Smartlipo MPX Laser Assisted Liposuction
Smartlipo MPX works by heating the skin from underneath and melting away the fat and can be performed on almost all areas of the body. Along with body contouring, it offers significant skin tightening in a way that traditional liposuction cannot. This procedure requires only a few small incisions for the laser to be able to reach the fat cells under the skin. Through these sites the laser will be able to liquefy the fat cells while it is simultaneously cauterizing the area. This cauterizing minimizes the bleeding and bruising that one might have experienced with traditional liposuction. In fact, Cynosure’s Smartlipo MPX allows the patient little or no downtime.
Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion.
Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:
- Arms (upper)
- Cheeks and Chin
- Knees (inner)
- Thighs (inner and outer)
Liposuction can be performed under either local or general anesthesia. The procedure generally takes a couple of hours and the patient returns home the same day.
What liposuction will not do:
Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose saggy skin.