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SmartLipo SmartLipo™ is a fat removal procedure that can serve as both an alternative or complement to a Liposuction treatment. Smart Lipo is a laser liposuction treatment that uses advanced technology to aid more traditional liposuction techniques.

FDA approved as one of the first laser-based lipo treatments, SmartLipo™ involves the insertion of a tiny cannula (tube) beneath the skin, above targeted fat deposits.

Attached to the cannula is a laser fiber, which effectively heats and breaks down fat cells, while also shrinking collagen levels.  This is where laser liposcution gets its name.

The liquified fat created by the laser is easily drained away, and because SmartLipo™ is minimally invasive, there is much less bleeding and bruising with Smart Lipo than with traditional Liposuction.

SmartLipo™ can also be performed without a general anesthesia, reducing the risk of side effects considerably. SmartLipo™ and other laser liposuction treatments works best for relatively healthy people who wish to eliminate small, unwanted fat deposits from their thighs, hips, upper arms, and buttocks. 

Smart Lipo treatments are also starting to appear at medical spas and laser clinics across the country as a high grade alternative to VelaShape and LipoDissolve.

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Time Required for SmartLipo:
SmartLipo™ treatments usually take between 30-45 minutes, depending on the area being treated. 1-3 Smart Lipo treatments may be necessary for the best results, and these sessions may be spread out over several month intervals.
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Is SmartLipo an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
SmartLipo™ and other laser assisted liposuction treatments are outpatient procedures.
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What are the Side Effects of SmartLipo?
Because it's minimally invasive, there are very few potential side effects with SmartLipo™, particular for patients who don't require general anesthesia. Swelling, redness, and pain may persist for 1-2 days afterward after Smart Lipo, but should subside.
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How Long do SmartLipo results last?
SmartLipo™ results can last indefinitely, depening on your lifestyle choices. Fat may return to the Smart Lipo treated areas if the patient fails to exercise or eat well over time.
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What is the recovery time for SmartLipo?
Many SmartLipo™ patients return to work and their daily activities within 24 hours of their treatment.  This is makes laser lipo treatments much easier than traditional cosmetic procedures like tumescent liposuction.
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Will my insurance company cover SmartLipo?
Most insurance will not cover SmartLipo™ treatments, since Smart Lipo is generally considered a cosmetic treatment.
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Is there much discomfort for SmartLipo?
The laser can be painful, but anesthesia and pain medication tend to dull the effects sufficiently.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for SmartLipo?
A local anesthetic is usually all that's needed for SmartLipo™, due to its minimally invasive nature.
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What else can I combine SmartLipo with?
Smart Lipo can be combined with Liposuction, VelaShape™, Mesotherapy, LipoDissolve.
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What else is SmartLipo referred to as?
Smart Lipo, Laser Liposuction, Laser Assisted Liposuction
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Are there less invasive alternatives to SmartLipo?




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