Originating from Italy, this state-of-the-art liposuction technique uses a long pulsed, Neodymium:YAG laser system. It is a new-generation procedure which enables to treat body adiposities through the laser’s ability to dissolve or liquefy unwanted body fat with heat.
The Nd:YAG 1064 laser that acts directly on the fat cells by destroying the membrane and releasing fatty and oily deposits extracellularly making suction easier after. The laser pulses are released through a fiberoptic which is inserted into the fat layer of the skin via a thin cannula.
The heat generated by the laser seals the blood vessels that are broken during the process making the procedure less bloody. Moreover, this heat also helps stimulate contraction of the overlying skin for better tightening. The patient will experience less pain and bruising after the treatment. Post-op recovery is also faster. The procedure is done under twilight sedation and lasts for 2 to 4 hours, depending on the area being treated.
Do you always have to suction with the Smartlipo?
The Smartlipo can stand alone and a patient may not opt to do suction after. However, the patient should be properly assessed if he or she is a candidate. In these cases, we subject the area treated to several sessions of Lipolite treatment to enhance the excretion of the melted fat via the lymphatic system. If no suction is done, results are seen in 4 months, after which the patient can decide whether to do another treatment or not. The use of Smartlipo alone is only 30% as effective when suction is performed. We encourage that the patient undergo suctioning after unless the problem area is very small and the patient is only complaining of loose skin.
When will I see results?
You will notice a significant change in your body after a few days. However, real change comes after 6 weeks, when most of the swelling is gone. The area continues to get smaller as the skin contracts. Usually, best results are seen after 3 months.