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What is Smart Lipo 360? Is it Different from Liposuction?

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Smart Lipo 360 is a liposuction procedure for the midsection of the body, which includes the flanks, abdomen, and lower back areas. Completing this procedure 360 degrees around can help create a more natural-looking and balanced appearance. Smart Lipo, also known as Laser Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses heat from lasers to melt away fat as well as stimulate the growth of collagen, which helps tighten the skin.

How Does Smart Lipo 360 Work?

“Lipo 360” is a generic term used to describe the areas the liposuction treats. Smart Lipo 360 is Lipo 360 and is a commonly used procedure to help with body sculpting. During the procedure, the treatment area is injected with a saline solution that contains a local anesthetic to help numb the area. A very small incision is made to allow a tube, or cannula, containing a fiber to be inserted directly into the fat cells to deliver the laser energy and cause the fat cells to burst; the liquified fat is then suctioned out of the body. Different size cannulas can be used depending on the size of the area being treated. Once the swelling begins to fade after treatment, patients will start to see results within a week and full results are expected between 4 to 6 months.

Smart Lipo 360 vs. Liposuction

In general, liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat cells from certain areas of the body. The biggest difference between Liposuction and Smart Lipo 360 is that Lipo 360 can target multiple regions of the abdomen area at once, while Liposuction focuses on a single area at one time. Smart Lipo 360 uses 360-degree liposuction, which results in a more effective and efficient procedure.

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What Are The Benefits of Smart Lipo 360?

The biggest advantage of the Smart Lipo 360 is the end result. The focus of the 360-degree, circumferential procedure helps people achieve a better body shape in less time than traditional liposuction. Tradition liposuction only targets the number of fat cells in one area, instead of the end result of the body shape 360 degrees around the midsection.

Who is a Good Candidate for Smart Lipo 360?

The ideal candidate for Smart Lipo 360 is someone who is looking to target “problem areas” in their body shape. Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss solution, and rather as a way to help shape the body after significant weight loss. Even though Smart Lipo 360 can produce dramatic results, it is important to discuss with your doctor your expectations for your unique situation.

The good news is, that almost anyone who is looking to get rid of unwanted fat will benefit from liposuction. Smart Lipo 360 is a great, reliable option for those who are focused on shaping their entire midsection in just one procedure.

Is Smart Lipo 360 Safe?

Given the technology and medical advancements made to the procedures, Smart Lipo 360 has increased in safety; meaning the procedure is much safer for the thousands of patients who undergo liposuction procedures each year.

As with any surgical procedure, Smart Lipo 360 is not without risks. These risks include allergic reactions, bleeding, bad reactions to anesthesia, and other common issues with surgeries. Due to the need for a longer procedure, Smart Lipo 360 may put more physiological stress on the patient, making it important to discuss this procedure with your doctor and make sure everyone is on the same page and proper preparations are done.

How Much Does Smart Lipo 360 Cost?

Smart Lipo 360 cost depends on the area and the professionals one chooses to go to for the procedure; it also depends on how large of an area is being treated. If one were to want the upper and lower midsection, as well as the waist and hips, worked on, the cost would range anywhere from $5,500 up to $7,500.

The best way to get an accurate cost estimate is to visit your local office and schedule a consultation, where you can discuss with the doctor what areas you’d like to be treated. In addition to your cost estimate, a consultation will also check for any issues that may affect your potential of being a candidate.

Smart Lipo 360 Recovery

Since Smart Lipo 360 is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery and downtime are small, around 3 to 4 days. The heat from the laser used in the device allows for less bleeding, swelling, and bruising; this means there are no stitches needed and healing is faster. Typically, a compression garment will need to be worn for 1 to 4 weeks after the procedure to help with swelling and proper healing. Patients must follow the aftercare instructions given by their doctor in order for the healing process to be done correctly.

Ultimately, how long recovery will take, depends on how large or small the cannulas used were during the procedure. Larger cannulas, like in Liposuction, cause more tissue damage, meaning a longer recovery time, whereas a smaller cannula, like in Smart Lipo 360, does less tissue damage, calling for a shorter recovery time.