Chicago Smart Lipo
What is a Smart Lipo?
Smart lipo is a less invasive method of liposuction treatment assisted by laser. It was specially designed to break down fat cells and help shape firmer skin without require sutures. Created by the American company Cynosure, INC. these laser-assisted devices are meant to be highly effective at removing fat and unwanted tissue.
How does the Smartlipo procedure work?
During the Smartlipo, the area to be treated is instilled with a saline solution containing local or general anesthesia. Then, a small incision is made in the skin where the cannula (tube) holding the laser is introduced into the layers where the fat is concentrated. The energy that the laser fiber delivers directly to the fat cells will cause them to dilute; thus, they can be removed through the smaller cannula. The procedure does not need hospitalization. This technique will remove fat evenly with less bleeding and bruising than with traditional Liposuction. SmartLipo can be performed in parts of the body that have extra fat such as the thighs, knees, buttocks, hips, abdomens, neck, breast, upper arms, and even the face.
What are the origins of SmartLipo?
The device used for this technique was created in 2006. It is the first laser device used for tumescent liposuction. This device was named SmartLipo by decision of its own creator. It was not until 2009, when it was approved by the FDA to be used in several treatments and surgical procedures.
What are the advantages of a SmartLipo?
For many surgeons, the use of this technology provides an improvement in the results of liposuction. It is designed to treat localized fat in specific areas. Using a calibrated laser makes it possible to break the fat deposits through the top layers of the skin, and seal blood vessels, helping to reduce inflammation and leaving the skin tighter and smoother. In addition, it involves minimal pain, less bruising and discomfort after the surgery, and a very swift recovery time. SmartLipo requires only one treatment, which will save money in the long run.
Who will be a good candidate for SmartLipo ™?
SmartLipo is designed for patients with normal body weight, who have stubborn fat deposits located in specific areas of the body. Men and women who want to improve their appearance and look healthier through the elimination of fat, which can sometimes be hard to remove with dieting and exercising, are great candidates for this procedure. Patients who want to look slimmer, with a more attractive abdominal contour, and visible muscular shape can also benefit from SmartLipo. Having skin that looks healthy, with a good tone and texture are also a plus since it will help patients respond faster to laser treatment.
What Happens After Smart lipo Surgery?
After SmartLipo, patients will be alert. There is still some local anesthesia left, which helps minimize the natural pain that occurs after surgery. Patients will not suffer with nausea, or the “washed out” feeling caused by general anesthesia. Swelling and bruising are healed relatively fast. Patients may return to work and resume regular activities two days after this procedure is performed. Compression garments are typically worn only during the first two weeks after Smartlipo while after traditional liposuction patients will need to wear them for six weeks.
What does SmartLipo Cost?
It all depends on various factors, like for example, the number of areas to be sculpted and condition of these areas. You can set up a free consultation with one of our doctors in order to be more specific and have the opportunity to discuss your goals with us. By visiting the clinic, you will be able to select the best plan for you, and obtain an accurate estimate of the price for this procedure. Discovery has the best prices in all Chicago.
What body areas can be treated using Smartlipo?
SmartLipo Chicago is great for love handles, face, neck, arms, breast, and areas with loose and flabby skin. In addition, this procedure will work on any other areas where perhaps exercise and diet hasn’t yielded the results you were looking for. Below are some areas that can be treated:
- Flanks (love handles, saddle bags)
- Areas of loose and flabby skin
- Arms (triceps)
- Mons pubis
- Upper and Lower Abdomen
Smart lipo in Chicago
Why choose Discovery Medical Center for your SmartLipo ™ procedure?
The surgeons in our facility are among the first to use this technology in the US. They have been in direct contact with the manufacturers of this device since it was created, and they know how to get the best results with the use of this wonderfully innovative device. Also, it is the latest technology in liposuction available in the United States.
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How long does SmartLipo ™ take
This procedure generally takes 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the specific areas to be treated and how large these areas are.
Is there a long recovery time?
Although some doctors recommend one to two days to fully recover, this procedure requires little or no recovery time. Most patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment. In order to aid the healing process, patients will have to wear compression garments and bandages for about two weeks. The skin will look normal again within three months after the procedure has been performed.
Are the results permanent or temporary?
When you gain weight, fat cells can become larger again as they are filled up. Although smart lipo removes a lot of fat cells that will not grow back, the remaining fat cells will get filled up in the future if you are not watchful with your diet and fitness routine.
Can SmartLipo ™ treat Cellulite?
Although this procedure was not designed to treat cellulite, it can improve the appearance of cellulite significantly.