If you, like others, are frustrated because certain areas of your body refuse to respond to diet and exercise, then you may be a candidate for SmartLipo, the first laser-assisted liposuction procedure pioneered in Europe and approved by the FDA in the United States in 2006. According to it’s manufacturer Cynosure, the SmartLipo™ system has quickly become one of the most successful liposuction procedures in the cosmetic surgery field for its unique state of the art technology. Smart Lipo is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that melts fat away using laser sound energy to zap and liquefy fat cells while stimulating collagen growth for continued skin tightening.
Utilizing smaller instruments and specialized thermal lasers, SmartLipo™ targets fat cells using sound energy to dissolve them on contact. This allows the physician to contour and reshape areas of the body including the abdomen, love handles, backs, thighs, hips, knees, arms, neck, and chin. A gentle suction then massages the dissolved fat out of the body. A very small percentage is retained, absorbed into the body, and eliminated within the next 24 hours. Careful shaping of the treatment area makes for a more natural appearance to the body areas treated. One of the most desirable benefits of Smart Lipo is brief downtime and minimal discomfort making recovery and resumption of normal work and recreational activities more rapid than other lipo procedures.
SmartLipo™ is highly effective for patients wishing to lose small amounts of fat. It will not provide satisfactory results for persons needing to lose significant amounts of body fat. Prior to an actual procedure, you will need to schedule a consultation appointment with the physician. During this visit you will discuss your goals for the SmartLipo™ and your expectations. You will also need to share your medical history and other relevant information. The physician will inform you of the realistic expectations you can achieve based on your initial body state.