What You Need to Know About SmartLipo

SmartLipo is a great way to get the ideal body you want. An experienced purveyor of Philadelphia SmartLipo, Dr. Richard Goldfarb has tips on everything you need to know about the SmartLipo process.

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What is SmartLipo?

Using a special laser, SmartLipo liquefies and destroys fat cells. They’re then sucked out of the body. Due to the heat, the laser also coagulates blood vessels immediately. This helps the patient experience less bleeding and swelling than with normal liposuction. SmartLipo tightens the skin in the process, giving you smooth, beautiful results.

What are the Benefits of SmartLipo?

Compared to normal liposuction, SmartLipo is much less invasive. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia while you’re still awake. The recovery time is much less because of this. You can go back to work within days of the procedure, making it an easier option for people who are busy. No stitches are required and you’ll have minimum bruising and swelling after the process is complete

A unique benefit of SmartLipo is that it can improve cellulite and stretch marks. With traditional liposuction, cellulite is often worsened. However, the SmartLipo laser stimulates collagen production for up to three months after you have the procedure. Collagen production tightens skin, making it firmer and smoother. Patients can experience up to 50% skin tightening after getting SmartLipo.

This procedure can be used at points all over the body. It’s especially adept at getting rid of small, concentrated areas of fat that you’d like to get rid of. Many patients only need one round of treatment per area, with the procedure only lasting around an hour.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for the SmartLipo Procedure?

For SmartLipo, patients have to be in overall good health and generally within 25 pounds of their ideal weight. You also have one or more areas of fat where diet or exercise hasn’t had the impact that you desired

There are some conditions and situations where the procedure could be harmful to the patient if it’s completed. These include:

  • Pregnancy or recent pregnancy within the last three months
  • Significant systemic illness or illness to the specific area of treatment
  • Medical history for occult systemic illness
  • For abdominal procedures, recent abdominal surgery or conditions of the lower abdomen (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, for example)
  • A history of conditions like thrombophlebitis, acute infections, heart failure, intolerance or reactions to anesthesia, an allergy to certain numbing agents like lidocaine, keloid scars, poor wound healing

Since any of these conditions could make getting SmartLipo dangerous, Dr. Goldfarb will go over your full medical history in a consultation to see if the procedure will be right for you. He’ll also run blood tests two weeks before the procedure to ensure that everything is good to go. You’ll get a list of dos and don’ts that you should be doing before the procedure is performed.

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