Laser liposuction (Smart Lipo) is the newest and most advanced fat removal and body contouring procedure. This type of liposuction is often called “smart lipo” due to the name of the specialized laser liposuction machine that is used to perform laser liposuction. This machine actually combines two lasers for maximum effect.
1 – How does SmartLipo work?
Laser liposuction (smart lipo) involves using a special laser to destroy the fat cells which are then suctioned out with a metal cannula similar to regular liposuction. Laser liposuction is done by inserting a thin laser fiber through small poke holes. The laser is turned on and produces a beam of light which is very hot. The heat from the laser beam destroys the fat cells. After lasering the fat cells, a regular metal liposuction cannula is inserted through the same poke hole and the damaged fat cells are suctioned out.
2 – Am I a Candidate?
If you are unhappy with the shape of your body and are in good health then you are likely a good candidate for SmartLipo. Age and genetics alter the shapes of our bodies, causing fat accumulation that is resistant to diet or exercise. SmartLipo is usually the best way to get rid of areas of unwanted fat in specific areas.
3 – How is SmartLipo different from traditional liposuction?
The SmartLipo procedure is able to spare important tissues while eliminating unwanted fat. The treatment is unique in its ability to dislodge fat cells from the fatty tissue matrix while leaving all other important tissues intact, resulting in smooth results and rapid healing.
4 – What areas can be treated with SmartLipo?
We can successfully treat virtually any area of the body including abdomen, waist, hips, love handles, neck & chin, jowls, male breasts, back, bra roll, buttocks, inner & outer thighs, arms, forearms, underarms, knees, calves and ankles.
5 – Will I be awake or under a general anesthesia?
You will be wide awake because the SmartLipo procedure is performed in a more advanced, less traumatic manner that requires only local numbing – not heavy anesthesia. This translates into faster recovery, less downtime and, most importantly, the safest possible means of fat removal. By having all clients remain awake during the procedure, we avoid the risks of general anesthesia.
6 – Is it possible to treat multiple areas at once?
The Cynosure SmartLipo technology allows us to treat multiple areas in one session. There are, however, limits to the amount of fat that can be removed. During your consultation we will be able to analyze your areas of concern and give you the anticipated results for how much fat can be potentially removed.
7 – What is the recovery time for SmartLipo?
As SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure, the treatment is followed by two to three weeks of general recovery during which strenuous activities, like kickboxing or cardio, should be avoided, however returning to regular activities, like work, walking, light exercise, can be done immediately after surgery. You will also be provided with a special compression garment to wear during the healing process that will help the skin contract smoothly to the body’s new contours.
8 – How soon will I see the results?
Noticeable results will vary for each individual based on many factors including the amount of fat removed and number of areas treated. Most patients will see results immediately after the procedure; however the final results will be expected three to four months after the treatment.
9 – What about future weight gain or fat migrating to other areas?
Once the fat is removed, it’s gone. As long as you lead a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, it will not return or migrate. Since fat is necessary for a healthy body, some essential fat layers will remain untreated. Should you experience weight gain or loss after your SmartLipo procedure, it will be proportionately distributed over your entire body and not migrate to specific areas. Normal aging can also be expected.
10 – Is the SmartLipo treatment performed at Maya Medical Spa?
Yes, the procedure is performed at Maya Medical Spa by our highly trained and experienced surgeon, Dr. Mirkia Kiarash (MD).