Diet and exercise can improve your appearance, but there’s no natural way to control where exactly you carry your remaining fat. When you lose weight, your fat cells shrink, but you can’t actually get rid of them. That’s where body contouring procedures such as Smartlipo™ come in. Smartlipo™ can remove fat cells in almost any part of your body, including your:
- Love handles
How is Smartlipo™ different from traditional liposuction?
Like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo™ removes unwanted fat, but the techniques are different. Smartlipo™ is a minimally invasive laser procedure, and accordingly, it’s much less disruptive than traditional liposuction.
By melting fat with a laser before removing it, Smartlipo™ causes less bruising than traditional liposuction and requires far less recovery time — one to two days as opposed to two or more weeks. Smartlipo™ also tightens the skin in the treatment area, so you won’t need to worry about dealing with the loose, extra skin that results from traditional liposuction.
When you receive Smartlipo™, you’ll be under local anesthesia and feel mild pressure but minimal pain. The procedure lasts between an hour and a half and two hours, and afterward, you may feel an ache, similar to what you get after exercising. You should be back to normal activities within a day or two.
Is Smartlipo™ right for me?
If you have any areas where you carry extra fat that won’t go away even through diet or exercise, Smartlipo™ can help you get rid of the fat without having to undergo invasive surgery. Smartlipo™ is best suited to people who are in good health and are close to their ideal weight. Think of it as a final push to get you closer to the body you want after you’ve gotten most of the way there.
After you undergo Smartlipo™, you’ll want to continue to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise in order to maintain your results. Smartlipo™ can complement your lifestyle and have you looking your best. To find out how you can get rid of stubborn fat using Smartlipo™, call or click to schedule a consultation today.