Smart Lipo has helped patients in Pickerington, OH and throughout the country rid themselves of unwanted pockets of fat deposits. This is a non-invasive treatment that requires no general anesthetic and no downtime after the procedure. No incisions are used and recovery is brief and mild. The procedure has been used for pockets of fat that may not be treated with general liposuction treatments. Patients with isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise may be considered candidates for Smart Lipo.
Patients with certain medical conditions, however, may not be considered candidates for this treatment. Those with diabetes, liver or kidney disorders, heart conditions, blood disorders or autoimmune disorders may not receive treatment. Patients should disclose their medical history and any health conditions with the medical professional treating them to avoid complications.
This procedure may treat pockets of fat in various areas on the body including the belly, buttocks, thighs, waist, hips, flanks, chin, upper arms, pubic mound, facial areas or on the back of the neck. It may also be used in male breast reduction cases. The fat removed with Smart Lipo is only permanently removed if the patient is able to keep the fat off. Gaining weight may lead to the return of fat to the treated area. To avoid this, patients are typically advised to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a healthy diet.
A local anesthetic is used to numb the treatment area before the procedure is begun. A small handheld device is then used to deliver laser energy to the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. The energy causes the fat cells to break apart and liquefy. The liquefied fat is then drained away over the next several days by the body's natural processes. The production of new collagen is also encouraged with the use of laser energy. This tightens the skin and leads to an improved appearance. The laser also seals small blood vessels in the treatment area to reduce bleeding and swelling.
Over-the-counter medication may be used to treat any mild discomfort in the 24 hours following treatment. Temporary mild bruising may be present for the first two to three days following treatment, but should disappear on its own. A compression garment may be prescribed to aid in healing depending on the area of the body being treated. Patients are usually able to return to work 24 hours after the treatment is performed.
Most patients require just one to three sessions to reach desired results, although this may vary. In some cases, Smart Lipo may be used in conjunction with liposuction to provide more refined results than is possible with most cases of traditional liposuction. This should be discussed with a medical professional in the Pickerington area, however.
Most insurance companies will not cover the cost of Smart Lipo, as it is considered a cosmetic treatment. The cost of this procedure typically runs between $2,000 and $6,000 per session, although this may vary depending on the area being treated.
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