We Offer SmartLipo at Medi-Slim Wellness
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a laser-assisted approach to liposuction. It offers patients a faster recovery time, and more refined results, than traditional liposuction. During your treatment, we'll make an incision into the area of concern and insert a very thin tube containing a laser fiber. The laser liquefies the fat, which is then siphoned off through the tube with gentle suction. As an added benefit, the heat associated with the laser tightens and smooths the surrounding skin.
Is SmartLipo Safe?
SmartLipo, which is sometimes called Laser Lipo because of the use of laser energy, has been approved by the FDA and was the first laser introduced for this type of fat removal and body sculpting. It is the most widely used laser lipo system on the market. It's a safe option for patients interested in improving the contour of their bodies.
What Does SmartLipo Feel Like?
The treatment area will be anesthetized to ensure your comfort. Most patients feel only mild pressure.
What Is Recovery Like?
Patients generally spend a few days resting at home after this outpatient treatment. Depending on which part of the body is treated, you may wear a compression garment during your recovery. This snug-fitting garment facilitates healing and helps the skin conform to the body's new shape.
What Problem Spots Can This Treatment Be Performed On?
This treatment works well all over the body, including on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks. It can even be used to refine tight, contoured parts of the body, such as the knees and under the chin.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Some of the unwanted fat will be removed during treatment, giving you some results almost immediately. Over the next several weeks, your body will continue to dispose of additional fat cells disrupted by the laser energy, which means your results will gradually improve.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You Want To Sculpt Your Body
Although this treatment removes fat and improves the look and shape of the body, it is not a weight loss solution. Most Laser Lipo patients only lose two or three pounds. The real advantage of this treatment is its ability to slim down problem zones, essentially sculpting your body. Patients like the fact that this treatment gives them control over their body, allowing them to get rid of areas of fullness they don't like while keeping the curves they love.
If losing weight is your primary goal, you may be better served by pursuing a traditional weight loss plan, or bariatric surgery.
You're in Good Overall Health
Patients should be in good general health and at a stable and optimal weight. SmartLipo is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Your Skin Is Still Fairly Elastic
It's normal for elasticity levels in our skin to decline as we age. Patients who still have fairly elastic skin often see great results with this treatment because their skin so easily conforms to the body's new shape.
Why Should I Consider This Treatment?
It Offers Advantages Over Traditional Liposuction
The use of laser energy makes this treatment both more effective and easier on the patient than traditional liposuction. Traditional lipo uses physical manipulation to get rid of fat, and the tube used to remove fat is larger and requires a larger incision. The laser used with SmartLipo melts fat, making it easier to remove and making this treatment easier on the body.
And because the fat is liquefied, medical professionals have more control over the process and can give patients more refined results. With laser liposuction, you won't have to worry about treated areas looking notably different than untreated areas of the body.
It Smooths Skin in the Treatment Area
This treatment's ability to tighten and smooth skin ensures that patients get results that leave their figure refreshed and more youthful. The skin-tightening capability of laser-assisted liposuction is another advantage that traditional liposuction does not offer.
It Gets Rid of Fat Permanently
This treatment gets rid of unwanted fat permanently. It won't prevent you from gaining weight elsewhere on your body down the road, so you'll want to stick to a healthy lifestyle.
It Can Be Tailored for Your Body
This versatile treatment can be used to help patients with all types of problem spots. Whether you're looking for a notable reduction in the circumference of your thighs or you want to tone down a little bit of extra fullness beneath the chin, we can design a SmartLipo treatment just for you.
Is This a Solution for Cellulite?
This treatment effectively gets rid of fat, which leads to cellulite. But laser-assisted liposuction is not considered to be a cellulite treatment. Our practice offers another treatment, TempSure Firm and QWO permanent injection treatment, which we often recommend for cellulite.
How Close to My Ideal Weight Should I Be?
Since this is a body sculpting treatment intended to refine the silhouette, most patients are already in fairly good shape. The ideal patient is no more than 20 or 30 pounds over their goal weight and needs a little help resolving a problem spot or two.
Do Men Ever Take Advantage of This Treatment?
Yes. This treatment works well on patients of both genders.
Shape Up Your Body With This Amazing Treatment
If you've been working out and eating right, but your figure still isn't quite where you want it to be, laser-assisted liposuction could offer the helping hand you've been looking for. This treatment melts unwanted fat and gets it out of the body, getting rid of frustrating trouble spots once and for all. At Medi-Slim Wellness, with locations in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga, CA, we can help you get the body you want with SmartLipo.