Smart Lipo™ in Boston & Southborough, MA
Smartlipo™ Laser Body Sculpting Laserlipolysis
Liposuction is currently the most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed today. As more and more men and women wish to improve their self-image, laser body contouring and lipo-sculpture continue to grow in popularity. SmartLipo™ is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system to offer a revolutionary procedure for the removal of unwanted body fat. SmartLipo™ uses a high-powered laser to sculpt the body however the patient desires. This procedure is more advanced than traditional liposuction methods in that it is minimally invasive, requiring little down time and few side effects.
SmartLipo™ uses cutting-edge laser technology, making it one of the safest and most effective surgical techniques used today. Routinely used in dental procedures, lasik eye surgery, reconstructive work and cosmetic procedures, including liposuction, laser technology is what sets SmartLipo™ apart from its competition. The word “laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Both accurate and safe, todays medical-grade lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range. SmartLipo™ is different in that it uses a carefully calibrated laser which penetrates through the top layers of the skin, liquefying the fat deposits underneath. After the fat cells have been ruptured, the oily, liquid substance is then removed through a tiny incision in the skin which is made by the surgeon. The small laser is also able to seal blood vessels surrounding the fat, preventing an excessive amount of swelling, bleeding, and bruising as with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that very little, if any fat is reabsorbed back into the body. Because SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive method, patients see faster results and experience fewer complications. Whereas liposuction requires general anesthesia, SmartLipo™ only calls for a local anesthetic. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, SmartLipo™ has fewer risks than liposuction and recovery time is much shorter.
A very small tube, or cannula, containing a laser fiber is inserted into the skin. This 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter tube is moved back and forth, delivering the laser’s energy to the fat cells. This technique causes them rupture and easily drain away. The laser energy also interacts with the dermis, resulting in collagen shrinkage. Because the cannula is so small, Smart Lipo™ can be performed under local anesthesia. On contact, small blood vessels immediately coagulate, resulting in less bleeding, swelling, and bruising and ultimately, a quicker recovery time.
Almost anyone can be a suitable candidate for SmartLipo™. In general, the ideal candidate: (1) is in good health, exercises regularly, and is within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight; (2) has one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have responded poorly to diet and exercise; and (3) is bothered by these fatty areas, and is motivated to get rid of them permanently. Your doctor will review the benefits and risks of SmartLipo™ with you during your consultation visit and will assess whether you are a good candidate with respect to your medical health. If you don’t have a great deal of time to spend in recovery, SmartLipo™ might be right for you. Patients are typically back to work within one to two days following the procedure. Bandages are removed one to two weeks after that.
If you’ve worked hard to eat right and exercise yet you still can’t lose those “love handles” or other unwanted fat desposits, SmartLipo™ can be a simple solution to permanently remove stubborn fat. Human fat, or adipose tissue, can be very hard to get rid of through simple diet and exercise alone.
The SmartLipo™ device was FDA approved in November of 2006, and today is one of the fasting-growing, safest procedures in the cosmetic surgery field.
An ideal candidate for SmartLipo™ should have realistic expectations about the procedure’s capabilities. While SmartLipo™ can improve your appearance and self-confidence, it won’t necessarily match your mental ideal, nor will it cause other people to act differently toward you. Before you decide to have SmartLipo™, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with the physician during your consultation visit. SmartLipo™…the safe, affordable and permanent alternative.
Smartlipo™can be a great adjunct to traditional liposuction procedures. It is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, knees, back, bra strap, mons pubis, breasts (gynecomastia), and areas of loose and flabby skin.
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated.
After the treatment you will have minimal pain or bruising. We recommend 1-2 days rest but most patients are able to return to work immediately.
The procedure will improve the body’s shape and tighten sagging skin. Cellutite areas may be tightened to a certain degree. Your individual condition should be discussed with your physician.
Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months.
Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The Smartlipo™procedure permanently removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.
We have chosen Smartlipo™ after studying the pros and cons of various methods of liposuction.
Several of our patients have been able return to work immediately. Smartlipo™ can sometimes be called "lunchtime Liposuction". Of course, we normally advise a day or two of rest.
Patients will feel no pain during the procedure. After the anesthesia has worn off, the pain will be similar to the pains associated with a vigorous workout. This is unlike traditional liposuction where the patient will feel an extreme amount of pain following surgery. Also, bruising is minimal after Smartlipo™.
The fiber-optic cannula is inserted through a small puncture in the skin usually along creases that conceal the scar. As the laser melts the fat, it also coagulates the loose ends of small blood vessels. Compression garments are optional; the area will not bleed very much after the laser is removed. The granulation tissue (healing-tissues) does the rest of the work by contracting the treated area as well as the overlying skin.
Within three months following the procedure, your skin will be just about back to normal. It will be very difficult to notice the insertion points, or to see that any liposuction has been performed. Skin contracts with the healing-tissues that replace the melted fats.
Safety and Complications
Smartlipo™ is safer than traditional liposuction because there is less bleeding and anesthetic drugs are used. In fact, by doing the procedure under the tumescent technique, we have eliminated a lot of risks normally associated with general anesthesia.
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