Recovery: 1-2 days
Cost: $3500 - $4200
Smartlipo is a liposuction technique that uses laser energy to melt away fat cells. Instead of the cannula used in traditional liposuction, Smartlipo utilizes a small laser tip to liquify fat cells for easier removal. Smartlipo offers the same fat removal and sculpting benefits as traditional liposuction, with additional benefits like skin tightening and less trauma on the body. Smartlipo can be used in the same areas as traditional liposuction to remove pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, as well as tighten loose skin.
Smartlipo laser-assisted liposuction may be the right body contouring treatment for you if you:
- Have stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise
- Experience skin laxity in the area(s) of excess fat
- Want a minimally invasive procedure
Smartlipo Triplex can help you achieve a more toned, contoured figure without long incisions or extensive downtime. This is the preferred procedure for people seeking “normal” liposuction who can benefit from the skin tightening benefits of Smartlipo Triplex technology.
This laser-assisted liposuction procedure is functionally similar to the traditional liposuction process but utilizes a special device outfitted with a laser fiber that delivers high-frequency energy to the treatment area. Smartlipo Triplex is capable of delivering three specific wavelengths to encourage fat dissolution and tissue coagulation through thermal energy. Dr. Kayastha monitors the temperature of the tissue during the procedure to ensure it remains constant and at the right level to produce the best results.
What can SmartLipo do for me?
- Stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise
- I experience skin laxity
- I want a minimally invasive procedure
Who is a Candidate for SmartLipo?
Those who are candidates for traditional liposuction are likely also candidates for Smartlipo as well. People who are within their ideal weight range and are having trouble removing stubborn fat from areas like the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, and under the chin can benefit from Smartlipo Triplex.
While traditional liposuction is best for those with good skin elasticity in the treatment area, Smartlipo can be better for those with mild to moderate skin laxity in their stubborn fat areas. Smartlipo Triplex offers a two-in-one solution to the most common causes of poor contour.
The best way to know if you're a candidate for this highly effective procedure is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha in Albany, NY.
What to Expect From the Smartlipo Triplex Process
After having a consultation with Dr. Kayastha and deciding that this liposuction procedure is the right one for your unique desires and condition, you will schedule a day to have the procedure. On that day, Dr. Kayastha will first mark the area requiring treatment and provide a local anesthetic. He will also inject a tumescent solution in the area to prepare it for the procedure and provide additional anesthetic. Smartlipo does not have to be performed under general anesthesia
During the procedure, Dr. Kayastha makes tiny incisions through which he inserts the Smartlipo device and moves it throughout the treatment area. Depending on the amount of liposuction needed and the number of areas being treated, this procedure can take two or more hours. Patients report experiencing less pain and discomfort during Smartlipo compared to traditional liposuction.
Recovering from Smartlipo takes a few days, meaning you should expect to need to take time off work. Patients typically return to work in two to three days and can do more strenuous activity after about a week and a half. Swelling and bruising will dissipate over the following few weeks, and as your tissues settle and adjust to their new figure, you’ll start to see your long-lasting results within a few months.
Smartlipo Triplex in Albany, NY
For more information and to find out if this non-surgical approach to body contouring can help you achieve the figure of your dreams, contact K Plastic Surgery today. During a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, you’ll learn about the benefits and qualifications of this procedure and get an estimate for both the cost and your expected results from the procedure. Call us today or contact us online to start a conversation about Smartlipo Triplex.
Smartlipo Triplex™ FAQs
How does SmartLipo work?
SmartLipo Triplex laser liposuction is performed using local anesthesia. Like other liposuction treatments, the tumescent solution is pumped into the targeted area. This solution is a combination of saline with small amounts of local anesthetic and epinephrine. This solution acts to numb and constricts the blood vessels in the treatment area. After the area is numb, the laser fiber is inserted through a small hole in the skin. The laser heats the fat and surrounding skin. This essentially melts the fat, while also causing the skin to tighten. Following the laser treatment, a small hollow tube attached to a vacuum is inserted underneath the skin to remove the unwanted fat from the body, just like in other liposuction procedures.
What is the difference between Lipo and SmartLipo?
SmartLipo and liposuction are both fat reduction techniques, using tiny incisions to break up and remove the stubborn fat cells. However, while liposuction uses a cannula to break up the fat cells, SmartLipo uses laser energy to melt the fat cells, making the removal process easier. This also offers skin tightening benefits, which liposuction does not.
How painful is SmartLipo?
Local anesthesia will be used during treatment with SmartLipo to ensure a comfortable process. SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure, using even smaller incisions than traditional liposuction techniques. This, along with the use of laser energy providing less trauma on the body, patients can expect less discomfort than with traditional liposuction.
Do you lose weight after Smart Lipo?
Dr. Kayastha recommends Smartlipo Triplex patients be at a healthy, stable weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure. This means that, beyond the minimal amount of fatty tissue removed, most patients do not experience a dramatic drop in weight following the procedure.
Can you lose lower belly fat without surgery?
Often, stubborn pockets of fat throughout the body are simply unavoidable due to your bodys natural fat distribution. In these cases, for the best results, minimally invasive liposuction or other body contouring procedures can help minimize the appearance of excess fat.
Can you gain weight after Smart Lipo?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, but rather a body contouring one. This means that weight gain is still possible in the future without monitoring your diet and getting regular exercise.
Can I drive myself home after Smart Lipo?
Although the procedure is performed under local anesthesia rather than general, Dr. Kayastha still requires Smartlipo patients to have a caregiver drive them home from our surgery center.