How does Laser Lipo (SmartLipo™) work?

SmartLipo™utilizes a laser beam directly in the skin to target fat cells, blood vessels and collagen. The laser ruptures the fat cell membrane, releasing its oily fat content in a liquid form. This allows for a smoother, more even removal of the fat, compared to traditional liposuction, which often removes chunks and clumps of fat, leaving the skin surface lumpy and uneven. In addition, the laser coagulates the tiny blood vessels in the skin, minimizing the bleeding and trauma that occurs during the procedure. This translates into less bruising, swelling and recovery time. In fact, most people return to their regular activities in one-two days. Once the procedure is completed, patients will experience progressive skin tightening due to the effect of the laser on regenerating collagen in the skin. This skin retraction is a major advantage over traditional and other forms of liposuction.

How is Laser Lipo (SmartLipo™) administered?

The Laser Lipo procedure is an outpatient procedure performed using sterile technique. After the skin over the area to be treated is marked, a small puncture is made in the skin using a tiny needle, through which a local anesthetic solution is administered to numb the area(s) to be treated. Then the laser fiber is introduced through this puncture into the fat layer of the skin, melting the fat directly. Finally, the liquified fat can be aspirated. For videos and more information, visit www.smartlipo.com.