3 Benefits of SmartLipo for a Slimmer, Smoother Body Shape
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and Nearby Nevada
December 28, 2023
SmartLipo Triplex™ removes fat like other liposuction techniques, but this technology offers unique advantages over previous options. Laser energy liquefies and loosens fat cells for efficient removal of unwanted fat with a quick and easy procedure. SmartLipo Triplex™ is FDA-approved to remove unwanted fat for healthy people at a stable weight. Dr. Stephen M. Miller offers this minimally invasive fat removal and skin tightening procedure in Las Vegas.
1. SmartLipo Triplex™ Is Less Invasive Than Traditional Liposuction
Traditional liposuction uses tumescent fluid containing a mixture of epinephrine and lidocaine to swell and harden fat deposits. Then, a hollow tube (cannula) connected to a surgical vacuum suctions out the isolated fat. SmartLipo Triplex™ uses laser-assisted lipolysis to liquefy the cells for easier removal.
The cannula used for SmartLipo is smaller than the one used with traditional liposuction and therefore requires smaller incisions. While liposuction scars are often small, SmartLipo Triplex™ requires even tinier incisions, offering a slimmer contour with less visible markings from the procedure. Traditional liposuction requires general anesthesia, which comes with risks, but SmartLipo Triplex™ only needs local anesthetic to make you comfortable.
2. SmartLipo Triplex™ Offers Skin Tightening Benefits
Your skin loses collagen starting in your twenties, and the elastin fibers that give your tissues pliability weaken with age and weight gain. Your skin can’t shrink back into place as easily when you are older or have lost weight. The heat emitted from the SmartLipo Triplex™ device not only liquefies fat but induces skin remodeling for tighter skin. The boost in collagen may even improve the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the skin (though it is not a cellulite treatment).
Traditional liposuction can have the opposite effect, leaving you with more sagging skin than before the procedure.
3. Your Body Heals Faster After SmartLipo Triplex™
Using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia helps you recover faster after the SmartLipo Triplex™ procedure. The heat from the laser energy causes your blood vessels to thicken, which reduces post-operative bleeding, bruising, and swelling. Instead of inconvenient surgical drains and weeks of recovery with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo Triplex™ patients only need a few days of downtime.
SmartLipo Triplex™ offers a faster and smoother recovery, but compression garments are still necessary to help your body heal and conform to your new body size.
If you’re interested in liposuction with SmartLipo Triplex™, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Miller by filling out our online contact form or calling (702) 369-1001.