What Is SmartLipo?

Do you have small pockets of fat that you can’t seem to lose?  Liposuction may be the ideal solution because it targets fat in specific areas and enhances body contours.  Liposuction has evolved over the years, and modern techniques like SmartLipo are far more advanced than conventional methods.  Find out more about SmartLipo here. 


What Is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is a minimally invasive body sculpting procedure that uses laser technology to remove excess fat and contour the body.  The procedure is also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipolysis.  

The innovative FDA-approved SmartLipo technology is a safe and efficient alternative to traditional liposuction, and produces superior results. 

Whereas traditional liposuction uses a cannula to manually break up the excess fatty tissue, SmartLipo uses laser energy to liquefy the fat cells.  This means there is minimal tissue trauma and considerably less bruising and swelling during recovery.  

The SmartLipo system gives the surgeon greater control during the procedure, helping to ensure the best possible results.   SmartLipo is a versatile treatment that can be used on almost any part of the body.  Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and upper arms.

How SmartLipo Works

The SmartLipo laser fiber is housed within a tiny cannula that is inserted into the targeted fat cells and moved back and forth during treatment.  The heat from the laser breaks down the fat cells and liquefies the fat, while simultaneously sealing the blood vessels to minimize swelling and bruising.  The liquefied fat is then removed using suction.  

The thermal energy generated during SmartLipo causes tissues near the treatment area to contract, resulting in smoother, tighter skin. 

SmartLipo is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia and takes about 1½-2 hours to complete.   

How Soon Do You See Results?

Patients will notice some improvements in body contours about one week after SmartLipo.  However, it can take 3-6 months to see the full effects. 

For best results, SmartLipo should be performed by a plastic surgeon with specialized training and experience in liposuction and body contouring techniques

How Many SmartLipo Treatments Do You Need?

Most patients typically need only one SmartLipo treatment to achieve the desired results. 

How Long Do The Results Of SmartLipo Last?

SmartLipo removes fat cells for good.  Therefore,  patients can enjoy their new body shape for a long time if they adopt a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For SmartLipo? 

People generally resort to SmartLipo to remove body fat when diet and exercise have failed.  Consequently, men and women at a stable weight struggling with stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs are good candidates for SmartLipo.  Candidates for SmartLipo should have realistic expectations of the procedure and understand that it is not a weight-loss tool. 

Benefits Of SmartLipo

  • Faster Recovery

Traditional liposuction requires several weeks of downtime, but recovery with SmartLipo is much faster.  Patients can resume normal activities within 2-3 days of the procedure.

  • Tightens The Skin

SmartLipo not only removes fat, it also improves the look of sagging skin. The skin over the treated area is tighter and smoother after treatment because SmartLipo stimulates collagen. 

  • Safe And Gentle

Anesthesia-related risks and complications are fewer with SmartLipo, as it can be performed under local anesthesia.  Also, SmartLipo is a gentle procedure that uses a very small cannula, so there is minimal bleeding and bruising during treatment. 

If you have reached your goal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat lingering on your abdomen, thighs, or hips, you might want to consider SmartLipo. 

SmartLipo is an advanced fat removal procedure that can refine body contours without significant pain and bruising, and requires very little downtime. 

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