SmartLipo in Bowling Green, KY
For many people, eating right and working out might not be enough to shed stubborn fat. Our bodies can be genetically prone to storing fat around the abdomen, waist, and thighs – that can make it even more difficult to reduce fat. Hormonal changes associated with the aging process adds an extra challenge to reducing fat bulges.
Cynosure’s SmartLipo technology makes it possible for individuals to reduce stubborn fat without the invasiveness or lengthy recovery associated with traditional liposuction procedures. SmartLipo delivers laser heat energy to fat pockets beneath the dermis via a small cannula. The heat energy ruptures and melts fat cells, all while coagulating blood vessels for a reduction in bruising and swelling.
Patients can opt to have liquefied fat manually removed or slowly shed the fat over a period of six to twelve weeks.
What Happens During the Treatment?
Before your SmartLipo treatment, your MD Cosmedx practitioner will meet with you to discuss your fat reduction needs, as well as your desired treatment area. You should be in good health, a non-smoker, and understand how to support your results with consistent diet and exercise.
The SmartLipo procedure is performed in-office and under a local anesthetic. A small incision will be made at the treatment site, which allows the cannula to access the fat pockets. The cannula delivers laser heat energy to these fat pockets to rupture stubborn fat cells. The entire process can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the treatment area.
During the fat reduction process, the laser heat energy coagulates blood vessels to prevent bleeding. Doing so minimizes the amount of bruising and swelling that patients experience, thus shortening recovery time.
Cynosure’s SmartLipo technology can be used on areas of the body that tend to store fat, including:
Does the Treatment Hurt?
SmartLipo is surprisingly comfortable. A local anesthetic is used to numb the area where the cannula is being placed. Most patients report feeling a warming sensation during the procedure. After the procedure, you may feel tenderness and tingling at the treatment site.
You may be required to wear compression garments for the first two weeks after your procedure. Compression garments can help reduce swelling while expediting your results.
Is There Any Downtime?
There is minimal downtime associated with this procedure. Patients are able to return home immediately after the treatment. Depending on how you feel, you may be able to return to work after the treatment; some patients opt to take a couple of days off to deal with swelling and bruising.
Results from your SmartLipo procedure can be typically seen within two to three months. You may need more than one procedure to see your ideal results.
How Can I Learn More?
To learn more about Cynosure’s SmartLipo technology for fat reduction, contact MD Cosmedx Laser and Wellness to schedule a consultation. Call 270-783-9535 or send an email to info@MDCosmedx.com.