If, after years of disciplined dieting and exercise, you realize that your body could still use some improvement, it may be time for SmartlipoTM.”It is a revolutionary minimally invasive laser liposuction tool that shapes and contours by melting localized smaller areas of fat without the need for suction, as with traditional liposuction, while also firming droopy skin. SmartlipoTM is not meant to take the place of Vaser® liposuction or tumescent liposuction, which Dr. Zubowski also performs. Rather, it is ideally suited to vaporize smaller stubborn or hard to reach areas of fatty pockets and can be used as a stand alone technique or as an adjunct to traditional liposuction when larger areas require treatment.
According to American Health and Beauty magazine, since its recent introduction SmartlipoTM rapidly rose to become the most popular new aesthetic procedure of 2007-and for many good reasons. First, it allows slender people with body shape issues who previously could not have liposuction, to now be appropriate candidates. Second, it is accomplished using local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia which is required for traditional liposuction. Third, since the laser coagulates small blood vessels as it very gently and precisely moves along there’s less bruising and swelling, thus typically resulting in a more rapid healing and recovery time. Fourth, SmartlipoTM simultaneously firms collagen to produce tighter, more youthful skin. Over the course of several post-treatment months SmartlipoTM continues to stimulate this new collagen growth, an essential building block of a youthful appearance. And finally, since this technique relies upon a small cannula whose tiny fiberoptic tip can easily be inserted under the skin to introduce the laser, any post-treatment scars are nearly imperceptible. Another plus: most patients report experiencing little or no after pain, and any discomfort can often be managed with Tylenol.
“We’re getting excellent results from SmartlipoTM on specific areas of the face such as the chin, as well as the neck, underarms, saddlebags, inner and outer thighs, and the abdomen,” explains Dr. Zubowski.
Patients who have facial areas treated with SmartlipoTM, will be sent home wearing a chin and neck support which can be discarded after one week. A compression garment should be worn for three weeks following treatment of body areas.