Smartlipo® Danvers, MA
What is Smartlipo®?
Are those pesky jowls distorting your previously crisp jawline? Are you starting to notice a double chin? Do you have a post-baby tummy pouch or saddlebags spoiling your look in a bikini? Would you like to get rid of them altogether? With one of the latest advances in liposuction, Boston area facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Petropoulos and Smartlipo® Triplex can help create the contours you want and give you a more refined look.
what can Laser Liposuction help treat?
The Smartlipo® Triplex has been designed to treat localized pockets of fat in the following areas:
- Jowls and jawline
- Waist and tummy
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Male chest
how does smartlipo® work?
The Smartlipo® Triplex is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system that offers a revolutionary and minimally-invasive office procedure for the removal of fat and tightening of the skin with only a day or two of down-time. Using a high-powered and “smart” laser, Smartlipo® Triplex is a new laser sculpting procedure with less downtime than traditional liposuction.
These advantageous attributes are due to the fact that the Triplex employs 3 laser wavelengths:
- The first one melts the fat so that it can easily be suctioned away (with no aggressive hand movements)
- The second one tightens the skin (so that it is not hanging after the fat is removed)
- The third one coagulates the blood vessels, preventing bruising and enabling a quick recovery.
Patients concerned about a double chin may ask Dr. Petropoulos if they are good candidates for KYBELLA® injections, a non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA specifically to reduce the localized fat that causes the appearance of a double chin.
Who is a good candidate for the SmartLipo™ procedure?
SmartLipo is a suitable treatment option for individuals who are in good physical health and who wish to refine the appearance of one or more areas of the body using a minimally-invasive technique. This body-contouring modality achieves outstanding results for patients who want a noticeably slimmer physique without the downtime of traditional liposuction. SmartLipo can also provide the boost that some patients desire to touch-up the results of the previous liposuction.
What body areas can be treated with SmartLipo?
The wavelengths presented by the SmartLipo device are ideal for targeting both small and large fat deposits. Common treatment areas include the:
- Lower face and neck
Why Choose Dr. Petropoulos For My Procedure?
Dr. Anna Petropoulos, a leader and innovator for over a decade in non-invasive facial rejuvenation and body contouring techniques, is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is the Medical Director of the New England Facial and Cosmetic Surgery Center, where safe, affordable, modern cosmetic treatments are offered for those who want to turn back time. Surgical, non-surgical, permanent, and temporary techniques are available with personal consultations to provide the best treatment option for your needs. Trust your contours to a specialist who understands classic beauty.
Before & After SmartLipo®
The smartlipo® procedure
The key is to make sure that the board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist you turn to, is formally trained and highly experienced in the artistry of natural rejuvenation so that your results will be the real you, just an improved version. During your Smartlipo® treatment, you can expect that the procedure will last an hour or two, depending on the target area. Also, there may not even be any downtime, depending on the size of the area treated. The recovery time is minimal, significantly less than with other liposuction techniques since bruising and swelling is avoided with the Triplex laser wavelengths.
With SmartLipo, how many treatments will I need?
Like traditional liposuction, SmartLipo is intended as a one-time treatment. Patients can expect appreciable results in one or more areas that can be maintained with a healthy lifestyle. Occasional touch-ups may be performed if needed to address slight changes in contouring.
Does SmartLipo treat cellulite?
Cellulite is not a “fat problem,” it is related to the micro-circulation in areas where fat is stored. Studies suggest that insufficient circulation allows metabolic byproducts to spill out into the intercellular space within the subcutaneous tissue. This stimulates the formation of fibrous bands. Because cellulite is related to micro-circulation and not too fatty deposits, it is not likely that SmartLipo, or any type of liposuction, will get rid of this skin irregularity.
To target stubborn cellulite, patients may consider treatments such as ThermiSmooth.
Do I have to do anything after SmartLipo?
There is very little downtime associated with the SmartLipo procedure and no special steps to take to maximize results. After treatment, the only guidelines patients need to follow are the post-operative care instructions provided to assist with healing the minor incisions made during the procedure.
Nonsurgical Liposuction Results
Now more people, men included, are turning to non-invasive cosmetic rejuvenation techniques to make sure their appearance reflects the way they feel inside. Smartlipo® patients are pleased with their results, as they appear natural and nicely contoured. The use of a Triplex laser for fat reduction helps improve the end result of liposuction as compared with other methods, such as the stand-alone tumescent approach. Nothing makes people feel more fresh and youthful than a lighter, smoother body.
How is the recovery after SmartLipo?
Initially, patients may experience numbness after SmartLipo. Within a few hours to a few days, the full sensation should return to the treatment area. Patients are encouraged to take a day or two to rest at home after their procedure. However, depending on the area treated, some patients are back to work the following day. Swelling subsides in 7 to 10 days, at which time most normal activities can be resumed.
SmartLipo patients may be advised to wear a compression garment for a few days after treatment. This helps to reduce swelling and support tissues as they heal. Comfort may be easily maintained with over-the-counter medication. Patients should talk to their doctor about appropriate medications to take. Drugs like aspirin or any substances that thin the blood should be avoided.
When can I expect to see results after SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is still a liposuction procedure and is expected to cause some degree of swelling and bruising. However, patients may see a bit of improvement immediately following treatment. The contouring of the treatment area continues to improve as swelling progressively subsides. Approximately one month after treatment, noticeable changes can be seen. However, it can take up to three months to see the full effects of laser-assisted liposuction.
Is there any risk involved with SmartLipo?
Patients who are in good general health and within approximately 20 to 25 pounds of their ideal body weight can typically expect to achieve good results from SmartLipo with few risks. As with any surgical procedure, there is a chance of incurring bruising, swelling, and asymmetrical results. Because SmartLipo is performed using local anesthesia, the risks associated with general anesthesia are eliminated. Patients need to follow post-operative instructions to reduce the risk of infection in the skin around the small incisions made during surgery.