If you’re planning a SmartLipo laser liposuction procedure, it’s very important to know what to expect so you can prepare in the right way. In the expert hands of a specialist like Dr. Lee at L.A. Vein Center, the SmartLipo procedure is smooth, easy, and successful. Here’s what you should know.
Preparing For SmartLipo Laser Liposuction: Your Anesthesia
Dr. Lee discusses your needs and goals with you to make sure she understands where the target fat deposits are. Then, she marks the target treatment areas and verifies them with you before getting started. Dr. Lee administers local anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the SmartLipo laser liposuction treatment, so you’ll be awake for the procedure.
Removing the Fat: The SmartLipo Process
Through very small incisions, Dr. Lee inserts slender cannula and then directs the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser through it. This allows for precision delivery that ruptures fat cells on contact. The laser also coagulates tissue, which reduces bleeding. Depending on your needs and the situation, Dr. Lee either removes the melted fat through suction or you process it naturally and remove it from your body over the next few weeks and months.
Since your incisions are so tiny, you don’t need stitches and your recovery time is typically much shorter than you would expect with surgical liposuction. You can leave within an hour of your procedure, and most patients get back to work and their regular routine within only a few days.
Want to learn more about laser lipo? Call L.A. Vein Center today!