If you struggle with stubborn fat deposits, but the thought of plastic surgery makes you want to run and hide under the bedcovers, you’re not alone. Body sculpting surgery like liposuction is extremely effective at eliminating fat from the body, but surgery makes some people nervous. If you are one of those people, there’s no reason to be ashamed; in fact, there is a laser lipolysis system designed specifically for you.
Laser Liposuction: Less Invasive than Traditional Body Sculpting
Laser liposuction essentially heats up fat cells to the point that they rupture; the liquid is then easily removed from the body. This fat-reduction method does not put extreme stress on the body’s tissue, nor does it require weeks of recovery time cooped up at home, taking pain pills for days. Laser liposuction is minimally invasive, yet extremely effective and, for many budgets, surprisingly affordable.
South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery has invested in what some experts consider to be the gold standard among laser liposuction systems: the SmartLipo Triplex. We are the first and only practice in the region to acquire this technology, which has demonstrated effective and permanent fat reduction, less recovery time and proven results.
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SmartLipo Triplex is recommended for men and women within a normal BMI (body mass index), but with stubborn fat deposits affecting specific areas like the buttocks, thighs, stomach, hips, knees or arms. Good skin tone and texture is also a plus because your skin will respond well to the laser treatment. SmartLipo Triplex not only melts away fat, but it also simultaneously tightens the muscles and skin for a beautiful, slimmer and more attractive body shape.
SmartLipo Triplex combines three laser wavelengths to destroy fat cells under the skin, which are then removed with a cannula through small incisions. The laser ruptures fat cell membranes, thereby liquefying the fat for easy removal. The cannula is small and the laser destroys the fat cells without the need of vigorous vacuuming motions. SmartLipo Triplex is effective for both small and large areas of the body. When treating large areas of the body, the anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia; local anesthesia is used during treatment of smaller areas.
Added Benefits of SmartLipo Triplex
Using laser energy offers additional benefits to the liposuction process. Lasers coagulate small blood vessels which reduces bruising and swelling and encourages a much quicker recovery time than with conventional liposuction. Lasers also promote natural collagen production beneath your skin’s surface, resulting in tighter, firmer skin over slimmer, more toned body parts. The laser also allows our surgeons to precisely pinpoint specific fat cells for removal, which enhances their ability to sculpt and tone your body.
The treatment is not painful. In fact, the new SmartLipo Triplex technology is equipped with Smartsense Thermaguide, which allows our surgeons to monitor the temperature of the skin for maximum patient comfort. We perform SmartLipo Triplex treatment in our state-of-the-art medical facility, which is staffed with knowledgeable and friendly professionals who know what they’re doing and are happy to explain each step.
SmartLipo Triplex is so revolutionary that the procedure actually helps you recover faster. Because powerful laser technology is incorporated into the liposuction device, SmartLipo Triplex is minimally invasive, which means recovery is minimally difficult. At South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we want our patients to recover as easily as possible, which is one of the reasons that we invested in this innovative technology. We are the only center in South Florida with the SmartLipo Triplex machine.
There is less swelling and bruising with SmartLipo Triplex because the laser causes blood vessels to congeal, which immediately stops bleeding from the smaller vessels. With less bleeding and bruising, there is less swelling. Nevertheless, you will need to wear a compression garment for up to two weeks after surgery to reduce the possibility of swelling and to help ensure a sculpted SmartLipo Triplex result.
Most patients describe mild to moderate muscle ache at the procedure site. Many describe the feeling as the same soreness after completing an intense workout. You will be able to return home the same day as your procedure, but you will need someone to drive you. You should be up on your feet the day following your SmartLipo Triplex treatment, but strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 7 to 10 days. Our surgeons highly recommend walking at a mild to moderate pace for the first few days.
Your plastic surgeon will discuss every aspect of SmartLipo Triplex recovery during your complimentary consultation. You can always count on the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery to provide safe, effective, beautiful body sculpting results. Call us at (954) 565-7575 or toll-free at (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule your consultation.
SmartLipo Triplex is performed via very small incisions; this reduces the risk of infection and the size of permanent scars. This is just one of the many benefits that convinced us that we had to offer this technology to our patients; we are the only South Florida center to do so.
Patients with diabetes, heart disease, liver disease or a history of blood clots have an increased risk of complications from any liposculpture procedure. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your medical history in detail during your consultation to evaluate your health and candidacy for a SmartLipo Triplex procedure.
SmartLipo Triplex should not replace conventional liposuction if significant amounts of fat are to be removed. SmartLipo Triplex is recommended for small pockets of diet-resistant fat or fat that resides in places like the knees, chin, male breasts and face. If SmartLipo is used on a very small area of the body, local anesthesia may be used, eliminating the potential risk of anesthesia-related complications.
Find out how revolutionary SmartLipo Triplex really is: call us at (954) 565-7575 or toll-free at (800) 274-LIPO today to schedule your appointment at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Below you will find a list of frequent questions about SmartLipo Triplex. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please write to us. Be sure to include the procedure name and your question!
