Patients who have extra, pesky fat that is resilient to diet and exercise and wants to avoid more invasive fat reduction procedures may be pleased to know that there is a solution that suits their needs. SmartLipo is a revolutionary treatment that represents the advancements in plastic surgery and medicine. SmartLipo is considered to be a unique and more effective approach to liposuction, and our staff can help you understand why SmartLipo is so revolutionary and if it’s the right treatment for you.
Dr. Gupta and his staff at Artisan Cosmetic Surgery are equipped and prepared to perform SmartLipo, as well as inform you as to why this procedure is so revolutionary and may be right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo™, or laser lipolysis, is a minimally invasive liposuction method that uses laser technology to dissolve localized pockets of fat and tighten the surrounding skin.
The surgical procedure can be performed almost anywhere on the body and offers a less-invasive alternative to conventional liposuction. SmartLipo is almost painless and usually requires minimal recovery time.
At Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Raj K. Gupta and Dr. Manish Gupta offer SmartLipo at their Taylor, MI, office. To schedule a consultation for SmartLipo in Taylor, MI, please contact Artisan today.
How it Works
SmartLipo uses laser technology to break down and melt the excess fat, then removes it from the body through the use of gentile suction. This process begins with numbing the treatment area of the skin. Dr. Gupta will then inject a tumescent solution into the treatment area, which will help reduce any discomfort felt during the procedure.
Using a thin metal tube, also known as a cannula, the melted fat will be extracted from the body entirely. SmartLipo’s techniques allow for patients to return to normal activities with minimal pain and discomfort and speedy recovery times, allowing them to return to work in only a couple of days. SmartLipo is perfect for patients who are looking to remove mild amounts of stubborn fat pockets without the need for general anesthesia or a surgical procedure.
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SmartLipo is designed to work on various parts of the body, but some of the most common areas include:
Chest – For aging males, the chest area may compose fat deposits that hinder the male physique. SmartLipo can remove the fat in your chest and tighten the skin, as well as reduce the possibility of future fat growth in that area;
Arms – Patients who find themselves with sagging arms may realize that it is a result of aging. SmartLipo will improve the contour of the arms, without any scars, bruises, or signs of surgery Back – The back is one of the most difficult areas of the body to remove stubborn fat through the use of diet and exercise alone. SmartLipo and quickly and effectively treat this region and remove troublesome back fat.
Abdomen – Patients with excess fat on the abdomen may find that SmartLipo is a beneficial treatment, especially if you’re looking to avoid surgery. If you have saggy skin in this area, SmartLipo can tighten the skin as well, eliminating the need for an additional procedure Waist – Excess fat in the waist is one of the most difficult areas to eliminate fat through diet and exercise. SmartLipo can make fat loss in this area easy and effective Inner Thighs – SmartLipo remove excess fat from the inner thighs resulting in a more slimmed appearance Outer Thighs – Mostly found in female patients, SmartLipo can remove excess fat in the outer thighs, all while slimming the contour of the lower body.
Dr. Gupta and his staff at Artisan Cosmetic Surgery have performed countless SmartLipo treatments for the chin, neck, hips, buttocks, knees, calves, and ankles.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Gupta will assess the patient’s particular case and determine which areas would most benefit from SmartLipo.
SmartLipo vs. Traditional Liposuction
SmartLipo’s revolutionary fat reduction methods aren’t just proven in its technique. Although, both SmartLipo and traditional liposuction use a cannula to remove the fat, traditional liposuction does not prepare the fat for extraction and can cause damage to the surrounding tissues, resulting in longer recovery times. With SmartLipo, laser technology heats and melts the fat for easy and safe extraction, posing no risk to surrounding tissues.
SmartLipo patients also experience less bruising and bleeding, unlike the patients who go for traditional liposuction, in which it takes much longer before seeing results. Within a few days, patients who underwent SmartLipo can return to work and their normal lives.
This doesn’t mean that traditional liposuction is not a good option. In some cases, due to the severity of excess fat, liposuction may be ideal to remove large amounts of fat.
