Body Contouring Minimally Invasive

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Even with diet and exercise, most people have stubborn pockets of fat that seem impossible to lose. Today’s body contouring procedures can treat both large and small problem areas with little to no downtime. Non-invasive and minimally invasive body contouring gets rid of fat in trouble spots, like your abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, and neck.

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Overview

Minimally Invasive Laser Lipolysis

Laser lipolysis technology offers the versatility to match treatment offerings with patient demand for body contouring, treating cellulite or contouring the lower face and neck.

Laser liposuction may involve less pain, less bruising and swelling. In many cases, local anesthetic is used instead of general anesthesia, so you’re awake during the procedure—which means a faster, easier recovery period than with traditional liposuction.

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1Sasaki, Gordon H. MD, FACS, “Clinical experience with the SideLaze800 fiber and the 1440nm wavelength Smartlipo Triplex workstation for facial contouring.” 2012 White Paper. 12 patient study. Data on file.

Patients can learn all about Smartlipo procedures and connect with trained physicians on our Smartlipo website.

If you are looking for laser or light-based treatment information for a specific condition, or a provider in your area please visit our patient information area.

Laser Face and Neck Contouring

Sometimes the small things bother you the most. Whether it’s the first signs of aging like a sagging neck and jowls, or you just want to have a fresher and more revitalized look.

Now a minimally invasive laser procedure for the treatment of small areas such as the lower face and neck and axillary glands in the armpit area is available. This one-time, one-hour procedure is ideal if you want great results with the least amount of downtime.

When treating the lower face and neck, laser energy is used to melt fat below the skin’s surface and also causes new collegen production by treating the subdermis.

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      FAQs

      Laser Lipolysis FAQs

      What is Smartlipo by Cynosure?
      Smartlipo  is a medical device designed exclusively to perform laser-assisted lipolysis, commonly referred to as laser liposuction. A very thin tube containing the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted in targeted fatty areas through a small incision. The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. The laser literally melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue around the area tightens through coagulation, contributing to a smoother shape overall.

      How do I know if Smartlipo is right for me?
      The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with a Smartlipo physician can provide you with the best information.

      Is Smartlipo safe?
      Smartlipo is the most widely used and extensively studied, used and validated laser-assisted liposuction or lipolysis system available today. It was the first laser introduced for this purpose. With a decade of studies, Smartlipo has been shown to involve less pain, less bruising and swelling, and provide a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction.

      How long does the procedure take?
      On average, the procedure will take 1.5-2 hours and is performed as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

      Do I have to stay in the hospital?
      Laser lipolysis is typically an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.

      How many treatments are necessary?
      For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.

      Lower Face and Neck FAQs

      What is PrecisionTx by Cynosure?

      PrecisionTx is a minimally invasive procedure to treat small areas of fat in areas such as the lower face and neck or arms. Through a small incision a very thin tube containing the PrecisionTx laser fiber is inserted and the laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to  the treatment area.

      How do I know if small area laser lipolysis for the face and neck is right for me?

      The best candidates for the procedure are women and men who are not severely overweight, but have some trouble spots like under the chin or upper arms. A consultation with a physician can provide you with the best information.

      How do I know if small area laser lypolysis for the arms is right for me?
      The best candidates for the procedure are women and men who experience bothersome sweating. A consultation with a physician can provide you with the best information.

      What does it feel like?
      Because the area is anesthetized, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure but it is a mild sensation. Following the procedure, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout.

      How long does the procedure take?
      On average, the procedure will take 1 hour. This is dependent on the number and size of areas to be treated.

      Do I have to stay in the hospital?
      Typically, the procedure is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia and can be performed in a physician’s office.

      How many treatments are necessary?
      For most patients, results are achieved in just one treatment. Speak with your physician about what you can expect post-treatment.

      Will there be scarring?
      The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician is best to evaluate your skin type and provide you information.

      What’s the recovery time?
      The procedures are minimally invasive and usually require only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities in a short period of time.
       
      How much does a procedure cost?
      The average cost depends on the number and size of areas to be treated. Ask a physician in your area to find out more information.

      How do I contact a PrecisionTx physician?
      For a qualified practitioner in your area, use our physician locator.

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