Jul 12
By William P. Baugh

Photo composite of a woman’s abdomen with surgical markingsIndividuals who are struggling to eliminate stubborn fat deposits can benefit from SmartLipo® at our Fullerton, CA practice.

For years, traditional liposuction has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for achieving a leaner, shapelier figure. One of the drawbacks of this treatment is the surgery and recovery time involved.

Fortunately, SmartLipo body contouring offers a newer, less invasive option. Today, our team at Full Spectrum Dermatology will discuss SmartLipo candidates and explore the procedure, recovery, and results of this revolutionary treatment.

About SmartLipo: A Brief Review

SmartLipo utilizes laser technology to eliminate excess fat cells. In order to perform the procedure, a tiny incision is created; the incision is much smaller than the incisions required for conventional liposuction. In fact, with SmartLipo, no stitches are necessary.

Once the incision is made, a thin laser fiber is inserted. The laser energy effectively melts away fat cells and tightens the surrounding skin.

Am I a Candidate for SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is an excellent option for men and women who cannot seem to eliminate stubborn fat deposits with diet and exercise. This treatment is especially beneficial for those who do not want to undergo extensive surgery or downtime.

This treatment can be used on several areas of the body, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Hips
  • Face
  • Buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles
  • Neck

SmartLipo is also useful for smaller, more sensitive areas where sagging, loose, or excess skin is present. In fact, it can be used virtually anywhere.

Of course, the best way to determine your candidacy for SmartLipo is to have a consultation with your doctor. During your first visit, your medical history will be discussed at length. In addition, your doctor will listen carefully to your specific cosmetic goals. Once all information has been gathered, we will be able to let you know if you are eligible for this type of treatment.

It is important to note that SmartLipo is not a weight loss procedure. It is only intended to target areas of fat that have not been eliminated through lifestyle changes.

General candidates for SmartLipo include men and women who are in good overall health and who are within a few pounds of their ideal goal weight. Furthermore, individuals who undergo this procedure should have realistic expectations of treatment results.

Are There Risks?

As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there are a few risks associated with SmartLipo. However, these potential complications are typically minor, and can usually be treated fairly easily. The most common complication is post-treatment infection. However, by choosing an experienced and skilled doctor, you can minimize these risks.

When Will I See Results?

One of the most common questions we hear regarding SmartLipo is, “When will I see results?” Fortunately, patients can enjoy their new appearance immediately following their procedure. Better yet, improvements will continue for up to three months after treatment.

If patients maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, SmartLipo results can be permanent. However, any future weight fluctuations can diminish the outcome.

Contact Us to Learn More about SmartLipo

If you have been trying to target stubborn fat deposits with diet and exercise, and you are not seeing the results you desire, consider what SmartLipo could do for you. To learn more about this treatment, or to schedule a consultation, contact us online or give us a call at (714) 879-4312.

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