What to Expect with SmartLipo
SmartLipo is the first laser liposuction treatment approved by the U.S. government. The procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction and provides a safe method for eliminating stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
What to Expect During and After SmartLipo
SmartLipo is an in-office procedure that is performed using a local anesthetic. Depending on the number and size of the areas to be treated, the procedure can take anywhere from one to two hours to complete. Most patients only report feeling a slight sensation of pressure or tugging during the procedure.
Some minor swelling and bruising are to be expected following a SmartLipo treatment. Patients are encouraged to wear a compression garment following the procedure to support the area and promote healing. The majority of patients are able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days following the treatment.
The results of a SmartLipo treatment are typically noticeable within a week and should continue to improve over a period of three to six months. Most patients only require one treatment, and the results are long-lasting provided the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Benefits of SmartLipo
SmartLipo can eliminate loose skin and fat deposits on the arms and legs with little scarring or downtime and without the need for a general anesthetic. The treatment also allows for the sculpting of the buttocks and abdomen with less scarring, bleeding, or bruising than traditional liposuction.
SmartLipo on the face and neck is effective for someone with a double chin, while Ultherapy is more for tightening of the chin. Ultherapy provides a chiseled, sculpted chin with non-surgical ultrasound treatment.