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Smartlipo Triplex Liposuction & Tummy Tuck Patient # 2

This patient had Smartlipo Triplex Liposuction to both her posterior flanks (love handles).

Dr. Lockwood inserts a small cannula containing a tiny laser fibre under the skin, delivering energy from the laser directly to the fat cells. This disrupts and liquefies the fat, causes collagen retraction and tissue tightening resulting in firmer skin in the newly sculpted area, before gently suctioning it out.

Does the SmartLipo procedure hurt?
Since the SmartLipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there is very little pain or discomfort involved. You may feel a minor stinging sensation and an impression of tugging at your skin during the SmartLipo treatment, but these discomforts are minimal.

How much downtime is necessary?
You should be able to return to work anywhere from three to five days depending on the area(s) treated. Your exercise regime may continue after 10 to 14 days. You will be required to wear a compression garment for two to four weeks post-treatment.
How long does the SmartLipo procedure take?
The SmartLipo procedure takes an average of 2-3 hours per session.

How many SmartLipo treatments are required?
Most patients typically require only one treatment. Each SmartLipo session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. SmartLipo can also be used for touch-ups and revisions to previously treated areas.

What are the main advantages of SmartLipo?

  • It offers the smoothest, best body-contouring results. 
  • It entails only a short recovery time. 
  • Minimal discomfort is involved. 
  • It is safer than traditional liposuction. 
  • It tightens the skin around the treatment area. 
  • It is more affordable than traditional liposuction. 
  • The results are permanent.

Can SmartLipo work on areas that regular liposuction can’t?
Yes. Since the aiming beam at the tip of the SmartLipo laser allows the doctor to know exactly where he or she is at all times, the procedure is very precise. As such, SmartLipo is very effective in body areas that are not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, neck, back and knees.

If you like the results you see here, request your appointment to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.