What Is the Smartlipo Technique and am I a Candidate?
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on January 22, 2014
With all of the changes in plastic surgery over the past several years, one thing that remains consistent is people’s desire to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing body contour. Every year liposuction remains at the top of the list of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed world-wide. That is because, despite efforts with diet and exercise, just about everyone deals with areas of the body affected by pockets of stubborn fat. Among the many body contouring procedures available at his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Ken Smart is happy to offer his Dallas patients Smartlipo Triplex™, the most advanced liposuction technique.
The Smartlipo Technique
Smartlipo Triplex™ is the latest advance in laser-assisted liposuction. Using laser energy, the Smartlipo Triplex™ procedure destroys fat cells so that they can be eliminated from the body, resulting in a more slender, toned appearance for patients. The Smartlipo technique effectively destroys fat through a procedure that is less invasive than traditional liposuction and results in a much quicker recovery period. Below are some of the main aspects that set Smartlipo Triplex™ apart from traditional liposuction:
- Anesthesia: The Smartlipo Triplex™ technique involves the use of a 1-millimeter cannula, one that is much smaller than that used during traditional liposuction. The laser energy that is used also eliminates the need for forceful movements with the cannula. This less invasive technique means that most patients can undergo Smartlipo Triplex™ treatment with just the use of local anesthesia. This is one aspect that makes Smartlipo a safer liposuction technique.
- Laser energy: The cannula that is inserted emits laser energy. This laser energy serves to destroy fat cells so that they can be naturally passed from the body or removed by the cannula suction. Because there are not forceful movements used, patients experience less pain and a quicker recovery following treatment.
- Collagen production: Another unique aspect of Smartlipo Triplex™ is that it induces collagen production. This encourages the skin to tighten after treatment and also serves to coagulate body tissue, which helps reduce bleeding, swelling, and bruising.
- Shortened recovery: The above aspects of Smartlipo Triplex™ all result in a quicker recovery for patients. Patients are typically able to return to work in as little as one day and up to three days after treatment. Full recovery is often achieved in two to four weeks.
Am I a Candidate?
Smartlipo Triplex™ is an effective body contouring treatment, however, it is not a weight loss solution. This procedure is ideal for patients who are at, or close to, their ideal weight range. Smartlipo Triplex™ is not effective in eliminating large amounts of body fat but it can effectively destroy concentrated pockets of fat from almost any area of the body. Ideal candidates for Smartlipo Triplex™ are those in good general health with realistic expectations for tightening or toning the body by treating stubborn pockets of fat in the following areas:
Schedule a Consultation
There are many cosmetic procedures available to help patients enhance their appearance and achieve the body contouring they desire. If you would like to learn more about Smartlipo Triplex™ or any of the many other treatment procedures available at our plastic surgery practice, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ken Smart at your earliest convenience. Dr. Smart looks forward to helping you enhance your natural beauty.
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