It’s common to reach a plateau in your diet and fitness journey. Despite your effort, your body may still retain areas of fat deposits that you just can’t eliminate on your own. Smart lipo can help you get rid of stubborn, lingering fat while also giving you stronger, smoother skin in the process.
If you’re interested in discovering how smart lipo can help you reach your goals, contact Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA, to schedule a consultation.
What Is Smart Lipo?
Smart lipo is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for fat reduction. It provides a way to remove fat in various parts of the body while tightening the skin for improved body contours.
Smart liposuction is also referred to as “laser lipo” because it uses laser technology. The laser serves multiple purposes, including breaking up fat cells, but more significantly, the laser helps tighten the skin as it removes fat. This type of liposuction helps patients feel less discomfort and heal quicker.
Smart lipo can tackle fat in several parts of the body, including:
Because of its skin-tightening benefits, smart lipo can be effective on any area that has loose skin. Along with fat removal, many patients opt for smart lipo for cellulite reduction and a better overall skin appearance.
Smart Lipo vs. Traditional Lipo — What’s the Difference?
One of the most important questions patients ask is how smart lipo compares to traditional lipo. While smart lipo is like regular lipo in many ways, certain features set it apart entirely.
Traditional liposuction is straightforward. A cannula is inserted into the target area and moved back and forth to break up the fat and remove it. Smart lipo works in the same manner; however, because of the laser, we don’t have to use as much manual labor to remove the fat. The laser does most of the work.
For this reason, patients who undergo smart lipo usually experience less discomfort and faster recovery.
Regular lipo also only removes fat. It does nothing for the skin, so it is not uncommon for patients to experience some skin laxity afterward, depending on their body and skin type. Smart lipo works to tighten skin while removing fat, allowing patients to experience smoother, stronger skin.
Finally, the cannula used for laser lipo is smaller than that used for traditional lipo. This means smaller incisions and quicker healing.
While regular liposuction offers many great benefits, smart lipo goes a step above.
Benefits of Smart Lipo
Once patients learn the advantages of smart lipo, it’s difficult not to choose this solution. Some of the most outstanding benefits of laser liposuction include:
- Quick procedure
- Minimal downtime
- Reduction of cellulite
- Tighter, rejuvenated skin
- Reduction of stubborn fat
- Natural, long-lasting results
- Option to have the procedure performed on multiple areas at once
If you’re excited to discover how smart lipo can benefit you and help you reach your goals, we’d love to schedule a consultation with you to discuss it.
The Smart Lipo Procedure
On the day of your procedure, you will receive anesthesia so you stay comfortable during your procedure.
We’ll start your laser liposuction procedure by creating tiny incisions and inserting the cannula. We’ll carefully fan the cannula in back-and-forth motions as the laser breaks up fat cells and the fat is removed through the cannula.
Once we’ve completed your treatment, we’ll apply surgical dressings and put you in a compression garment.
Because the smart lipo procedure is outpatient, you’ll be able to return home the same day to begin your recovery.
Smart Lipo: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re considering smart lipo, you’ll likely have many questions. We’ve answered some of the questions our patients commonly ask below.
What Is Downtime Like After Smart Lipo?
Patients who choose smart lipo over traditional liposuction usually experience less downtime because of the way the procedure is performed.
You’ll wear your compression garment for two to three weeks after surgery to help the area(s) heal. We typically recommend two or three days of total rest after your procedure, and you should avoid exercise or strenuous activities for at least two weeks.
When Can I Expect to See Results?
You’ll likely see a difference immediately after your procedure. However, you need to allow your body some time to rest and heal before seeing final results, which regularly take a few weeks to appear.
Does the Fat Come Back After Getting Laser Lipo?
No. Laser liposuction completely removes fat cells. While many of the body’s cells regenerate, fat cells do not. This means that once fat cells in an area are removed, they do not come back.
It is important to note, however, that remaining fat cells can expand as a result of weight gain. Therefore, to enjoy your results longer, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including following a good diet and getting regular exercise.
How Can I Determine Whether Smart Lipo Is for Me?
Begin by scheduling a consultation with us. During your initial appointment, we’ll examine your area of concern, ask questions, and learn about your desired outcome. Then, we can determine whether smart lipo is right for you and create a personalized treatment plan to produce optimal results.
Get Help Reaching Your Body Goals — Schedule a Consultation Today
You don’t have to struggle with stubborn fat any longer. Contact Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham, MA, today to schedule your smart lipo consultation. We look forward to helping you attain your dream body.