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If you have minimal excess fat and cellulite, SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction technique that can give you an improved shape and contour without the scarring and recovery time required of traditional liposuction. This skin tightening procedure uses laser technology and tiny incisions to remove stubborn pockets of fat. Some patients have even reduced by a dress size as a result.
We are the only board-certified plastic surgeons in the entire Charlotte region who currently perform this procedure. They use the groundbreaking 1440 wavelength and have extensive experience with the SmartLipo machine. HK surgeons have lectured about SmartLipo – both as a visiting professor at Duke University and in a national telecast video conference open to plastic surgeons nationwide on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website.
All of our surgeons have extensive experience providing excellent SmartLipo results for our patients.
What can SmartLipo do for me?
SmartLipo can contour areas of the body where you have localized pockets of fat and/or cellulite, making the areas trimmer, firmer, and smoother. SmartLipo is effective on many parts of the body, including the neck and jawline, arms, bra line, abdomen, love handles, knees, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, and saddle bags.
What can I expect during SmartLipo?
SmartLipo can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia with sedation at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work with board-certified anesthesiologists.
SmartLipo involves a fine fiber that delivers multiple wavelengths of laser light beneath the skin to help liquefy the fat and vertically and transversally tighten the skin. The connections between the skin and the underlying muscle are tightened, giving the skin a better adherence to the underlying tissue and also tightening across the surface of the skin. This process literally shrinks the skin and improves its tone.
The laser allows for smaller incisions during the liposuction portion of the procedure, which is the tumescent technique to minimize bleeding. A tiny tube called a cannula is inserted, and a vacuum-like machine is attached to the cannula so that the fatty tissue can be suctioned.
How long does it take to recover from SmartLipo?
Recovery from SmartLipo is fast, requiring only 2-3 days in most cases. Strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks. Patients report mild discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with pain medication, if necessary, or ice packs.
Improvement will continue for 3-6 months, as the treated area becomes tighter and firmer.
Of course, we will monitor your progress and answer any questions you have while you heal.
How long does SmartLipo last?
While the fat removal and destruction of fat cells in the treated area are permanent, fatty tissue can recur. The best way to maintain your results is by regular exercise and keeping your weight steady.
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If you have excess fat and cellulite, call us today about SmartLipo in Charlotte, North Carolina.