It is the most recent laser fat removal method. This technique was first discovered in Europe and is presently available in the US. This method has been extensively used throughout South America, Europe and Asia during the last 10 years. The process involves a laser, which dissolves fat quickly and tones the skin in virtually any body part. The procedure can be done in an office and does not require the use of general anesthesia.
Who Is a Candidate for Smart Lipo?
Smart lipo is an excellent technique for fat removal and problem areas of the body. It is most efficient when removing fat buildups that remain after conventional liposuction or exercise. The ideal patient is healthy, not obese, has an active lifestyle and has fat buildups the he or she wishes to get rid of.
In What Areas Is Smart Lipo Applied?
Smart lipo has been designed to treat fat buildups in the following areas:
- Thighs and groin
- Face (except around the eyes)
- Chest or breast area (in men)
- Back of the neck
- Pubic area
How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Each Smart Lipo Procedure?
The procedure is excellent in removing up to 3500 cc of fat in one session.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results are semipermanent. If the patient gains weight, the fat returns to treated and nontreated areas. Even though the makers of this procedure and some doctors may assure the patient, there is no treatment that can remove fat cells permanently. The best way to get rid of fat is exercising continuously and keeping a healthy diet.
How Is the Procedure Carried Out?
The procedure is done in an office or clinic. Beforehand, the areas with fat buildups are marked and a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. The laser is a machine that is used like a pen and is applied close to the skin.
As soon as the laser is applied, the fat cells break. The fluid that comes out from the fat cells is drained by the body’s natural system (lymphatic system). The laser also causes tiny blood clots to form on contact, in the blood vessels, resulting in less bleeding and swelling. The laser also affects the skin’s collagen which causes the skin’s tone to increase. Every session takes approximately 3045 minutes.
What Is the Recuperation Like?
Most people tend to have a few bruises and pain. Wearing tight clothes or a girdle may help reduce inflammation, depending on the area that was treated. The bruising disappears in 2 to 3 days, and all patients may resume their activities within 24 hours.
When Are Results Visible?
Soon after the laser procedure the treated area will look toned, compact and smaller. During the next 68 weeks, the skin and the area surrounding it will reshape and adjust to the outline of the body. The reshaping is a gradual process and the best results are seen after 2 months.
How Many Sessions Can I Have?
It all depends on the area and where it is located. Generally, 13 sessions are more than necessary for most people. Follow up sessions are only done after a 36 month period.
After Smart Lipo, When Can I Go Back to Work?
You may return to your job within 24 hours.
Can Smart Lipo and Liposuction Be Used Together?
Yes, Smart Lipo is designed to treat small, hard to reach fat areas. After a conventional liposuction, when small areas need reshaping, Smart Lipo is an excellent option.
What Are the Advantages That Smart Lipo Offers Over Other Procedures?
Smart lipo offers minimal discomforts during the procedure. There is very little pain and it only lasts 2448 hrs. Most people can go back to work within 24 hrs.
There is minimal bleeding and bruising. There is no loose or hanging skin after the procedure. There are no side effects from general anesthesia. No incisions or stitches necessary.