Liposuction is an effective method for fat removal, but it’s a big commitment. In recent years, a specialized form of liposuction known as Smart Lipo™ has generated much interest. This procedure involves the targeted heating and melting of fat in a localized area before gently removing it. Adults battling the problem of unwanted fat deposits in the belly, thighs or arms often seek a means to get rid of this excess fat without having to undergo a traditional liposuction procedure. If this sounds like you, we have some good news. Smart Lipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure that can help tone your body without the need for aggressive liposuction.
Using Laser Energy
A laser produces concentrated light energy in wavelengths that are the result of the photons vibrating at the frequency of heat waves. This is why a laser beam can cut through solid objects. If the beam is tiny and less energetic, the beam can heat up tissue that contacts without damaging the surrounding tissue.
This is how Smart Lipo™ works. The laser beam is carried along a single fiber that runs through a tiny tube known as a cannula. When the fat melts, it is easily drained out through the cannula.
Consultation and Treatment
We will always consult with the patient and examine their areas of concern. Afterward, we will draw up a customized treatment procedure.
On the actual day of the procedure, Dr. Jeneby will insert the tiny probe containing the low-energy laser fiber into your areas of concern. We then activate the laser for a short time. The fat cells heat up, and the boundaries of the cells burst. The melted fat is then drained back out through the tube.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient procedure right here in our office. A typical Smart Lipo™ treatment session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the number of areas that need to be treated.
Recovery from Treatment
This is the best part about Smart Lipo™. Recovery time is very short, and most clients can resume their normal activities within a day or two. Most of our clients feel very little discomfort or soreness during the recovery period.
Advantages of Smart Lipo™
Up to several pounds of fat can be safely removed during a Smart Lipo™ treatment. Given the simplicity of the treatment and the short recovery time, this is quite an advantage over traditional liposuction. Because the treated areas are localized, better contouring is achieved without the risk of sagging skin.
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Talk to us today to find out how Smart Lipo™ can help you get rid of your unwanted fat deposits without the need for surgery or traditional liposuction. If you are looking for expertly performed cosmetic procedures such as Smart Lipo™ and breast augmentation in San Antonio, Dr. Jeneby can help you at the Plastic & Cosmetic Center of South Texas. Contact us today to learn more!