If you’ve been following a diet and exercise plan but you’re stuck with pockets of fat that resist all your efforts to shift them, Smartlipo® could resolve your frustration. Phillip J. Din, MD, at Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics in East Syracuse, New York, offers efficient and gentle Smartlipo treatment for removing stubborn areas of fat without having to undergo traditional liposuction. The only plastic surgeon in the entire Syracuse and upstate New York area who offers Smartlipo, Dr. Din has many appreciative clients who can testify to the benefits of this treatment. Call Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics today to learn more, or book an appointment online.
Smartlipo uses a technology called laser lipolysis, a form of liposuction in which lasers liquefy the fat before it’s removed. The liquefied fat is far easier to extract from the body, so it’s a less invasive procedure that’s more comfortable for patients and enables Dr. Din to remove even the most stubborn areas of fat.
Smartlipo is designed to reduce areas of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise, so it’s not a solution for obesity.
The Smartlipo device uses a laser to target fat cells in the treatment area, delivering thermal energy that melts the fat and turns it into a liquid. Using a gentle form of suction, Dr. Din removes the liquid fat, reducing the bulges, rolls, and pockets of fatty tissue that can be so hard to shift with diet and exercise.
As well as liquefying fat, exposure to laser heat tightens the tissues in the target area, causing coagulation and having a remodeling effect on the skin. As a consequence, the overall area becomes smoother, with natural-looking results.*
Your first consultation with Dr. Din is free, giving you the chance to learn everything you need to about the procedure and the results you can expect to achieve. Dr. Din needs to make sure you’re a good candidate before booking you in for the procedure, and this initial consultation is essential in order for you both to be sure that Smartlipo is the right form of treatment in your case.
On the day of the procedure, Dr. Din gives you a local anesthetic so you’ll be awake throughout the process but unable to feel any pain. You may wish to listen to some music, fall asleep naturally, or simply relax, whichever makes you most comfortable. Avoiding general anesthesia reduces possible risk factors and lowers the cost of the procedure considerably, plus your recovery should be faster and easier than if you were to receive traditional liposuction.
When the treatment area is fully numbed, Dr. Din makes a small incision in your skin and passes the Smartlipo laser along a thin tube into the fatty tissue. The fat melts under the laser’s heat and is gently suctioned away.
Following the procedure, you need to wear a compression garment for between two and four weeks to support the tissues while they’re healing. You’re likely to experience mild bruising and swelling in the treatment area during the initial healing period, but nothing serious, and you should be able to resume your normal schedule within two to three days of treatment.
You can see the difference in your figure straight away, but as the tissues heal you’ll see even greater improvement over the next three to six months. To find out more about the advantages of Smartlipo compared to traditional liposuction, call Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.