UAL (ultrasound-assisted liposuction) is a groundbreaking fat reduction system that employs sound waves to liquefy unwanted fat deposits. The ultrasound energy waves are produced using a small ultrasound generator and hand piece then transmitted down to the tip of a specialized titanium cannula (small hollow needle device). The energy produced causes the tip of the cannula to vibrate rapidly back and forth over 22,000 times per second.
SmartLipo is designed to improve shape, reduce cellulite, tighten loose skin, and works to destroy fat cells so they no longer store fat. Dr. Vistnes has chosen SmartLipo for his patients because it is less invasive than traditional liposuction, has a faster recovery time, and produces excellent results. It works to precisely target stubborn fat deposits in even the most difficult-to-treat trouble areas of the body, from neck to ankles.
SmartLipo is a combination of three different highly calibrated lasers. Energy is directed into the fat layer beneath the skin with a tiny cannula or tube. Dr. Vistnes will create a very small skin incision to place a tiny, slim tube holding the laser fiber. This tube (cannula), is moved gently under the skin as the laser energy ruptures and liquefies the fat cells. The liquefied fat is then suctioned with the targeted fat cells in the treatment area now gone.
The advanced lasers used with Smartlipo have the added benefit of sealing blood vessels in the area to reduce swelling, bleeding, and bruising for a faster recovery. The lasers in SmartLipo also stimulate the production of collagen to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of loose skin that can be seen with traditional liposuction procedures.
The SmartLipo procedure usually takes only an hour or two, depending on the number of areas being treated. One to two days of rest after treatment is ideal, and in almost all cases only a single treatment is required to produce the optimal results in body contour reshaping.
SmartlLipo, or any type of liposuction, is not appropriate for every patient. Still, liposuction is the number one cosmetic procedure in the United States and SmartLipo is one of the most effective, least invasive methods by which unwanted fat can be safely removed. SmartLipo is ideal for people who lead a healthy lifestyle but are having difficulty getting rid of excess fat through diet and exercise.
Most patients who are candidates for a SmartLipo treatment are in the range of 25 to 30 pounds from an ideal weight. SmartLipo is a safe and affordable way to achieve a more contoured body and shed fat deposits for the long term. Dr. Vistnes will review both the benefits and the risks of SmartLipo with you in your private consultation and will educate you thoroughly on the options for body contouring that suit your body and current health condition.
Liposuction using the Smartlipo laser requires minimal recovery time and causes only minimal discomfort. Most patients will be off prescription pain medicines in a few days and may be back doing light exercise in 7-10 days. After surgery, Dr. Vistnes provides compression garments that will encourage healing and help minimize swelling. You will be sent home very soon after your procedure. The results of Smartlipo body contouring are long-lasting. Once fat cells are removed through liposuction, they will not return or grow again. SmartLipo can reshape your body and reshape your life. Now is the time to take the first step and find out more by calling Dr. Vistnes for a complimentary consultation.
You may have heard or read about SmartLipo and have questions. We have assembled some of the most common questions we are asked to assist you. For more information about this breakthrough body sculpting technology, reach out to us directly.
This advanced technology has powerful benefits for the patient. According to the manufacturer, Cynosure, it is the most extensively studied and validated laser lipo system, with over a decade of studies establishing that it leads to less pain, bruising, and swelling, and has a faster recovery time than standard liposuction treatments.
The targeted area will be numbed so patients experience minimal discomfort. The sensation is reported as being a light pressure and is easy to tolerate. After treatment, it is normal to experience an aching sensation similar to what you feel after a tough physical workout.
A typical treatment will require about one and a half to two hours to complete. Every patient varies in length of time, based upon the number of areas to be treated.
Most patients require only one treatment for long term results, which improve even more as the months pass and the body sheds any remaining fat.
As the incisions are very small, the risk of visible scarring is very low. Different skin types respond in varying ways - your skin type and condition will be evaluated prior to treatment, with this concern addressed personally, but in general, scars are almost unnoticeable.
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