Exercising and maintaining a healthy diet are great for helping you get in shape, eliminate fat, and improve your body shape. While hard work and commitment can pay off, sometimes even the most stubborn fat may need to be addressed by other methods to achieve your desired results. Much like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo™ is a revolutionary alternative procedure that melts away pockets of fat in specific areas of the body for a more toned and sculpted figure. Dr. O’Toole is one of the few physicians in the San Gabriel Valley to incorporate this technology into his practice and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.Schedule a Consultation
How Can Smartlipo™ Help?
Smartlipo™ is a laser-assisted lipolysis technique that offers several advantages over other body contouring treatments. For example, traditional liposuction is an invasive procedure that only targets excess fat, whereas the minimally invasive Smartlipo™ can remove localized fat and tighten the skin. Using a small tube inserted under the skin, this procedure delivers laser light energy to heat and break up fat cells for a naturally slimmer look. Smartlipo™can address the following areas:
Smartlipo™ has a quick recovery time and only requires a few days of downtime. Your surgeon will likely advise that you wear a compression garment for at least one week to minimize any pain or discomfort.
The cost of Smartlipo™ depends on several factors, including how many areas are treated and the extent of correction needed. Dr. O’Toole and his staff will be able to provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your scheduled consultation.
You may experience some minor bruising and bleeding after your procedure, but these side effects should resolve after a few days.
Smartlipo™ patients can expect immediate and permanent results that will boost their appearance and self-esteem. Results will continue to improve in the weeks following surgery.
Q. Am I a good candidate for Smartlipo™?
Ideal candidates for Smartlipo™ are in good overall health, have a healthy body weight, and struggle to target specific areas of fat through diet and exercise.
Q. How does Smartlipo™ work?
The Smartlipo™ device uses a laser tip that is inserted through a small incision under the skin and aims concentrated light energy directly into the fat cells. The laser then heats, ruptures, and melts the excess fat away. The fat cells are suctioned out, and the skin around the treated area contracts to its new contours. This procedure can take between one and two hours depending on the type and number of treatment sites chosen.
Q. What are some benefits that come with Smartlipo™?
Since excess fat is liquefied during the procedure, Smartlipo™ causes much less stress on the body than traditional liposuction. Smartlipo™’s advanced laser technology can also be used for skin tightening as well as fat removal. This additional step also triggers the production of more collagen to help the skin contract and become smoother.