Smartlipo, aka Laser Lipo, is a new cosmetic procedure for fat removal. It is similar to traditional liposuction, but utilizes the energy generated from a laser fiber to "melt" fat away. Laser liposuction is performed in a doctor's office under a light, local anesthetic. A small incision is made usually in a skin crease or fold to reduce any visible scarring and a cannula (a very tiny tube) is inserted beneath the skin and into the fat deposit. With traditional liposuction, the cannula is moved back and forth to rupture the fat cells and suction is used to vacuum out the cells. With Smartlipo, a laser is used to rupture the fat cells so there is less trauma to the surrounding tissues and the procedure is less invasive. The laser also promotes collagen growth beneath the skin which causes the skin to be even more toned and sculpted.
SmartLipo has been shown to effectively treat unwanted fat in the waist, hips, inner and outer thighs. It is also effective in removing fat from localized areas of the face & chin.
For patients in the Fort Lauderdale area, there are a number of cosmetic surgeons that offer this procedure.
The South Florida Center for Plastic Surgery, located in Ft. Lauderdale offers the treatment. The center has seen successful treatment of stubborn fat deposits in specific areas like the buttocks, thighs, stomach, hips, knees or arms.
Dermacare of Fort Lauderdale also offers Smartlipo treatments in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Dermacare offers many advanced cosmetic medical treatments and minimally invasive surgical procedures including Smartlipo. Dr. R.G. Stratt is one of only a handful of doctors in Broward County who is certified to perform Cynosure Smartlipo.
Finally, Strax Rejuvenation offers Smartlipo from their offices in Lauderhill, Florida. Strax Rejuvenation has a state-of-the-art facility offering a broad range of cosmetic services tailored to meet the needs of their patients. They are excited to offer Smartlipo to patients in South Florida.
Laser lipo treatments are not cheap. Treatments cost between $2,000 - $4,000 depending on the treatment area or doctor. It is recommended that you consult a doctor for more information. For more information please visit Smartlipo Doctors in Ft. Lauderdale.