If you’ve considered liposuction but don’t want the risks and long recovery time, consider SmartLipo™. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, board-certified plastic surgeon, Jason Leedy, MD uses this cutting-edge laser liposuction procedure to remove your unwanted fat. If you live in or near Mayfield Heights, Ohio, seek out the plastic surgeon who’s a clinical trainer in this innovative therapy. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your initial consultation.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo uses the newest technology to remove your stubborn fat less invasively than traditional liposuction. Also called laser-assisted lipolysis, it features laser energy, smaller incisions, and a quick recovery. What’s more, it even tightens your skin, keeping it smooth on your tighter, flatter abdomen.
Dr. Leedy can use SmartLipo to remove diet and exercise-resistant fat on your:
- Love handles
Although SmartLipo has a variety of benefits, it’s best for small areas with limited pockets of fat. If you're removing a significant amount of fat, Dr. Leedy may suggest traditional liposuction.
How does SmartLipo work?
SmartLipo uses state-of-the-art laser energy to assist in the fat removal process. Dr. Leedy makes small incisions (about 2 mm wide) at your treatment area to insert the SmartLipo device, a low-energy laser fiber. This fiber targets laser energy on your fat cells, destroying them.
This same energy stimulates collagen and elastin production in your skin, tightening your skin and improving its look and texture.
Using the same device, Dr. Leedy suctions the liquefied fat from your treatment area, permanently removing it from your body. Once he completes the process, he closes your incisions.
Dr. Leedy typically performs SmartLipo as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia.
What is the recovery from SmartLipo like?
The recovery period for SmartLipo is minimal when compared to traditional liposuction. After your surgery, Dr. Leedy recommends wearing a compression garment and resting for a few days, even if you don’t experience any discomfort.
Due to the small size of the incisions, scarring from SmartLipo is minimal and rarely noticed. Because this procedure also creates less trauma to your treatment area, there’s less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction.
Although you may notice improvements to your body within a few days after surgery, it can take a few weeks before your body completely heals and maximum benefits manifest.
If you’ve thought about liposuction but don’t want an invasive procedure or lengthy recovery time, contact Dr. Leedy’s office today. You can go online or call to schedule your initial consultation.