Even after losing the weight and exercising regularly, you may still struggle with pockets of fat that just won’t budge no matter how many crunches or lunges you do. John Scaffidi, MD, FABOM, FACOG, and Maneesh Ailawadi, MD, FSSO, at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss, with offices in Allentown and Easton, Pennsylvania, have a solution to help shape your body and get rid of those unwanted pockets of fat: Smartlipo. This minimally invasive form of liposuction uses advanced laser technology to melt fat away. To learn more about Smartlipo, call the office today or request an appointment online.
What is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a minimally invasive liposuction procedure that uses advanced laser technology to help get rid of unwanted pockets of fat on your body. The weight-loss specialists at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss can use Smartlipo to get rid of fat from your:
- Waist and abdomen
- Face and neck
The laser treatment melts the fat, and a special suction tube whisks it away for an immediate improvement in your shape.
Am I a good candidate for Smartlipo?
Your specialist at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss determines if you’re a good candidate for Smartlipo after a consultation. It’s not meant to serve as a weight loss tool, but to help get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to your diet and exercise program.
If you’re struggling to lose weight, Drs. Scaffidi and Ailawadi are weight-loss experts that can devise a plan to help you achieve your weight-loss goals using a number of proven techniques, both medical and surgical.
What can I expect during Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure conducted at the Lehigh Valley Weight Loss office under local anesthesia. Treatment time varies but takes about one to two hours. During your Smartlipo session, your surgical specialist inserts the thin laser instrument into the fatty tissue, which disrupts the cells and destroys them. Then, the fat is gently suctioned away through a special tube or cannula.
You will not feel any discomfort during Smartlipo treatment because you receive a local anesthetic. However, you may feel a little sore after treatment when the anesthesia wears off, much like after a heavy workout. The compression garments provided by your specialist may help ease your discomfort.
Due to the nature of the procedure, you may be advised to take it easy for a day or two, but should be able to resume your usual activities after that. Your specialist provides specific activity guidelines based on the procedure and your medical history.
You should notice an improvement in your shape immediately following your session, with continued improvements as the swelling goes down.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results from your Smartlipo treatment are permanent. Once the fat is removed, it won’t come back. However, the specialists at Lehigh Valley Weight Loss recommend you continue to follow your healthy diet and exercise program to maintain your trimmer look.
To schedule your Smartlipo consultation, call Lehigh Valley Weight Loss today or request an appointment online.