Basil Pakeman, M.D., F.R.C.S. 240 East 64th Street New York, NY
Jafer Joffrey, MD 601 N. Martingale Road, Suite 155, Schaumburg, IL
(847) 995 9000
Marwan R. Khalifeh, MD 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1710 Chevy Chase, MD
SmartLipo MPX is a cosmetic procedure developed to help patients sculpt and contour their bodies using a safe, cost-effective method that requires minimal downtime. SmartLipo MPX was FDA approved in November, 2006 and has become remarkably popular as a laser lipolysis system by offering patients high-tech results.
SmartLipo MPX makes use of a small hollow tool called a cannula which is inserted under the patient’s skin to target fat cells in a particular area of the body. Inside the cannula there is a laser that is directed at fat cells, melting them before they are sucked up into the cannula for removal. The diameter of a cannula (1-2 mm) is considerably smaller than the diameter of the cannula required for traditional liposuction. The smaller diameter of the cannula means fewer traumas to the skin and underlying tissues.
Laser technology used in the SmartLipo MPX procedure helps doctors achieve greater precision. The laser can act as a visual guide, which enhances the contouring and sculpting possibilities available with this procedure. The 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser uses 6W-18W to speed up the process of fat liquefaction and removal, while reducing bleeding and swelling associated with the procedure by causing blood vessels to coagulate.
SmartLipo MPX offers several advantages over traditional liposuction procedures. It allows patients to see results fast because the laser technology reduces trauma to underlying tissues. Less swelling and less bleeding means that patients can see the outcomes of the procedure more rapidly. Further, SmartLipo MPX is a procedure that embodies fewer complications than traditional liposuction procedures. Because SmartLipo MPX only requires the use of local anesthesia, allowing the patient to stay conscious, there are fewer post-operative risks and complications associated with the procedure.
Are you a good candidate for SmartLipo MPX?
Good candidates are individuals who have already tried diet and exercise to rid themselves of excess fat stores with no success. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to carry fat deposits on certain areas of the body. When the individual tries to rid the body of excess fat without having success, SmartLipo MPX may be the solution.
Patients who are in good general health are the best candidates for a procedure like SmartLipo MPX. Ideally, patients should exercise on a regular basis and be within 25 to 30 pounds of their ideal weight. It is important that patients have realistic expectations about what to expect from the procedure. SmartLipo MPX is not intended as a weight loss procedure. Rather, it is meant to sculpt and contour the body. Patients should be motivated to get rid of excess fatty deposits on the body and recognize the limitations of the procedure as a weight loss method.
This is an ideal procedure for patients who would like to sculpt and contour the body without spending a lot of time in recovery. Most patients who undergo SmartLipo MPX are able to return to work within a couple of days. Bandages are typically removed within a couple of weeks following the procedure. SmartLipo MPX is a great procedure for patients who would like a skin tightening procedure in addition to liposuction treatment. The SmartLipo MPX laser helps encourage the development of new collagen in the skin overlying the treated area, making this procedure superior to traditional liposuction in terms of its ability to tighten the skin tissues.
Patients who are looking for a relatively safe and effective procedure for removing excess body fat from targeted areas on the body are good candidates. The procedure is FDA approved and is one of the safest procedures in the field of cosmetic surgery.
What you’ll find at SmartLipoMPX.com
SmartLipoMPX.com is a web site that was developed to help patients learn more about the procedure to determine whether it’s right for them. SmartLipoMPX.com covers all the basic information about the procedure including information about the procedure itself; how it works and what it can do for patients. Common areas of the body that are treated by SmartLipo MPX are also discussed in detail. Prospective patients can also learn a bit about recovery from SmartLipo MPX before perusing the before and after images in the gallery to see how this procedure has helped others obtain a more sculpted physique. And finally, SmartLipoMPX.com provides a Surgeon Locator tool to help prospective patients track down qualified plastic surgeons.