Just about everyone has a problem spot that won’t shape up no matter how conscientious they are about diet and exercise. It’s frustrating, but Smart Lipo treatments at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, can help you finally conquer those trouble zones. This approach to liposuction isn’t a weight-loss solution, so it won’t significantly lower the number you see on the scale, but it can resculpt your body so that it’s sleeker and slimmer.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With Smart Lipo?
You may lose a couple of pounds, but the real benefit of this type of liposuction is its ability to get rid of stubborn trouble spots, allowing patients to achieve the physique they’ve been working toward. A typical weight loss program doesn’t give patients any control over where the weight comes off, but Smart Lipo allows you to hone in on specific problem areas, like the thighs or tummy.
You won’t shed a lot of weight, but you’ll get rid of small, stubborn areas of fat, improving your overall silhouette. This treatment gives you control over how your body is shaping up. You’ll be able to keep the curves you love while getting rid of the ones you hate. Most patients find that this type of precision body sculpting offers far better cosmetic results than a lower number on the scale.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Smart Lipo, thanks to the use of laser energy, is a more sophisticated and efficient version of traditional liposuction. During your treatment, we’ll make a small incision in the area of concern and insert a tiny tube with a laser tip. As the tube is fanned through the area of concern, the laser energy will liquefy the fat, making it easy to funnel out. The heat generated by the laser tip will also tighten the skin in the treatment area.
How Does This Compare to Regular Liposuction?
Smart Lipo, which is also referred to as Laser Lipo, is less invasive and gentler on the body than the traditional approach. Traditional lipo relies on physical manipulation and suction to siphon out unwanted fat. Laser lipo liquefies that fat, making it much easier to remove and offering more refined results. Laser Lipo also requires a much smaller tube and a much smaller incision, resulting in a swifter recovery time for the patient.
What Parts of the Body Can This Be Performed On?
This treatment works effectively all over the body, from the ankles to the neck. The buttocks, belly, thighs, and upper arms are all popular treatment zones.
Is This an Uncomfortable Treatment?
No. You may feel gentle pressure as the treatment progresses, but you won’t feel any discomfort. This treatment is generally performed under local anesthesia.
What Should I Do To Prepare for This Treatment?
In the weeks leading up to your treatment, take steps to keep yourself healthy. Consume healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and try to exercise daily to keep your body strong. In the days immediately before treatment, wash your hands often and try to avoid catching a cold or other illness. We will recommend that you stop smoking and refrain from starting new medications without consultation during your pre-treatment period.
What Is Recovery Like?
Laser Lipo is an outpatient treatment, so you’ll be able to recover in the comfort of your own home. Most patients spend several days resting before resuming their regular schedule. Patients who have undergone this treatment are usually asked to wear a compression garment, which fits tightly over the treatment area and facilitates recovery. The compression garment will also help the skin conform to the body’s new shape.
How Quickly Will My Results Develop?
Most patients notice a change in the body’s shape almost immediately, and the results will continue to develop over the next couple of weeks.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You’re in Pretty Good Shape
Because this is a body sculpting treatment and not a weight loss treatment, the best candidates are already in fairly good shape. Laser Lipo is ideal for individuals who regularly work out and eat a careful diet, but who need a little help taming a problem spot or two. Most patients are within 20 to 30 pounds of their goal weight.
You’re in Good Health
Patients should be in good overall physical and mental health. If you are pregnant, or if you have a Pacemaker, you may not be a suitable candidate.
Your Skin Is Fairly Elastic
This treatment can tighten the skin in the target zone, something traditional lipo does not do. This means you won’t have to worry about being left with loose, sagging skin after treatment. However, it helps if your skin retains some of its own natural elasticity, which usually declines with age. That natural elasticity helps the skin further conform to the body’s new shape.
What Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?
It’s a Permanent Solution
Patients love the fact that a single Laser Lipo treatment gets rid of unwanted fat for good. This treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight elsewhere in the body in the future, so it helps if you can commit to a healthy lifestyle. But you won’t have to do anything special to preserve your results.
It Offers Refined Results
Compared with traditional lipo, this approach offers more precise and refined results. The laser energy involved makes it easy to soften the boundaries of the treatment area, so that it’s hard to tell the difference between treated and untreated areas of the body.
It Smooths and Tightens the Skin
Laser lipo’s ability to smooth and tighten skin as part of the fat removal process is not something that traditional liposuction, or very many other body contouring treatments, offer.
It Can Boost Your Confidence
Most patients who undergo this treatment have been struggling with stubborn problem areas for years. This treatment allows them to finally tame those trouble zones and get the physique they’ve long wanted. Laser Lipo can help you feel great about your body and bolster your confidence.
It Offers Custom Results
When it comes to body sculpting, each patient comes to us with slightly different concerns. Some want to tackle the thighs or belly, while others are frustrated with the little bit of extra fullness that can develop along the bra line. And while some patients are ready for a notable reduction in the size of their problem areas, others are looking for something more modest.
We can design a custom Laser Lipo treatment that will specifically address your aesthetic goals and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is This Treatment for Both Men and Women?
Yes, men struggle with stubborn problem spots just as often as women. Fortunately, this approach to liposuction works well for patients of both genders.
What Is the Right Age To Undergo This Treatment?
Although younger adults see great results from this treatment because their skin tends to be highly elastic, Laser Lipo can be performed on adults of any age. If you’re fed up with problem spots that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, this treatment could be the perfect solution.
Will My Health Insurance Cover This?
Because this type of liposuction is performed for cosmetic purposes, insurance companies usually don’t cover it. Our practice does offer financing plans.
Can This Treatment Be Used To Tackle Cellulite?
Although it gets rid of excess fat, which can contribute to the development of cellulite, Laser Lipo is not considered to be a cellulite treatment. If cellulite is your primary concern, our practice offers other treatments that can address it.
Is This a Safe Treatment?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and has been widely used on patients with all types and tones of skin.
What Should I Do if I’m interested in Pursuing This Treatment?
If you’re interested in pursuing this treatment, call our office and schedule an initial consultation. This appointment will give us a chance to review your area of concern and talk with you about what you hope to accomplish. Together, we’ll determine if this approach to liposuction is right for you.
It’s Time To Shape Up With Smart Lipo
Are you ready to slim down those problem spots and shape up your body once and for all? Smart Lipo could be just what you need to achieve your cosmetic goals. Don’t wait any longer. Call us at the Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, and schedule your consultation today!