Smartlipo

Body Shape Smart Lipo

Duration:
2 / 3 hrs

Advantage:
Excellent for reshaping localised fat

Disadvantage:
Not suitable for obesity

Invasiveness:
Moderate

Pain:
Treatment performed under local anaesthesia

Cost:
From €900 / session
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Smartlipo is a laser assisted method ideal for treating localized fat deposits on the face and body. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive technique. It is designed to disrupt fat cells and tighten tissue.

Frequently Asked Questions – Smartlipo™ (Laserlipolysis)

How effective is the treatment?

Visible results are seen immediately with suction. However, it will take 2-3 months post-treatment to start seeing significant results of the treatment. If large amounts of fat are to be removed, a stepped programme will probably be advised to allow for gradual reshaping. Fat can be removed from almost any part of the body.

Side Effects?

No, the majority of cases there are no side effects. Occasionally, however, there may be a temporary bruising of the skin around the area of treatment and slight discomfort usually lasting for a day or two.

Does it hurt?

No, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and is administered under a local anaesthetic. There may be a sensation of tugging and some minor stinging but this is very tolerable.

Are the results permanent?

Yes, it is a very effective treatment. However, Smartlipo like any weight loss programme needs a sensible diet and a healthy lifestyle to maintain peak condition and efficacy.

Can Laserlipolysis be used to treat obesity?

No, laserlipolysis is not designed to treat obesity. However, Smartlipo with suction can be used to treat two or more large areas in a person who is overweight and who finds it quite difficult to lose weight. A person with obesity, who requests Laserlipolysis, is always recommended to try losing weight by other means first.

Can Smartlipo be used for skin tightening alone?

Yes, the setting of the laser can be used in such a way to treat loose skin with very effective results.

Can Smartlipo work on cellulite and stretch marks?

Smartlipo (treatment) has the ability not only to reduce fat and tighten the skin but has the ability to treat cellulite. The laser energy can be set up in such a way that it is designed to tighten the skin and improve cellulite appearance by giving significant skin tightening effects. As regards to stretch mark improvement, there is so far no proven clinical study. However there are some patients who have noticed some improvement regarding their stretch marks after Smartlipo treatment.

Will I have saggy skin after the Smartlipo?

No, it is the other way round. After the Smartlipo treatment the patient usually has a significant skin tightening effect. This system has the ability to introduce an adequate amount of laser energy, heating the dermis (skin) and the fat within safe parameters, which will give the skin tightening effect.

For any age ?

The patient’s age is no limit for carrying out this technique. Patients of any age can feel safe to undergo laserlipolysis.

People aged from 18 to 80 have benefited from laserlipolysis. The obtaining of positive results depends more on a good skin tone and the level of physical activity than the biological age of the person undergoing this treatment.

After extraction will the fat grow back again?

Laserlipolysis dissolves the fatty cells and it is not possible for them to reproduce themselves. Your new, more harmonious, and attractive silhouette is permanent. If the patient puts on weight again the increase will tend to be distributed proportionally over the entire body. The same applies for a weight loss.

The total number of fat cells in the body of an adult after adolescence is constant. The greater number of adipose cells located in a specific site, the more difficult it will be to reduce this area by dieting alone. The increase in weight is due to the increase in the size of the existing cells, not the creation of new cells.

This is why dieting reduces the size of all the cells in a proportional manner, leaving the body without any significant changes.

Permanent Results

The effects of Laserlipolysis are permanent as this method not only destroys the fat, but also the “blisters” in which the fat accumulates.

As the organism does not have the capacity to produce new cells of this type, the areas treated are not able to re-expand again.

If the person puts on weight after the procedure, the excess fat will be distributed throughout the other areas and it will find its way back into the treated areas.

No new adipose cells will be generated in the sites where this Laserlipolysis treatment has been carried out.