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Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction?
  2. How does Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Body Sculpting work?
  3. Am I a candidate?
  4. What areas of the body can be treated?
  5. What are the advantages of Smartlipo TriPlex™ over conventional liposuction procedures?
  6. What does the procedure feel like?
  7. How long does the procedure take?
  8. Do I have to stay in the hospital?
  9. How many treatments are necessary?
  10. How long do the results last?
  11. Will there be scarring?
  12. What's the recovery time?
  13. How much does Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction cost?

1. What is Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction?

Smartlipo Triplex™ Laser Liposuction and Body Sculpting and Contouring is a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment that does something no fitness routine in the world can ... permanently destroy fat cells. Since your body has only a finite amount of these cells, no new fat cells come back. You can finally have that body you've always wanted.

2. How does Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Body Sculpting work?

SmartLipo Triplex is a meticulously calibrated laser that uses a small cannula (tube) to rupture fat cells through the top layers of the patient's skin. The laser also liquefies the fat deposits and the oily substance is then removed by Dr. White through small incisions. This also allows her to prevent the fat from seeping back into the cells and patients experience immediate results with continued improvement over the next few months. During the procedure, the laser also coagulates blood vessels, which leads to minimal swelling, bruising and bleeding. New collagen is produced, resulting in tissue tightening. SmartLipo is generally performed under local anesthesia, and lasts about 45 minutes to one hour for each body area. The three laser wavelengths contained in Smartlipo TriPlex allow us to customize treatments based on the nature of your concerns.

3. Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction are women and men who are not significantly overweight, but have accumulated fat deposits - such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat or fat on the lower torso. SmartLipo is ideal for individuals who already lead a healthy lifestyle, but are having difficulty eliminating excess fat through exercise and diet. Most patients who undergo the SmartLipo cosmetic procedure are generally 20-25 pounds overweight. In fact, SmartLipo is an affordable way to achieve a pleasing physical appearance and eliminate extra pounds, permanently. Candidacy is determined based on the patient's medical history, current conditions, if any, aesthetic goals and expectations. Dr. White will review both the benefits and the risks of SmartLipo with you during the consultation appointment.

4. What areas of the body can be treated?

Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, "bra fat", abdomen, "love handles", "saddle bags", inner and outer thighs and knees.

5. What are the advantages of Smartlipo TriPlex over conventional liposuction procedures?

First, both treatments remove fat, but unlike Smartlipo TriPlex, conventional liposuction can leave behind loose skin. Second, because local anesthetic is typically used with Smartlipo treatments (instead of general anesthesia), you're awake during the procedure - that's a real plus, leading to a faster, easier recovery. Smartlipo TriPlex can also create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men (six pack abs).

6. What does the procedure feel like?

Because the area is anesthetized, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure but it is a mild sensation. Following Smartlipo, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated and our recommendations.

7. How long does the procedure take?

On average, the Smartlipo procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

8. Do I have to stay in the hospital?

No. Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Some refer to it as "lunch hour lipo".

9. How many treatments are necessary?

Typically only one treatment is required. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated.

10. How long do the results last?

Smartlipo TriPlex™ Laser Liposuction permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.

11. Will there be scarring?

The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. We will evaluate your skin type and provide you information.

12. What's the recovery time?

SmartLipo is often referred to as "Lunch Hour Lipo," because it requires minimal recovery time. Dr. White recommends that patients take one to two days to recover; however, most patients are ready to return to their daily activities immediately following the procedure. Patients may have to wear some post-surgical garments and bandages to aid in the healing process for one to two weeks. Generally, the skin returns to normal within three months following SmartLipo. Patients are sent home immediately after local anesthesia wears off. Infection at the incision sites is the only serious risk associated with SmartLipo, however with careful monitoring and follow-up care, most patients reach a complete recovery with minimal complications.

13. How much does Smartlipo cost?

The following costs are approximate. Dr. White will provide you with a "quote" after she has completed your consultation.

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Chin/Cheek/Jowl $4,000
Thighs (Inner/Outer) $6,000
Abdomen $6,000
Male Breast $4,500
Waist and Hips $6,000
Arms $6,000
Back / Bra-roll $4,500
Garment $200