What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a relatively new procedure that allows for specialists to effectively remove fat from a patient’s body without the invasiveness, pain, and long recovery of regular liposuction. The procedure uses a laser that liquefies fat deposits in the patient’s body that are then ruptured and drained through a tube via a small incision in the body. This prevents wrinkling in the body that might occur from regular liposuction and the recovery period can be as short as a day or two. In short, you lose the fat like you would in a liposuction procedure, without all of the additional side effects that liposuction can cause.
Who Should Get Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is mainly for fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise, fixing as much as twenty to thirty pounds of problem weight. It is not recommended for patients that need to lose a large amount of weight and haven’t undergone a diet and exercise regimen to get rid of the fat. One of the great things about Smartlipo is that it can target which fat deposits you want to get rid of, so you can target the fat you want gone the most. In order to see if Smartlipo is right for you, consult with a professional about your current health so you can find the weight loss option that works for your specific needs.
How Long Will My Results Last?
That’s up to you. While Smartlipo can help you get the weight off, keeping the weight off is a matter of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If a patient returns to previous lifestyle choices that originally put the weight on, they can expect that they will gain that weight back. With regular exercise and a diet plan that works for your body, you should be able to maintain your weight for as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Why Choose Smartlipo Over Regular Liposuction?
Regular liposuction can help you lose more weight than is recommended for Smartlipo, but the procedure is much more invasive with larger incisions that require greater recovery times and result in more wrinkly skin. With Smartlipo, you should be able to get back to your regular life quickly and conveniently, with the ability to see the visible results of the surgery within a week.
How Long Does it Take?
The procedure itself only takes one or two hours. You will need to have someone there to pick you up after the procedure as there is an anesthetic applied during the surgery. You may experience slight bruising and soreness at the site of the incision, but the incision itself should be pretty small and manageable.
Is Smartlipo Right For You?
Smartlipo is an innovative, noninvasive treatment that will work great for select candidates. It’s a viable solution for people that need to lose stubborn weight, but don’t want to have to deal with an invasive liposuction procedure that can end up being painful and taking weeks to recover from. If you’re reading this, and even considering Smartlipo, you should talk to your plastic surgeon to see if it’s a viable option for you.
For the ultimate results, our Smartlipo procedure can be done in combination with Aqualipo. We simply add in the process of water liposuction to remove even more of the fat. It’s a more comprehensive method but still far less invasive than traditional liposuction. This combination method is the best of both worlds: it brings great results with a fast recovery.