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What is smartlipo?

What is smartlipo?

Smartlipo: It is a brand of a LASER using Nd:Yag wavelengths (1064, 1320 or 1440 nm) delivered through a fiberoptic cable into the subdermal fat to destroy fat cells by thermolysis. It is generally followed by conventional liposuction surgery. I emphasize, Smartlipo is the name of a brand of LASER made by Cynosure, not a surgical procedure. Find more info online and seek a well trained, qualified SURGEON. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Smartlipo (Definition)

This is a marketing brand of liposuction. This is usually performed in an office not in the operating room as it is less invasive. Since it is less invasive it can be used by non board certified doctors who don't have a lot of training in liposuction. See a board certified plastic surgeon to see if ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: smartlipo?

What is the definition or description of: smartlipo?

Smart lipo: This is a marketing brand of liposuction. This is usually performed in an office not in the operating room as it is less invasive. Since it is less invasive it can be used by non board certified doctors who don't have a lot of training in liposuction. See a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Is smartlipo permanent? Will the results of my smartlipo last my lifetime? .

Laser lipo: Smart lipo is simply the addition of a laser to the liposuction surgery. Liposuction permanently removes fat from the treated areas. As long as your weight remains stable, you should see long term results. ...Read more

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How painful is smartlipo? How much pain should I expect during and after my smartlipo procedure? .

How painful is smartlipo? How much pain should I expect during and after my smartlipo procedure?

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Tolerable: Pain is relative, everyone responds differently. That being said, most people tolerate smart lipo very well while awake with only an oral pain medication prior. We use tumescent anesthesia, where a numbing fluid is injected into the area to be treated prior to the laser treatment. This portion of the procedure is somewhat uncomfortable, but after that pain is minimal. ...Read more

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How is smartlipo different from liposculpture? When is smartlipo used instead of liposculpture and how are they different? .

How is smartlipo different from liposculpture? When is smartlipo used instead of liposculpture and how are they different?

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Laser lipo: Smart lipo is simply the addition of a laser to the liposuction surgery. Liposuction (or liposcultpure) permanently removes fat from the treated areas. The laser may help tighten skin and reduce bruising. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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How does tumescent liposuction differ from smartlipo? Are tumescent liposuction and smartlipo the same thing? If not, what's the difference? .

How does tumescent liposuction differ from smartlipo? Are tumescent liposuction and smartlipo the same thing? If not, what's the difference?

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Most smart is tumesc: Most smart lipo is performed as tumescent lipo, but not all tumescent lipo is smart lipo. Tumescence is simply a description of the way that the area is numbed (by injecting numbing fluid). Vaser lipo and even traditional lipo can all be done with tumescence. ...Read more

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Can smartlipo be done at a medspa? Is smartlipo something i can have done at a medspa, or do I need to go to a plastic surgeon? .

Can smartlipo be done at a medspa? Is smartlipo something i can have done at a medspa, or do I need to go to a plastic surgeon?

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SmartLipo is Laser: Smartlipo is an invasive procedure performed by a physician. It is not a topical procedure or something a medical assistant can perform. Certain plastic surgeons offer it as it has the ability to tighten skin in addition to melting fat. ...Read more

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Is smartlipo save for abd fat? I've pcos so gym/heathy eating hasn't help. My endocrinologist is not doing much to help the situation. I look 7months

Is smartlipo save for abd fat? I've pcos so gym/heathy eating hasn't help. My endocrinologist is not doing much to help the situation. I look 7months

Lipo is safe: Liposuction is safe for removing un wanted fat. But it is not a treatment for PCOS. You must continue your healthy eating and activities because the fat will return. Also take whatever meds you have been prescribed for treatment of the PCOS. ...Read more

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Realistically , if I've had SmartLipo and not liking the results, how long must I wait to get Lipo or Tummy tuck ?

Realistically , if I've had SmartLipo and not liking the results, how long must I wait to get Lipo or Tummy tuck ?

At least 6 months...: To repeat surgery of same or similar nature at same or nearby site should done at least 6 months or longer until the healing of the tissues operated upon matures & become soft. Besides, before embarking upon surgery for shaping body for obesity, the patients should counseled for realistic doable weight loss program and expectation. Surgery of this nature alone would not suffice for weight control. ...Read more