Would you like to transform your body without enduring the recovery time that many surgical procedures require? Are you seeking an effective, minimally-invasive body sculpting method with few side effects? If so, Smartlipo™, the first FDA approved laser-assisted lipolysis system, might be for you. The Plastic Surgery Center was one of the first Florida practices to offer this revolutionary type of laser lipolysis, performing the technique in both our Sarasota and Bradenton offices.
HOW SMARTLIPO™ WORKS
Smartlipo™ delivers laser energy to fat cells using a tiny cannula (1-2mm wide) containing a laser fiber. The laser energy causes fat cells to liquefy, making them easy to remove with minimal trauma to the patient’s tissues. Laser energy is also delivered to the under surface of the skin, causing collagen to tighten and the skin to contract more than it does with traditional liposuction.
THE ADVANTAGES OF SMARTLIPO™
Because Smartlipo™ is minimally invasive, it can be performed using only local anesthesia when smaller areas are being treated. However, if multiple larger areas are being targeted, Smartlipo™ is often utilized in conjunction with traditional liposuction and may require general anesthesia. Additionally, patients generally experience less bruising with Smartlipo™ because it naturally seals small blood vessels. Smartlipo™ also encourages more skin tightening than standard liposuction.
In this clip, Dr. Scott explains the Smartlipo™ technique and the benefits of combining this procedure with traditional liposuction.*
Smartlipo™ is more effective at treating areas containing firm fibrous tissue mixed within the fatty layer. These difficult areas include, but are not limited to, places previously treated with liposuction, male love handles, male gynecomastia, and the female back/bra-line.