Are you looking for a gentle way to remove stubborn fat without excessive downtime? Smart Lipo may be the procedure for you. This revolutionary laser technology has already helped countless patients like you make incredible transformations, fast. At The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, we’re proud to provide this life-altering laser procedure for your body-sculpting needs.
What Is Smart Lipo?
Smart Lipo is a minimally invasive laser fat removal, skin tightening, and body contouring surgery. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this straightforward procedure in 2006. Since then, the procedure has garnered glowing reviews from thousands of patients worldwide.
Traditional vs Modern Liposuction
Liposuction has been around since the 1920s, but the classic version we know today was first used in 1974. Patients loved their traditional liposuction results, but there is always room for improvement. The Smart or upgraded version of this procedure introduces an advanced laser technology to deliver targeted treatment to nearly any region of the body, including the face and neck.
Traditional liposuction uses larger instruments that are perfectly compatible with larger areas of the body but not suitable for smaller targeted regions. This more modest, laser-driven innovation can reach the places its traditional predecessor’s instruments can’t or should not go.
Both techniques have a place in the world of cosmetic surgery. We often combine them to achieve optimal body contouring results. At The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center, Dr. Gupta customizes every patient’s liposuction treatment plan to accommodate individual needs. She builds your personalized lipo treatment plan with you at your consultation.
Is It the Same as Laser Lipo?
Many people use the terms “laser” and “Smart” interchangeably for the same liposuction procedure. More accurately, laser lipo is an umbrella term for all lipo laser techniques, devices, and brands that use laser technology to remove fat. Each device and brand has a different design and receives independent testing and approval from the FDA. Smart Lipo is the name of the procedural device produced by the innovative Cynosure company.
How Does It Work?
As with most lipo laser procedures, this technique uses the power of fiber-optic lasers to melt fat away from a targeted area. This procedure works exceptionally well on small fat pockets and in delicate areas that traditional liposuction tools cannot treat.
During your appointment, Dr. Gupta creates tiny incisions to insert a tiny cannula (very thin tube) with a laser inside into the region or regions of your choice. When the fiber-optic laser reaches the targeted area, it emits heat to melt fat cells. This liquified fat is much easier to drain or remove with suction. Suctioning and incisions extract most cells, but the body can safely absorb any unextracted cells.
Dr. Gupta adjusts the temperature and wavelengths of the laser during treatment to accommodate the specific needs of your skin and body. No two patients have the same needs, and this method allows for customization. This thermal flexibility gives precise, personalized results when using this laser lipo treatment.
This procedure is minimally invasive, and any scarring isn’t noticeable. Incisions for this procedure are so small that you won’t need any stitches. Afterward, you’ll enjoy skin firming and toning in the target area because the heat from the lasers stimulates natural collagen production in your body.
How Common Is the Procedure?
Liposuction, in general, is among the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures in the U.S. More than ever, people are looking for ways to transform their bodies and lives for the better.
Innovation in the realm of liposuction is a perk we have in our contemporary world. Many patients are now turning to laser procedures like this one to treat sensitive regions and remove localized fat pockets.
Where Can It Help?
This lipo laser procedure is the ideal choice for any region of the body that has small areas of stubborn fat. The face and neck are two suitable areas to use laser lipo, but they aren’t the only regions. We serve patients of all ages and genders who want to enhance their appearance in the:
- Bra region
- Male chest
- Thighs (inner and outer)
Laser lipo is versatile. If you have troublesome fat in a region not listed above, schedule a consultation with us to see what this procedure can do for you. We offer the widest variety of cosmetic services in the Cincinnati area to serve your needs best.
What Are the Benefits?
With any cosmetic procedure you choose, it’s all about the benefits. Patients are turning to this laser lipo treatment because of the many incredible benefits it presents. Below we look at the most rewarding perks you get by choosing this procedure.
Precise and Natural-looking Results
Dr. Gupta is detail-oriented, and your satisfaction matters. When you invest in your appearance, you are investing in yourself, and nothing should come in between you and your goals.
Before visiting our office, many people have concerns about how natural their results will look. After their appointment, they disclose that everyone notices their new, stunning appearance. Still, they can’t put their finger on the change. Choosing Dr. Gupta’s expertise and experience for your laser lipo procedure means getting the most natural-looking results imaginable.
This laser lipo procedure is gentle. You might have heard about the liposuction procedures of the past which require a certain amount of force to achieve. Unlike the traditional method, this procedure is less abrasive, minimally invasive and uses much smaller tools.
