How does Smartlipo Laser Liposuction work?
This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed by inserting a one-millimeter cannula (or tube) into the skin. A laser fiber inside the cannula causes the fat cells to rupture and become liquid. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in overall tighter skin tissue. Cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Broder of Beleza Medspa acquired the newer SmartLipo MPX, which is a very strong laser that can more efficiently melt fat and tighten skin! There are many other lasers out there of varying wavelengths and power. Studies have shown the type of laser is unimportant. It is the amount of energy delivered and Dr Broder has the experience to properly utilize this powerful tool.
What areas can be treated using Smartlipo Laser Liposuction?
Smartlipo Liposuction is ideal for the neck, jawline, breasts, “bra fat,” abdomen, “love handles,” arms, “saddle bags,” knees, inner and outer thighs. Multiple areas can be treated during one session, depending on the amount of fat being removed.
Am I a candidate for Smartlipo Laser Liposuction?
Smartlipo Laser Liposuction is meant for those areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. The perfect candidate is in good health. This is not a weight-loss procedure but more of a body contouring process that will result in the loss of inches and clothing sizes, so the candidate should basically be within normal body weight. We sculpt the body by removing the fat from the areas where it matters, giving you noticeable results!
How does Smartlipo Laser Liposuction compare to conventional lipo?
Conventional liposuction is meant to remove larger amounts of fat, usually done in the operating room under general anesthesia. Time is of the essence, due to the risk of anesthesia, so larger instruments are used to speed up the fat removal process. As a result, there are more irregularities and the fat is removed without tightening the skin.Smartlipo Laser Liposuction is performed in-office under safer, local anesthesia. We use smaller instruments to finely sculpt and contour the body. Finally, the Smartlipo Laser tightens the skin after the fat is removed, for more satisfactory results.
Is there a recovery period following Smartlipo Laser Liposuction?
Smartlipo Laser Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia and several 3-4mm incisions. There are no sutures required. There is some soreness and swelling afterwards, but most patients return to normal daily activities in 3-4 days. Within the first week, most patients can return to their normal exercise routine.
How many Smartlipo Laser Liposuction treatments are required?
Typically only one treatment is required. Smartlipo Laser Liposuction permanently removes the fat during the session. Noticeable results will be seen within 1 to 2 days, with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months. This is as much an artistic procedure as a scientific procedure, so sometimes touch-up treatments are needed.
What is tumescent liposuction?
The tumescent procedure consists of the injection of a large volume of saline solution into the fatty area under the skin. This solution contains a dilute anesthetic to reduce any discomfort and a dilute epinephrine to shrink capillaries and prevent bleeding. Once the fluid is under the skin, a tube is inserted and the fat is removed using a vacuum. This allows for larger areas of fat to be removed with less risk of bleeding, bruising or irregularities. At Beleza Medspa, Dr. Broder combines the use of tumescent liposuction with the powerful innovation of Smartlipo to produce superior results with less risk and a quicker recovery. Dr Broder also utilizes power assisted liposuction that minimizes trauma to the tissue, make the procedure more comfortable, and more importantly, removes more fat!