SmartLipo™ / Laser Lipo Scottsdale AZ
Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough. Trouble areas, like your abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck sometimes hold on to stubborn fat and make it nearly impossible to lose on your own.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, making it possible to remove unwanted fat. Laser liposuction has the added benefit of making that fat disappear permanently, even in the most delicate areas such as the neck, chin and arms.
SmartLipo™ uses laser technology to permanently “zap” away fat. The procedure tightens loose skin and improves cellulite and stretch marks. With minimal downtime, less pain, and greater results, laser liposuction is one of the best options for getting rid of unwanted fat.
Why Choose Dr. Malan for your SmartLipo™ Procedure
Dr. Malan was the first doctor in the Western United States to offer SmartLipo™ and is an international trainer for the procedure. With the latest equipment and technology, Dr. Malan specializes in advanced liposuction procedures. His office performs more advanced liposuction procedures in a month than most cosmetic doctors perform in a year. Schedule a consultation today to see how laser lipo can change your body and your life.
The SmartLipo™ procedure is quick and easy, requiring just one visit to the doctor's office. Local anesthesia will be applied to the area for numbing purposes, and you will be awake during the laser liposuction procedure. A tiny incision will be made and the SmartLipo™ laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body. This laser ruptures fat cell membranes. The fat cells are permanently destroyed and suctioned out through the tube. Your body will produce new collagen, which results in the tightening of your skin. Results of laser liposuction will be seen in about a week, with continued improvements over the next three to six months.
Advantages of SmartLipo™ vs. Traditional Lipo
- Uses local anesthesia vs. general anesthesia
- Tightened skin from collagen production where lasers are used vs. loose skin
- Less pain
- Less chance of complications
- Resume work after 2 days vs. 1 week
Although all surgeries have their risks, the risks associated with laser liposuction are minimal when done by an experienced doctor such as Dr. Malan.
Common side effects may include:
- Temporary swelling, bruising, soreness, and numbness around the treated areas.
- Irritation and minor scarring around the incision sites.
- Baggy or rippling skin. The skin will usually tighten and retract after a few months. But in some people the skin may remain somewhat loose.
Most people are able to get up and move around as soon as the treatment is finished and after the effects of the anesthesia has worn off. You can return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable. Most people can return to work within a few days. Recovery may take longer if large areas were treated.
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How much does SmartLipo™ cost?
The cost of SmartLipo™ procedure varies based on both body type and the patient's goals. For example, it may be more expensive if you are hoping to treat a larger area of your body or combine laser liposuction with other procedures. Ask about special offers as well as interest free financing to make your treatment more affordable.
Who is a candidate for SmartLipo™?
Almost anyone with an area of fat that will not respond to diet or exercise is a candidate for laser liposuction. Ideal candidates are those of a normal body weight, in good health, and have realistic expectations for the results. Age is generally not a factor in laser liposuction candidacy, although younger people have more elasticity in their skin and may experience greater results than older patients with less elasticity.
Is laser liposuction permanent?
Yes, the fat cells are permanently removed during the procedure. If you gain weight after the procedure, it will usually not concentrate in the area you had treated. No liposuction procedure will prevent you from gaining weight, therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise after the procedure.
How long will my recovery take?
SmartLipo™ laser liposuction is an outpatient procedure. You will be able to leave immediately following your procedure. Most people can return to work within a few days and return to all normal activities within two weeks. You should expect bruising and swelling for a few weeks and Dr. Malan may recommend a compressive garment to wear to reduce swelling. Every person is different, and Dr. Malan will review recovery time and expectations with you before the procedure.
Does SmartLipo™ treat cellulite?
Laser liposuction is not used to treat cellulite, although the procedure is used to improve the body's shape and may improve cellulite to a certain degree by tightening the skin.
What areas of the body can be treated with SmartLipo™?
Smartlipo™ can be a great adjunct to traditional liposuction procedures and it is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, knees, back, bra strap, male breasts, and areas of loose and flabby skin.