Dr. Jason Leedy has always been committed to providing his patients with the latest, most promising new technology in the field of cosmetic surgery. He continues to uphold this commitment by being the first in the area to offer SmartLipo™. This revolutionary laser liposuction procedure offers our Cleveland and Mayfield Heights-area patients an effective alternative to traditional surgical methods of removing fat. Quicker recovery times, smaller incisions, and proven results are just a few of the benefits that are possible with SmartLipo™.
SmartLipo™ Laser Liposuction
Traditional liposuction has given way to many new and innovative techniques for removing excess fat, and SmartLipo™ laser liposuction is quickly becoming one of the most popular. With SmartLipo™, fat deposits that stubbornly resist diet and exercise are broken down and extracted with the aid of a state-of-the-art laser. Areas of the body that can be treated with SmartLipo™ include:
- Flanks (love handles)
SmartLipo™ is ideally suited for treating smaller areas of fat that do not require a more invasive form of liposuction.
Please contact our laser liposuction facility, serving Cleveland, Mayfield Heights, and surrounding areas, to schedule a consultation for SmartLipo™.
The SmartLipo™ Procedure
Dr. Jason Leedy will begin the SmartLipo™ procedure by making a tiny incision, typically about 2mm wide, in the area designated for fat removal. He will then insert a low-energy laser fiber designed to liquefy the fat cells, which are then suctioned out. Because SmartLipo™ targets fat cells with extraordinary precision, the tissue surrounding the treatment area is left virtually unaffected. The SmartLipo™ laser liposuction procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and usually takes less an hour to complete.
Since SmartLipo™ does not require general anesthesia for most patients, recovery time is minimal. Patients should rest for one to two days after the procedure; however, most patients report very little post-operative discomfort from SmartLipo™. Since the incisions for this particular type of liposuction are so small, residual scarring is very light and can be easily hidden.
As with any surgical procedure, SmartLipo™ laser liposuction does carry risks. These include:
- Skin injury
- Fluid loss
- Friction burns
- Uneven contour or shape
- Damage to vital organs
- Reaction to anesthesia
Dr. Jason Leedy will go over every aspect of the SmartLipo™ procedure with you in detail during your initial consultation. Our cosmetic surgeon is an experienced, skilled physician who will take every precaution to ensure that your procedure is handled safely and that risks are minimized.
Your Consultation for SmartLipo™
At the time of your consultation Dr. Leedy will review your medical history and discuss your desires and expectations. He will outline a plan to help accomplish your goals in the safest possible manner. If applicable, Dr. Leedy will provide 3D imaging to help simulate the results that are possible. You will have time to have all your questions answered. If you so desire we can arrange for a previous patient to talk to you about their experience. We approach the consultation as an opportunity to educate a patient about a procedure and you will never feel pressured or rushed to make a decision about what is right for you. All patients are provided the opportunity to return for further discussions about their procedure at no additional charge and if you decide to go forward there is always an additional consultation prior to the surgery. Educated patients are happy patients and your happiness is our only goal.
Contact Our Laser Liposuction Surgeon
To schedule an appointment for SmartLipo™ laser liposuction at our practice serving Cleveland, Mayfield Heights, and the Northeast Ohio region, please contact the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute. SmartLipo™ can also be combined with other procedures such as face lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and BOTOX® Cosmetic as part of a more complete makeover. Dr. Jason Leedy would be happy to discuss any of these options with you.
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