What are the advantages of Smartlipo Triplex?
1. Smartlipo causes less bruising and swelling, therefore the recovery is quicker
2. Smartlipo causes more skin tightening than traditional liposuction.
3. Incisions are smaller for Smartlipo.
What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a liposuction technique that uses laser to emulsify (melt) the fat and tighten the skin before the fat is removed. Smartlipo Triplex combines three lasers at 1440, 1064, and 1320 nm wavelengths. It delivers laser energy to the fat cells through a very small laser fiber inserted through tiny incisions. The energy ruptures the fat cell membranes and liquefies the fat. The laser also cauterizes blood vessels, which cuts down on bleeding and bruising. Collagen tissue is being stimulated at the same time to tighten loose skin. After the laser has done all of this, a small cannula is inserted to gently remove the liquefied fat.
Whether or not the procedure is done with local anesthesia and light sedation or heavier sedation depends on the number of areas being done, the size of the areas and medical history. Within a day after surgery, most patients can slowly resume their normal activities, but it takes a couple of weeks to get back to strenuous exercise or hot tubs. Wearing special compression garments for a few weeks after the procedure can speed healing. These close-fitting elastic garments can also reduce swelling. Most people start seeing results within a week after the procedure, but it can take up to a full six months to achieve the final look.
We have done several Smartlipo procedures now, and I will say that it lives up to the hype. Recovery is easier, there is less bruising and the results are very even. It takes a lot to impress me and I am excited about it, so you should be too!
Sonya Merriman, M.D.