This combination of using tiny instruments and taking a less aggressive approach to fat removal delivers faster recovery times and greater feelings of wellbeing immediately after the procedure.
Almost No Downtime
You won’t have to take time off. One of the most frequently asked questions we receive about this procedure is: how long will it take to get back to my routine? One of the best reasons to choose this procedure is that it won’t take weeks or months to recover.
You will probably feel ready to return to regular activity right after your laser lipo appointment. It’s okay to take a weekend or two days off to rest and take care of yourself, but you won’t need to interrupt your life to fit in this procedure. In just a matter of hours, you’ll emerge back into the world looking and feeling better than before.
Faster Fat Removal Results
Results from this laser lipo procedure are immediately visible to yourself and others. Body sculpting options are aplenty today, and they all come with a host of perks. Many non-invasive body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting remove fat from target regions, but results take weeks or months to manifest.
Lipolaser surgery is the ideal body-contouring option for patients who don’t want to wait a few months to see changes. Our patients who choose this laser procedure take comfort in knowing that what they see is what they get. If instant body enhancing results appeal to you, contact us today for a consultation.
Tightens Loose Skin
This procedure leaves your skin firm and taut. This Smart laser lipo method takes the fat removal process to the next level by also treating the skin. Anyone who has lost significant weight knows that skin has nowhere to go but down after the fat it once covered is gone.
Sagging skin is no match for this procedure. The heat from the fiber-optic laser instructs surrounding skin to create collagen, the protein in the body responsible for elasticity. This natural collagen boost engages with the skin to lift, firm, and tighten.
Federal authorities deem this technique safe. Safety is always one of the most important considerations to make before receiving a cosmetic procedure. We only offer the safest and most advanced technology at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center.
The FDA tirelessly investigates and tests any new cosmetic technique or device before giving it a stamp of approval. Because this laser lipo procedure has been widely available for over a decade, you also have thousands of patient success stories to reference.
No one will know you got this procedure. Scarring is a common concern among patients. They want to make sure that no noticeable scars are visible to others. Lipo laser methods like this one are ideal for patients who wish to keep their secret safe. There is a reason that this procedure is the most popular for removing fat from the face and neck—scarring isn’t a problem.
We understand that scarring is something that might require further clarification. Dr. Gupta and her friendly and professional team will gladly discuss this in-depth at your consultation.
Combines Well with Traditional Lipo
If you are ready to make the change of a lifetime, this procedure can help. Many of our patients combine traditional liposuction with the Smart laser variety to achieve their face and body goals simultaneously. These two procedures are designed to function well together during one appointment.
To learn more about combination procedures or how these two liposuction options can help you, contact our Cincinnati office.
Do You Offer Financing Options?
Patients are our number-one priority at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center. We believe that everyone has a right to empower themselves with cosmetic treatments and procedures. Your budget shouldn’t prevent you from looking and feeling your best. As a service to our patients, we offer financing options with CareCredit.
CareCredit is a trusted third-party financial institution that provides the health, wellness, and beauty credit card for use on any of the treatments, procedures, or products we offer. Since its inception over 30 years ago, CareCredit has served over 21 million patients. Your options with this card include access to unique financing options, including convenient monthly billing. Applying for CareCredit is free. You can immediately begin scheduling appointments with us after approval.
Am I a Candidate?
Anyone who wants to enhance their face or body could be a candidate for this laser lipo procedure. Ideal candidates for this procedure have small pockets of unwanted fat, want immediate results, and wish to avoid a lot of downtime.
If this sounds like you, you could be a candidate for this procedure. Finding out if you are eligible is easy. Just book a consultation with Dr. Gupta. Together you’ll discuss your goals and discover ways to meet and exceed them.
Meet Dr. Gupta
Shalini Gupta, M.D. has served the Cincinnati community as a leader in cosmetic dermatology for over 25 years. She earned her medical degree from the prestigious Harvard Medical School with honors in 1996. She achieved her combined Plastic Surgery and General Surgery internship at Brown University.
Dr. Gupta completed a Photomedicine fellowship orchestrated by the renowned Dr. Nicholas Soter at the NYU Medical Center’s dermatology department. She trained at the University of Washington before making Cincinnati her home.
Schedule a Consultation
No procedure beats Smart Lipo for fat reduction and skin tightening without the wait. Get in touch with us if you are ready to explore all the ways this procedure can help you. Contact us today at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, Ohio to schedule your consultation.