As an anti-aging clinic, we offer several aesthetic treatments to help you ease the appearance of aging, including SmartLipo™. SmartLipo™ is a device that performs laser liposuction with very little downtime necessary for the patient. We use SmartLipo™ because we trust that it is a safe and effective treatment, and with many success stories from our patients to back it up, you can rest assured that the results you want are possible with laser lipo. Understandably, you may have questions. In this blog, we will go over some commonly asked questions about SmartLipo™ that you may have.
How does it work?
SmartLipo™ is a device that performs laser lipo, also known as laser-assisted lipolysis. After the patient has been anesthetized, a small incision is made in the area of choice. A thin tube is then inserted into the target area to deliver laser fiber to the fat. The laser fiber provides thermal energy to the fat cells, which then disrupts the fat tissue, allowing it to be easily removed with a gentle duction. Through coagulation, the tissue surrounding the incision also tightens, providing a smoother shape.
Who can get SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ is appropriate for both men and women. People who are good candidates for SmartLipo™ are not very overweight or obese, but have certain “problem areas” they would like to address, such as flab around the stomach, love handles, excess facial fat, or upper-arm flab. To know whether or not you are a good candidate, come into our anti-aging clinic for a consultation.
Is it safe?
SmartLipo™ is the safest laser lipo system on the market today. It was the first system ever used for laser lipolysis, and is therefore, the most heavily researched and tested. After decades of research, it has been shown to offer less swelling, less bruising, less pain, and faster recovery than traditional liposuction.
Does it hurt?
The area in which you receive SmartLipo™ is anesthetized, so discomfort should be minimal. It feels like slight pressure with some minor sensation. It is typical to feel slightly achy after the procedure. Depending on where on your body you were treated, you may be advised to wear a compression garment of some kind of a period after the treatment.
How long does it take?
Laser liposuction with SmartLipo™ takes somewhere from one to two hours. This varies depending on where you are being treated, how many different places you are being treated, and the size of these areas in question.
Do I need to be hospitalized?
SmartLipo™ does not require hospitalization. It can be performed at our anti-aging clinic in office.
How many sessions need to be performed?
In the majority of cases, one session is sufficient to see the results you desire. Results should be evident in a week, and the area should improve over six months.
For how long can I expect results?
While SmartLipo™ is a permanent treatment that destroys your fat cells, it is still important to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to maintain results.
Will it scar?
SmartLipo™ does not require a large incision, so any scarring could go completely undetected with proper care. Talk to your physician to determine the best course of action for your skin type.
How long does it take to recover?
SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive treatment. This means that it only requires local anesthesia and, while you may bruise, it is most likely that you will be able to resume your daily activities within 24 to 48 hours.
At L.A. Quinn M.D., SmartLipo™ is only one of several anti-aging therapies we offer in Jax Beach. If you are looking for an anti-aging clinic in Florida, we offer the optimal results and luxurious experience you seek. Contact us to learn more about our services!