Have you struggled to get the results you want with diet and exercise programs? Would you like to get your body in shape once and for all with a treatment that offers long-lasting results? Smart Lipo, offered by Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA, may be the ideal solution. This type of liposuction can get rid of your problem spots, giving you a slim and sexy physique with a minimum of downtime.
How Long Does Smart Lipo Last?
One of the significant advantages of Smart Lipo is that it offers permanent results. Once this treatment has tackled your problem spots, they’ll be gone for good. But this treatment won’t prevent you from gaining weight elsewhere on the body, so it will be important to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.
Watching what you eat, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption are all great habits to stick with after treatment.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Maximize My Results?
In addition to a healthy lifestyle, carefully following the post-treatment guidelines we give you is one way you can maximize your results. We may recommend that you wear a snug-fitting compression garment over the treatment area for several days. This garment will speed your recovery and help your skin begin to conform to the body’s new shape.
What Is Smart Lipo?
Smart Lipo is a contouring treatment that can help patients get rid of stubborn fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This amazing treatment also tightens skin in the target area, leaving it with a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. The skin tightening capabilities of this treatment mean you won’t have to worry about finally losing unwanted fat only to be left with excess, sagging skin.
What Happens During Treatment?
At the start of your treatment, we’ll cleanse your skin and numb it with a local anesthetic. We’ll then make a small incision and insert a tiny tube with a laser tip into the area of concern. The thermal energy emitted by the laser will melt the unwanted fat cells, which are then suctioned out through the tube. The gentle heat associated with the thermal energy has a coagulating effect on the skin, leaving it firmer and tighter.
This treatment, which is sometimes referred to as Laser Lipo, is very similar to traditional liposuction. But the use of a laser to melt the fat makes it gentler than regular liposuction, which relies on physical manipulation to remove the fat. The skin tightening benefit associated with Laser Lipo is also not something offered by traditional lipo.
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
The amount of time this takes depends on how much fat is being removed and the number of problem spots the patient wishes to have addressed. It is possible to have more than one area addressed during a single session. For most patients, the treatment time is roughly two hours.
Will I Feel Any Discomfort?
You may feel slight pressure during this treatment, but you won’t experience any discomfort.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
You’ll be able to head home to recover after your treatment. We recommend that patients rest for a few days, but most individuals can resume their regular activities fairly quickly. Recovery from this outpatient treatment is straightforward.
Which Parts of the Body Does This Work On?
Laser Lipo can be performed almost anywhere on the body. The abdomen, arms, legs, buttocks, back, flanks, and neck are also popular treatment zones.
What Type of Results Can I Expect?
One of the great things about this treatment is that it allows patients to tackle specific problem zones in a way that a more general weight loss plan won’t. Some patients come to us because they want to get rid of their belly fat for better-fitting jeans. Others are concerned about slimming down heavy upper arms or tackling back fat. When you undergo Laser Lipo, you can pinpoint precisely where on the body you want the fat to come off.
By getting those problem areas under control, this treatment can noticeably improve the overall look and contour of your body. You’ll appear slimmer, fitter, and more youthful. You’ll feel great about your body and will experience renewed self-confidence.
How Much Fat Can This Treatment Remove?
We can often remove as much as 10 pounds of fat from the body, fully resolving the targetted problem spot. Removing this amount of fat can often shave several inches off the body and is enough to help your clothes fit better. This treatment can help you feel comfortable in your skin again.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Although this treatment improves the overall look of the body by getting rid of small problem areas, most patients don’t shed more than a couple of pounds. The success of this treatment comes from its ability to eliminate small pockets of fat and improve the overall shape of the body. If you’re interested in losing weight, a diet and exercise problem may be the best solution.
How Do the Results Compare to Those Achieved With Regular Liposuction?
Smart Lipo usually offers results that are more refined and aesthetically pleasing than what can be achieved with regular liposuction. Because Smart Lipo first melts the fat, making it easier to remove, we have more control and can blend the lines between treated and untreated areas of your body. The skin tightening benefit associated with liposuction performed with a laser also enhances the patient’s results.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
This treatment directly removes unwanted fat from the body, so most patients see immediate improvement. Your results will continue to develop over the next six months as the treatment area recovers and additional fat cells are flushed from the body.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You Want a TuneUp
This treatment is perfect for individuals who are in good shape and not far over their goal weight, but who need a little help resolving areas of stubborn fat. Laser Lipo won’t help you lose a large amount of weight, but it can tune up your figure and help you achieve a slimmer appearance. If you’re looking for a little body contouring, Laser Lipo can help.
Your Skin Is Still Fairly Elastic
The elasticity of our skin tends to decline as we age and as collagen levels naturally decline. Patients who have skin that is healthy and still fairly elastic often see terrific results because their skin is more easily able to adapt to the body’s new contour.
You Can Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle
Laser Lipo can help you refine your figure and achieve a leaner physique. But it will be up to you to maintain your overall silhouette by committing to a healthy lifestyle.
You’re in Good General Health
Patients who undergo this treatment should not be pregnant and should be in good general health. If you have a pacemaker or heart disease, you may not be a good candidate.
Patients who undergo this treatment should have a good understanding of how it works and should have realistic expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I Have Any Scars?
Scars are not something Laser Lipo patients need to worry about. The incisions made during this treatment are small, and any scarring is unnoticeable.
Will I Need More Than One Treatment?
Because Laser Lipo gets rid of unwanted fat permanently, one treatment is all you’ll need. This differs from some non-invasive body contouring treatments, which require the patient to schedule a series of sessions. Laser Lipo is a one-and-done solution.
Can This Treatment Help a Double Chin?
Yes, this treatment can get rid of fullness beneath the chin while also tightening skin, both of which can give the patient a sleek, sculpted profile.
How Much Does This Treatment Cost?
The cost associated with this treatment varies depending on which parts of the body you’re having addressed and how much fat you’re having removed. During your initial consultation, we’ll talk with you about your goals and develop a treatment plan for you. After that, we’ll be able to provide you with a financial estimate.
Are You Ready for a Sleeker, More Shapely Silhouette?
If you could use a little help in getting stubborn problem areas under control, it may be time to give Smart Lipo a try. This is an easy treatment capable of dramatically improving your silhouette. And the results will last you a lifetime! Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA, and book your initial consultation today!