People are turning to cosmetic treatments in increased numbers as innovations in aesthetic medicine are making procedures more accessible, as well as more safe and effective. One of the more popular treatments has become liposuction, as it allows patients to lose stubborn fat quickly and sculpt their bodies to be more toned and lean. SmartLipo™ is quickly taking over the liposuction market. It requires less downtime with fewer side effects than traditional liposuction. SmartLipo™ is the only laser-assisted liposuction treatment around.
Recovery is faster and easier because using lasers to destroy fat is less invasive than traditional lipo methods. Patients enjoy the added benefit of skin tightening produced by the laser in addition to the breakup and loss of fat cells. SmartLipo™ is a more versatile treatment because it can be used safely in areas such as the neck, which are considered sensitive and risky with regular liposuction.
SmartLipo™ is not right for all patients and is not for significant weight loss. If you are in overall good health and are looking for a subtle and natural body contouring, then this procedure may be one you should consider. If you are within 25 pounds of your ideal weight and are simply fighting stubborn fat, you are likely a strong candidate. The fat that has not responded well to diet and exercise can be treated with this technique, leading to a more sculpted and toned appearance.
During the treatment, an incredibly thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted into your skin. This tube containing a laser fiber is only between 1.0 and 2.0 mm in diameter. As the physician moves the cannula back and forth, the laser’s energy begins to break up the fat cells, which rupture and will drain away naturally. The skin’s dermis becomes tauter due to contact with the laser that shrinks the collagen within.
Only local anesthesia should be required since the cannula is so thin. You should experience less bruising and swelling with SmartLipo™ because the laser immediately causes coagulation of the blood vessels. This procedure has proven to be quite safe, with very few side effects. This can likely be attributed to the cannula size and the fact that general anesthesia is not necessary.
Following your SmartLipo™ procedure, you can expect to return to your job and regular activities within one to two days. Light exercise is permitted, and even encouraged, in that period. You will need to wear compression garments for a week or two. Full results will take about four to six months as fat cells are metabolized, and the skin tightens.
Now that you understand what to expect with the procedure, its benefits, and possible side effects. You can decide if SmartLipo™ sounds like an effective treatment for you. We offer SmartLipo™ at MD Beauty Labs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.