Smart Lipo is an innovation in fat removal and a variation on traditional liposuction. SmartLipo, uses local anesthesia, lasers and small cannulas for fat removal, leaves little to no scarring, and requires no stitches. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, a cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure also eliminates “skin droop” that is associated with traditional liposuction since the laser reconstructs the skin by pulling it inwards during the procedure.
Ultimately, Smart Lipo is a less invasive procedure with shorter recovery time. It is not uncommon for patients who undergo the procedure to be back to work within 1-3 days and for bandages to come off in 1-2 weeks. This procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise.