Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction
Dr. Lisa Kang and Dr. David Kang have become well-recognized names in the field of medical spa treatments in the San Francisco, San Mateo and surrounding California cities. Serenity MedSpa offers San Francisco’s most innovative, safe and effective medical spa services.
If you are a patient looking for results without undergoing traditional liposuction, Serenity MedSpa offers SmartLipo Laser. SmartLipo is a safe and easy alternative to traditional liposuction, offering excellent results with the added benefit of skin tightening in the area of treatment.
How does the SmartLipo procedure work?
A very small cannula (tube) approximately 1.0mm in diameter containing a laser fiber is inserted into the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth delivering the laser’s energy directly to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and easily drain away. The laser energy also interacts with the dermis, resulting in skin shrinkage or tightening.
Due to the cannula’s small size, SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure and can be performed under local anesthesia. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising ¬ and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe, with only minimal side effects.
Results can be seen as soon as a week with continued improvement over several months.
Who is a good candidate for the SmartLipo Laser Lipolysis procedure?
If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for Smart Lipo laser. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results.
SmartLipo is a great adjunct to traditional liposuction procedures, although it does not replace conventional liposuction. It is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, breasts (gynecomastia), and areas of loose and flabby skin (floppy skin).
Does laser-assisted liposuction produce lasting results?
Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The SmartLipo procedure permanently removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated.
Do I have to do anything post-treatment?
After the treatment you will need to wear a compression garment for several days to several weeks, depending on the body area being treated. Rest is recommended after the procedure and activity may be resumed gradually. Refrain from hot tubs or strenuous exercise for two weeks.
Can I afford Smartlipo laser treatment?
The cost of the service depends on the area you would like to receive laser treatment. Serenity MedSpa is now pleased to offer financing through CareCredit for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. CareCredit can help you get your treatment sooner with no up-front costs or pre-payment penalties.
CareCredit is the card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. It’s an easy way to fit plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments into your monthly budget and pay over time.