Dr. Gupta and his staff can determine which option is best for you at the time of the consultation.
SmartLipo is non-invasive, and FDA approved, providing quick and effective fat reduction to a variety of patients. SmartLipo can also be performed with local anesthesia, which reduces risks and speeds recovery, the skin can also be tightened as a result of the treatment, as the heating effect that the laser technology provides indices the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
SmartLipo can be ideal for most of our patients, due to its minimally invasive nature. Still, patients should be in good health and live a healthy lifestyle. Patients who just can’t seem to burn off stubborn fat may find SmartLipo to be ideal for their needs. It’s important that patients don’t suffer from any underlying conditions, that can slow or compromise the healing process.
SmartLipo is typically used by people who have localized pockets of fat that they want to be removed. Ideal candidates for SmartLipo fit the following criteria:
● Good physical shape and emotional health
● Active lifestyle
● Average, stable weight
Some of the more common areas for SmartLipo include the following:
- Face (eyes)
- Back of neck
- Male breasts
- Pubic mound
- Upper arms
- Inner and outer thighs
If you have stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away with diet and exercise, then SmartLipo may be a good choice for you. Please contact Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery today to set up a consultation for SmartLipo.
At your consultation, Dr. Gupta and his professional staff at Artisan Cosmetic Surgery will answer any questions or concerns that you may have with SmartLipo treatment. We will then examine your body and review your medical history to ensure that SmartLipo is the best treatment option for you. Dr. Gupta will then customize a treatment plan that best suits your needs to help you reach your goals safely and effectively. To find out if you are an ideal candidate for SmartLipo, contact our office and schedule a consultation today!
Preparation can be one of the most vital parts of the SmartLipo treatment process. It is advised to stop drinking, smoking, and lower the dosage of any prescribed medication for at least two weeks before the procedure. Also be sure to make arrangements for transportation on the day of the procedure. We will provide a comprehensive guide to preparation at your consultation.
SmartLipo is typically performed with local anesthesia to numb the target area. Dr. Gupta will begin by making a small incision near the treatment area. He will then insert a cannula containing laser fibers into the skin. As the cannula is moved back and forth, the laser’s energy breaks up the targeted fat cells and prepares them for easy extraction
through the use of gentile suctioning. The heat that is emitted by the laser energy also helps the skin to tighten, and the blood vessels to coagulate, which results in less bleeding and swelling for SmartLipo patients.
There may be some minor bruising, swelling, and tenderness after SmartLipo, although this will subside within a few days. Depending on the location of the SmartLipo, you may need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and help the overlying skin to form to the body’s new contour. The recovery time for SmartLipo is minimal, and you will be able to return to work within a matter of days.
How To Maintain Results
Just because the results of SmartLipo are permanent, doesn’t mean that the patient shouldn’t take care of themselves. It is advised to maintain your healthy lifestyle filled with exercise and a healthy diet. Hydration can also reduce swelling during recovery, so be sure to drink as much as water as possible. Your exercise regimen should be maintained to strengthen and keep the treatment you just received.
Why Choose Dr. Gupta?
Dr. Gupta is an award-winning plastic surgeon and is voted one of the top physicians in the states of Ohio and Michigan. He completed residencies at Cleveland Clinic and the Plastic Surgery Medical College of Ohio, and has won Resident of the Year and was designated as a Chief Resident in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Gupta has also been awarded the title of “Top Doctor” according to RealSelf, which is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf Doctor community and is awarded by achieving high patient satisfaction.
It is important to feel confident in your surgeon, and Dr. Gupta does everything in his power to ensure his patients are always comfortable and satisfied. Become one of the many who have experienced amazing results through SmartLipo by scheduling a one-on-one consultation today!
The cost of SmartLipo depends on the individual's factors, such as the extent of treatment needed and the patient’s overall goals. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gupta will work with each patient to construct a personalized treatment plan and provide an accurate SmartLipo price quote. Contact our office today to get started!