SMARTLIPO Orange County
Individuals have multiple body contouring options at the Orange County plastic surgery practice of William P. Aiello, M.D. This includes the FDA-approved, revolutionary SmartLipo™ procedure, (laser-assisted lipolysis). SmartLipo™ is designed to help men and women achieve a slimmer, more sculpted figure by eliminating the body of stubborn pockets of fat as well as tightening certain areas. This is accomplished with the use of laser technology to melt or liquefy fat without overheating the tissue.
This fat reduction method is different from traditional liposuction in that it does not always require suctioning. Depending on the patient’s cosmetic goals, problem area(s), and Dr. Aiello’s recommendation, SmartLipo™ may be performed on its own or in combination with the process of removing fat via a cannula.
There are several benefits of undergoing the SmartLipo™ method, including:
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal scarring
- Minimal downtime
- Minimal bruising and/or bruising
- Speedier recovery period
Individuals who best qualify for the SmartLipo™ procedure are those in good overall health and within about 30 pounds of their target weight. SmartLipo™ is not designed to replace the natural weight loss methods; rather it can help to effectively treat numerous areas of the body, providing a more aesthetically pleasing contour. Some of the most common treatment areas are the arms, back, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
The SmartLipo™ Procedure
The SmartLipo™ procedure is done with the patient under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Depending on the size of the target area, how many areas are being treated, and whether or not SmartLipo™ is a two-step process (involving suctioning as well) the procedure time will vary.
SmartLipo™ entails the use of a very thin laser probe to melt or liquefy fat. It is inserted through a small incision, delivering thermal energy directly to the targeted fat cells. The laser fiber destroys the fat cells and allows for gentle suctioning. At the same time, the tissue surrounding the treatment area is tightened, and unharmed by the laser, contributing to an overall smoother shape.
SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require weeks of recovery. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days. Because fat is liquefied rather than separated and removed, there is minimal blood loss because the blood cells become coagulated. Results are immediately noticeable and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising ceases.
Patients are typically very pleased with the outcome of their SmartLipo™ procedure. In order to maintain their newly contoured results, patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
We welcome you to contact Ocean Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a complimentary consultation. You can do so by calling Dr. Aiello’s Los Alamitos office at (562) 594-5996 or his Newport Beach office (714) 891- 7288.
Our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aiello, looks forward to discussing how the SmartLipo™ procedure can help you attain your desired results.