If you’re seeking a cutting-edge, highly effective technique to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many invasive surgical procedures, then laser technology is definitely the method you’ll want to consider. Routinely used in several dental procedures, reconstructive work, Lasik eye surgery and other cosmetic procedures—including liposuction—laser technology is what sets SmartLipo apart from its competition.
“Laser” is the common acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Effective and safe, today’s medical-grade aesthetic lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range depending on the procedure that is being performed. Unlike other laser procedures, the SmartLipo procedure is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits beneath the top layers of the patient's skin. The laser ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is removed through 1 to 2 mm incision in the skin by the surgeon.
The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with the traditional liposuction procedure. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body from this treatment. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see faster results while experiencing fewer complications. In addition, SmartLipo’s patients need only a local anesthetic for this procedure, whereas traditional liposuction treatment requires general anesthesia. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, SmartLipo carries much fewer risks and the recovery time is much shorter.
How SmartLipo Works:
Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that individuals have been undergoing for many years. Liposuction or lipoplasty can be defined as the removal of fat deposits from beneath the skin using a hollow tube called a cannula in conjunction with a powerful vacuum. The fat deposits are essentially sucked out of the body. This procedure is performed with general anesthesia and is invasive and somewhat risky. While most doctors will tell you that liposuction is a routine procedure, there have been many complications with this treatment.
As technology has progressed, laser procedures have been developed that can replace invasive surgical procedures. This is where SmartLipo comes in. SmartLipo laserlipolysis is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that utilizes laser light to liquefy the fat cells so that they can be easily removed from the body. This allows for easier removal, fewer side effects, less down time and less risk. Liposuction patients have never had it easier.
Before the procedure, the surgeon will outline the areas on the body that are to be treated with the SmartLipo. Local anesthesia is used so the patient will be coherent during the treatment. The surgeon will then make a 1 to 2 mm incision in the skin that will allow the laser to access the fat pockets. The laser fiber is then introduced through a handpiece and detachable cannula. The cannula is inserted through the incision so that the laser fiber can access the underlying fat deposits. The cannula is then moved ‘back and forth’ in a fanning motion in the treatment area. The laser’s beam can be seen through the outer layers of skin which allows the surgeon to see exactly what areas he/she is treating. As the laser tip comes in contact with the fat cells being treated, the cell membranes rupture and release the fatty oil from the cells. The end product is then removed by suction.
What Type of Laser System is Used?
There are several different types of lasers on the market today that are used in a variety of aesthetic and medical procedures. The Smartlipo utilizes an Nd: YAG laser that has high peak power and a high rep rate of 40 Hz. During treatment, the laser energy is delivered using a 300 micron fiber which is threaded through the handpiece and cannula for easy insertion into the treatment area.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
The SmartLipo procedure can be used on many parts of the body including: face, back, bra strap, mons pubis, breasts (Gynecomastia), hips, thighs (saddle bags), buttocks, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. SmartLipo can treat any area where men and women have loose, flabby skin.
What Are the Benefits of the SmartLipo procedure?
- SmartLipo treats unwanted fat and fat tissue irregularities
- Promotes tissue coagulation that results in skin tissue tightening
- Treats lax or flabby skin and areas of high vascularity
- Minimal edema, bleeding and bruising
- Involves less risk, causes less trauma and promotes faster healing time than traditional liposuction
What Results can be Expected?
Patients who undergo the SmartLipo procedure can expect the same results that traditional liposuction would provide but with fewer risks and shorter recovery time. The incision made during the procedure is so small that it doesn’t even require sutures. The laser used during the procedure, in addition to melting fat deposits, also promotes tissue coagulation that results in, minimal bleeding and bruising, less swelling and skin tissue tightening in the treatment area. Oftentimes patients who undergo traditional liposuction procedures are left with large amounts of excess skin. With SmartLipo patients, this treatment helps smooth and tighten the skin in the treatment area for a more natural look. After undergoing SmartLipo, patients experience a drastic reduction in unwanted fat deposits with minimal risk and faster, better results.
Why Choose SmartLipo?
Oftentimes individuals can be wary of new procedures that hit the market because they don’t know a whole lot about them. SmartLipo is a revolutionary new way to undergo liposuction. When compared to traditional liposuction procedures, SmartLipo™ should be an obvious choice for most because it is less invasive, has less risk and fewer side effects associated with it and provides better results. Approved by the FDA for laser-assisted lipolysis, incision, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft tissue, this procedure can perform better than traditional liposuction with enhanced results.