Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo)
At Radiance Fairfax Medspa, We offer free Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) consultations, competitive pricing, and no surgical fees. Meet Our Medical Director, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Bruce Freedman, MD. Ask about our payment plans or click here for our Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) Special.
Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) is different from traditional tumescent liposuction because it uses lasers to melt fat from the treatment area. Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) also uses the heat from the laser energy to produce a tightening effect on the treated skin, helping to coagulate the small blood vessels, which helps to decreasing postoperative bruising. Most patients want skin tightening of the treated are to enhance the improvement from the fat removal. The tightening of the skin as provides to lessen the need for further more invasive skin reducing procedures such as a tummy tuck
(see tummy tuck alternative).
Compared to traditional liposuction, Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) has better results to:
- minimal bleeding
- minimal bruising
- minimal swelling
- minimal discomfort
- minimal downtime
- smaller incisions
- no stitches
- minimal scarring
- local anesthesia, not general anesthesia
The typical time frame for the Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure is usually a single- one to three hour appointment. The most convenient part of your appointment is your Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure is done right here at our Fairfax, VA Medspa with simple local anesthetic. Under the care of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bruce Freedman, could advise you that most Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) treatments usually require two days of downtime. Often times most patients resume normal activity, not including strenuous exercise, as early as the same day.
What happens exactly when you have a Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure?
The Laser liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure is a minimally invasive fat removal treatment using focused power of laser light energy to break up and dissolve fatty tissue trapped beneath your skin. By directing this energy to the area beneath the surface of your skin, this technique can also encourage the development of collagen, resulting in a tighter, more toned appearance and end result. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser liposuction (Smartlipo) is a faster treatment , resulting in better skin retraction (tightening) for a more smooth, toned, and natural look.
Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) can treat these areas:
When considering Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo)
With the latest Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) technology, we can treat almost any patient wishing to contour / remove a moderate amount of fat . In general, the ideal patient would be: 1. In good health 2. Exercises regularly 3. Is within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight 4. Having one or more areas of local body fat deposits that may have responded poorly to diet and exercise 5. Is bothered by these fatty areas, and is motivated to get rid of them permanently.
You may be a good candidate for the Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) if you also practice a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to speaking with you about your concerns. Please contact us today for a free consultation.
When receiving a Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) Procedure, it the fat removed permanently gone?
The fat removed from the Laser Liposuction(Smartlipo) Procedure area only will stay permanently gone if you maintain a healthy lifestyle post procedure. Unfortunately when you have any significant weight gain, mostly likely you will see the return of fat to your treated areas, as well as untreated areas.
How Is The Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) Procedure Performed?
Before the Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) begins, the areas to be treated will be carefully marked and a local anesthetic will be given to numb the area. The Incision is generally less than 3 mm. This incision is made where the laser and suction cannulas will be inserted. Dr. Bruce Freedman will use a small, handheld device and use the laser energy directly toward the fat cells beneath your skin’s surface. As the laser energy is fired, the fat cells break apart and liquefy. Most of the fat is withdrawn at the time of treatment. Then, during the initial days following the procedure, the rest of the liquefied fat will be drained away by your body's natural processes. The laser energy also encourages the growth of new collagen, which tightens skin and improves the overall appearance of the area being treated. The laser energy also helps seal small blood vessels, reducing bleeding and subsequent swelling in the treatment area.
What Is The Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) Recovery Like?
During the recovery process, there may be some minor discomfort for the first 24 hours following the Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure, which can be effectively treated with prescription or over-the-counter medication. The areas of the small incision sites may drain slightly until the morning after the procedure. Patients may also experience minor and temporary bruising, which typically disappears within 2 weeks of treatment. On most areas, we prescribe the use of a compression garment to help in healing and to minimize swelling. Swelling may last up to 2 weeks.
How soon will I begin to see my Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) results ?
Once any initial swelling has resolved following the procedure, the treated area will appear tighter and more toned. Your results will start showing and continue to improve within the first 6 to 8 weeks following the procedure, as the skin readapts to new curves and outlines. In most people, the best results are visible at about 8 weeks following the Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo) procedure. Most patients return to work within 24-48 hours of having Laser Liposuction (Smartlipo).
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