SmartLipo is a body contouring procedure that is similar to conventional liposuction and can be used to sculpt many areas of the body including the arms, thighs, hips, back, knees, neck, face, ankles, mons pubis and abdomen. SmartLipo is minimally invasive and involves less bruising, bleeding and pain than conventional liposuction and allows for a shorter recovery period.
One of the additional benefits of SmartLipo is the stimulation of collagen, which improves skin tightening in the areas treated, resulting in a firmer, enhanced overall appearance.This cosmetic procedure is also known to improve the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite and permanently destroys fat cells. SmartLipo is a laser-assisted lipolysis procedure and does not require drains or stitches, and is performed in the office of the physician using only local anesthesia. When compared to older liposuction methods, SmartLipo results in less damage to the surrounding tissues, which also promotes a shorter recovery time.The procedure generally takes 45 to 60 minutes per treatment area and most patients need only one treatment to achieve the desired results.
SmartLipo is performed by inserting a small cannula under the skin in the treatment area and moving the cannula in a back and forth motion as laser energy essentially melts the surrounding fat, while also stimulating collagen. The liquefied fat is then removed through a vacuum. Patients will notice immediate results, with continued improvement of appearance over the next few months.
While most doctors recommend a 48 hour period for healing and resting, many patients are able to immediately, or almost immediately, return to normal activities. The cost of SmartLipo depends on your geographical region, the size of the treatment area, and the fees of your chosen physician; however, on average the cost for SmartLipo is between $2,000 and $6,000. Scheduling SmartLipo procedures for more than one treatment area in the same office visit may reduce the cost.
To find out more about the exact cost of SmartLipo in your area, contact a DermaNetwork medspa or cosmetic dermatologist in your area today.