The SmartLipo Laser Advantage

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

SmartLipo is a newer laser assisted liposuction procedure being performed in

most parts of the world. It is a tried and tested laser therapy which was

initially practiced in Italy in Europe. Now other countries like Japan, USA

and South American countries have started performing this laser liposuction

which has many added advantages. It was approved by the Food and Drugs

Administration in November 2007.

SmartLipo involves using a laser body sculpting workstation. This is

manufactured by Cynosure which is an American Company that produces

laser and light-based source equipment for the health industry. The device

was approved by FDA for laser assisted liposuction.

The SmartLipo procedure involves introducing a laser probe through a tiny

incision in the skin at the treatment site and passing laser pulses to

liquefy the fat at that site. The Smartlipo LaserBodySculpting Workstation

delivers a 1064-nm Nd: YAG laser fiber through a probe. The laser probe is

very delicate and thin. It is about 1mm - 2mm in diameter. So the skin

incision that is needed to introduce this probe is very small.

Laser liposuction or SmartLipo is an outpatient procedure and is done under

local anesthesia. There is no need for any special preparation at the

beginning of procedure. The doctor after examining the candidate to see

whether he is fit, injects a fluid at the treatment site. This injection

contains anesthetic drug to make the procedure painless, other drugs to

make the site bloodless to prevent blood loss.

The laser probe after insertion in to the treatment is operated by doctor to

deliver laser pulses. These laser pulses melt the fat at the treatment site

which is removed by the blood. A few doctors also suck the excess liquefied

fat not removed by the blood through a cannula introduced through the skin.

In this procedure, there is no need to move the equipment to and fro to the

extent done in the traditional liposuction procedure. This obviously

decreases the tissue trauma and subsequent bleeding. Moreover the laser

pulses coagulate the tissue around the treatment site and this again helps in

controlling the bleeding.

The laser in addition to liquefying the fat also induces the tissue to lay

down collagen. This collagen contracts and makes the skin over the

treatment site tight. This prevents the formation of any loose skin folds and

makes the treatment site perfectly blend with the body contour.

The procedure of SmartLipo takes relatively less time. Each session of

treatment lasts for approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Since the laser

probe is very small, the incision made does not require any suturing. Since

no suturing is done, no ugly scar results. Also the results become evident

within a week and the results are permanent since the fat cells are destroyed

and removed.

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