Many of us have fat on our bodies that we just cannot seem to get rid of. This extra fat can become frustrating and annoying after countless attempts to get rid of it through diet and exercise. Fortunately, there is a way to easily melt away this fat using SmartLipo.
Now available at the Masri Clinic, Smartlipo can be life changing for one’s body and one’s self-esteem. Smartlipo technology is one of the most minimally invasive techniques available to remove excess fat. This is a great option for those who are interested in getting rid of post-pregnancy fat, cellulite or excess fat in various areas and are seeking a fast recovery.
What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a unique laser assisted liposuction procedure that can tighten skin and melt fat under the skin. This procedure is one of the first laser assisted liposuction procedures of its kind and has quickly become a popular cosmetic procedure for numerous reasons, including the minimal recovery time. This cosmetic procedure is FDA approved.
Patients who have the Smartlipo procedure often are not unconscious during the procedure and only require a local anesthetic. This procedure can be performed in the clinic and does not pose the same risks that traditional liposuction does. Smartlipo uses a laser that is placed under the skin to liquefy fat deposits in the body. The fat cells are ruptured by the laser and become a liquid substance which can then be easily removed through a small incision by the surgeon.
Recovering from Smartlipo
The Smartlipo procedure does not produce a large amount of swelling or bruising because the laser can seal blood vessels it comes in contact with while it is liquefying the fat. Since the vessels are being sealed, there will be less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction procedures. This is a huge benefit when considering the recovery time of the surgery. The procedure also allows for a minimal amount of scarring to occur, since the incisions being made are very small.
Since the side effects are minimal, the recovery time is short. Patients can often return to work within three days. This also means that the outcome of the procedure and the patient’s new look will be observed sooner than those who undergo traditional liposuction. This allows the patient to change their look quickly and get back to their routine.
Many times patients who undergo liposuction procedures require additional cosmetic procedures to tighten the excess skin that is left. The laser used in Smartlipo procedures allows for skin tightening to occur during the procedure. This could potentially eliminate an additional procedure that is often completed after the removal of fat from the body. Smartlipo can also be used with laser treatments that can help further tighten the top layer of the skin. Skin tightening and contouring is a great option to explore after any fat removal procedure.
Body by Thermage
Thermage treatments are completed utilizing a laser on various areas of the body. When the laser is placed on the skin it heats the collagen fibers and the tissue under the skin. The top layer of the skin is not heated and is kept cool with a cooling spray. The energy that is delivered to the skin allows the fibers to tighten and produce new and remodeled collagen. This new collagen allows the skin to continuously tighten and renew the contour of the area. Thermage is often utilized on the face to create a younger, tighter appearance. This technique can also work on areas of the body when combined with other laser skin tightening techniques. A great aspect of the Thermage procedure is the length of the procedure. It can take as little as 20 minutes to complete depending on the surface area size. The procedure is non-invasive and is performed in the office. This procedure can be complete more than once, and many times multiple procedures are needed. This is a great way to tighten the skin after fat has been removed.
Velashape treatments are used to reduce cellulite on the body and tighten the skin in a very gentle way. The radiofrequency waves are combined with suction that massages the skin. The results depend on the individual and the skin that needs tightening, but it can produce great results. This combined with other skin tightening treatments can prevent the patient from undergoing a body contouring procedure.
Body contouring can be completed after Smartlipo procedures have occurred. If a large amount of fat was removed, excess skin may also need to be removed. A variety of body contouring techniques can be used to this effect. Depending on the area being treated, the recovery time can vary. Tummy tuck, thigh lift, and body lift procedures are often utilized in these cases. Your doctor can help you decide which procedures will work best for you to provide the body contour and self esteem you desire.
If you are ready for a new you, Smartlipo is a great way to start. Choosing a minimally invasive procedure is a great option to eliminate excess fat from the body. Smartlipo can make changing your body quick and easy. To schedule an appointment with the Masri Clinic, call (866) 487-3223 today.