SmartLipo is a non-invasive treatment that uses a laser to remove undesirable fat. A small tube called a cannula is used to break up the unwanted fat during this procedure. The doctor has the choice of either removing the fat, or allowing it to be absorbed naturally by the body.
Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, back, hips, “love handles”, thighs, male breasts, upper arms, face, jaws, neck and the chest. SmartLipo is considered to be a minimally-invasive procedure that heals relatively quickly.
At Rejuvenate MedSpa in Oak Brook, we can help you get rid the stubborn fat on your body through SmartLipo treatment. This treatment is virtually pain free with minimal downtime, so you can look great in no time! If you have stubborn fat that you’re ready to be rid of, contact Rejuvenate MedSpa today to schedule your SmartLipo appointment.
Are You A Good Candidate?
SmartLipo is best for candidates who have already reached their goal weight, but have some problem areas they would like addressed. It is not an effective way of losing significant amounts of weight. After weight loss and training, it is possible to still have some undesirable fat in certain areas. SmartLipo may be the solution to this, as the surgeon is able to directly access the problem areas.
Loose skin that is sagging can be tightened using this procedure, since the laser energy actually helps make the skin more elastic. Laser use can also increase the amount of collagen in the skin, giving it a tighter, fuller look. It may take several weeks to see full results, since the skin uses that time to recover and rejuvenate.
Pain and Recovery
When going into any procedure, it is common to feel nervous. Not knowing whether the procedure will be painful can cause a lot of stress to a patient. The great news is that SmartLipo patients experience a low level of discomfort, since the area is numbed beforehand. The patient may feel some slight pressure and mild sensations as the cannula moves around, but there should be no pain. The procedure takes about two hours depending on the amount of work being done. Recovery takes a day or two, but some bruising and soreness may last about a week. The level of discomfort can be compared to that after a workout.
SmartLipo is a great procedure for someone looking to treat specific areas on the body. A healthy diet and exercise program is necessary in order to achieve the desired body, but sometimes it is impossible to reach all personal goals without additional help. SmartLipo can help such a candidate achieve beautiful, contoured results that are permanent when following a healthy lifestyle. Additional benefits include minimal scarring and fast healing times. The procedure can be done in-office with low maintenance and aftercare. For many patients, all it takes is one SmartLipo treatment to have the desired results. These results can be visible after a week, but continue to improve for the next six months.