If you’ve been avoiding traditional liposuction because of the risks and long recovery, it’s time to change your mind about how liposuction can work in the modern, technological age. Replacing those traditional methods of liposuction are laser procedures like SmartLipo, a much less invasive and safer alternative. If you’re considering a SmartLipo procedure or already have one on the books, make sure you understand what to expect from this popular option.
How Does SmartLipo Work?
The SmartLipo Triplex technique uses laser energy to remove unwanted fat permanently. It is much safer and less invasive that traditional liposuction, while also offering improved results. SmartLipo uses laser energy both to liquefy unwanted fat to make it easier to remove and to tighten the skin. It is an outpatient procedure using only local anesthesia that involves a very minimal amount of incisions and results in very little scarring if any at all.
During the SmartLipo Triplex procedure, a tiny tube is fitted with a laser fiber and then inserted through a small incision in the skin, near the target area. With the laser fiber in place, the laser energy can then liquefy the undesired fat which is then gently suctioned out through the tube. The energy of the laser also triggers the production of new collagen and tightens the skin, leaving the area smoother and tauter.
Who Is SmartLipo Best For?
Not sure if you could be a candidate for SmartLipo procedures? This is a great solution for individuals who have a good tone to their skin but small areas of stubborn fat. The SmartLipo laser energy is most often used to reduce the appearance of love handles, saddle bags, bat wings, and muffin tops, but can be used almost anywhere on the body. If you’re unhappy with the look of your abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, hips, knees, thighs, or upper arms, and no amount of exercise and healthy diet seems to make a difference, SmartLipo may be right for you. It can also solve problems with fat deposits in the cheeks, chin, and neck.
If you’re unsure of how the SmartLipo procedure could positively affect your body, the VECTRA 3D imaging available at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists could change your mind. During a consultation at their offices, you will get a chance to see a demonstration of what SmartLipo could do for you. It’s a unique opportunity to preview your potential post-op body and understand how a procedure can really work specifically for you and the needs of your body.
What Can I Expect from SmartLipo Recovery?
The results of a SmartLipo procedure tend to start showing up almost immediately afterwards. Instant noticeable improvements after a SmartLipo only get better with time, as the swelling of the area subsides and the collagen growth happens. Skin becomes firmer as this growth occurs and any remaining looseness tightens to achieve the sleek appearance you’re looking for.
The recovery from this outpatient procedure is much easier than that of traditional liposuction, with most patients experiencing less bruising and swelling. Some patients experience numbness that occurs immediately follow the procedure and lasting for anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. The less invasive technique of SmartLipo also results in less pain and discomfort for the patient. Rest will be recommended for about two days. Many patients are able to return to work and most of their other daily activities after two to four days. Exercise and other strenuous activities, however, will be restricted for seven to ten days, depending on your individual case. Swelling around the area should abate completely within one week as well, with the skin returning completely back to normal within three months of your SmartLipo Triplex procedure.
Finally, to help support your newly contoured body, a compression garment must be worn throughout your recovery time. This will also help to minimize swelling while the body heals itself, speeding up recovery and getting you to the results you want. Your plastic surgeon will discuss with you how long you should wear the compression garment, what your mandated rest timeframe will look like, when you can return to your regular activities, and also when you will need to have any follow-up visits.
Find a SmartLipo Plastic Surgery Clinic Today
Book your consultation with Dr. Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, which is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite.
To enhance your experience from consultation to post-op visits, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists also offers the unique 3D Imaging technology to help give you the best consultation and post-op evaluation possible. By using the images created by this state-of-the-art device, Dr. Rubinstein will make life-like models of you with precise measurements of your body before and after surgery; the better information they have about your specific needs, the better they can serve them. With this incredible pairing of physicians and technology, you’re sure to get the body improvements you’ve been dreaming about.
Contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC, at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York, by phone at (845) 863-1772 today and make your consultation appointment for SmartLipo.