Skin Tightening and Fat Reduction
SmartLipo is a laser-assisted procedure that combines the benefits of laser technology with traditional liposuction to remove unwanted areas of fat. This procedure is for patients who have a healthy lifestyle with good diet and exercise, but still have trouble areas such as a tummy pooch, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, waddle chin, flabby neck and jaw line, back fat, enlarged male breasts, fat knees, or fat arms. SmartLipo is also used as a body-contouring device to achieve more definition and body sculpting.
The area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. The fat cells are liquefied and permanently destroyed. The laser also seals the blood vessels to minimize bleeding and bruising. The liquefied fat is gently suctioned away. New collagen is also produced which helps tighten the overlying skin. This results in natural contouring without sagging and lumps.
Results may vary, but they can usually be seen within a week. More improvement can be seen within the next few months. The treated fat cells are permanently removed! However if you gain weight after your treatment, the fat will be distributed to the untreated areas of your body.
Patients interested in improving their body contours without the need for invasive surgery are encouraged to learn about alternatives such as SmartLipo available through The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology. Contact our practice today to book a consultation appointment to educate yourself on the ways in which you can enhance your appearance after diet and exercise fail to work. We want our patients to look their absolute best and feel confident with the way they look.