How does Smartlipo Triplex Work?

This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a small cannula about the size of the tip of a pen, which is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced, resulting in tissue tightening. The three laser wavelengths contained in Smartlipo Triplex allow customization based on the nature of the patients concerns.


What are the advantages of Smartlipo Triplex over conventional liposuction procedure?

First, both treatments remove fat, but unlike Smartlipo, conventional liposuction can leave behind loose skin. Second, because local anesthetic is typically used with Smartlipo treatments (instead of general anesthesia), you’re awake during the procedure. Local anesthesia leads to faster, easier recovery. Smartlipo can also create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men.


Is there a recovery period?

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.


How do I know if Smartlipo is right for me?

The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are 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 Dr. Spencer can provide you with the best information. Contact us with any additional questions you may have.