SmartLipo® is an advanced, minimally-invasive procedure designed to effectively reduce stubborn fat deposits. Unlike conventional liposuction, SmartLipo utilizes cutting-edge laser technology to melt away pockets of fat, making it easier for the body to eliminate them. This innovative technique targets areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, providing a solution for individuals seeking a more sculpted and toned appearance.

By harnessing the power of laser heat, SmartLipo breaks down fat cells, which are then gently suctioned out of the body. This process not only removes unwanted fat but also promotes collagen production, leading to tighter and smoother skin. Ideal for areas such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, and more, SmartLipo offers precise contouring with less downtime and discomfort compared to traditional liposuction.

Experience the benefits of SmartLipo at Dermatology Affilaites and achieve the body you’ve always desired through this state-of-the-art fat reduction method.

Benefits of SmartLipo

  • Minimally invasive with smaller incisions.
  • Fat reduction and skin tightening.
  • Reduced downtime and faster recovery.
  • Precise targeting and better contouring.
  • Local anesthesia, reducing risks.
  • Less pain and discomfort.
  • Safe with lower complication risk.
  • Versatile for various body areas.

Common Side Effects of SmartLipo

  • Swelling.
  • Bruising.
  • Temporary numbness.
  • Mild discomfort or pain.
  • Minor scarring.
  • Skin irregularities or lumpiness.
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma).

What to Expect at Your SmartLipo Appointment

First, you'll have an initial consultation with one of our trusted providers to discuss your goals, medical history, and the procedure details. On the day of the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered, and the target area will be prepped. Small incisions will be made, and a thin laser fiber will melt the fat cells, which will then be suctioned out. The laser also stimulates collagen production for skin tightening.

Post SmartLipo procedure, the treated area will be bandaged, and you may need to wear a compression garment. You'll receive instructions for post-care, including activity restrictions and medications. Expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Follow-up appointments will monitor your healing, and you can gradually return to normal activities within a few days to a week.

Visible improvement may be seen within a week, with continued enhancement over several months as swelling subsides and collagen production improves skin tightening. Following your doctor’s instructions and attending follow-up appointments are crucial for the best results and smooth recovery.

SmartLipo Maintenance Recommendations

To maintain the results of your SmartLipo procedure, follow these recommendations:
  • Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet to help maintain your weight.
  • Regular Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to keep your body toned and prevent weight gain.
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and support overall health.
  • Skin Care: Use high-quality skin care products and consider treatments that promote skin health and elasticity.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your dermatology provider to monitor your progress and address any concerns.
  • Avoid Significant Weight Fluctuations: Maintain a stable weight to prevent new fat deposits from forming in treated areas.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Compression Garment: Wear a compression garment as recommended by your dermatology provider to support the treated area and aid in recovery.
  • Monitor Your Body: Pay attention to changes in your body and consult your dermatology provider if you notice any unusual symptoms or have concerns about your results.

SmartLipo Maintenance Schedule

Immediately After the Procedure:
  • Days 1-7: Follow post-procedure care instructions, including wearing a compression garment and managing swelling and discomfort.
  • Follow-up Appointment: Attend your first follow-up appointment with your dermatology provider to check your healing progress.
First Month:
  • Weeks 1-4: Continue wearing the compression garment as recommended.
  • Hydration & Diet: Maintain proper hydration and follow a healthy diet.
  • Physical Activity: Gradually reintroduce light physical activities as advised by your doctor.
First 3 Months:
  • Monthly Follow-Up: Attend follow-up appointments to monitor healing and progress.
  • Exercise Routine: Establish a regular, gentle exercise routine, avoiding strenuous activities until fully healed.
  • Skin Care: Begin a skincare regimen to support skin tightening and elasticity.
  • Follow-Ups: Schedule check-ups as needed to ensure long-term results are maintained.
  • Consistent Lifestyle: Keep up with a healthy lifestyle, including balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and good skincare practices.
By adhering to this maintenance schedule, you can help ensure that the benefits of your SmartLipo procedure are long-lasting and that you maintain a healthy, toned appearance.

SmartLipo FAQs

SmartLipo uses energy from a laser to melt fat located beneath the skin’s surface. Laser energy is transmitted through a special device that is inserted into tiny incisions. The device is moved back and forth to deliver energy to the fat cells from the lasers in the device. The fat cells are melted with heat so that they may be suctioned out through the incisions. One of the main benefits of SmartLipo is that, in addition to melting fat in specific areas, the treated areas are also cauterized in order to coagulate the blood vessels. There is less swelling, bleeding, and bruising than with traditional liposuction so that the recovery is much faster.

SmartLipo helps eliminate fat deposits from any part of the body where it has accumulated. It allows our dermatology providers precision control over both the amount and location of fat to be removed, creating a sculpting effect on the face and body.

Patients receiving SmartLipo complain very little about pain but do mention a little discomfort when getting the local anesthetic to numb the area.

You should start seeing results immediately following SmartLipo treatment. You may notice some swelling at the treatment sites for a few weeks following your procedure, so your results may not be completely evident until this swelling subsides.

In most cases, one treatment is adequate; however, if patients have multiple areas to treat, they may require separate sessions so that there is adequate time to heal between treatments.

How Dermatology Affiliates Can Help

At Dermatology Affiliates, our team of experienced providers is here to help you achieve your desired look. If you are interested in SmartLipo, schedule a cosmetic consultation where we will assess your problem areas, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create an individualized treatment plan. Regain confidence in your skin with SmartLipo at Dermatology Affiliates.