I have been doing Liposuction and using lasers for almost 15 years. When SmartLipo was introduced in 2006 it was an easy transition in combining these 2 techniques. I have been performing SmartLipo for over 3 years now and believe it is unique in the advantages it offers my patient compared to traditional liposuction methods. Having brought the procedure to the Virginia, Washington, DC metro area, as well as teaching nationally about this procedure I have seen how patients benefit in both results and in speed of recovery.
SmartLipo allows for the permanent removal of unwanted and exercise resistant fat with little if any “downtime”. In my experience it is safer and gentler than traditional liposuction and is done in my office under a local anesthetic. SmartLipo has shown success for areas including the abdomen, ‘love handles’, inner thighs, outer thighs, neck, chin and upper arms.
I was very excited when the SmartLipo MPX was introduced in 2008. It is the next generation of SmartLipo in that it uses 2 small, high-powered lasers to both melt fat and tighten skin from the treatment area. SmartLipo’s thermal (heat) energy produces a tightening effect on the overlying skin, plus coagulates the small blood vessels decreasing postoperative bruising. Skin tightening is a desired improvement seen with SmartLipo MPX which may also reduce the need for more invasive skin reducing procedures. Compared to traditional liposuction, FDA approved SmartLipo MPX results in:
- less bleeding
- less bruising
- less swelling
- less discomfort
- less downtime
- smaller incisions
- no stitches
- minimal scarring
- local anesthesia, not general anesthesia
My procedures usually take 1-3 hours depending on which areas are being treated. Most of my patients have told me that they are back to work and/or exercise within 2 days and often require minimal pain medication. Patients often resume normal activity, with the exception of strenuous exercise, as early as the same evening.
The SmartLipo MPX® laser is in extremely high demand. In addition, SmartLipo has been featured in People Magazine, Good Morning America, Today Show and Access Hollywood.