In today’s fast-paced society, men and women rarely have time to take care of themselves. Most people look at the mirror and wonder what happened to their bulging thighs, sagging arms, heavy waist, and neck waddle.
Thankfully, the laser liposuction (SmartLipo) procedure is designed for people who desire to perfect their looks. It is not only the newest body contouring technique but also the most transformative weight loss solution since the invention of liposuction.
Laser liposuction shrinks fat instead of sucking it out like traditional liposuction. During your treatment session, a technician will place pads with laser diodes on your body’s problem areas. The laser energy generated will penetrate fat cells and make tiny holes in their membranes.
The fat cells will release the stored glycerol, water, and fatty acids, therefore, shrinking them. Your body will consequently flush out these shrunken fat cells through the lymphatic system or use them for energy production.
Some commonly targeted areas include waist, neck and chin, hips, back, buttocks, jowls, bra roll, arms, loves handles, underarms, inner and outer thighs, forearms, knees, ankles, or calves.
Before the procedure, the targeted areas will be anesthetized to reduce discomfort. However, you might feel slight pressure and ache afterward.
The treatment itself takes 10-20 minutes on one target area, after which the technician moves the pads to another section if needed. For maximum results, you are advised to undergo 6-8 sessions, twice weekly, for 3-4 weeks.
Though effective, the SmartLipo procedure is not the best for extensive weight loss. It works best for people who:
Wish to lose 25% of their body weight to get their target weight.
Are concerned about target areas rather than general body appearance.
Have good skin and elasticity.
The SmartLipo machine will permanently destroy the fat cells in a target area. Even so, other fat cells can grow and start storing fat, thus negating the treatment results. As such, you should still exercise and maintain a healthy diet for the results to last for as long as possible.
Shorter Downtime: Patients will be able to recover within a day or two. You should be able to return to normal activities such as light exercise, walking, and light work. However, you should avoid strenuous activities during the first 2-3 weeks after the treatment.
Rapid Results: Since there is minimal bruising and swelling, you will notice results immediately after the procedure. Ordinarily, noticeable changes will vary from person to person, depending on several factors such as the number of areas treated, and the number of fat cells burning.
In case you have any questions, or you would like to book an appointment with us, please contact us at Gupta Plastic Surgery via (858) 408-6100. Alternatively, you may visit any of our offices in San Diego or Carlsbad, California. We are more than ready to help.