SmartLipo™ in Atlanta, GA
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Some people turn to cosmetic surgery to improve a physical defect or alter a part of the body that makes them feel self-conscious. We are fortunate to live in a time where there have been such amazing advances in science and we have access to a plethora of cosmetic procedures to help us attain a desired aesthetic. Sometimes individuals carry extra fat in certain parts of their bodies, despite adhering to a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine. Traditional liposuction has been around for many years and is still one of the most sought-after procedures for the elimination of excess fat. The body sculpting procedures available and techniques have grown and evolved over time and with them the emergence of Smart Liposuction or SmartLipo.
What is SmartLipo™?
Many people are familiar with liposuction, the procedure that removes unwanted fat from areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, back, etc. SmartLipo™ is another step in liposuction technology. It is less invasive, more comfortable, less traumatizing, and shortens the patient’s recovery time. While certainly not a substitute for a healthy diet and lifestyle, SmartLipo is a wonderful technique for contouring those problem areas that stay there, no matter how much you diet or exercise.
SmartLipo™ is a brand name for laser-assisted liposuction procedures. It is also referred to as laser liposuction or laser lipolysis. A small incision is created and the SmartLipo laser fiber is inserted through a tube into the targeted area of excess fat. Using thermal energy, the laser melts the fat and the surgeon gently suctions it out. Using the laser is beneficial because it not only removes the excess fat cells but it tightens the surrounding area.
What Are the Benefits of SmartLipo?
- Less invasive than traditional liposuction;
- Can also help the appearance of cellulite;
- More efficient in removing fat from small areas;
- Helpful to individuals whose skin has lost elasticity;
- Helps tighten saggy skin;
- Smaller Incisions than used in traditional liposuction;
- Less swelling and bruising;
- Faster recovery time;
- Uses local anesthesia.
Who Is a Candidate for Smart Liposuction?
You may be a candidate for SmartLipo if:
- You are within 20% of your ideal body weight;
- You have realistic expectations of expected results;
- You have enough fat to remove;
- You do not have an underlying medical condition that would put you at risk.
Smart Liposuction for Men
SmartLipo is a great choice for men who have areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. The most common areas men request for SmartLipo are on the abdomen, neck, chest and, love handles. Other areas which are also popular are the thighs, knees, and arms.
What Should I Expect from My SmartLipo?
Normally, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the patient can go home that day. The surgeon uses a special numbing solution that is injected into the treatment area. The surgeon makes tiny incisions in the targeted areas and a small tube containing a fiber-optic laser is inserted. SmartLipo works by using the laser to heat the targeted fat cells and liquifying them. Once in this liquid state, it is fairly easy to suction it out through a small tube-like medical device.
There are no stitches or drains after the procedure, just a few medical pads applied to the entrance areas. These pads will have to be changed every so often for a few days. Compression garments are vital for achieving your desired outcome and are worn for 4-6 weeks after SmartLipo. The final results will be dependent on how diligently the after-care instructions provided by the surgeon are followed.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of SmartLipo are permanent as long as the patient maintains their current weight. Once fat cells are removed, they do not come back; however, the remaining fat cells can grow larger. A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise should yield long-lasting results.
How Much Does Smart Liposuction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
The cost of surgery varies by patient based on several factors. Sometimes, SmartLipo is performed with other services to offer optimal results. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your SmartLipo procedure and share information about our financing options.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for SmartLipo, schedule a consultation at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer smart liposuction for men and women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.