What Is Smart Lipo?
This is a minimally invasive treatment that is easier and offers better results than traditional liposuction. This treatment, which is sometimes called Laser Lipo, liquefies fat and siphons it out of the body. It also tightens the skin in the area being treated. This amazing treatment works all over the body. The thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms can all be treated with this type of liposuction. You can even have small areas like the neck addressed!
Does Smart Lipo Really Work?
Yes, this treatment really does work. It’s a great option for patients who are not far over their goal weight and need a little help slimming down an area of unwanted fat. Although it doesn’t remove a large amount of fat, this form of liposuction removes just enough to shape up your figure and give you noticeable results. You’ll look great, and you’ll feel even better.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Because fat cells will be extracted from your body during treatment, you’ll see some results right away. But additional fat cells will gradually flush out of your body during the weeks after your treatment. It usually takes about six months for your full results to become apparent.
Does This Get Rid of Fat Permanently?
Yes. One of the many advantages of this treatment is that it gets rid of fat cells permanently. It won’t prevent you from future weight gain, however, so you’ll want to stick with a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results.
Will It Help Me Lose Weight?
Laser Lipo is a contouring treatment that can slim down parts of the body that have a little extra fullness and give you a sleek, balanced silhouette. It won’t necessarily help you shed a certain number of pounds, but it will help you take control of your body and get rid of the extra curves you don’t want while keeping the ones you love.
What Happens During Treatment?
During treatment, we’ll make a small incision in the target area and insert a tube with a laser tip. That laser tip will liquefy the extra fat in the area and siphon it out of the body. The laser tip will also generate a small amount of heat that will stimulate collagen production, which means your skin will start to appear smoother and tighter.
This treatment is usually performed on an outpatient basis and can be completed in about two hours.
Will I Feel Anything During Treatment?
You won’t feel any discomfort. The treatment area will be completely numbed, and although you’ll remain awake, the sedation we give you will help you feel very relaxed.
What Is Recovery Like?
Most patients can get back to work and their regular schedules within a couple of days. We often recommend that patients wear a compression garment over the treatment area and below their clothing for about two weeks. This garment facilitates your recovery and helps the skin adjust to the body’s new shape.
Is This Type of Liposuction Safe?
Yes. This approach to liposuction was cleared by the FDA in 2006 and has been widely and effectively used ever since.
How Does This Differ From Traditional Liposuction?
Smart Lipo is similar to the traditional version of this treatment in that it removes unwanted fat through a tube. But traditional liposuction uses a larger tube that relies on suction and physical manipulation to dislodge and extract fat. Laser Lipo uses a smaller tube that liquefies fat cells, making them much easier to siphon out. The use of laser heat and a smaller tube offers today’s patients several advantages.
A Speedier Recovery
Laser Lipo tends to be less invasive and easier on the body, which results in a speedier recovery.
The tighter skin that Laser Lipo offers is a benefit the traditional version of this treatment doesn’t offer. It ensures that your skin looks youthful and healthy after treatment.
The use of laser heat to melt unwanted fat allows for more precise and refined sculpting of your body. With traditional liposuction, there was sometimes a noticeable boundary between the treated and untreated areas of a patient’s body. Laser Lipo allows for more natural and smooth contouring of your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You’re in Good General Health
The best candidates for this type of liposuction are in good general health and don’t have significant medical conditions like coronary artery disease or liver disease. Patients also should not be pregnant or breastfeeding.
You Need Help With a Spot or Two
Patients who see some of the best results with this type of liposuction are already in pretty good shape and are close to their ideal weight. But they have a problem spot or two that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise. The beauty of Laser Lipo is that it can finally get rid of the problem areas patients have long struggled with.
You Have Fairly Elastic Skin
It’s normal for skin to lose some of its elasticity as a result of the aging process. When patients undergo this type of liposuction, it helps if their skin still has some elasticity, which makes it easier for the skin to conform to the new shape of the body.
You Know What To Expect
Patients generally see wonderful results with this treatment, but Laser Lipo won’t take decades off your appearance or resolve body image issues. Ideal candidates understand the treatment and are realistic about the likely outcome.
You Want a Custom Treatment
The versatility of this treatment means it can be performed all over the body. We design a custom body contouring plan for each patient we work with. And if you’re interested in incorporating other cosmetic treatments, we can incorporate those into your plan as well.
You’re Ready To Get the Body You’ve Long Wanted
Many of the patients who undergo this treatment have struggled with their problem areas for years. The help that they get from a laser liposuction treatment helps them achieve the physique they’ve long wanted. If you’re ready to feel great about your body, laser liposuction can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can This Treatment Be Used To Address Cellulite?
Cellulite develops as fat accumulates around the fibrous bands that run between the skin and the muscle that lies beneath. As pressure builds on these bands, they pull at the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rumpled or dimpled appearance. Although laser liposuction gets rid of unwanted fat and can sometimes improve the look of cellulite as a result, it is not a proven treatment for this condition.
If cellulite is a big concern for you, we can recommend other treatments that will better address it. Our practice offers both Velashape and Vaser Smooth, both of which are highly effective at treating cellulite.
Why Should I Choose This Over Another Body Contouring Treatment?
Over the past decade, several non-invasive body contouring treatments have become available. These treatments use hot or cold temperatures, ultrasound, and other technologies to destroy fat cells, which then flush naturally from the body. But laser liposuction is different because it directly and immediately removes unwanted fat cells from the body, giving patients great results.
Can Men Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes, this treatment is suitable for both men and women. The thighs, stomach, face, and back are among the most common areas where men have this type of liposuction performed.
Will My Insurance Cover This?
Because insurance companies usually don’t cover cosmetic treatments, most do not cover liposuction.
How Many Areas Can I Have Treated at Once?
If you have multiple areas of concern, we’ll work with you to determine how many areas can be addressed at one time. We make this decision on a case-by-case basis, but slender patients can generally have more areas treated at once than heavier patients.
How Can I Get Started?
If you’re interested in pursuing this type of liposuction, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with our practice. During this appointment, we’ll review your medical history, evaluate the area you are concerned about, and determine if this treatment is right for you. After that, it’s just a matter of scheduling your appointment.
Take the First Step to a Whole New You Today
If you’re ready to take control of your body and achieve the figure you’ve long wanted, this type of liposuction may be just what you’ve been looking for. Treatments are easy and involve very little downtime. Best of all, it really does work. Call Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, and schedule your Smart Lipo consultation today!