SmartLipo® in Philadelphia
- What is SmartLipo?
- Am I a candidate for laser lipo surgery?
- How is laser lipolysis performed?
- Dr. Claytor performs lipolysis
- Are there side effects to SmartLipo surgery?
- What results can I expect from laser lipo?
We all have it: that place where stubborn fat deposits seem to hang on despite our best efforts at the gym and an overall healthy diet. If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to isolated fat deposits that requires minimal downtime, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brannon Claytor offers SmartLipo under local anesthesia for effective results and a quick recovery.
What is SmartLipo?
Smartlipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. It is designed to target stubborn body fat in three main body areas where patients complain of fat deposits:
- Love handles
- Flabby arms
After treatment, the targeted areas look slimmer and more contoured, giving the patient a better over-all body proportion. Beyond reducing fat deposits effectively, laser-assisted SmartLipo promotes the production of new collagen in the skin—resulting in a 57% increase in tissue tightening over traditional methods of liposuction. This makes SmartLipo a great option for body sculpting to achieve a six-pack, toned arms, and other features as part of your ideal-looking figure.
SmartLipo Procedure Using PrecisionTX Technology
PrecisionTX is a type of SmartLipo that specifically targets the chin and neck area. Using a small cannula tube, about the size of a pen, PrecisionTX is inserted under the skin. A unique SideLaze800™ laser fiber inside the tube emits energy directly under the skin. The precise SideLaze800 laser energy increases the depth and quality of your skin, while simultaneously disrupting selected areas of the face under the chin and neck. This promotes collagen growth and improvement of the texture of your skin.
Am I a candidate for laser lipo surgery?
If diet and exercise are ineffective in eliminating stubborn fat, you may be a candidate for a laser liposuction procedure. Depending on your target area Dr. Claytor may use SmartLipo or PrecisionTX. Candidates for SmartLipo are men and women whose stubborn fat will not go away from dieting and exercise alone. Ideal candidates are not significantly overweight but have common signs of aging around the lower face and neck. Both laser liposuction procedures are effective and affordable solutions for improving your appearance, and Dr. Claytor performs both procedures in our surgical facility.
The best way to learn if a procedure is a good fit for you based on your health and aesthetic goals is to schedule an in-depth consultation will Dr. Claytor. During this conversation, in which he takes his time to listen and learn about your goals, you will be able to determine if a laser liposuction procedure is right for you.
How is laser lipolysis performed?
SmartLipo or PrecisionTX are both performed in our office (we are located on the Main Line of Philadelphia). Patients are able to talk to Dr. Claytor during the procedure because they will be awake.
On average, the SmartLipo procedure takes about an hour. First, patients receive a local anesthetic to numb the treatment areas so there is little discomfort during the SmartLipo procedure. Then, Dr. Claytor will need to make a number of small incisions to insert the cannula. There may be some slight pressure or a warming sensation in and around the target areas.
After treatment and continuous care, your scars will fade over time. This will depend on the size of the treatment areas.
Recovery & downtime after laser liposuction
There is minimal downtime, and most patients are back to work in a day or two. However, patients should avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 weeks.
While SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure, it is still a surgical procedure nonetheless. You should expect some swelling and soreness after surgery. Additionally, there can be some bleeding from the small incision sites during or after the procedure.
SmartLipo produces results that are long lasting, since new collagen is formed during the procedure. Only one treatment is necessary to achieve excellent results. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy your results. Patients can expect to see some immediate results, but the final results won’t appear for about least three months. Unless there are very large areas needing to be treated, one procedure typically provides the desired results.
SmartLipo before and after photos
*Individual results may vary on a case by case basis
Frequently Asked Questions about the SmartLipo procedure
Are there side effects to SmartLipo surgery?
SmartLipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, so there will be some swelling and soreness. Additionally, there can be some bleeding from the small incision sites during or after the procedure.
What results can I expect from laser lipo?
SmartLipo produces results that last since new collagen is formed. Only one treatment is necessary to achieve the desired results. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy the results. Patients can expect to see some immediate results, but the final results won’t appear for about least three months. Unless there are very large areas needing to be treated, one procedure will provide excellent results.
Can I combine SmartLipo with any other treatments or procedures?
Dr. Claytor has pioneered an innovative facial rejuvenation procedure called LaMiNa (Laser + Microneedling + Nanofat), also referred to as Biologics + CO2 Laser Skin Tightening (BLT) treatment. The technique combines the effects of CO2 laser treatment, microneedling, and nanofat application to significantly improve aesthetic outcomes without extending recovery times. LaMiNa is minimally invasive and significantly improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also tightening the skin. Learn more about LaMiNa here »
Where will my SmartLipo procedure be performed?
Dr. Claytor performs SmartLipo here in our Bryn Mawr plastic surgery office
Schedule a consultation with Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Brannon Claytor
If you are interested in SmartLipo at our Bryn Mawr Office and would like to see if you are a good candidate, call (610) 527-4833 to schedule a consultation with Main Line Top Doctor, Dr. Claytor. Our plastic surgery practice serves patients from Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, the Main Line and surrounding areas.
About Dr. Claytor
Philadelphia board certified plastic surgeon Dr. R. Brannon Claytor has over 15 years of experience offering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. A member of The Aesthetic Society’s Board of Trustees, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Dr. Claytor is dedicated to continuously advancing his surgical techniques and teaching his methods to colleagues at national meetings. In addition to his surgical work, Dr. Claytor the Chief of Plastic Surgery for Main Line Health Systems, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Lankenau Institute of Medical Research.
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Dr. Claytor performs lipolysis
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Smartlipo Revision – Fantastic Experience
I had a SmartLipo Revision on May 30, 2018, 6 months after my first procedure back in November. I felt like I needed additional fat taken out of my flanks and Dr. Claytor agreed and worked with me so I can achieve the results I needed. It’s been a week and I am already thrilled with my results. He is truly one of the kindest doctors I have dealt with, easy to talk to and his staff is equally as kind as him. I highly recommend this practice, please feel free to message me if you have questions.