Smartlipo (Laser Lipo)
Smartlipo was the first FDA Cleared Laser Lipo method by Cynosure. Smartlipo is ideal for targeted fat reduction pretty much anywhere on the body. Smartlipo does not require general anesthesia and recovery time is minimal. Dr. Mir Varquez is a health fanatic and believes in providing minimally invasive effective methods for all procedures and treatments. Areas that are often treated include the neck, arms, abdomen, and thighs.
How does it work?
Smartlipo is a medical device designed exclusively to perform laser-assisted liposuction commonly referred to as laser liposuction. A very thin tube containing the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted in targeted fatty areas through a small incision.
The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. A specialized laser melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue around the area tightens through coagulation, contributing to a smoother shape overall.
More about Smartlipo and Laser Lipo Suction
Liposuction can reshape and smooth the contours of your body. You can sculpt your body to remove unwanted fat from specific areas, including the neck, abdomen, hips, buttock, thighs, knee, upper-arms, back(to remove the “back bra roll”) and calves.
The Advantages of Smartlipo
Laser liposuction takes the liposuction technique one step further, using a laser to emulsify the fat and tighten the skin before the fat is removed. It delivers laser-powered energy to the fat cells through a very small fiber inserted through tiny incisions. The laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and liquefies the fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels, which reduces bleeding and bruising that may occur during the process. Collagen tissue is also stimulated at the same time to tighten loose skin. After the fat is liquefied, a cannula is inserted to gently remove the liquid fat. This type of procedure generally causes less bruising and swelling faster recovery times, and improved skin tightening than traditional liposuction.
Smart Lipo is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation. Many of our patients resume normal activities the next day and return to full activity in two weeks. We do recommend that our patients wear a compression garment for 4 weeks after surgery. Most patients will begin to see results within one week after surgery, with final results at about six months.
If you want to get rid of stubborn areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, contact us today.