Over the years, liposuction has become a household name. But, what about its less-invasive cousin, SmartLipo™. What many people don’t know is liposuction doesn’t have to be an invasive procedure anymore. With SmartLipo™, you can get all the benefits of liposuction without any of the hassles. Here’s what you need to know about this innovative treatment.
What is SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ is a laser alternative to traditional liposuction. The SmartLipo™ device is used to eliminate excess fat from the body while tightening the skin in the treated areas using tissue coagulation. This minimally invasive procedure results in greater sculpting ability, more dramatic definition and more satisfying results than the liposuction that we’re used to.
What Makes SmartLipo™ Different From Traditional Liposuction?
SmartLipo™ differs from traditional liposuction because it’s a minimally invasive procedure that rids the fat in the body using lasers. While traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that physically removes fat from the body with a vacuum-powered tool, SmartLipo™ relies on the use of lasers to rid the body of targeted fat cells without the use of an intensely vacuum-powered tool or anesthesia. Not only does SmartLipo™ cut down on downtime and recovery, but it also helps to tighten the skin around the targeted areas and achieve a more dramatic result than what traditional liposuction can alone.
What Does SmartLipo™ Feel Like?
Because SmartLipo™ is minimally invasive, all you need is a local anesthetic for the procedure. A laser fiber will be inserted into your treatment area through a very small incision. This fiber will break down the cell membrane and permanently destroy fat cells in your target areas. The device then gently suctions out the liquefied fat. Many patients who have undergone SmartLipo™ treatments say the most they feel during the procedure is a light, mild pressure or sensation in the targeted areas. While the treatment usually lasts about two hours, patients generally see their desired results after their initial treatment.
What are the Benefits of Getting SmartLipo™?
There are many benefits to getting SmartLipo™ instead of traditional liposuction. These benefits include:
- Minimally invasive
- Dramatic results
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Tightened skin in the treated areas
- Results after just one treatment
- Less bruising and pain than traditional liposuction
- Quicker recovery than traditional liposuction
Is SmartLipo™ Permanent?
In short, it depends on your lifestyle and habits. While the elimination and removal of fat cells from the body are permanent, results will vary based on the patient’s diet and exercise routine. So long as you eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly, the results of your SmartLipo™ treatment have the potential to last a lifetime.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from a SmartLipo™ treatment, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Troy Austin today. He’ll sit down with you, answer any questions you may have, and put together a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate cosmetic goals.