You’ve always taken good care of your body. But despite your best efforts, you’re struggling to get rid of stubborn fat. SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring can get rid of that fat and shape up your figure using a treatment system that’s far gentler than traditional liposuction. Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, with locations in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA, is pleased to offer this innovative treatment.
Maybe your thighs aren’t as slim as you’d like them to be, or perhaps your neck doesn’t have the definition it once had. SmartLipo can be used all over the body and in all of the same areas traditional liposuction works on. And this treatment doesn’t just melt away unwanted fat. It also tightens the skin in the area that’s being addressed.
How Does SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring Work?
SmartLipo is a lot like traditional liposuction, but the use of laser energy allows it to work much more effectively and efficiently. During treatment, a small tube with a laser tip is inserted into the area to be treated. The laser energy melts the fat under the skin, which is siphoned out through the tube.
The heat from the laser energy also tightens skin in the area, leaving it more youthful in appearance. This treatment, which is also referred to as Laser Lipo, is a great way of tackling pockets of fat that have resisted diet and exercise.
What Parts of the Body Does This Work On?
This treatment can be performed all over the body, including in small, tightly contoured areas. The face and neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, hips, knees, buttocks, and back can all be treated. Some patients have even had their feet treated!
Will I Feel Anything During Treatment?
This treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you’ll be very relaxed during your treatment and will feel no discomfort. The most you may feel will be light pressure in the treatment area. Many of our patients are surprised at how convenient and easy this treatment is.
When Will I See Results?
We know you’ll be anxious to see your results. Most patients notice some initial improvement right after they’ve undergone SmartLipo, and results will continue to improve over the next few weeks. SmartLipo permanently destroys fat, so you’ll be able to enjoy your results long-term, especially if you manage your weight through regular exercise and a careful diet.
What’s Recovery Like?
SmartLipo is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes no more than two hours to complete. Most patients spend two or three days resting at home afterward. We often ask patients to wear a compression garment for about a week. This garment, which fits snugly over the treatment area, will speed recovery and help the skin conform to the new shape of the body.
Will I Lose Weight?
You might lose a little weight, but this treatment is more about sculpting the body to achieve a leaner look. It won’t drastically change your body or significantly lower your weight.
Will It Help With Cellulite?
Cellulite can be a tricky condition to address. It’s caused when fat builds up beneath the skin, placing pressure on the fibrous cords that attach the skin to deeper muscles. As pressure builds on those cords, they tug at the skin from beneath, creating a dimpled effect.
Sometimes SmartLipo can ease the appearance of cellulite, but because it generally removes just a small amount of fat, it doesn’t always help. But our practice does offer Cellutone, a non-invasive FDA-approved cellulite treatment. If cellulite is a significant concern, we can talk with you about ways of treating it.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This treatment was cleared by the FDA in 2006.
How Many Different Areas Can I Have Treated at Once?
Your physician will have the final say in how many different problem areas you can have addressed at once. But generally speaking, patients who are heavier or taller can have fewer areas treated at once than petite patients.
Does This Treatment Work for Men and Women?
This treatment works well for all skin types and tones and both men and women. In recent years we have begun to serve growing numbers of men, who are just as concerned about the overall appearance of their bodies as women are.
What Benefits Does This Treatment Offer?
Patients love SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring because it’s an easy treatment that offers great results. Here are some of the benefits associated with this type of liposuction:
Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat for Good
No matter what kind of shape you’re in, there’s almost always a problem spot where a little extra fat is hanging around. These spots can be frustrating, especially when it seems there’s nothing you can do about them. That’s where SmartLipo comes in. This treatment easily melts away those areas, giving the patient a youthful, fit appearance.
Tighter, Smoother Skin
SmartLipo’s ability to tighten and rejuvenate skin in the treatment area is a nice benefit that not every contouring treatment offers. It also means that patients don’t have to worry about loose, excess skin being left behind once they’ve gotten rid of unwanted fat. This benefit is particularly appealing to older patients whose skin may have begun to lose elasticity.
