Not all stomach pouches and love handles can be vanquished by diet and exercise. Thank goodness for lipo. SmartLipo targets hard-to-shed pockets of fat by using a laser to melt excess fat. The unwanted liquified fat is then removed through a suctioning tube.
What It's Good For
SmartLipo removes fat from the belly, buttocks, thighs, waist, hips, love handles, chin, upper arms, pubic mound, back of the neck, and the face. It's also highly effective for treating male breasts.
Who it works for: If you're healthy, fit, and no more than 25 pounds shy of your ideal weight, then the procedure may work for you. SmartLipo can also effectively sculpt bodies that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction.
Recommended age range: SmartLipo is best for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Younger bodies tend to be more resilient.
When will I see results?: You may recognize slight improvements right after your SmartLipo procedure. However, it may take up to three months for your skin to return to normal and up to a year for the full results to become obvious.
How long it lasts: SmartLipo can produce long-lasting results if the treatment is followed by a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Failure to adopt this lifestyle can result in weight regain, though the fat will typically gather elsewhere on the body.
So if, for example, you've had your hips SmartLipo-ed and then gain weight again, the fat may go to your arms.
Key benefits of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction: SmartLipo boasts less pain and a quicker recovery period than traditional liposuction.
Licensed uses: The FDA approved of SmartLipo for laser assisted liposuction and body contouring in November 2006.