As Oklahoma’s premier cosmetic surgery center, we are pleased to report that we were the first in the state of Oklahoma (and one of only 15 premiere sites nationwide) to receive the SmartLipo™ by Cynosure.
Smartlipo Laser Body Sculpting™ is also known as Laser lipolysis. SmartLipo™ is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system to offer a revolutionary and minimally- invasive procedure for the removal of fat. Using a high-powered laser, Smartlipo is a new Laser Body Sculpting procedure with less downtime and fewer side effects than traditional liposuction.
Smartlipo works with a very small cannula, or tube, approximately 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm in diameter containing a laser fiber which is inserted into the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth, delivering the laser’s energy to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and easily drain away. The laser energy also interacts with the dermis, resulting in collagen shrinkage.
Due to the cannula’s small size and minimally-invasive design, Smartlipo can be performed under local anesthesia. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, as well as a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction.
Because general anesthesia is unnecessary, the procedure is very safe with only minimal side effects. If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for SmartLipo. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight, and have realistic expectations for the results.
Smartlipo can be a great adjunct to traditional liposuction procedures, and it is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, knees, back, bra strap, mons pubis, breasts (gynecomastia), and areas of loose and flabby or floppy skin.
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. After the treatment, you will have minimal pain or bruising. We recommend one-to-two days’ rest, but most patients are able to return to work immediately.
The procedure will improve the body’s shape, tighten sagging skin, and may improve cellulite to a certain degree. Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months.