SmartLipo is a method of liposuction that uses laser technology to melt and liquefy the fat within the fat cells. In addition, it smoothes and tightens the skin to decrease the looseness that one sometimes sees with traditional liposuction. It can be utilized alone to treat smaller areas of fat, such as below the chin, or in combination with liposuction to remove larger areas of fat such as in the abdomen, flanks and thighs.
SmartLipo was the first laser to be approved by the FDA to be used for fat dissolution and removal with tumescent liposuction.
If you're considering liposuction, this outline will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Dr. Walker is more than happy to answer questions or concerns you may have. Please contact her office any time.