SmartLipo™ involves the use of a laser lipolysis device, and when we say that it melts fat away, we mean this in a literal sense. This procedure can achieve effects that are similar to liposuction, so you can think of it as a less invasive form of liposuction.
If you’re not ready for traditional liposuction, SmartLipo™ could be a great alternative for you. Many patients want to get results, but they’re not ready for an invasive procedure. This treatment uses a laser to zap the fat cells in your body, so it’s able to contour and reshape your knees, hips, thighs, arms and neck. Although these are the most common treatment areas, the procedure can be effective for almost any body part.
How SmartLipo™ Gets Results
This procedure uses a powerful, precise laser beam, which is set to liquefy the deposits of fat within the target area. The energy from the laser penetrates the skin and reaches the fat that sits beneath it.
During the procedure, the intense energy from the laser causes the fat cells to rupture. The laser is effective at sealing blood vessels as it liquefies the fat deposits, so the swelling, bruising and bleeding is reduced.
The SmartLipo™ Procedure
Before the procedure begins, you’ll be given some type of anesthesia. Once inserted into the skin, the laser is moved back and forth, and the intense laser light causes the fat cells in the target area to rupture before they are removed.
SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive treatment option, and it’s capable of breaking down fat safely and effectively. The procedure involves the use of three different laser beams. The different beam settings are used to achieve different effects.
For example, the 1064 nm beam is effective for causing blood vessels to coagulate. The 1320 nm beam is useful for heating the fat cells, and the 1440 nm laser beam breaks down the fat cells and causes them to rupture.
The SmartLipo™ laser also makes contact with the skin, which helps to stimulate collagen and elastic production. These compounds help to tighten skin and improve the overall results.
The Benefits of SmartLipo™
Many patients consider this treatment option because it’s minimally-invasive. It doesn’t even call for sutures. The laser is able to melt fat away while stimulating collagen and elastin production. Overall, the procedure is much safer than alternative options.
If you’re looking for a minimally-invasive way to melt fat away, SmartLipo™ is worth considering. Schedule a consultation at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta or Atlanta to learn more about how this procedure can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!