Smartlipo is the first laser system designed for Laser Body Sculpting and for the disruption of fat cells.
It is ideal for treating localized deposits of unwanted fat, fat tissue irregularities and for coagulating tissue leading to a tightening effect.
How does the Smartlipo work?
Smartlipo laser lipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The procedure disrupts the fat cells by melting them and coagulating the underlying vessels, resulting in less bleeding, bruising, trauma as well as less down time. As an added benefit, the system promotes tissue and skin tightening.
The procedure is commonly performed under local anesthesia. A laser fiber is introduced into a small cannula. The cannula is then inserted through a tiny incision in the skin and into fat pockets. The cannula, with the tip of the fiber exposed approximately 2 mm, is then moved in a back and forth fanning motion in the fatty layer. The laser’s aiming beam can be visualized through the skin, allowing the physician to clearly see the treatment area. As the fiber tip comes in contact with the fat cells it ruptures the cell membranes and releases the fatty oil from the fat cells. This end product may then be aspirated from the site.
What are the benefits of Smartlipo?
- Treats unwanted fat and fat tissue irregularities
- Promotes skin tissue tightening
- Treats flabby or lax skin
- Minimal edema and bleeding
- Minimal bruising
- Causes less trauma and faster healing time than traditional liposuction
Does this procedure have FDA Clearance?
The Smartlipo has been cleared by the FDA for laser-assisted lipolysis.
Does laser-assisted lipolysis produce lasting results?
Yes! The Smartlipo procedure permanently destroys the treated fat cells. Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, that person’s fat cells simply expand. Should you gain weight, that fat will most likely be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
Ideal candidates are in good health, close to normal body weight and have realistic expectations. If the person has areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then that person is a candidate for laser-assisted lipolysis.
How many treatments are required?
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated.