Dr. Gregory T. Mesna offers Smartlipo™, a laser-assisted body sculpting treatment that can help remove stubborn fat deposits, and spurs a youthful tightening of the skin for exceptionally slim and smooth results. Dr. Mesna offers Smartlipo™ as an alternative to traditional liposuction. This minimally invasive procedure provides consistent results, a shorter healing time, and less trauma than traditional liposuction. Dr. Mesna has the technical expertise and artistic vision to create the shape you want using this advanced treatment. To learn more about Smartlipo™, contact our Minneapolis location.
What is Smartlipo™?
Smartlipo™ is a variation on the popular liposuction procedure that incorporates laser technology. Dr. Mesna will administer a local anesthetic to the treatment site before creating small incisions. Dr. Mesna will inject a solution of saline and lidocaine into the target area, which numbs the tissues and decreases the amount of bleeding. Once a patient’s targeted area has been sufficiently numbed, Dr. Mesna will begin the Smartlipo™ treatment.
The actual laser element of Smartlipo™ is inserted within the cannula, the long hollow tube used to suction fat cells out of the body. The laser targets and melts fat cells, causing them to liquefy. Next, he will begin to suction out the melted fat tissue. Because it has already been liquefied, this process is smoother than in traditional liposuction. The use of a laser also causes your blood vessels to coagulate, resulting in less bleeding. Meanwhile, this treatment can stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, causing it to tighten around your targeted area.
Smartlipo™ can be performed in all areas that traditional liposuction can be performed. These include the arms, legs, chest, back, and stomach. Patients who elect to undergo Smartlipo™ should be in good general health. Most liposuction patients have one or more problem areas where they struggle to lose weight. Many patients who choose Smartlipo™ are women who have had children and struggle to lose all of their baby weight. In many cases, Smartlipo™ is combined with other surgeries such as abdominoplasty, thigh lift, and more.
It is important to understand that no liposuction treatment is intended to help patients achieve significant weight loss. Instead, it is used to help patients of a healthy weight to eliminate stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise.
Smartlipo™ can be more costly than traditional liposuction. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mesna will review the benefits of both procedures, take careful note of your goals, and make an expert recommendation to help you achieve the refined contours you desire. We are happy to provide CareCredit℠ financing to help patients place the cost of this and other treatments comfortably within their budgets.
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If you are struggling with stubborn fat deposits that will not respond to diet or exercise, don’t wait any longer to explore the benefits of Smartlipo™. To learn more about Mesna Plastic Surgery and schedule a Smartlipo™ consultation, contact us today.