Getting rid of excess and stubborn fat can often feel hopeless, regardless of how much you're committed to dieting and exercise. The team at Weight Loss and Vitality in Alexandria, Virginia, and Washington, DC, offers cutting-edge laser liposuction with Smartlipo® to bypass your need for invasive surgical procedures. To find out more about laser liposuction, get in touch with the office today by phone or online.
Smartlipo refers to a minimally invasive laser liposuction treatment that liquifies and removes the fat deposits in various areas of your body, including:
Your doctor uses a numbing agent to ensure comfort. They then insert a low-energy laser into your body, which delivers a heat signal to the fat cell membranes in your body. This heat signal causes these fat cells to break down and liquify. Your doctor can then extract them with a suction tool.
A traditional liposuction procedure typically requires general anesthesia, as well as a solution injection. As you might know, general anesthesia can create complications while a solution injection can cause allergic reactions.
On the other hand, Smartlipo is minimally invasive and uses laser technology, which causes fewer side effects. Smartlipo requires local anesthesia and causes no pain at all with little to no recovery time.
With Smartlipo, you don’t need stitches and won’t get unsightly scars. You can expect less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction, too.
During your Smartlipo treatment, your doctor gives you a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.
They then use a narrow tube to deliver low-energy laser energy into your body. This heats up the fat cell membranes and forces them to break down. Once broken down, the fat content liquifies, allowing your doctor to remove it using a suction tool.
You might feel some slight pressure during the procedure, but this shouldn’t be painful. After the procedure, you can expect some light bruising and swelling, but this should fade within a few days.
You should wear a compression garment for three to four weeks after the procedure to allow your body to restore its full functionality.
Some of the benefits of Smartlipo include, but are not limited to:
If Smartlipo is not ideal for your body goals or if combining Smartlipo with a noninvasive body contouring procedure could give you even greater results, your doctor might recommend Kybella® for double chin removal, SculpSure® for smaller pockets of hard to reach fat, BTL Cellutone® for cellulite reduction, or another body contouring treatment.
Don’t wait any longer to get rid of resistant body fat. Get in touch with Weight Loss and Vitality today by phone or through the online booking tool to learn more about laser liposuction treatment.