Many individuals have one trouble area that doesn’t seem to let go of the stubborn fat despite them working hard to tone the area. If you have been wishing that there was a less invasive way to melt away that stubborn fat and get the body shape that you have been wishing for, we recommend talking to us about Smartlipo® treatments.
Smartlipo offers a fat-melting treatment that is less invasive and has a shorter downtime than traditional liposuction procedures. It can be used to reduce fat in many different problem areas such as the abdomen, arms, thighs, neck, and more. At Luxx Med Spa in Cedar Knolls, NJ, many of our patients are good candidates for Smartlipo treatments.
What Is Smartlipo®?
Smartlipo is a minimally invasive laser surgery that can help melt fat and tighten the skin. The platform uses laser technology to make the fat easier to remove and combines this with suction to remove the fat.
How Does Smartlipo Technology Work?
During treatment with the Smartlipo Triplex device, a tiny incision is made in the skin to allow the laser to pass under the surface. The incision is so small that sutures are often not needed during the healing process.
Next, tumescent fluid, which is often a combination of saline and sometimes an anesthetic and other medications, is injected into the fat layer to expand it. Next, a small laser cannula is passed through the fat layer of the treatment area. The laser energy heats the fat cells and destroys them, causing the fat to become liquified. The laser will also simultaneously coagulate blood and tighten skin tissue.
Once the fat cells are destroyed, the fat and tumescent liquid can be suctioned out gently using a suction cannula. The cannula used is smaller than a traditional liposuction cannula since the liquified fat is easier to remove. The surgeon will use gentle back-and-forth motions to remove the desired amount of fat in the target area.
What Are the Benefits of Using Laser Technology?
Coagulates Blood Vessels
When the Smartlipo Triplex platform is used, the laser immediately coagulates the blood vessels in the treatment area. Because of this, the treatment will cause far less bleeding which will reduce the recovery time from the treatment. Bleeding less can also mean that you will experience less bruising or swelling in the area after treatment.
Tightens the Skin
With traditional liposuction procedures, there can sometimes be loose skin left over in the area after treatment. One of the benefits of using Smartlipo is that you can also enjoy skin tightening benefits from the laser technology. Because the laser gently heats up the skin during the treatment, it can stimulate the body to naturally create more collagen, which can result in skin that is more toned.
During a Smartlipo treatment, only a tiny incision needs to be made to allow the thin laser cannula to penetrate the area. Because the laser liquefies the fat during the treatment, it is much easier to remove. As a result, there is less trauma to the surrounding tissues so the patient is less likely to bruise.
Shorter Recovery Time
Smartlipo significantly shortens recovery time. Instead of having to wear a compression garment for several weeks, Smartlipo patients usually only have to wear a compression garment for one week. Most individuals can get back to lighter activities within a few days and can return to all of their normal activities within two weeks. With traditional liposuction, this can take much longer and recovery can come with more bruising.
Do Smartlipo Treatments Hurt?
During your Smartlipo treatment, you will be under anesthetic. Anesthesia techniques can vary from local anesthetic with sedation to general anesthesia. This decision will be discussed during your consultation. After your treatment, you may have some soreness in the treatment area along with some tenderness at the incision points. This soreness is mild and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
What to Expect From Your Smartlipo Results
Most people will see a difference in their body shape immediately after treatment. However, some swelling is unavoidable which can make it difficult to see full results right away. It can take a few weeks for the swelling to subside so that you can begin to see the full results of your treatment. Collagen production from the laser technology can also take time. You may start to see your skin tighten in the weeks following the treatment. Results from your laser liposuction treatment can continue to improve over the next year.
How Long Will Results Last?
With Smartlipo, fat cells in the area are permanently destroyed. However, not all of the fat cells will be affected during the treatment. Some fat cells will be left over. As with any fat cells, these can expand if you gain weight again which can diminish the effects of your treatment. We recommend maintaining a healthy lifestyle after your Smartlipo treatment. In fact, many of our patients are motivated and inspired by their new bodies and find it easier and more rewarding to keep their bodies in shape through regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Our Smartlipo Treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ
At Luxx Med Spa, we are always here to help you find the right services. If you are looking for a good way to melt unwanted fat without invasive surgery, our Smartlipo treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ could be the right treatment. You can start by viewing our Smartlipo before and after gallery on our website or by calling us and scheduling a consultation.