Irvine Smart Lipo

Do you want to look and feel better about yourself? If so, then body contouring and liposculpture may be for you. SmartLipo uses a laser to remove fat, sculpt body contours and tighten skins with less downtime and side-effects than traditional liposuction. If you are considering liposculpture, there are several cosmetic surgeons in the Irvine area who can assist you with the procedure of your choice.

Smartlipo is a great way to treat localized deposits of unwanted fat, fat tissue irregularities and for coagulating tissue leading to a tightening effect. It works great for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, male breasts, and other areas of loose or flabby skin.

How It Works

This minimally invasive surgical procedure disrupts the fat cells through a thermal and photo disruptive action ? heating and shattering the fat cell membrane. The laser coagulates the underlying vessels which basically means less bleeding, bruising, trauma as well as less down time. As an added bonus, the system has also been reported to promote tissue tightening through bulk thermal heating and tissue coagulation.

The procedure is performed with a local anesthesia. A laser fiber is introduced through a hand piece and detachable cannula or tube. The tube is inserted through a 1 to 2 mm incision in the skin and into fat pockets. With the tip of the fiber exposed approximately 2 mm, the tube is moved back and for the in a fanning motion. The laser's aiming beam can be seen through the skin, assisting your surgeon in identify the exact area that is being treated. As the fiber tip comes in contact with the fat cells it ruptures the cell membranes releasing the fatty oil from the fat cells. The fat is then suctioned from the site.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates need to be in good health, close to normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results. If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you are a candidate for laser-assisted lipolysis.

For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. SmartLipo is not for everyone and only a discussion with a cosmetic surgeon will enable you to decide whether you want to have SmartLipo done. The average cost is $5,000 and a typical visit will last about one hour.

Liposculpting is a minimally invasive treatment to consider if you'd like to contour and shape certain parts of your body. If you'd prefer a procedure with no surgery, no downtime, and no difficult recovery period, then liposculpting could be right for you. For further information about what options are available to you, contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. An experienced surgeon can help you explore all of your options and determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure that interests you.

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