Laser lipolysis, better known as SmartLipo™, is an innovative fat reduction treatment similar to traditional liposuction, but it offers a number of benefits that make it more appealing to many. The procedure is less invasive with a shorter downtime and offers enhanced results. If you’re battling excess fat that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise, SmartLipo™ may be an option to consider.
SmartLipo™ uses a thinner cannula, or tube, than the one that is used in traditional lipo in order to reach the fat layers. The biggest difference between the two procedures is that SmartLipo™ employs laser energy to break up the fat prior to removing it from the body. In the conventional method, fat is broken up by the cannula. The combination of a narrow cannula and the use of medical lasers gives SmartLipo™ a number of advantages over its traditional counterpart.
Along with requiring a smaller opening that doesn’t even need to be stitched closed, the narrow cannula produces smaller paths in the treatment area, making healing time faster. These smaller channels also lend to a smoother appearance. The laser energy used in treatment offers patients multiple benefits. It helps to lessen bleeding during the procedure. In addition, the lasers used actually stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving skin tightening and healing. Thus, there is less excess skin following treatment.
More Comfortable Recovery
The recovery process after SmartLipo™ treatment is significantly shorter and less uncomfortable than that of regular lipo. Again, this is due to the innovative use of a smaller cannula combined with laser technology. Fat is mobilized by the laser, making it far easier to remove and helping to avoid injury to connective tissue and nerves during the process. SmartLipo™ also limits bruising because fat is broken up more gently with the assistance of laser energy. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia instead of requiring general anesthetic and a hospital stay. All of this leads to less discomfort overall and a shorter recovery period.
What About the Results?
Through the maintenance of a healthy exercise and diet routine, you can expect your results to last for a very long time. However, results do vary from patient to patient.
Consult Our Team
Schedule a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa if you think SmartLipo™ may be a good choice to give you the slimmer, contoured figure you’ve been dreaming about. Our office is located in Austin, TX. Contact us today to book your appointment!