For many, the journey to achieving a sculpted physique is filled with contemplation, especially when invasive surgeries like traditional liposuction are on the table. For those wary of “full-blown” liposuction and the accompanying invasive procedures, Smart Lipo presents a less invasive option and delivers amazing results without the extensive downtime of traditional lipo.
What Is Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction?
Smart Lipo, also known as laser Lipolysis, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, Smart Lipo uses laser energy to target and liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove.
Additionally, the heat from the laser can stimulate collagen production in the skin. This tightens the skin and creates a smoother appearance in the treated area. So not only does Smart Lipo address unwanted fat but may also improve skin laxity. It’s often chosen by men and women who are looking for a less invasive alternative to conventional liposuction with a potentially quicker recovery time.
How Is It Done?
Smart Lipo laser liposuction is an outpatient procedure and your physician will use local anesthesia to numb the target areas so you won’t feel any notable pain during the treatment. Then, a small incision, often no larger than a pen tip, is made. A very thin tube containing the Smart Lipo laser fiber is inserted into the targeted fat deposit. As the laser goes to work, fat cells liquefy, making them easier to remove. Additionally, the laser energy also gives you the added benefit of smoother and tighter skin.
One of the appealing aspects of Smart Lipo is the relatively quick procedure time and the minimized recovery period compared to more invasive surgeries. After the procedure, you will be monitored for a short while to ensure there are no immediate complications, and then you are allowed to go home.
However, even though it’s an outpatient procedure, it’s important to have someone available to drive you home, especially when sedatives or anesthesia were used. We also advise you to take it easy for a few days post-procedure and follow any aftercare instructions provided by our physician to ensure optimal healing and results.
Does Smart Lipo Really Work?
Absolutely. Smart Lipo laser liposuction has a proven track record of reducing pockets of unwanted fat, especially in areas that are hard to get rid of with just diet and exercise, like the neck, arms, and chin. The tightening effect of the laser can also lead to smoother, firmer skin in the treated area, which is a remarkable bonus many of our patients appreciate.
Is Smart Lipo as Effective as Traditional Liposuction?
Comparing Smart Lipo to traditional liposuction depends on your individual needs and preferences. Traditional liposuction is often better suited for removing larger volumes of fat. However, Smart Lipo offers the added advantage of skin tightening and is ideal for treating smaller areas or for those needing touch-ups post-liposuction. The choice between the two largely depends on your goals and the amount of fat you aim to remove.
What Results Can I Expect?
Post Smart Lipo, you can expect a reduction in the treated fat deposits, leading to a more contoured and defined appearance. While some results can be seen immediately, the full impact of the procedure emerges over weeks as your body continues to process and eliminate the disrupted fat cells. The skin tightening benefits from the laser also means that the treated areas should have a firmer and more youthful look.
How Long Does Smart Lipo Last?
Smart Lipo provides permanent fat reduction in treated areas since fat cells are destroyed and removed. However, the key to maintaining these results lies in lifestyle choices. Significant weight gain can cause the remaining fat cells in the area to enlarge. To ensure the longevity of results, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle are paramount.
Is Smart Lipo Safe?
When performed by a trained and double board-certified physician like Dr. Young at Young Medical Spa, Smart Lipo is safe with minimal risks. The precision of the laser technology ensures that there’s less potential tissue damage compared to traditional methods. Being minimally invasive, the recovery is typically faster with less associated discomfort. When you choose Young Medical Spa for your Smart Lipo procedure, you are guaranteed to be in good hands. Dr. Young has performed over 10,000 procedures to date, identifying him as the most experienced awake tumescent liposuction physician in the region.
What Areas Can Smart Lipo Treat?
Smart Lipo laser liposuction is a versatile procedure that can address various areas of the body where localized fat tends to accumulate. Here are the common areas that Smart Lipo can treat:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Upper Arms
- Neck and Jawline
- Back (e.g., bra line)
- Male Chest (for men with gynecomastia)
*Interested in body shaping? Ask us how you can add our BBL fat transfer to your Smart Lipo procedure.
Who’s an Ideal Candidate for Smart Lipo?
Smart Lipo is best suited for individuals close to their target weight who face stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure thrives with candidates possessing good skin elasticity, are in overall sound health, and have stable weight without major fluctuations.
Smoking, significant health conditions, or being pregnant/breastfeeding are potential considerations that might affect your suitability for the procedure. While younger individuals with better skin elasticity might see slightly optimal results, age isn’t a strict barrier.
Understanding the procedure’s capabilities and maintaining realistic expectations are key. It’s crucial to recognize that Smart Lipo laser liposuction offers remarkable body contouring benefits within its limits. Before diving in, a comprehensive chat with our physicians at Young Medical Spa can provide invaluable insights tailored to your goals and preferences.
Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction Young Medical Spa
Whether you’re looking to achieve a more sculpted appearance or lose the extra bulges, Young Medical Spa is a leading provider of Smart Lipo in the Pennsylvania area. Our Wilkes-Barre, Lehigh Valley, Lansdale, and Bala Cynwyd locations offer consultations and the Smart Lipo procedure in our homey and state-of-the-art facility. Call us to book your appointment today.