Liposuction is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures. SmartLipo™ Triplex and tumescent anesthesia have revolutionized lipolysis in enabling our skilled surgeons at MilfordMD to sculpt your body while awake! Thanks to state of the art technology, SmartLipo™ is the gold standard in laser liposuction treatments.
The SmartLipo™ Triplex is a laser system designed for laser body sculpting and for the disruption of fat cells. It is ideal for treating localized deposits of unwanted fat, fat tissue irregularities and for coagulating tissue leading to a tightening effect. SmartLipo™ Triplex is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, male breasts (gynecomastia), and other areas of loose or lax skin (flabby skin). It may be combined with modern liposculpture to treat larger areas such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, etc. At MilfordMD, Dr. Buckley performs all laser-lipo and liposculpture procedures entirely using local tumescent anesthesia with the patient awake and comfortable.
The secret to SmartLipo™ Triplex’s success lies in the three laser wavelengths (1064nm, 1320nm and 1440nm), which may be used independently or as a unique blend of laser energy to break down fatty tissues and tighten skin. This provides a unique treatment to safely tackle any bulge of fat, even in the most sensitive of areas. Loose skin is then treated with a different wavelength to stimulate collagen, giving you a smoother, tighter result.
What Are the Benefits of SmartLipo™ Triplex?
- Treats unwanted fat and fat tissue irregularities
- Promotes tissue coagulation resulting in skin tissue tightening
- Treats flabby or lax skin and areas of high vascularity
- May also improve cellulite
- Minimal edema (swelling) and bleeding due to the laser’s hemostatic properties
- Minimal if any bruising
- Faster healing time than traditional liposuction
How Does It Work?
SmartLipo™ Triplex laser-lipolysis is a minimally invasive procedure, which treats fat cells through thermal and photo-disruptive actions. These actions heat and collapse the fat cell membranes resulting in shrinkage of the treated area. Due to hemostatic properties of the laser, small vessels in the treatment area are coagulated, resulting in less bleeding, bruising, trauma and a quicker recovery time. The additional benefit of tissue tightening through thermal heating and tissue coagulation may also be seen.
Dr. Buckley performs this procedure using local tumescent anesthesia. The laser fiber is introduced into the body through a hand piece and a tiny detachable cannula (approximately one millimeter in size). The cannula is then inserted through a 1.5 mm entry site in the skin and into fat pockets. The laser fiber is moved in a “back and forth” fanning motion. The laser’s aiming beam can be visualized through the skin, allowing Dr. Buckley to precisely identify and sculpt the treatment area. Using an intelligent delivery of optimal laser wavelengths, SmartLipo™ Triplex permanently destroys fat cells, which are then removed in liquefied form. As the fiber tip comes in contact with the fat cells it disrupts the cell membranes and releases the fatty oil from the fat cells. The treated fat cells and released oil are then then removed using gentle suction. The laser is then adjusted to treat the surrounding tissue to tighten skin and encourage collagen production.
Is this Device FDA-Cleared?
The SmartLipo™ Triplex has been cleared by the FDA for laser-assisted lipolysis. It is also cleared for incision, vaporization, ablation and coagulation of soft tissue.
How Many Treatments are Required?
Most patients typically need only one treatment. The session may last from 45 minutes for a small area and longer for larger areas or when multiple areas are treated during one session. Laser-lipolysis is also an ideal choice for “touch ups” to improve previous traditional liposuction procedures.
Does Laser-Assisted Lipolysis Produce Lasting Results?
Yes! The SmartLipo™ Triplex procedure destroys the treated fat cells. Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, that person’s fat cells simply expand. Should you gain weight, that fat will most likely be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.
Am I the Right Candidate?
SmartLipo™ offers contouring and sculpting of the chin, neck, male chest reduction (also known as gynecomastia), female breast reduction, arms, back and side bra bulges, back, abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, front, back, inner and outer thighs, knees, calves, and ankles.
Since it is a minimally invasive procedure, it does not have the same risks and expense associated with the traditional invasive liposuction surgery. The results are a slimmer, tighter body with minimal downtime, allowing you to get back to normal activities typically in just a couple of days. Ideal candidates are in good health, close to normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results.
So, if you:
- have tried hours of strenuous workouts and strict diets without any results,
- are losing your battle against turkey neck, bra rolls, muffin tops, saddle bags, love handles, or thunder thighs and
- want to reveal a tighter face or body ASAP (in just a few days recovery),
then you should book a consultation with Dr. Richard Buckley and our aesthetic consultants to customize your treatment for the results you deserve!
For Facial Liposculpture, learn about our other laser – PrecisionTx