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Smartlipo™ Overview

Some people eat right, exercise regularly and stay in shape. They try their best to get rid of small saddle bags, a belly roll or a cellulite bulge, but just can’t seem to be able to. Smartlipo™ is a breakthrough procedure for the men and women out there who try their best to stay in shape, yet can’t seem to lose the weight in the areas they want. Smartlipo™ is a minimally invasive laser procedure that assists the fat removal process.

Smartlipo™ is a good alternative to the lengthy liposuction procedure. It targets the specific problem areas you have. It is recommended for men and women with a regular body mass index who have stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the buttocks, stomach, thighs, hips, arms or knees.

A cannula (tube) is used with a laser fiber that breaks down fat cells. The cannula is inserted under the skin, moving through and rupturing fat cells, then sucking the fat. Large incisions are not necessary because it is a laser procedure. There are no vacuuming motions and no need for a surgical anesthesia.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in Smartlipo™ surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.

Having Realistic Expectations about Smartlipo™

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having Smartlipo™ will result in weight loss. Losing weight may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Smartlipo™ differs from liposuctions, which will also results in weight loss. Some surgeons will use different techniques to achieve successful Smartlipo™ results. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of Smartlipo™:

  • How do I know if Smartlipo™ the right procedure for me?
  • How is Smartlipo™ performed?
  • How long does the procedure take?
  • Is it possible to gain weight in that area after the procedure?
  • How long will recovery take?
  • Can I go home the same day as the procedure?
  • Do I have to follow strict dietary guidelines?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified SmartLipo Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Smartlipo™ Recovery

Since the Smartlipo™ procedure uses laser technology, you will recover faster. Smartlipo™ is minimally invasive which makes the recovery process very easy for its patients. Unlike conventional liposuction which makes it hard for patients to recover from the anesthesia, Smartlipo™ uses local anesthesia.

Smartlipo™ patients also experience less swelling and bruising because the laser prevents bleeding from the smaller vessels. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to wear a compression garments for up to 2 weeks after the surgery. This will help you achieve successful results.

The most common side effects patients express are moderate muscle ache. This is similar to a sore feeling after an intense workout. It is possible to go home the same day after the procedure, but you will need assistance. Patients should withhold from strenuous physical activity for up to 10 days.

Smartlipo™ Surgery Risks

Make sure your surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction. During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • If I have a history of blood clots, am I at risk during Smartlipo™?
  • What are the chances I might experience skin puckering or sagging?
  • What are the most common risk factors involved in Smartlipo™?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with Smartlipo™ nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Smartlipo™ Surgery

Results can be seen immediately following the surgery. They will get better over time. The results are long term because Smartlipo™ permanently removes fat cells from a person’s body. Also, an adult’s body does not produce new fat cells. If you gain weight, the new fat will be deposited where Smartlipo™ was not performed.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon, therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in Smartlipo™, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.