SmartLipo, also known as laser lipolysis, is an advanced body contouring procedure that offers targeted fat removal with minimal invasiveness.
Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo utilizes laser energy to precisely target and melt away stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas of the body. This allows for more precise sculpting and contouring, resulting in a smoother and more defined appearance.
The doctors at Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic specialize in making their patients look and feel better, helping them get the body they’ve always wanted. To schedule an appointment to talk about the benefits of SmartLipo, fill out this form or call our facility at (720) 372-2155.
- 1 About SmartLipo
- 2 Benefits of Liposuction
- 3 Ideal Candidates for SmartLipo
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation for Liposuction Procedure
- 6 SmartLipo Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results of SmartLipo
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 How Much Does SmartLipo Cost in Denver?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Like other types of liposuction, SmartLipo uses a small cannula to separate and suction fat cells in order to remove them. The difference is that with SmartLipo, the process includes the use of a tiny laser that also works to tighten the skin around the affected area. (1)
Liposuction can remove fat from a number of different areas of the body, including the following:
Though this technique can be helpful to tighten skin to some extent, VASER liposuction is a our preferred technique at Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic.
SmartLipo vs. VASER Liposuction
Instead of using tiny lasers, VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic waves to break apart and emulsify the fat cells. This allows for a more gentle procedure, as the cannula can pass through the tissue without damaging nerves and blood vessels. The VASER technique also often results in more fat being safely extracted and less blood and tissue loss for the patient. (2)
Benefits of Liposuction
After many years of reinvention, liposuction remains a very safe and effective cosmetic procedure. It allows patients the chance to undergo extensive body contouring without extensive scarring. With a short recovery period, you will be able to get to your life and responsibilities very quickly. This will allow you more time to enjoy your newly contoured and sculpted body without the weeks of downtime that come with many other cosmetic procedures.
Liposuction is a fantastic option for those looking to shape and contour their bodies, and it can be very rewarding to see your body in a newer, brighter light after receiving this treatment. It can also be used for fat transfer to other parts of the body, such as buttock augmentation with the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).
Can SmartLipo Help Me Lose Weight?
It is important to remember that liposuction of any kind is not a weight loss procedure, but a procedure to target and remove fat from certain specifically stubborn areas that have not been affected by diet and exercise in the past.
Ideal Candidates for SmartLipo
Ideal candidates for liposuction:
- Are at or near their ideal weight
- Have good skin integrity and elasticity
- Are nonsmokers
- Have a clear medical history with no serious underlying conditions
At Denver Liposuction Speciality Clinic, you will have a personal consultation with one of our experienced patient coordinators to examine exactly what your aesthetic desires are. A member of our staff will walk you through the process of liposuction, allowing you time to ask plenty of questions. They will guide you through many different types and which ones are right for you. Although we offer SmartLipo, VASER liposuction is the most common and comprehensive type of liposuction we perform, so we will take this time to inform you of every option available.
Preparation for Liposuction Procedure
Take care to follow these steps to get ready for your liposuction treatment:
- Refrain from ingesting any tobacco products for at least a month before your procedure
- Limit any consumption of alcohol and NSAIDS (ibuprofen, Advil, etc.)
- Disclose any medications you are currently taking to your patient coordinator
- Arrange for someone to take you home after your procedure
- Drink plenty of fluids leading up to the procedure
One of the best ways you can prepare for liposuction is to come to your consultation with any and all questions that you may have. We will give you plenty of time to become familiar with SmartLipo before we schedule your procedure.
After we administer your anesthesia, your provider will make small, inconspicuous incisions in the targeted area to allow for the insertion of the laser fiber and cannula. These incisions are strategically placed to minimize scarring and maximize the effectiveness of the procedure.
Your provider will insert a thin laser fiber into the incision site, delivering precise and controlled laser energy to the underlying fat cells. This laser energy specifically targets and disrupts the fat cells, making them easier to remove. The process will gently heat and liquefy the fat cells, while simultaneously stimulating collagen production in the surrounding tissues. This promotes skin tightening and overall contour improvement.
Once the fat removal is complete, the incisions will be meticulously closed to promote proper healing.
There is very little downtime after a liposuction procedure, but you will see some bruising and swelling, especially around your incisions. This should subside within a few weeks, at which point you will have a better idea of your results. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids to flush your body of the anesthesia in the days after your liposuction. After 3 weeks, you should be free to resume your normal physical activities without difficulty.
Results of SmartLipo
The projected results of SmartLipo differ between each patient that receives it, but the use of lasers to break down the fat and cause mild tightening of the skin is proven effective and long lasting. To better maintain your results, you should introduce a healthy well-rounded diet and an exercise regimen to stay in shape and to continue to enjoy your new contoured physique. This procedure does not prevent future weight gain, but if you take the steps mentioned, you will easily prolong your results for years to come.
SmartLipo is a great way to regain confidence and control over your body. It can insight a new outlook on fitness and commitment to keeping yourself healthy as well.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
During a fat transfer procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from an area of the body, commonly the abdomen or thighs, and reintroduces that fat into the breasts or buttocks. Further sculpting the body, fat transfer can be useful for those who want to enhance a part of their body as well. It is often safer than implants because there is little chance of rejection since the fat used is from the patient. Fat Transfer is something that can easily be performed at the same time as your liposuction procedure, making it optimal for patients who only want to undergo one surgery as opposed to multiple.
Although liposuction removes stubborn fat, many individuals struggle with excess abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles that can be difficult to address without further surgical intervention. This is where a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can make a significant difference.
At Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we use advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring and achieve natural-looking results. Our surgeons strategically place incisions along the lower abdomen, where they can be easily concealed within underwear or swimsuit lines. Through these incisions, excess skin and fat are carefully excised, and the underlying abdominal muscles are repaired and tightened.
How Much Does SmartLipo Cost in Denver?
The cost of SmartLipo is highly dependent on each individual’s procedure plan. To learn more about SmartLipo, VASER, and other procedures and services at Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, schedule a consultation with one of our patient coordinators, or call (720) 372-2155 today! You can also check out our blog for even more in depth descriptions and information about other cosmetic procedures.
How is SmartLipo different from regular liposuction?
Unlike traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo utilizes laser energy to precisely target and remove unwanted fat deposits with minimal invasiveness.
What is SmartLipo recovery like?
One of the significant advantages of SmartLipo is its faster recovery time. The laser energy used in the procedure helps to coagulate blood vessels, reducing bleeding, swelling, and bruising. This results in a quicker healing process and less downtime for the patient.
Is liposuction permanent?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treated area. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the remaining fat cells from expanding. By adopting a balanced diet and regular exercise routine, you can enjoy long-lasting results and maintain the improved body contours achieved through liposuction.
- McBean JC, Katz BE. Laser Lipolysis: An Update. The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. 2011;4(7):25-34. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140909/
- HOYOS A, MILLARD J. VASER-assisted high-definition liposculpture. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2007;27(6):594-604. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2007.08.007