Minimally-Invasive Body Sculpting
When diet and exercise are ineffective in eliminating stubborn fat, you may be a candidate for the Smartlipo® procedure. Smartlipo Triplex ® targets the same areas as traditional liposuction and is an effective, affordable solution for permanently eliminating fat. Performed in our AAAASF Surgical Facility in Bryn Mawr, Smartlipo can achieve similar results to traditional liposuction at a fraction of the cost.
What Is SmartLipo?
Smartlipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure done under local anesthesia. Treated areas look slimmer and more contoured, and the patient can achieve better over-all body proportion. Laser assisted Smartlipo promotes new collagen to be produced resulting in a 57% increase in tissue tightening over traditional liposuction. This procedure is best suited to men and women who are not significantly overweight but who have stubborn fat deposits, stomach, love handles or flabby arms.
The Smartlipo body contouring procedure is performed in our office AAAASF surgery facility conveniently located on the Main Line of Philadelphia. There is minimal down-time, and most patients are back to work the next day but should avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 weeks.
Frequently asked questions
How Many Treatments Are Required To Achieve The Desired Results?
Only one PrecisionTx treatment is necessary to achieve the desired results. You’ll see some immediate results, but results won’t be final until at least three months. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but unless there are very large areas that need to be treated, one procedure will provide excellent results.
How Does PrecisionTx Work?
The PrecisionTx treatment is performed by using a very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) inserted under the skin. A unique SideLaze800™ laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. The precise SideLaze800 laser energy increases the depth and quality of your skin, while simultaneously disrupting selected areas of face under the chin and neck.
Can Anyone Have This Treatment?
The best candidates for PrecisionTx are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have common signs of aging around the lower face and neck. A consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Claytor, can provide you with the best information.
Does It Hurt?
There is little discomfort associated with the PrecisionTx treatment, since patients are treated with a local anesthetic to numb the areas that will be treated. Patients may feel slight pressure or a warming sensation in and around the areas to be treated. Patients are able to talk with the doctor during the procedure because they are awake and not sedated.
Are There Any Side Effects?
PrecisionTx is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, therefore after the treatment there will be some swelling and soreness. However, since PrecisionTx is a minimally invasive laser procedure, incision sites are very small and there is little bleeding during the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in a day or two.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
On average, the procedure will take one hour, depending on the size of the areas to be treated.
Do I Have To Stay In The Hospital?
No, PrecisionTx is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia at our AAAASF facility in Bryn Mawr.
How Much Does SmartLipo Cost?
The price for PrecisionTX will depend on several factors specific to each patient, including their ideal goal and current body type. The complete cost for this procedure may be determined after your evaluation with Dr. Claytor.
How Long Do The Results Last?
Since new collagen is formed in the areas treated with PrecisionTx and the structures under the skin are treated with laser energy—the procedure produces results that last. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy the results.
Will There Be Scarring?
The incision sites will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable and will fade over time. Dr. Claytor will evaluate your skin type and provide the best information on scar prevention.
Schedule a consultation
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.