Smartlipo™ Laser Liposuction

SmartLipo Machine

Smartlipo laser liposuction (or laser lipolysis) represents one of the most revolutionary advances in body sculpting liposuction over the past decade and was the most sought after new cosmetic procedure in 2007*. Smart lipo uses targeted laser energy to literally melt away fat in problem areas like the neck, chin, arms, abdomen and thighs. Smartlipo laser liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment that can be performed in a doctor’s office and have you back to your normal routine much quicker than traditional liposuction.

Benefits of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction

  • Outpatient, minimally invasive procedure (uses small 1 mm cannula and generally done under local anesthesia)
  • Targets smaller areas that don’t respond to diet or exercise
  • Laser energy liquefies fat for removal or body reabsorption
  • Simultaneously smoothes and tightens skin over treated area
  • Fast and relatively painless recovery with minimal bruising

Candidates for Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction

The ideal candidate for treatment with Smartlipo laser liposuction is close to their normal body weight, usually within 25 lbs of ideal body weight or with a Body Mass Index (BMI) <30. The candidate is otherwise in good health has small problem areas that have not responded to diet or exercise. Smart Lipo will not (at least alone) result in significant weight loss but rather is used to smooth and sculpt those problem areas.

Smartlipo Procedural Technique

In 2006, Smartlipo became the first FDA-approved laser used for fat dissolution and removal during tumescent liposuction. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis as it typically only requires local anesthesia. The Smartlipo laser uses a 1064nm wavelength that simultaneously causes the lipolysis (bursting) of fat cells and heating and coagulation of blood vessels (causing less bleeding and bruising). The dissolved fat is then more easily removed via suctioning, or if the area is smaller, can actually be reabsorbed into the body over time without need for suctioning. Since the cannula used to deliver the laser energy is only 1-2mm, it naturally creates a less invasive and more precise procedure.

Smartlipo Liposuction Recovery

Smartlipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction, resulting in less bruising and a more rapid recovery. By liquefying the fat prior to removal, it can help reduce (or even eliminate) the need for excessive suction force during fat removal, which is commonly believed to cause blood vessel rupture, bleeding and bruising. Additionally, the 1064nm laser induces collagen retraction and tissue tightening, further improving the aesthetic body sculpting outcome. Whereas traditional liposuction may have a recovery period that lasts for a week or longer, Smartlipo laser liposuction recovery may only require a couple of days before return to normal activities.

Please consult your individual physician for more information on how the Smart Lipo procedure can help you achieve your body sculpting goals.

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* American Health and Beauty
Smartlipo is a registered trademark of Cynosure, Inc. (Westford, MA)

Chin Liposuction

chin after liposuction picture
Get rid of that double chin or loose 'waddle' area to get the sculpted chin you always wanted.
> Before and After

Neck Liposuction

neck after liposuction picture
Eliminate jowls or other excess neck fat to create a more defined jaw-line.
> Before and After
 

Arm Liposuction

arm after liposuction picture
Suck away all that underarm flab in an hour long procedure.
> Before and After
 

Abdominal Liposuction

stomach after liposuction picture
Make love handles or that annoying 'pooch' a thing of the past.
> Before and After
 

Thigh Liposuction

thigh after liposuction picture
Saddle bags be gone! Find your legs of yesteryear underneath that excess fat.
> Before and After