You’ve tried dieting. You’ve tried exercise. Parts of your body have simply refused to tone up. Now you can change all that with this one time procedure: Smartlipo Laser Body Sculpting. Smartlipo is a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment that does something no fitness routine in the world can: permanently destroy fat cells. Since you have only a finite amount of these, no new fat cells come back—and you can finally have that body you’ve always wanted.
Smartlipo or Laser Liposuction is a new technique that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of fat deposits throughout the body. Smartlipo utilizes a laser through a small needle or cannula. The laser disrupts the fat cells reducing the unwanted fat deposits. The laser energy is also transmitted to the overlying skin producing tightening of the skin.
Smartlipo can be performed almost anywhere there is fat on the body (essentially everywhere). The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia; is minimally invasive due to the size of the small cannula (1 mm) and the results are dramatic. This produces a much faster recovery time with significantly less bruising than traditional liposuction.
Smartlipo is best suited for that healthy individual who eats right, exercises, and generally lives a healthy lifestyle, but cannot seem to lose weight from a trouble area…such as neck, love handles, under the belly button, hips, back of the arms…etc…
Since, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia, downtime is minimized. Some light bruising can occur, but you can expect to return to work in a couple of days following the procedure. Some patients are able to return to work the next day, depending on the area treated. Vigorous exercise can be resumed two weeks after the procedure.
YES…Smartlipo produces permanent results. The fat cells that are liquefied and either removed or absorbed do not grow back. The number of fat cells your body has was determined by the time you went through puberty. Once you become an adult, your body does not make more fat cells. Advancing age and changing weight will produce changes in the shape of the body, but the benefits of the Smartlipo procedure remain.
With Smartlipo, you can be awake during your procedure. This procedure requires only local numbing to the area treated because it is performed in a less traumatic manner than traditional liposuction. This means faster recovery and less downtime. By having patients remain awake during the procedure, we can avoid the risks of heavy anesthesia.
NO…It is a common myth that the fat removed by liposuction develops in other places after the procedure. Some patients do feel as though other areas of their body get bigger after a procedure…the problem is perspective, not a physiological change. For example, a woman who has had her upper arms treated may feel that her back has grown fatter after the procedure. The true issue is not that her back is growing fatter, but rather that her arms have gotten smaller by comparison.
If you gain weight after Smartlipo, you will gain it proportionally, including in the areas that were treated. It is possible to gain weight again in the treated area, but only in the fat cells adjacent that were not affected by the procedure.
Smartlipo can help with the appearance of cellulite by disrupting the fat cells in the area. The laser also will disrupt the fibrous septae that contribute to the “dimpling appearance”. Smartlipo will also help promote skin tightening in the affected area.
Smartlipo uses a small laser wand inserted into tiny incisions in the skin. With this technique, patients experience less bruising and swelling than with the traditional liposuction techniques. Some patients will have almost no swelling or bruising while others may be swollen or bruised for about a week. The procedure does not require stitches nor the placement of drains.
The tiny incisions are closed with steri strips and usually close within a week, and become completely healed with no scabs within 2 weeks. The incision sites become less and less visible over 3 to 12 months, often times fading until they are invisible.
NO…Smartlipo is a medical procedure performed by a physician to liquefy and remove unwanted fat while mesotherapy is an injection involving various vitamins or medications. Mesotherapy is not FDA approved. It has not been proven to reduce the amount of fat in the treated area and cannot sculpt.
Results can be visible the next day and they continue to improve with healing. The fat is removed permanently that day and the process of skin tightening continues for 6 months. Final results vary from patients and depend on patient age, areas treated, the amount of fat removed, and individual healing speeds. There is no way to accurately predict your healing speed or how quickly you will see results. Most patients will see 80% of their ultimate result within one to three months after their procedure.
The number of areas that can be treated at one time depends on your height and weight. Our physician will decide how many areas can be treated safely during the procedure.
Dr. Janiszewski has completed an extensive Master Workshop and was personally trained and certified by Chief Surgeon, Dwight Reynolds, M.D., ABEM, FACEP, who has perfected today’s most popular & technologically advanced surgical techniques by performing over 17,000 procedures, including Vaser and Smartlipo.
Smartlipo is not a substitute for traditional liposuction. We encourage our clients to preserve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Proper nutrition with foods of a low glycemic index, adequate water intake, regular exercise and absolutely no smoking go hand in hand with the benefits of your newly sculpted body.