- Why are people talking about SmartLipo Triplex?
- Why is SmartLipo Triplex better?
- How is SmartLipo Triplex performed?
- Is SmartLipo Triplex for everyone?
- Why should people choose SFCCS for SmartLipo Triplex? Is there anything special about your facility?
- Are there any other reasons SFCCS should be the location of choice?
- How do I prepare for my SmartLipo Triplex?
- How long does SmartLipo Triplex take?
- What form of anesthesia is used?
- Can I return home the same day?
- How long before I can return to normal activity?
- Will I gain weight after SmartLipo Triplex?
Why are people talking about SmartLipo Triplex?
Cynosure has developed this new technology that uses the most recent laser technology available to melt the fatty tissue that resides within your body. Before SmartLipo Triplex, surgeons infiltrated the area to be treated with tumescent solution and then vigorously used a wand-like cannula to remove the fat.
Why is SmartLipo Triplex better?
The ability to melt the fatty tissue means that our patients will generally recover much more quickly and that there will be less bruising to the treated area. This is a big advantage. The patient undergoes less trauma and experiences less downtime. Also, the SmartLipo Triplex tightens the muscles as it reduces fat, something that other liposuction methods cannot do.
How is SmartLipo Triplex performed?
A small incision is made, usually in a skin crease or fold to reduce any visible scarring, and a cannula (a very tiny tube) is inserted beneath the skin and into the fat deposit. With conventional liposuction, the cannula is moved back and forth to rupture the fat cells and suction is used to vacuum out the cells. With SmartLipo Triplex, a laser is used to rupture the fat cells so there is less trauma to the surrounding tissues and the procedure is less invasive. The laser also promotes collagen growth beneath the skin which causes the skin to be even more toned and sculpted. SmartLipo Triplex treatment usually takes no more than an hour, and once the procedure is complete, the incision is sutured and bandaged. SmartLipo Triplex allows our plastic surgeons to perform very precise fat removal procedures for hard-to-reach fat deposits in places like knees and ankles, along the chin and face, and the inner thighs and male breasts.
Is SmartLipo Triplex for everyone?
No. Cynosure developed SmartLipo Triplex for the treatment of specific smaller areas of the body. If you have a little extra abdominal fat or love handles, saddlebags, or fatty areas under the chin that you want removed, SmartLipo Triplex is the ideal treatment. For larger people wanting more traditional body sculpting, traditional liposuction is still your best bet.
Why should people choose SFCCS for SmartLipo Triplex? Is there anything special about your facility?
As a matter of fact there is. SFCCS is licensed and regulated by Florida’s Board of Medicine. In addition SFCCS is the only practice in the area to feature the latest SmartLipo Triplex technology. Many of the clinics offering less innovative SmartLipo (particularly those advertising that they should do SmartLipo under only local anesthesia) are not licensed by the state, and are actually doing some very dangerous things. They are delivering some very strong local anesthesia without traditional safety protocols in place. Also, they are often performing multiple SmartLipo procedures several days apart. This can be unsafe.
Are there any other reasons SFCCS should be the location of choice?
One other big factor comes to mind. Because SFCCS is a state licensed facility we are able to remove the fat from patients’ bodies that has been melted with the SmartLipo Triplex equipment. At most other clinics they must leave the melted fat inside of you and it is up to your body to gradually eliminate the fat over a period of weeks or months. Only state licensed facilities can actually remove the melted fat.
How do I prepare for my SmartLipo Triplex?
You will want to be in good health, as close to your target weight loss goal as possible and your weight should be stable for at least six months prior to your procedure. If you have a cold, infection or other illness, you will need to postpone your procedure. If you smoke, you should quit at least two weeks before your procedure. It is also important to refrain from drinking alcohol at least 48 hours before your procedure. During your consultation, you will be given specific directions to help you prepare for your procedure.
How long does SmartLipo Triplex take?
SmartLipo Triplex generally takes between 45 minutes to one hour depending on the area being treated.
What form of anesthesia is used?
SmartLipo Triplex is usually performed using general anesthesia; however, if a very small area of the body is being treated, our surgeons may use local anesthesia.
Can I return home the same day?
Yes. However, you must make arrangements for someone to pick you up, take you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.
How long before I can return to normal activity?
Most of our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgery patients who undergo SmartLipo return to work and their usual activity within a day or two, depending on the area being treated. Strenuous activities should be avoided until your follow up appointment with your plastic surgeon.
Will I gain weight after SmartLipo Triplex?
The fat cells removed using the SmartLipo Triplex technique will not return because the human body stops producing new fat cells after puberty. However, the remaining fat cells in your body can continue to expand with fat consumption. You may not gain weight in the treated area, but you can certainly gain weight in any of the remaining fat cells in your body. Continuing a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is important after your procedure to maintain your SmartLipo Triplex results.
If you’re not totally convinced that SmartLipo Triplex is the best choice for you, we can discuss the treatment in further detail and show you some incredible before-and-after photos of satisfied patients. Contact us today for a consultation by calling (954) 565-7575 or toll-free at (800) 274-LIPO.