If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for SmartLipo™. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results.
Smartlipo™ can be a great adjunct to traditional liposuction procedures and it is ideal for treating small areas of the face, chin, neck, arms (bingo wings), back, bra strap, abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, inner thighs, mons pubis, knees, cankles, and areas of loose and flabby skin (floppy skin).
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to two hours for each area treated.
After the treatment you may have minimal pain (if any) or bruising. We recommend 1-2 days rest but most patients are able to return to work immediately “Lunch Hour Lipo”
The procedure will improve the body’s shape and will improve cellulite in the area treated to a certain degree and will tighten sagging skin.
Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months.
Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The Smartlipo™ procedure permanently removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed. *Aest. Plast. Surg. 26:335-339, 2002
Yes! We aspirate a percentage of the fat using a 2-3mm canula, which means we can treat up to 3 areas during one procedure.
We have chosen Smartlipo™ after studying the pros and cons of various methods of liposuction. Here are some key points:
A few of our patients even return to work immediately, almost like a “lunchtime Liposuction”. Of course we normally advise a day or two of rest.
During the procedure, there is no pain. After the anesthesia has worn off, it only feels like the aches and pains that follow a vigorous workout. This is unlike in traditional liposuction where a patient feels as if a truck was driven over the body. The bruises too are much less with Smartlipo™.
The fiber-optic cannula is inserted through a small puncture in the skin usually along creases that conceal the scar. As the laser liquifies the fats, it also coagulates the loose ends of small blood vessels. Compression garments are worn for only 7 to 10 days as the area will not bleed very much after the laser is removed. The granulation tissue (healing-tissues) does the rest of the work in contracting the treated area as well as the overlying skin.
Almost “normal” skin after 3 months It would be very hard to find the insertion points or tell by looking at the skin that any liposuction has ever been done. Skin contracts with the healing-tissues that replace the melted fats.
Smartlipo™ is safer than traditional liposuction because there is less bleeding and anesthetic drugs used. In fact, in doing the procedure under tumescent technique, we have eliminated a lot of risks normally associated with general anesthesia.