As a popular cosmetic procedure, SmartLipo offers the benefits of traditional liposuction but is less invasive than a major surgical operation. It offers fast results for those who desire a more contoured figure but are struggling to eliminate areas of unwanted fat with diet and exercise alone. SmartLipo is a laser-assisted lipolysis system that targets and eliminates fat cells. If you are struggling with stubborn, unwanted fat, Dr. Jerimiah Mason of Surgical Specialists of Carolina in Asheville, NC is proud to offer SmartLipo, an innovative technology for less invasive liposuction.
SmartLipo is not a weight loss system. You should see a noticeable reduction in the fatty areas that don't respond well to diet and exercise; however, it is imperative that you do not rely solely on the procedure for weight loss or weight maintenance. If you are eligible to undergo traditional liposuction, you are likely an ideal candidate for SmartLipo as well. Candidates who may attain the best, longest-lasting results from SmartLipo:
- Are in great overall health
- Are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight
- Have realistic expectations
- Have a healthy diet and exercise routine
SmartLipo, like regular liposuction, still requires the use of a cannula (fat cell suctioning device) and incisions. However, because of the laser lipolysis technology, both the incisions and cannula are much smaller than what is used during traditional lipo. During the procedure, Dr. Mason will pass the handheld laser device back and forth under the skin. As the fat cells are targeted by the laser, they will begin to swell and liquefy. Dr. Mason will then remove the liquefied fat cells via the cannula. In addition to fat cell elimination, the laser technology stimulates collagen production, which will help tighten and tone the skin following the surgery.
What to Expect
While the SmartLipo procedure is minimally invasive, it will still need to be performed in an accredited surgical facility. The anesthesia used for your procedure will vary depending on the area to be treated. The procedure typically lasts about an hour per treatment area. Following surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms are normal and likely to subside over the coming weeks as you recover, so results will be visible about six weeks post procedure. The stimulation of collagen production will help your body heal and tighten the skin around the treated area.
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A Smart Way to Lipo
If you have been working hard to lose weight in stubborn problems areas such as the lower tummy, hips, and thighs to no avail, SmartLipo just might be the answer you seek. With SmartLipo, you can receive the results you want without the recovery period involved in traditional liposuction. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mason to learn more about SmartLipo, we invite you to contact Surgical Specialists of Carolina in Asheville, NC.