SmartLipo™, or laser lipolysis, uses a laser 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.
Is SmartLipo Right for Me?
SmartLipo is typically used by people who have localized pockets of fat that they want 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.
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How Is SmartLipo Performed?
SmartLipo is typically performed with local anesthesia to numb the target area. A tube containing a laser fiber is then inserted into the skin. As the tube is moved back and forth, the laser’s energy breaks up the targeted fat cells and the fluid is drained away by the body’s lymphatic system. The laser also causes the skin to tighten and shrink, and the blood vessels to coagulate, which results in less bleeding and swelling for SmartLipo patients.
What Is Recovery Like After SmartLipo?
There may be some minor bruising, swelling, and tenderness after SmartLipo. Depending on the location of the SmartLipo, you may need to wear a pressure dressing or compression garment to reduce swelling. The recovery time for SmartLipo patients is minimal as bruising eases within two to three days. You may be able to resume normal activities and return to work in a day or two.