SmartLipo in Augusta, GA
SmartLipo™ is among the most advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures provided at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by one of the area’s most reputable plastic surgeons, Dr. Troy Austin, and serving residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia and South Carolina.
What is SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ is an advanced laser-assisted body contouring procedure that is minimally invasive, and effectively tones and tightens problem areas, such as the abdomen, upper arms, buttocks, thighs, and neck, permanently eliminating fat cells from these areas, sculpting a tighter, smoother contour with visible muscle definition.
What benefits does SmartLipo™ provide over regular Liposuction?
SmartLipo™ is an advanced, laser-assisted form of liposuction that provides dramatic improvements over traditional liposuction, producing superior results while reducing discomfort and downtime. The advanced technology behind SmartLipo™ also achieves skin tightening through tissue coagulation, which results in greater sculpting capability, yielding more dramatic definition and sculpting than traditional liposuction.
Is SmartLipo™ also used on the face and neck?
Yes! SmartLipo™ effectively eliminates fatty deposits and loose skin around the jawline, under the chin, and along the neck. Because fat cells are permanently destroyed with SmartLipo™, the results are long lasting, and skin is tightened through coagulation. SmartLipo™ achieves dramatic facial sculpting for those seeking an alternative to a surgical facelift. SmartLipo™ may also be combined with a facelift to achieve the most dramatic rejuvenation.
How does SmartLipo™ work?
SmartLipo™ uses local anesthesia to numb the target area, so you’ll be awake during the procedure. A laser fiber is inserted through a very fine tube via a tiny incision. It breaks down the cell membrane, permanently destroying fat cells, then gently suctions out the liquefied fat. SmartLipo™’s advanced technology also tightens the skin through the process of coagulation, so you won’t have to worry about sagging or wrinkles after the fat is removed. The coagulation of blood vessels stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen, a structural element that nourishes skin at the cellular level and helps to tighten skin and dramatically improve elasticity.
Is SmartLipo™ recommended for people who are overweight?
While the treatment will achieve a slimmer and tighter body contour, SmartLipo™ is not a weight-loss treatment and is not recommended to remove a large volume of fat from the body. SmartLipo™ is best suited for patients who maintain a stable weight and have less than 30 pounds to lose. SmartLipo™ is ideal for use after you have completed dramatic weight loss to eliminate those last stubborn bulges that still cling to problem areas, in spite of diet and exercise.
What happens during a SmartLipo™ treatment?
SmartLipo™ is performed using local anesthesia to prevent any potential discomfort, and the procedure typically takes one to two hours to complete, depending on the number and size of treatment areas. Patients describe the treatment as comparable to a tugging or pulling sensation on the skin. Immediately following the procedure, you may have light bruising and swelling, and in most cases, you must wear a compression garment for about a week to assist and optimize the healing process. Most patients resume their normal activities within a day or two after treatment.
How many SmartLipo™ treatments will I need?
In the majority of patients, a single SmartLipo™ treatment achieves permanent results in the areas treated. Weight gain or fat buildup in other areas may call for follow-up treatments in the future.
What kind of results can I expect from SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ provides dramatic results that become fully visible within a week after your procedure, with continued improvement over a period three to six months, thanks to increased collagen production in the target areas that produces tighter, plumper, and smoother skin. Because fat cells are permanently destroyed in the treated area, results are considered permanent, but in order to maintain those results, you must adhere to an active lifestyle and a healthy diet and exercise routine and protect your skin from sun damage to preserve its elasticity over time. For more dramatic results, SmartLipo™ may be combined with other procedures such as cosmetic surgery or dermal fillers.
If you’re curious about how laser-assisted SmartLipo™ can refresh your appearance, contact Dr. Troy Austin, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, who provides customized SmartLipo™ treatments for patients in Augusta, Evans, and Columbia County, and nearby communities in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!