Irvine Smartlipo

Smart Lipo is a great way to have fat removed from difficult areas on your body. It is more efficient at removing fat from localized pockets which have proven resistant to conventional liposuction or exercise. If you are in good health, not obese, have an active lifestyle and have a pocket(s) of fat that you want removed, then you should see a cosmetic surgeon in Irvine.

SmartLipo can treat the following areas:

• waist

• chin (double or hanging chin)

• inner and outer thighs

• hips

• buttocks

• upper arms

• face (not around eyes)

• male with breasts

• back of neck

• pubic mound

This technique can remove localized fat with as much as 3500 mls of fat can be melted away at a single session.

How It Works

You will need to schedule an appointment with your surgeon who will discuss your goals and expectations. He or she will take a medical history and complete a physical exam.

Your surgeon will fill the targeted area with a saline solution. This solution will not only numb the site, but will shrink your blood vessels as well. The laser is inserted into the skin and heats the fat cells to 45 degrees centigrade, resulting in a breakdown of membranes and release of liquid fat. A small incision is made in the area and tiny tubes are inserted to suck out the dissolved fat cells. As the laser melts the fats, it also coagulates the loose ends of small blood vessels. Compression garments are optional as the area will not bleed very much after the laser is removed. The healing-tissues do the rest of the work in contracting the treated area as well as the overlying skin.

Fat cells are targeted with a special laser that uses sound energy to literally dissolve the cells on contact. The dissolved fat is massaged out of the body with a gentle suction. A small amount of fat is retained; it's absorbed in your body and excreted as waste within 24 hours.

There is no pain during the procedure. Your body may ache and you may experience a few pains that feel more like you've just finished a rigorous work out, but that's about it. Bruising is minimal. It's difficult to find the incision sites or even tell by looking at the skin that liposuction has been done after about 3 months.

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