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Smartlipo™ is a revolutionary new procedure that uses a laser to vaporize localized fat, commonly referred to as laser liposuction. A very thin tube containing the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted in targeted fatty areas through a small incision. The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. The laser literally melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. The incision is so small that no stitches are required and there are no scars. Patients are given a local anesthetic and stay awake throughout the short procedure. The laser energy also interacts with the dermis causing the collagen to shrink and the skin to tighten. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact so there is less bleeding, swelling and bruising, and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction.
How do I know if Smartlipo is right for me?
The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with our physician can provide you with the best information.
Is Smartlipo safe?
Smartlipo is the most widely used and extensively studied, used and validated laser-assisted liposuction or lipolysis system available today. It was the first laser introduced for this purpose. With a decade of studies, Smartlipo has been shown to involve less pain, less bruising and swelling, and provide a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction. Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe with minimal side effects.
How long does the procedure take?
On average, the procedure will take 1.5-2 hours and is performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.
What will I have to do following the procedure?
Following the procedure, we will provide a compression garment to wear for several days. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for a period of 1 week.
How many treatments are necessary?
For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo treatment.
How long will I have to wait to see results?
Results can be seen immediately with some continued improvement over several months, as the body absorbs the melted fat cells that may not have been fully removed.
Are the results long lasting?
The number of fat cells present in adults is relatively stable, as adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells merely expand in size. Smartlipo™ effectively reduces fat cells and the results are long-lasting.
Will Smartlipo™ improve cellulite?
The procedure will improve the body’s shape and contour and smooth the appearance of cellulite.
How do I get started with Smartlipo™?
To find out more about Smartlipo™ and to discuss your individual requirements please call us at 614-334-4944