What is SmartLipo laser liposuction?
Lappert Plastic Surgery was the first practice to introduce laser liposuction in the Tennessee Valley area. To this day, SmartLipo is the most popular body shaping procedure we offer.
We can achieve significant improvements in body contour with minimally invasive techniques, allowing you to get results without having to take time off from work or other commitments. Our patients continue to express their great satisfaction over receiving SmartLipo, and they’ve been referring their friends to see Dr. Lappert for assistance.
Our patients see a shape improvement as well as a measurable, circumferential reduction; this is particularly advantageous for active-duty patients who undergo “tape tests” as a prerequisite for career advancement.
How is SmartLipo different than traditional liposuction?
Liposuction has been available for more than 40 years, but it requires significant anesthesia and downtime to recover. Laser liposuction greatly reduces both the costs and risks and allows most patients to return to work within one or two days. This is a drastic reduction in the “hidden costs” of time away from work needed after traditional liposuction.
SmartLipo is less invasive and more effective than surgical liposuction. Traditional liposuction removes large pockets of fat, but also leaves behind sizable areas of sagging skin that require more surgery. With SmartLipo, the laser will tighten the skin to give you a smoother and more even look. Since the procedure is less invasive, most clients see shorter recovery periods with no scarring. You should be able to return to work within a few days and you can exercise again in about two weeks.
How does SmartLipo laser liposuction work?
Laser liposuction uses a small laser instrument that destroys fat cells*, turning them into a liquid that can be suctioned out with little to no trauma. That’s why we can do amazing lipo procedures in the comfort of our own office with you under local anesthesia.
The other great benefit comes from the fact that the laser energy that destroys the fat cells also stimulates your body to make collagen in the treated area.* As the collagen forms and remodels over the next several months, the skin gradually tightens.* This is an effect that you don’t see with conventional liposuction.
The most popular areas for treatment are the abdomen, waistline, saddlebags or hips, neck and jowl area, and arms.
Am I a candidate?
We recommend SmartLipo for healthy individuals who diet and exercise but still don’t see the results they would like. SmartLipo’s minimally invasive laser treatments melt away fat in multiple areas of the body, including the:
The procedure also tightens your skin and reduces stretch marks.*
Before and after photos
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.