SmartLipo Laser Liposuction in Grand Rapids, Michigan
SmartLipo laser liposuction uses the latest advances in cosmetic surgery technology for a safer, quicker, and more cost-effective way to remove unwanted fat. Pioneered in Europe, the SmartLipo procedure is the first laser-assisted liposuction procedure. Are you still skeptical about SmartLipo, Grand Rapids residents? Don’t be! This procedure was approved by the FDA in November of 2006 and has quickly been labeled the most cutting-edge procedure in cosmetic surgery. According to SmartLipo manufacturer Cynosure, the SmartLipo system has become one of the most successful liposuction procedures in the cosmetic surgery field for its use of cutting-edge technology.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo fat removal treatments are the latest technology for removing fat with a laser. The SmartLipo procedure was first discovered in Europe and has recently become available in the USA. This technique has been used extensively in South America, Europe, and Asia for the past ten years. The treatment involves the use of a laser that rapidly dissolves the fat being targeted and, at the same time, tightens the surrounding skin. The procedure is done in an office and does not require the use of general anesthesia. Our doctors are experienced in performing this non-invasive treatment with satisfactory results. Body sculpting and contortion treatments continue to grow in popularity, making liposuction the most popular cosmetic surgery performed today. For removal of fat from difficult areas of the body, this is an excellent technique. With the help of SmartLipo, our patients in Grand Rapids and West Michigan experience the removal of fat from localized pockets that have proven resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal patient is one who is in good health and who has an active lifestyle.
Which areas can SmartLipo target?
- Chin (double or hanging)
- Turkey neck
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Males with breasts
- Back of neck
- Pubic mound
- Bra bulge
- Flanks (love handles)
Is the fat removal permanent?
Contrary to claims made by a few people in the field, there is no treatment that can permanently remove all the fat cells in a given area of the body. A thin layer of fat cells will remain in areas treated with any excess fat removal procedure. The best way to keep the fat off is to keep up with exercise and a healthy diet.
How long does recovery take?
After a laser liposuction treatment, you can expect minimal pain and bruising. A pressure dressing or a compression garment may be required, depending on what area was treated. The compression dressing or garment helps to decrease the swelling associated with the procedure. The bruising disappears in 2-3 days, and most individuals are able to resume their normal activities within 24 hours. The mild ache can be relieved with over the counter pain medications. We recommend 1-2 days rest. After completing the SmartLipo procedure at our Grand Rapids location our patients have said that they can return to work immediately.
When will I see results?
Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months. Soon after the procedure, the treated area will appear tighter, more compact, and smaller. Within the next 6-8 weeks, the skin and surrounding area will remodel and adjust to the body contour. The remodeling is a gradual process, and the best results are seen after 2-4 months.
What are the advantages of SmartLipo?
- SmartLipo offers minimal discomfort during the procedure.
- There is minimal pain that only lasts 24-48 hours.
- The majority of patients can return to work in 24 hours.
- There is minimal bleeding or bruising.
- There are no side effects of general anesthesia.
- There are no sutures involved.
While liposuction leaves hanging and empty skin, you find the opposite result from SmartLipo. Grand Rapids, MI, patients report that their skin tightens following the procedure, creating a younger looking body. If you’ve already had liposuction, then you may be interested in our skin tightening procedure.
How much does SmartLipo cost?
The average cost for SmartLipo treatment can be between $2000 and $4000. Please call our office today to schedule a free consultation regarding SmartLipo. Fill out our new patient form, and read patient testimonials online.
We offer our SmartLipo laser liposuction treatment in Grand Rapids to patients throughout West Michigan including:
- East Grand Rapids
- Kent County
- Ottawa County