn more about Smartlipo.

He will assess the area(s) you are interested in improving with Smartlipo, and make recommendations for treatment. He will also take a comprehensive medical history so that we are aware of any health issues you may have. You can be assured, if Smartlipo is not right for you he will tell you! Our goal for every patient is for them to be happy with their results, so we want to be sure this procedure aligns with your expectations.

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo, also known as laser lipolysis, is laser-assisted liposuction. It is much less invasive than traditional liposuction with far less downtime, but with dramatic results. Smartlipo is ideal for patients wanting to get rid of troublesome bulges they have not been able to lose with diet and exercise.

Smartlipo was approved by the FDA in 2006 as the first laser to be used for laser assisted liposuction. We began our Smartlipo Atlanta Liposuction program in 2008 when we saw enough data and results to know this was one of the best laser liposuction procedures available. The same still holds true today.

At WIFH, we have performed over 10,000 Smartlipo procedures. We can treat almost any area of the body including the abdomen area, flanks, thighs (inner and outer), bra fat, flanks, arms, male chests and chins.

How Does Smartlipo Work?

Smartlipo is done under local anesthesia so you are awake and aware during the entire process. The Smartlipo laser gently melts the fat before suctioning it from the body. Since we have melted the fat before suctioning it out, we are able to use tiny instruments thus preventing excessive tissue trauma. We do NOT use an IV nor do we use any injected sedation.

The heating and melting of the fat prior to removal, provides another potential added benefit of skin tightening. In fact, Smartlipo is the only liposuction technique on the market that can also tighten the skin.

At WIFH, we use the Smartlipo Triplex version of Smartlipo — the strongest and latest version of the laser available today. It allows the use of three wavelengths of laser, which can be used independently or in combination. This is very important to keep in mind as lower powered machines cannot deliver enough deep tissue heating to provide skin tightening.

What are the Risks/Side Effects?

When it comes to risk, the topic of anesthesia is a very important one, as most of the complications you hear about that take place during liposuction procedures are due to the use of general anesthesia or IV sedation which we do not use.

We use local anesthesia, a mixture of lidocaine, epinephrine and sodium bi-carbonate to thoroughly numb/anesthetize the area to be treated with Smartlipo. Local anesthesia is the safest form of anesthesia and its effects last many hours post procedure decreasing the need for narcotic pain medications after surgery. If you are feeling a bit anxious about having a procedure done while you are awake we do give you the option of taking an oral sedative prior to beginning your procedure.

SAFETY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF ANY PROCEDURE WE PERFORM AT WIFH. NOT ONE OF OUR PATIENTS HAS EVER NEEDED TO VISIT THE HOSPITAL OR EMERGENCY ROOM FOR ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY RELATED TO THEIR SMARTLIPO PROCEDURE.

Preparing for Smartlipo

6-8 Weeks Before Your Procedure

  • Prospective patients can best prepare for Smartlipo by keeping these tips in mind:
    Eat healthy and prepare for new lifestyle changes. Smartlipo is not a weight loss procedure. Results are permanent as long as you maintain them.
  • Discuss any medications you’re taking with your doctor, including supplements. At WIFH, you should provide this information to Dr. Kulkin at the time of your consultation.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Try to stop smoking at least 6 weeks out from the procedure. Smokers tend to heal slower, so we recommend you stop smoking, but you can still have the procedure if you are a smoker.

Pre-Operative Visit

  • In some cases preoperative blood-work may be requested. You can either return to our office for those or we can send you out to a laboratory closest to you. There is no additional cost to you for these labs.

One Week Before Your Procedure

  • Discontinue taking fish oils and daily supplements. These tend to thin the blood. Multi-vitamins are fine to continue to take.
  • Always check with your surgeon about any medications that you are taking. Some doctors may require that you discontinue use prior to surgery or they may request clearance/permission from your prescribing or primary care physician.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, mega doses of Vitamin E, Aleve, or herbal medications. They tend to thin your blood which can lead to unnecessary bleeding and bruising.

The Day of Your Treatment

Since we know the idea of being awake during the procedure does make some patients a little anxious we can prescribe a mild pain and anti-anxiety medicines to take, just prior to the procedure.

These medications are not for pain management but simply to relax you. If you opt not to take these medications you are able to drive yourself home. Roughly 85% of our patients do this procedure with no oral medications and they all do great.

