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About SmartLipo

How Does Smartlipo Work?

Smartlipo is the first laser liposuction procedure that is FDA approved. It is the latest in cutting edge laser technology that allows our plastic surgeon's precise contouring capabilities with little to no downtime for the patient. This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or tube) inserted into the skin. A laser fiber inside of the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away as liquid allowing the plastic surgeon to suction it away with minimal effort. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in overall tighter skin tissue.

Cynosure offers three distinct Smartlipo Workstations, with technology and power tailored to your needs. Smartlipo Triplex and MPX technology provide unique wavelength options to deliver predictable and reproducible patient outcomes. The latest among them is the Smartlipo Triplex, which is a minimally invasive workstation that utilizes three unique laser wavelengths for effective body contouring.

What Makes Smartlipo Triplex Special?

This advanced minimally invasive workstation features three unique wavelengths: 1064 nm, 1320 nm, and 1440 nm. These wavelengths can be used in single or blended mode using Smartlipo’s MultiPlex™ technology and the unique SmartSense™-ThermaGuide™-ThermaView™ intelligent delivery systems to offer patients their desired body contouring results.

Does Smartlipo treat cellulite?

Smartlipo will improve the body's shape and may reduce cellulite to a certain degree.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

No, the procedure is performed at our AAAASF-accredited outpatient surgical facility under local anesthesia. You won't have to stay in the hospital since the recovery from Smartlipo works best within the comforts of your own home.

What are the main advantages?

  • It offers the smoothest, optimal body contouring results
  • It entails only a short recovery time
  • It's safer than traditional liposuction
  • It tightens the skin around the treatment area
  • Performed under local anesthesia only

Who would best represent an ideal candidate for Smartlipo?

Like all liposuction, Smartlipo laser liposuction is not a method of weight control. Rather, it is a procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. Most candidates for Smartlipo are within 25lbs of their ideal weight and have responded poorly to diet and exercise. The best candidates are women and men with stubborn fat deposits, are not overweight, and are in generally good health.

What areas of the body can be treated?

This device is designed to treat localized pockets of fat in the following areas:

  • Waist or (love handles)
  • Chin
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Knees
  • Male breasts

How long does the procedure take?

On an average, the procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

What is the recovery time?

One main advantage is the fact that it is performed under local anesthesia, so there is no need to recover from general sedation. Patients who have the procedure on a Friday are back to work and play by Monday. Most of our patients report little to no discomfort whatsoever. Expect to see initial results within 2 weeks and final results with optimal skin tightening effect within 6 months.


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