Custom Treatment Plans
When it comes to fat removal, every patient has different needs and goals. Some are seeking a subtle, natural reduction in fat. Others want a more dramatic improvement. And stubborn problem areas can be all over the body.
We’ll talk with you about what you want to achieve and design a custom treatment plan. Depending on what you want to accomplish, we can even incorporate other cosmetic treatments into your plan. Botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing are all popular companion treatments.
Compared with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo offers patients more refined results. The laser heat and other elements of the SmartLipo treatment system give the practitioner greater control and more precision. The boundaries of the target area can be smoothed over with SmartLipo so that there is less of a difference between treated and non-treated areas of the body.
For most patients, one SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring treatment is all they’ll need. You won’t have to worry about scheduling a series of treatments, and you won’t have to return for occasional maintenance sessions. SmartLipo is a one-and-done treatment that offers long-lasting results.
A Boost in Self-Confidence
This treatment can put your mind at ease and boost your self-confidence. The problem spot that you’ve worried about and struggled with for years will be behind you, and you’ll feel great about your body. You may find yourself feeling more social, and it may be more comfortable for you to be physically active.
How Does SmartLipo Differ From Other Body Contouring Treatments?
Over the past decade, a host of non-invasive body contouring treatments have come onto the market. These treatments use a variety of mechanisms, including heat, cool temperatures, and radiofrequency energy, to destroy fat cells that then flush naturally from the body over several weeks. One of the reasons these treatments are so popular is that they involve no recovery period and are highly convenient.
SmartLipo is considered a minimally invasive treatment and does involve a short period of recovery, although not as much of a recovery as traditional liposuction requires. But SmartLipo directly removes a measurable amount of fat from the body during treatment, and still more fat cells fade away in the weeks to come. SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring, therefore, offers patients more noticeable results than some of the non-invasive options on the market.
How Does It Differ From Traditional Liposuction?
SmartLipo is just as effective as traditional liposuction and it also offers some unique advantages. SmartLipo, because it gets an assist from laser energy, tends to be a less-invasive treatment that requires a shorter recovery period. Traditional liposuction, on the other hand, relies on physical manipulation and suction to remove fat, which can be harder on the patient.
The skin-tightening associated with SmartLipo is also a distinct benefit. For many years traditional liposuction was considered the gold standard of fat removal, and while it is still performed today, SmartLipo is becoming the preferred treatment for many.
Which Type of Liposuction Is Right for Me?
Fortunately, this is not a decision you have to make on your own. If you’re interested in tackling a stubborn area of fat but are unsure what the best treatment is, we can help you sort through the options and make a recommendation.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a candidate for this treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michele Zormeier. Dr. Zormeier has more than 20 years of surgical experience She is double-board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Zormeier will review your medical history, evaluate your area of concern, and talk with you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. She’ll work with you to determine if SmartLipo is the best treatment for you.
There are several signs that you may be a particularly good candidate:
You Need a Moderate Amount of Body Sculpting
The best candidates for this treatment aren’t looking to overhaul their physique. These are patients who are no more than 30 pounds overweight and who need a little help resolving stubborn areas of fat.
You’re in Good Overall Health
It helps if you’re a non-smoker in good general health and free of any significant underlying health conditions. This treatment is not intended for patients who are pregnant and it may not be recommended for patients with pacemakers. Be sure to mention any health concerns during your consultation.
Your Skin Retains Some Elasticity
Although SmartLipo does result in some tightening in the skin, the best patients also have a healthy amount of natural elasticity. This elasticity, which tends to naturally decline with age, helps the skin shrink to conform with the body’s new shape once unwanted fat has been removed.
You’re Emotionally Stable
Anytime a cosmetic treatment is being performed, the best candidates are those who are emotionally stable and capable of handling the changes and improvements the body will undergo.
Are You Ready to Get Started With SmartLipo?
Chances are you’ve heard of SmartLipo Liposuction Body Contouring. Maybe you even know someone who has had this treatment and loves their results. We make it easy for patients to achieve the contoured bodies they’ve been working toward. Call Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, with locations in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA!