Stubborn areas of fatty tissue can be endlessly frustrating, especially when diet and exercise fail to make a difference in their appearance. While liposuction is a tried and true method for eliminating fatty tissue, the surgical procedure is not for everyone. This is why the men and women in Sonoma County look to Plastic Surgery Associate’s SmartLipo MPX to reduce these isolated areas of fatty tissue, and restoring a youthful physical contour.
SmartLipo in Santa Rosa:
Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas bring their patients the latest in fat elimination techniques, the SmartLipo MPX procedure. The revolutionary laser–assisted fat elimination technique, SmartLipo MPX, melts away the fat, tightens the skin, and coagulates the vessels. As SmartLipo is less invasive than more traditional fat reducing procedures, there is a smaller chance for compilations to occur. Downtime is minimal, allowing patients to return almost immediately to work or school. The benefits of SmartLipo MPX can bee seen four to six weeks after treatment, and as the body’s collagen supply continues to multiply, results continue to improve for up to six months.
SmartLipo can provide excellent results on its own. However, when combined with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo MPX can provide dramatic body sculpting results. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will recommend the right procedures to reach the patient’s desired results.
The areas most commonly treated with SmartLipo MPX include:
- Upper Arms
- Flanks or Love Handles
The Ideal SmartLipo Candidate:
Patients considering the SmartLipo MPX procedure should be in overall good health, not smoke, and have reasonable expectations for their results. SmartLipo is safe for patients of all skin types and ethnicities. Those people with lax tissue or poor skin elasticity can get a good result from SmartLipo, as well. SmartLipo will tighten and tone the treatment area by encouraging the body’s natural production of collagen.
The SmartLipo Consultation at Plastic Surgery Associates:
A consultation appointment will be arranged before scheduling the SmartLipo MPX procedure. This provides an excellent time for the potential patient to meet the surgeons at Plastic Surgery Associates, and get to know the office. Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will then perform a physical evaluation, and discuss the patient’s desired results. The surgeon will explain the technique, and show Before/After photographs of their recent SmartLipo MPX patients. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas are available to answer any questions that remain. If the SmartLipo procedure will be right for the patient’s needs, a personalized treatment plan will be created. At this time, the exact cost of the SmartLipo procedure will be determined, and a patient coordinator will review payment options.
The SmartLipo Procedure:
The SmartLipo MPX procedure is performed in one of the comfortable treatment rooms at Plastic Surgery Associates. Depending on the treatment area and the level of correction, the procedure can take between one and two hours. A local anesthetic and IV sedation are used for patient comfort. One to two areas are normally treated per procedure. More than one treatment may be necessary if more areas are desired. When total body contouring is the goal, the technique can be performed under a general anesthetic.
To begin, a small incision will be made along the target treatment area. From here, a very small cannula (thin tube) containing a laser fiber will be placed under the skin. As this cannula slowly moves back and forth, the energy from the laser will heat fat cells, causing them to liquefy. Finally, using gentle suction, this broken up fatty tissue is removed from the body. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will continue with this process until the desired results have been reached. The incision is then stitched for proper heal thing.
Recovering from SmartLipo in Napa Valley:
Patients can expect their SmartLipo MPX recovery to take about a week. Most patients feel well enough to return to work and school after only one to two days. Some bruising, redness, and tenderness can be expected. Swelling can take several weeks to fully diminish. In two to three months, as the body’s collagen supply is replenished, the treatment area will become tight and smooth. Results from the procedure can take six weeks to appear, and will continue to improve for the up to six months.
The results from SmartLipo MPX are long-lasting, as the removed fat cells do not return. However, if the body continues to gain weight, adjacent fat cells can still expand. Therefore, to maintain the full benefits of SmartLipo MPX at Plastic Surgery Associates, it is important that a healthy lifestyle and a regular exercise routine are continued.
Potential Complications from the SmartLipo Technique:
Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas have successfully performed hundreds of SmartLipo procedures, and consider the technique to be safe and effective. Compared to more traditional liposuction, SmartLipo holds very little chance for complications to occur. However, as with all cosmetic surgery procedures, there is still a risk. While rare, infection, dimpling of the treatment area, and tissue numbness may occur. The best way for patients to avoid any complications after their SmartLipo MPX procedure is to choose a qualified, trained, and experienced cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas.
It is time to get the sculpted body you deserve, with SmartLipo MPX:
If you have been looking in the mirror, thinking about a body sculpting procedure, then SmartLipo MPX may be right for you. To get more information on this cutting-edge procedure, contact Plastic Surgery Associates at 707.537.2111. We will be happy to answer your questions, and assist in scheduling a complimentary in-person or virtual consultation.
SmartLipo MPX FAQ:
What is SmartLipo MPX?
SmartLipo MPX is an innovative, semi-invasive method for fat elimination. The procedure uses concentrated laser energy to melt fat cells, which are then removed using gentle suction through a tiny cannula.
How does the SmartLipo MPX procedure work?
The SmartLipo procedure begins with a small laser fiber inserted through a small incision in the target area. This fiber then releases a concentrated beam of laser energy, generating heat directly to the fat cells. As the laser melts the fat, it can be removed through gentle suction. The healthy cells are not affected.
How long does the SmartLipo MPX procedure take to perform at Plastic Surgery Associates?
Depending on the desired results, the SmartLipo procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates will take from 1 t 2 hours to complete.
When can I return to work, after my SmartLipo procedure?
Most people will feel well enough to return to work or school in two days or less.
What are the risks of SmartLipo MPX?
The SmartLipo procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates is considered extremely safe. As it is invasive, however, there is always the minor risk for infection, bleeding, and unanticipated scarring. At your consultation appointment, the benefits and risks of SmartLipo will be explained in detail
What areas of the body can be treated with SmartLipo MPX?
The SmartLipo procedure works to remove fatty tissue almost anywhere on the body. It is especially beneficial on small areas such as the neck, face, arms, and breasts.
SmartLipo MPX at a Glance
|Purpose:||To remove isolated pockets of fat on the arms, neck, breast, and face.|
|Procedure:||Performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation, the procedure takes between one and two hours. Once the target area has been determined, a small cannula is inserted containing a laser fiber. Heat from the laser dissolves fat, which is then suctioned away.|
|Recovery:||Little downtime required, most people are back at work in one to two days. All routine activities can be resumed two to three weeks after surgery.|
|Results:||SmartLipo will create a slimmer, more youthful shape; improving the body’s lines and contours.|
|Related Procedures:||Abdominoplasty Liposuction CoolSculpting|