Liposuction has long stood as one of the pillars of the body contouring industry, but now SmartLipo has come along to dethrone its predecessor. SmartLipo is able to achieve body contouring while remaining a minimally invasive procedure, helping to make it very appealing to patients who want results without the long recovery time. If you are struggling to sculpt your body and shed fat with exercise and diet alone, SmartLipo could be the path to transformation that you’ve been seeking. Here’s what you should know!
The SmartLipo Procedure
SmartLipo blends advanced laser technology with the most effective liposuction technology in order to target specific trouble spots like the stomach, arms, male breasts, thighs, buttocks, and even the neck. This means that SmartLipo can’t suck an extra 200 pounds off of your body, but it can remove the smaller stores of stubborn fat you’ve been trying to shed unsuccessfully for years.
During the procedure, you are given local anesthesia to numb the part of the body being treated. A small laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body. That laser is responsible for putting off enough heat to force the cell membranes to swell and burst. Burst fat cells turn into fatty oil, which inspires people to explain that SmartLipo “melts away fat.” For large treatment areas, the fatty oil is suctioned out with a liposuction device, but for smaller treatment areas the body simply absorbs the fat and excretes it through the liver like any other waste product.
You may worry that with the sudden loss of fat your skin will become saggy and dimpled, but the heat from SmartLipo actually stimulates collagen production in the body. New stores of collagen help keep the skin firm and strong, so you will notice that your skin remains (or becomes) smooth and sculpted after the procedure.
If you have an hour or two open for one virtually painless treatment that requires no downtime, then you are ready to embrace the body you’ve always wanted.