Men and women who cannot eliminate stubborn, superficial fat pockets with diet and exercise can benefit from laser liposuction. Plastic surgeons make use of SmartLipo, an FDA-approved minimally invasive workstation, to remove fat and tighten the surrounding skin from various areas of the body. This technology can provide dramatic or subtle changes in body contour.
Which Areas can be Treated
Laser lipolysis as this procedure is also called, can effectively treat the following areas:
Lipolysis is useful for mild breast reduction in women, and can also be used to treat mild or moderate cases of gynecomastia or overly large male breasts.
SmartLipo Liposuction Surgery
This is minimally invasive workstation combines the power of three lasers that work to melt fat, reduce bruising and tighten the skin in one optimal package. The laser energy is delivered into the fat cells under the skin through a small cannula that is inserted through a tiny incision. This technology is also equipped with Thermaguide which has temperature monitoring capabilities to prevent burns and other complications associated with conventional laser lipolysis technology. SmartSense is an intelligent hand-piece delivery system that distributes precise energy for optimal results. ThermaView provides the thermal map of the treatment area, shares information on skin temperature, and sends an alert when the optimal temperature is reached. The liquefied fat is aspirated through the same incision.
Recovery and Benefits
The treatment can take 1.5-2 hours depending on the number and the size of the area treated. Since it is an outpatient procedure, recovery time is minimal and patients can return to their normal activities within a few days. The treated area will appear more compact immediately after the treatment though best results are visible after several months. Compared to conventional liposuction, the SmartLipo Triplex procedure offers many benefits
Speedy recovery with little to no scars
Minimum downtime and side effects
Less bleeding and swelling
Less pain and discomfort
Can treat highly fibrotic areas easily
Consistent reproducible results
This treatment is the smart choice for individuals seeking a smoother silhouette or more harmonious body proportions. Women can also choose to have the fat removed via liposuction injected into areas that lack volume such as the breasts and buttocks. Getting the procedure performed by an experienced plastic surgeon at a well-equipped AAAASF-accredited surgical practice is important to ensure patient safety and optimal results.