Recovery: 1-2 days
Cost: $3500 - $4200
What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a liposuction technique using 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 candidates for SmartLipo as well. Patients 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. While traditional liposuction is best for those with good skin elasticity, SmartLipo can be beneficial to those with mild to moderate lax skin in their stubborn fat areas. SmartLipo offers a two-in-one solution to the most common causes of poor contour.
Smartlipo Triplex™ FAQs
SmartLipo Triplex laser liposuction is performed using local anesthesia. Like other liposuction treatments, tumescent solution is pumped into the targeted area. This solution is a combination of saline with small amounts of local anesthetic and epinephrine (adrenaline). This solution acts to numb and constrict 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.
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.
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.