Smart Lipo

Liposuction can reshape and smooth the contours of your body. These procedures can sculpt your body to remove unwanted fat from specific areas, including the neck, abdomen, hips, buttock, thighs, knee, upper-arms, back(to remove the “back bra roll”) and calves.

Laser liposuction takes the liposuction technique one step further, using a laser to emulsify the fat and tighten the skin before the fat is removed. It delivers laser-powered energy to the fat cells through a very small fiber inserted through tiny incisions. The laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and liquefies the fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels, which reduces bleeding and bruising that may occur during the process. Collagen tissue is also stimulated at the same time to tighten loose skin. After the fat is liquefied, a canula is inserted to gently remove the liquid fat. This type of procedure generally causes less bruising and swelling, faster recovery times, and improved skin tightening than traditional liposuction.

Liposuction performed under both general anesthesia as well as local anesthesia and light sedation. Many of our patients resume normal activities the next day and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend that our patients wear a compression garment for six weeks after surgery. Most patients will begin to see results within one week after surgery, with final results at about six months.

Smart Lipo FAQ

What makes Smart Lipo different from traditional liposuction?Smart Lipo uses traditional liposuction but adds an additional step—a laser that breaks up fat cells so excess fat can be permanently removed using smaller cannulas (hollow tubes) and small incisions.
What are the advantages to this newer type of liposuction?With Smart Lipo, there is less tissue trauma, swelling and bruising. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, too. These advantages add up to a significantly faster recovery with about half the down-time of traditional liposuction. In fact, patients can usually return to work in one to three days after their Smart Lipo and return to exercising in about two weeks.
Who is a good candidate for Smart Lipo?Any man or woman who is healthy but who has one or more areas of persistent fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Can Smart Lipo be used on any area of the body?In addition to areas like the waist and thighs, it also can be used on arms and even the jaw line. The laser stimulates collagen production which helps with skin retraction, creating smoother results.
If a person has indentions or other problems from traditional liposuction, can Smart Lipo help?Complications such as dimples and lumps from prior procedures can be difficult to correct. They may require a combination of laser-assisted liposuction and fat injection. Patients should have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to tailor a specific plan for their problem.

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