Smartlipo Fat Removal & Skin Tightening
SmartLipo body sculpting (also known as 360 degree liposuction or laser liposuction) is a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment that does something no fitness routine in the world can: permanently destroy fat cells. Since your body has only a finite amount of these cells, no new fat cells come back in the treatment area, and you can finally achieve lasting results.
How does Laser Body Sculpting work?
The Smartlipo laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or tube) inserted below the skin’s surface. A laser fiber inside of the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away as liquid. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in overall tighter skin tissue.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Laser liposuction is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, bra fat, abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, inner and outer thighs and knees.
Am I a good candidate for Smartlipo?
Smartlipo laser body sculpting is meant for areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. The perfect candidate is in good health and of normal body weight.
How does Laser Body Sculpting compare to conventional liposuction?
Conventional liposuction is meant to remove large amounts of fat. However, this treatment can also leave behind unsightly pockets of sagging skin. Laser liposuction is often a perfect complement, because the laser activates collagen production to tighten remaining skin tissues.
Is there a recovery period?
Smartlipo laser body sculpting is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light trauma can occur, but you’ll be able to return to work in a couple of days and resume exercise after two weeks.
How many treatments are required?
Typically, only one treatment is required. Results will start to be seen within a week, with continued improvement over the next 3 to 6 months. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after laser body contouring, depending on the treated body area.
Are you awake during Smartlipo?
Yes, SmartLipo is done in office under local anesthesia and you are awake and relaxed.
Can I drive home after Smart Lipo?
It’s best not to drive home after SmartLipo because you will most likely receive a small dose of medication to ease any anxiety you might have.
Can Smart lipo cause blood clots?
It is very unlikely that SmartLipo can cause blood clots unless you have a history of this. Make sure you discuss this or any other health issues you might have when you come for your thorough consultation with Dr. Nadiv Shapira prior to your procedure.
Does Smart Lipo tighten skin?
Yes! SmartLipo tightens the skin! Make sure your physician has the most up to date SmartLipo laser, called the Triplex, which has an added laser frequency to ensure the tightening of the skin.
Can you gain weight after Smart Lipo?
If you do not maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, you could gain weight in OTHER PARTS of the body. The part of the body that had SmartLipo cannot grew more fat cells, but other parts of your body could.
How long does it take to see results from Smart Lipo?
Immediately after SmartLipo you will see improvement! You will still have some swelling for about 4 to 6 weeks and your skin will continue to tighten for about 6 months. This is when you will see the optimal results of a thinner, more sculpted you!
How long will I be swollen after Smart Lipo?
You will have some swelling for about 4-6 weeks after your SmartLipo procedure, however you will be able to see Impressive results right after the procedure!
What is the difference between Smart Lipo and regular lipo?
SmartLipo is similar to regular liposuction, but with much better results. SmartLipo is a laser procedure where the fat is melted by laser energy. SmartLipo Triplex has three laser wavelengths that each have their specific benefits, to melt fat and to tighten the skin after the fat is removed. Traditional liposuction cannot accomplish this!
Will Lipo give me a flat stomach?
Yes, SmartLipo will give you a flat stomach or abdomen, especially if you are not obese. Dr. Nadiv Shapira, a very experienced surgeon and the only one here at First State MedSpa that performs SmartLipo, will give you an honest and straightforward consult prior to your procedure and let you know just how flat your stomach can become.
Will Lipo leave me with loose skin?
No! As long as you have the most up to date SmartLipo procedure, called the Triplex, as we do at First State Med Spa, your skin will be tightened by the laser energy!
Who is a good candidate for SmartLipo?
If you have tried diet and exercise and are still left with pockets of fat that you want to disappear, you are most likely a good candidate for SmartLipo. The areas of the body that respond well to SmartLipo are the abdomen, back, waistline, thighs, arms, bra lines, love handles and buttocks.
Can I drive myself home after Smart Lipo?
It is recommended that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment due to possible side effects of medication.
Can you lose lower belly fat without surgery?
Some people find it difficult to lose fat after giving birth, hormone changes, and other issues. SmartLipo is the perfect solution.
Does Laser Lipo permanently remove fat?
Yes, SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that is designed to permanently remove fat.
Does Laser Lipo tighten skin?
Yes, SmartLipo is a laser liposuction procedure that uses heat technology to tighten the skin.