SmartLipo™ and Laser Lipolysis
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SmartLipo™ and Body Sculpting
About the Procedure
SmartLipo™ with Tumescent technology is performed in our office operating rooms at Atlanta MediSpa and Surgery Center. The patient is under conscious sedation while tumescent technology is used to locally numb the area.
This technique utilizes fluids and diluted lidocaine to fill and expand the fat compartment. This injected solution also contains epinephrine, which forces the small blood vessels to constrict so that there is minimal to no bleeding during the procedure. This technique increases the margin of safety, improves the safety of large volume liposuction, greatly reduces the risk of surgical blood loss, decreases the likelihood of surface (skin) irregularities and eliminates the risk involved with general, intubated anesthesia. Small incisions are made for the cannula to enter. The cannula is connected to a vacuum that removes the unwanted fat. This fat can be transferred to a more desirable area or discarded.
The SmartLipo™ laser system uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits through the top layers of the patient's skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is removed by a vacuum through the tiny incision in the skin by the surgeon.
The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional liposuction. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see faster results and to experience fewer complications.
The incisions are covered with Neosporin and gauze to absorb the drainage, which usually lasts one day. The patient will then be instructed to wear a compression garment to increase healing time and give the treated areas support. These garments help decrease swelling and reduce the incidence of complications such as lumpiness and bleeding. The garment is worn for several weeks. Typically, the patient feels well enough to go out in public the next day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Fat Come Back?
Fat will not come back in the treated area. From birth to the early months of age, the body produces adipose cells, or fat cells. As we grow and gain weight, these adipose cells expand. Liposuction removes the unwanted fat cells to create a smooth body contour. Weight gain after the liposuction procedure will show in the adipose cells that were not removed.
What is the Downtime with this Procedure?
Downtime is minimal due to the less invasive nature of SmartLipo™. Most people have the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and return to work the following Monday. Exercise may be resumed within a few days after surgery.
What Will Happen To Any Excess Skin?
Skin is a dynamic organ whose elasticity enables it to adjust to the new body contour. The SmartLipo™ laser enhances skin tightness during the procedure. After the procedure the elastic garment also increases the elasticity of the skin.
Can I Afford The Procedure?
Cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance policies. An in-office consultation is required to determine the exact cost of the procedure. Contact our office for details on payments and payment options.
Call our office to schedule your Smartlipo™ consult today! 678-213-2220