SmartLipo is body contouring procedure that utilizes laser energy. The treatment has been approved by FDA for removing fat deposits. It is a minimally invasive procure that suction fat out of the body using a small tube. Local anesthesia is administered, desensitizing the area of treatment. The first step is to melt and liquefy fat using laser energy. SmartLipo has been found to be especially effective in removing fat deposits in the legs, love handles, abdomen, knees, arms, and neck.
How Does It Work
SmartLipo is primarily used for body contouring. It combines laser energy with minimal liposuction to sculpt the body. Benefits of treatment also includes skin tightening through thermal heating and tissue coagulation. Collagen production is also enhanced. A single laser fiber is administered to the target area using a thin cannula to melt stubborn fat deposits.
SmartLipo liquefies fat cells which is gentler and less aggressive compared to liposuction surgery. This also results to easier extraction of fat cells producing less bruising and swelling. Because it is minimally invasive, patients can expect quicker recovery periods.
SmartLipo produces tighter skin and permanently destroys fat cells. It is basically a three step process that is minimally invasive. This does not require any stitches which is ideal for body areas that are commonly exposed such as the arms or legs.
SmartLipo procedure typically takes between one to three hours depending on the number of areas to be treated. It is performed as a simple outpatient treatment using a paperclip-thin probe that is approximately 1 to 2mm in diameter containing laser fiber. The process begins with marking the area of treatment and creating a small incision.
The laser energy generates controlled heat to liquefy the unwanted fat tissue without harming the surrounding healthy tissues. Probes used is moved back and forth delivering the laser’s energy to fat cells and causing it to rupture and liquefy. Disintegrated and liquefied cells are drained or absorbed through the body’s lymphatic system where it is flushed naturally from the body.
Since the procedure is minimally invasive, local anesthesia can be used. This allows patients to be awake during the entire procedure. Normal activities can be resumed after a few days and slight bruising may occur in treatment areas. Results are seen immediately like the reduction of the fat and a toned appearance is noticeable after a few weeks. A more pronounced slimmer and firmer body becomes visible over the course of the next six months.
Improves overall body shape
- Results in skin tightening
- Shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction
- Permanently destroys fat cells
- Involves the process of coagulation that reduces bruising