SmartLipo brings laser technology to the liposuction procedure, ensuring excellent results with less discomfort or downtime than traditional liposuction. Laser energy is used to liquefy pockets of fat to make elimination of the fat cells gentler. SmartLipo offers the added benefit of tightening the skin in the area once fat is removed, creating a smoother and more natural body contour.
Because of the less invasive nature of the procedure, SmartLipo can be used on smaller areas of the body that have previously been thought too delicate for tumescent or ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedures.
Like other liposuction procedures, SmartLipo involves the insertion of a narrow tool into the pocket of fatty tissue to be delivered. However, SmartLipo uses a narrower cannula to deliver the laser energy into the fat cells, liquefying them for easier removal from the body. The cannula used is much smaller than the cannula typically used in liposuction, meaning no sutures and nearly invisible scarring after the procedure.
Another advantage of SmartLipo is that it can be performed under local anesthesia, rather than a general. In addition, the procedure results in less bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure. This translates to less risk for the patient and a quicker procedure and recovery time overall.
Treatment Options for SmartLipo
SmartLipo is an extremely versatile treatment that can be used on a wide range of treatment areas, including:
- Neck and chin
- Upper back and chest
- Upper arms
- Breasts (including male breasts)
- Lower back and buttocks
- Hips and thighs
- Abdomen and waistline
- Inner knees and calves
SmartLipo tends to be more effective in working just under the surface of the skin, making this a good choice for those who have small, isolated pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. SmartLipo provides a more precise level of body contouring not seen with traditional liposuction in the past.
In addition to removing fat, the skin-tightening effect of the laser energy leaves a smoother body contour overall. A study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that patients who received SmartLipo experienced noticeable skin shrinkage and tightening over patients that received traditional liposuction procedures. By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, this procedure enhances the quality of the skin as well for long-term results.
Recovery and Results
SmartLipo is performed under local anesthetic, ensuring patient comfort throughout treatment. After the procedure, some patients may experience mild swelling and achiness around the treatment area, which typically can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Results of SmartLipo can be seen right away and continue to improve in the following weeks as swelling subsides and the body heals. This procedure is considered a permanent method of fat removal.
SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive way to say goodbye to those unwanted areas of fat that are affecting your body profile. To learn more about this revolutionary procedure, contact Incredible Veins, Skin & Body at 818-423-5828.