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Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a term used to describe minimally invasive treatments that permanently eliminate targeted fat cells. At The Beauty Medics, SmartLipo® offers outstanding body contouring results.

This approach is not an alternative to weight loss, even though it will permanently eliminate a portion of targeted fat cells. Some of the treatment areas that can benefit from SmartLipo include:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms 
  • Legs
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Flanks

More than one area can be treated during the same visit. When you come in for a consultation, you’ll learn more about how SmartLipo can help you reach your body contouring goals. 

How does SmartLipo work?

SmartLipo is a type of laser liposuction that offers a way to remove fat without the invasive techniques used in traditional liposuction. The process uses laser technology to safely penetrate your skin and create heat in targeted fat cells.

That heat ruptures the cell walls, making it impossible for the cells to store fat. The fat drains out and is suctioned from the body using small medical tubing called a cannula. These hollow tubes are incredibly thin and only require minuscule incisions to enter the skin. 

SmartLipo removes a significant amount of unwanted fat without scarring, extensive recovery time, excessive bleeding, or swelling. The lasers used during treatments also help tighten your skin and refine the final results. 

The Beauty Medics also offers ENDYMED® body contouring, an approach that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten skin and reduce your trouble areas by inches. 

Am I a good candidate for SmartLipo?

To be a good candidate for SmartLipo, you need to reach and be able to maintain a healthy weight. While the treatment permanently eliminates a portion of your fat cells, the cells that remain will still be able to expand and contract to store more or less fat. 

If you gain a significant amount of weight after completing SmartLipo treatment, your remaining fat cells will simply expand to accommodate that fat, marring your results. SmartLipo is an excellent option for refining the contouring of specific body areas but won’t deliver effective results in places where you have a significant accumulation of fat. 

If you’re a smoker, you should make an effort to find a smoking cessation program that works for you before moving forward with SmartLipo. Smoking robs your body of healthy circulation, a critical part of the healing process. Quitting the habit will help you recover and boost all areas of your health and wellness. 

When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit or schedule online in just a matter of moments.