Smart Lipo in Philadelphia, PA
Removing unwanted fat cells requires less downtime than ever, thanks to an advanced technique known as Smart Lipo. Main Line Plastic Surgery, serving patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania, is proud to offer Smart Lipo to those who wish to firm and tone some of the most difficult areas of the body.
What is Smart Lipo?
A minimally-invasive procedure, Smart Lipo is approved by the FDA for the removal of localized fat in areas such as the love handles, thighs, buttocks, and arms. It uses microlasers to melt unwanted fat, resulting in a shorter recovery time with less swelling and bruising than before. The heat produced by the laser also promotes coagulation and tightening of tissues.
Am I a Good Candidate for Smart Lipo?
The best Smart Lipo patients are those who have only a moderate amount of fat to reduce. Many of our Smart Lipo clients live very active lifestyles and are drawn to this procedure because of the reduced downtime that is associated with it.
Planning your Smart Lipo Treatment
Since you will be given local anesthesia, it is imperative you stop smoking and refrain from taking blood thinning medications or supplements for at least two weeks prior to your appointment.
How is Smart Lipo Performed?
A minimally invasive Smart Lipo procedure begins much in the same way as traditional liposuction, by inserting a thin tube known as a cannula underneath the skin. However, rather than suctioning fat through the cannula, a laser fiber is inserted through the tube, which produces heat and melts fat away. At the same time, it coagulates blood vessels to reduce side effects, such as bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
How Much Does Smart Lipo Cost in Philadelphia?
Plastic surgery procedures such as Smart Lipo are highly customized, meaning that a number of variables are used to calculate the price. In addition to payment through cash, personal check, and major credit/debit cards, we also accept CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® works like a credit card, offering low-interest rates and easily affordable payments to help you afford Smart Lipo on your terms.
What to Expect* after Smart Lipo
The fat that is *melted from your body is gradually shed over time. As such, it could take *several months for you to notice the full results from your Smart Lipo procedure, although some loss in circumference will likely be seen as soon as you remove your compression garment.
Recovering from Smart Lipo
Be sure to wear your compression garment around the clock until after your follow-up appointment with Dr. Jean. You should also continue to follow a healthy *diet and exercise program to ensure that any remaining fat cells do not increase in size.
If you are interested in eliminating stubborn fat, yet do not feel you are quite ready for traditional liposuction, a Smart Lipo procedure might be the ticket. Contact Main Line Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation if you are in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, or other nearby areas in Pennsylvania.