SmartLipo Laser Lipo: Is it the Right Choice For You?
- Posted on: May 23 2018
SmartLipo is one of the most popular procedures offered at L.A. Vein Center today. This fat reduction treatment allows you to achieve the body contouring you want without having to undergo major surgery or a prolonged recovery. Is SmartLipo right for you? Find out below.
Are You a Candidate?
SmartLipo can be a great choice for many people who struggle with extra fat today, but it’s not meant to be used as a weight loss replacement. If you meet the following guidelines, SmartLipo might be right for you.
- Do you struggle with resistant fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise?
- Are you at or around your optimal weight?
- Are you in good overall health?
- Are there certain parts of your body such as love handles that you want to get rid of now?
The SmartLipo Procedure
Prior to the SmartLIpo procedure, Dr. Lee will verify the target fat removal areas with you and will mark them clearly on your body. A local anesthetic is then gently applied to each treatment area to provide numbing. During the SmartLipo treatment, a 1064-nm Nd: YAG laser is directed through a thin cannula, allowing the laser to directly access the target fat cells. That laser energy liquifies the fat cells while coagulating the skin tissue. The newly melted fat can be suctioned out via the cannula, or it can be allowed to absorb into your bloodstream for natural elimination. Since only a very small incision is made for SmartLipo treatment, no sutures are required. You’ll relax for around an hour after treatment, and can then return home right away. Most patients are back to their usual routine in only a few days.
The results of SmartLipo are immediate in many cases. As your body fully eliminates the treated fat cells, you’ll notice tighter, smoother, and more youthful looking skin. SmartLipo laser liposuction is permanent, because the fat cells were liquified. However, you’ll experience the very best results by maintaining a healthy weight long term.
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