What is Smartlipo Triplex?
Smartlipo Triplex is the latest evolution of laser lipolysis. It delivers, through an innovative system, a blend of three lasers that remove unwanted fat while also tightening the skin. It has been designed for people who exercise and have tried other fat and weight loss methods, yet still cannot seem to lose fat in those trouble areas. It is the most widely used form of laser lipolysis today.
How does Smartlipo Triplex work?
Three wavelengths of lasers at 1440, 1064, and 1320 nm are delivered to the fat cells underneath the skin through a small fiber optic tube inserted into an incision. The cell membranes of the adipose tissue (fat cells) rupture and are liquefied. While this is happening, blood vessels are being cauterized to ensure minimal bleeding, and collagen is being stimulated. After this takes place, the liquefied adipose tissue is aspirated through the same incision.
What areas of the body does Smartlipo Triplex treat?
Smartlipo Triplex is gentle enough for almost any area on the body. Some of the most common areas include the inner and outer thighs, buttock, arms, chin, ankles, hips, waists, abdomens, and chest. Also, areas of flabby or loose skin respond well to treatment, due to the collagen stimulating effects of Smartlipo Triplex.
What are the advantages of Smartlipo Triplex over other similar treatments?
There are other laser lipolysis treatments available; however, Smartlipo Triplex is the only one to offer three lasers. The advantage this gives you is that it can liquefy fat, cauterize blood vessels and stimulate collagen growth all at the same time. This results in less bleeding and firmer skin. Another advantage of this revolutionary system is the Smartsense with ThermaGuide. This innovative addition monitors skin temperature to ensure that the lasers never get too hot.
Who is a candidate for Smartlipo Triplex?
This procedure is intended for people who wish to lose fat and tone stubborn areas, but are otherwise healthy and exercise. If you have medical complications please consult with your surgeon to determine if Smartlipo Triplex is the right procedure for you. Patients seeking this procedure should have realistic goals regarding possible results.
How is Smartlipo Triplex performed?
In most cases Smartlipo Triplex is an outpatient procedure. Your surgeon will apply a local anesthetic and then make a small incision into the area that is to be treated. Next, they will insert a tube containing fiber optics that will deliver the three lasers. Once the fat has been liquefied it will be removed by suction through the same incision.
What is the recovery like?
The recovery is fairly quick. You may need a compression bandage, but unlike regular liposuction, there are no tubes. There may be a small amount of bruising, but that will generally heal after four days. Most people are back to their normal activities within a few days with no signs of the operation.
What will the results be like?
Results will vary for each individual. The first visible results will occur immediately, with significant results in two weeks, when you will notice that your sculpted area is slimmer. Full effects will be noticeable at about six months, when you will notice that the area is trimmer and firmer, due to collagen stimulation.
What are the risks?
For people who are healthy and exercise there is virtually no risk. If you have health issues please consult with your surgeon.
Is Smartlipo Triplex FDA approved for use in the U.S.?
Yes, Smartlipo Triplex is FDA approved for use in the United States.
Is Smartlipo Triplex covered by insurance companies?
Since Smartlipo Triplex is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance companies do not cover it. Many offices have payment plans or deferred payment options for those who need them.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Dermanetwork.org Staff
Updated: June 30, 2010