You are responsible about keeping your body fit and healthy. You get regular exercise and you eat right. You are within 25 pounds of your ideal weight. However, you have a few localized areas of body fat that just won’t budge. You are ready to find a safe, affordable medical solution to remove them permanently, and you have realistic expectations for how that will affect your self-image and your life.
It this describes your situation, SmartLipo, the first laser-assisted liposuction technique, could be right for you! The SmartLipo device was approved by the FDA in 2006. The resulting cutting-edge procedure combines the benefits of laser technology with traditional liposuction to contour small areas of the neck, face, upper arms, knees, back, and other body parts. SmartLipo can also be used in conjunction with conventional liposuction for larger areas of fat reduction. It costs about 30 percent less than usual liposuction methods
Dr. M. Christine Lee is a pioneer in the use of lasers in dermatology. During the SmartLipo procedure, she utilizes a carefully calibrated medical grade laser, through the topmost layers of skin, to liquefy fat cells beneath. As the fat cells rupture, they are drained with a cannula through a tiny incision. Treatment typically takes about 45 minutes per area.
SmartLipo carries less surgical risk, since it requires only local anesthetic, and downtime is reduced to just a day or two (treated areas remain bandaged for about two weeks). While it eliminates fat, the laser seals blood vessels for minimal bleeding and bruising. The laser also allows for very precise movements, since it serves as a visual guide for Dr. Lee. Surrounding skin is pulled inward during the SmartLipo process so it doesn’t droop! Reconstructing underneath layers tightens skin for beautiful, natural contours without sagging. You’ll see results right away, and more improvement over the next few months.
The best news – treated fat cells are not absorbed back into the body! They are gone for good. Since adults don’t create new fat cells, if you gain weight after your treatment, it will be dispersed over untreated areas of your body.
Adipose tissue (human fat) can be tough to get rid of, even with diet and exercise. Talk with Dr. Lee and the team at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to find out if laser-assisted lipo-sculpture is the best solution for you.