You are able to eat and drink prior to your procedure as we are not putting you to sleep. In fact, we encourage you to eat a light meal before coming to the office so the oral medication (if you choose to take them) does not cause you to have an upset stomach.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Smartlipo procedures are performed right in our office under the direct care of Dr. Kulkin. It is important to note that no one but Dr. Kulkin performs any of the surgical procedures at WIFH.

Patients are wide awake and talking throughout the procedure. We understand the thought of being awake while getting Smartlipo may make some people feel very anxious, but rest assured, your comfort and safety is our number one priority.

Pain/Discomfort

While you are awake and aware during the procedure you are not in any pain. A lidocaine solution is used to completely numb the treatment area. Our patients are very comfortable during the procedure, you will only feel pressure and movement. Many of our patients talk on their phones or listening to music while getting Smartlipo.

Treatment Duration

Once the area is fully numb, very tiny incisions are placed in the skin, these incisions are approximately 1/8″ and a micro-cannula, that encases the laser fiber is inserted underneath the skin. The lasers heat energy simultaneously melts the fat and tightens the skin. The liquefied fatty fluid is then suctioned out of the body.

Depending on the area or areas of the body being treated the actual procedure could last 30 minutes to 2 hours or more. Example: a chin will take approximately 30 minutes and an abdomen will take 1.5-2 hours.

Smartlipo Recovery Time

At the completion of the procedure the tiny incisions are closed with sutures and you are helped into your compression garment. You will wear the garment for three weeks post procedure.

WIFH patients are all able to walk out of the office, and the majority even drive themselves home. However, do expect some recovery for this procedure. Expect to feel sore for the next several days after the procedure, which might feel like you have done a major workout but it should not hinder your daily activity.

It is also normal to experience some fluid drainage from the lower incision sites for the first day or two after the procedure. You should be able to return to work in a few days or even the next day.

Recovery time will vary from patient-to-patient. You can return to exercise as soon as you feel up to it, but always listen to your body. High impact exercise, like running, may not feel comfortable for a couple of weeks. You can experience minimal bruising and some swelling, which will dissipate over the next few weeks following the procedure. While you will begin to see results as soon as the swelling goes away (which is around that 1 month mark) final results can take up to 6 months post procedure. You will just continue to look better and better week after week.

Smartlipo Consultations

We believe it is critical for anyone considering a surgical procedure to personally meet with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure. For this reason, you will have a personal, complimentary consultation with Dr. Kulkin to discuss your goals and to learn more about Smartlipo.

He will assess the area(s) you are interested in improving with Smartlipo, and make recommendations for treatment. He will also take a comprehensive medical history so that we are aware of any health issues you may have. You can be assured, if Smartlipo is not right for you he will tell you! Our goal for every patient is for them to be happy with their results, so we want to be sure this procedure aligns with your expectations.

Smartlipo FAQs

Who Are Good Candidates for Smartlipo?

There are two types of patients for Smartlipo – Ideal and Not Ideal. The ideal candidate for Smartlipo is in good health, and not typically more than 25 pounds over their ideal body weight. As with everything, there are always exceptions. This procedure was really designed for those hard to lose areas that you just can’t seem to get rid of with diet and exercise. We’ve heard all the frustrating stories so you are not alone.

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Is Smartlipo safe for all skin types?

Regardless of ethnicity, Smartlipo does not impact skin color or increase the possibility of complications. Our patients represent 52 different countries from around the world, all with unique skin types and we have treated them all safely with exceptional results.

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Is Smartlipo better than traditional liposuction?

After performing more than 10,000 procedures we have no doubt that laser assisted liposuction is better than traditional liposuction for most people. Patients experience less bruising because Smartlipo is a gentler technique causing less tissue trauma to the skin resulting in bruising. You also have a few days of downtime rather than weeks or months.

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Smartlipo Pricing

Body Part Price Range*
Abdomen (includes: upper, middle, lower, sides and waistline) $4,500 – $7,000
Inner Thighs $3,600 – $4,600
Outer Thighs or Saddle Bags $3,000 – $4,500
Chin $2,500 – $4,000
Flanks $3,600 – $4,200
Bra Fat $3,800 – $4,800
Men’s Chest $3,900 – $4,600
Arms $3,700 – $4,300

*This chart is not a complete list of the areas we can perform Smartlipo on; rather it is a list of our most popular areas. *This is simply a price range. For accurate pricing please schedule a consultation so that Dr. Kulkin can evaluate your particular case. *Custom pricing and discounts are extended when having multiple areas done. This will be determined during consultation.

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