SmartLipo uses laser technology to melt and liquefy the fat within the fat cells. In addition, it smoothes and tightens the skin to decrease the looseness that one sometimes sees with traditional liposuction. It can be utilized alone to treat smaller areas of fat, such as below the chin, or in combination with liposuction to remove larger areas of fat such as in the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.
Tumescent liposuction is performed by instilling dilute solutions of lidocaine and epinephrine into the fatty areas of the areas to be treated. This fluid anesthetizes the areas to be treated, plus it decreases bleeding very significantly. The procedure can thus be performed while the patient is awake with minimal discomfort and quicker recovery. Many people can return to work and normal activities within one to a few days.
Simple mechanical disruption, high frequency ultrasonic waves dissolution, or laser lipolysis can all be utilized to break or disrupt the fat cells and allow the freed fat to be suctioned using very thin tubes called cannulas. Most of the time these procedures are combined to provide the best results for removal of the fat, for improved skin smoothness, and to tighten the skin.
SmartLipo produces a burst of energy as it enters the fatty tissue that dissolves the fat so it can be removed by suctioning. This improves the safety of the procedure by being able to melt the fat without heating the tissue excessively.
By utilizing the tumescent technique, these liposuction procedures can be performed in an office-based setting while the patient is awake. No longer is it a requirement that patients be put to sleep using general anesthetics, nor do they need to be admitted to the hospital for the procedure. Moreover, these new techniques, especially SmartLipo, allow patients to return to normal activities more rapidly than when the older methods were used. It is safer and provides improved results for smoother and tighter skin. Thus, SmartLipo is the procedure of choice for most physicians and patients.
- Far less expensive than traditional liposuction with a more pleasing result
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Only 1 to 2 days of downtime required so you can get back to your life quickly
- Advanced laser technology offers skin tightening along with fat removal for a better contour and smoother result
- Can be performed on the stomach, waist and hips, thighs, knees, upper back, chin and other places that can benefit from fat removal and skin tightening
Contact the MacriMD Liposuction and Laser Center of New Jersey to schedule a consultation today. You can call our Bergen Country office at (201) 358-2922 or you can submit our easy online contact form here.