Monarch Plastic Surgery is proud to offer SmartLipo, an FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure for removing small pockets of fat throughout the body. We use the most advanced technology on the market today, the SmartLipo TriPlex from Cynosure.
The Highlights of Smartlipo
- Create a slimmer, tighter you
- Return to work the next day
- No general anesthesia
- Minimally invasive
- Enhanced skin tightening
- Short recovery period
What is SmartLipo?
Smartlipo is a minimally-invasive procedure that reduces unwanted areas of localized fat while also producing skin tightening. Using local anesthesia, with mild sedation, a small laser is passed under the skin. The laser energy causes the fat cells to break apart and the overlying skin to become tighter. This results in less swelling, bruising, and less downtime. The fat is then removed by a small suction cannula or allowed to be resorbed by the body.
Smart Lipo Versus Liposuction
While traditional liposuction can be effective at removing larger amounts of fat, Smartlipo is designed to treat smaller areas of localized fat. Traditional liposuction usually requires a general anesthetic followed by the use of a compression garment for 4 – 6 weeks. Smartlipo utilizes smaller instruments as well as laser energy. This allows the procedure to be performed under local anesthesia, with mild sedation. The laser energy stimulates new collagen production to enhance skin tightening, and decrease the swelling and bruising. Most patients can expect to limit compression to less than 2 weeks.
Areas Commonly Treated With SmartLipo
- Fat around bra lines
- Love handles
- Male breasts
- Back Fat
What is the Recovery?
Smartlipo is a more gentle way of contouring. Recovery is much easier than with traditional liposuction. You may need a day to recover, but most patients return to work the next day. You will see results of the fat removal immediately and the skin will gradually tighten over 2-3 months. To promote the healing process, you will need to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 2 weeks.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Your overall health is the most important criteria in determining if you are a good candidate for SmartLipo. Generally speaking you may be a good candidate if you meet the criteria below:
- You have small areas of localized fat
- You have realistic expectations about the procedure
- You are interested in contouring, not weight loss
Schedule a Consultation
Our experienced physicians at Monarch Plastic Surgery are always available to answer any questions that you may have concerning Smartlipo. Call for your appointment today to create a slimmer, tighter, you without general anesthesia. Return to work the next day with minimal discomfort. Call (913) 663-3838 or request to schedule a consultation here.