Smart Lipo, aka laser lipolysis is a procedure in which localized fat deposits are reduced surgically by means of a special laser housed in a tiny tube called a cannula. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser lipolysis does not use suction.
This procedure offers similar benefits with traditional liposuction, and it is also an excellent choice for smaller areas of anatomy that need “fine-tuning”, like the area underneath the chin. It is gentler and safer than traditional liposuction, partly due to the much smaller cannulas. Smart Lipo only requires local numbing. This ensures patient safety and improved recovery. In traditional liposuction procedures, heavy anesthesia allows the surgeon to use larger instruments with more aggressive and quicker movements, which result in faster overall procedure times.
Faster procedure times means more procedures can be performed, but because they are using heavy anesthesia, larger instruments and more aggressive movements, their patients are exposed to greater risks and have longer and more painful recoveries. Smart Lipo is done using smaller instruments; patients have more uniformity in their result, less bruising due to the characteristics of the laser, and generally just a better cosmetic result.
Immediately after your procedure you will walk out and be able to perform mild activities. Unlike the need for prolonged recovery and possible overnight stay when liposuction is performed with heavy anesthesia, downtime is minimized. SmartLipo significantly reduces tissue trauma and post procedural pain while completely eliminating post-anesthesia recovery. Most patients are able to return to normal desk type work in 1 to 2 days and some patients are able to return to work the same day, depending on the area treated.
If you are unhappy with the shape of your body and are in good health then you are likely a good candidate for SmartLipo. Age and genetics alter the shapes of our bodies, causing the accumulation of fat that is resistant to diet or exercise. SmartLipo is best suited for that healthy individual who eats right, exercises and generally lives a healthy lifestyle, but can’t seem to lose weight from a trouble area – such as hips, saddlebags, back of the arms, etc.