Smartlipo MPX™ is a type of laser-assisted Santa Rosa liposuction procedure that is used to reduce localized fat deposits and tighten the skin.
The Body Contouring You Deserve
Newer advances in liposuction treatments allow for easier, gentler fat removal with the help of laser technology. Dr. Canales and I offer a highly effective, minimally-invasive treatment called Smartlipo MPX that uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove from the body. The laser liposuction technique can be used if you have moderate fat deposits that are confined to one or two areas. Total body contouring may require more than one session, or may require that the procedure be done under general anesthesia.
Many people prefer this advanced technique because it is less invasive and requires less downtime than more traditional forms of liposuction. Additionally, Smartlipo can actually tighten the skin by encouraging collagen production, which is beneficial for people who have poor skin elasticity and who would like a tighter, more toned appearance.
I have found that Smartlipo works well both as an individual procedure and in combination with tumescent liposuction for more extensive body contouring. At Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and I can make a positive difference in how you live, while enhancing how you look. As a Santa Rosa liposuction surgeon committed to the latest technologies and techniques, I’m excited to see the results our patients are achieving with Smartlipo MPX.
Request a free consultation online at Plastic Surgery Associates or call (707) 537-2111 to learn more about Smartlipo MPX. You can also download our free iPhone app to see video testimonials, learn more about our surgeons, and keep track of your appointments.
Smartlipo MPX at a Glance
|Purpose:||To eliminate isolated deposits of fat and tighten skin.|
|Procedure:||This procedure can usually be performed using local anesthesia with sedation. The areas to be treated are marked and the laser energy is then applied to the fat cells using a handheld device. A small cannula is then used to remove the fat cells.|
|Recovery:||Most people return to work within just a few days and can resume all their normal activities in about 2-3 weeks.|
|Results:||A slimmer, more youthful-looking silhouette and improved body contours.|
|Related Procedures:||Abdominoplasty Liposuction|
Frequently Asked Questions About Smartlipo MPX™
Q: What is Smartlipo MPX™?
A: Smartlipo is an innovative liposculpture technology which utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat cells and tighten the skin. The procedure produces less bleeding, bruising, and swelling than traditional liposuction, and is considered a lower-risk procedure. Although Smartlipo cannot replace conventionalliposuction in Santa Rosa, it can enhance effects when used as an adjunct to the procedure. Learn more about Smartlipo at Plastic Surgery Associates.
Q: How does Smartlipo work?
A: A very small cannula (tube) containing a laser fiber is inserted into the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth, delivering the laser’s energy directly to the fat cells, liquefying them for suction removal. The laser energy also heats the dermis, which can achieve subtle skin tightening.
The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising – and a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. Because it can be performed under local anesthesia, the procedure is very safe, with only minimal side effects.
Q: What areas of the body can be treated with Smartlipo?
A: Smartlipo provides excellent results when used on small areas, particularly where skin is loose, such as the neck, face, arms, and breasts. It is especially effective when used in conjunction with traditional liposuction, although it does not completely replace conventional liposuction.