What is Smartlipo Triplex?
Smartlipo Triplex is the latest innovation in laser assisted liposuction. It has the unique feature of combining three lasers into one optimal package that can remove fat and tighten the skin. It is especially designed to assist people who exercise and diet, yet cannot lose the weight in those trouble areas. It is also the most trusted and used form of laser lipolysis today.
How does Smartlipo Triplex work?
Smartlipo Triplex combines three lasers at 1440, 1064, and 1320 nm wavelengths. It delivers these lasers to the fat cells underneath the skin through a small cannula that is inserted through an incision. The lasers then rupture the fat cell membranes and liquefy the fat. Also, while the fat cell membranes are being ruptured, the laser is cauterizing blood cells to ensure minimal bleeding. Collagen tissue is being stimulated at the same time to tighten loose skin. After all this has taken place, the liquefied fat is aspirated through the same incision.
What areas of the body does Smartlipo Triplex treat?
This procedure is one that is so accurate, that it is used to reach places that traditional liposuction cannot. Some of the places that Smartlipo Triplex is used to target include the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, chin, ankles, hips, waist, abdomen, buttock, breast and chest.
What are the advantages of Smartlipo Triplex over other similar treatments?
Smartlipo Triplex is the only laser lipolysis that incorporates three lasers in one treatment. This means that it can liquefy fat, tighten the skin and reduce bleeding. Other systems only use up to two lasers and do not achieve such a wide variety of results in one use. Also, Smartlipo Triplex is equipped with Smartsense with Thermaguide. This allows it to monitor the temperature of the skin so that the procedure never becomes painfully hot.
Who is a candidate for Smartlipo Triplex?
Anyone who exercises, eats right and has no major medical problems, but wants to tone those trouble areas, is a potential candidate for this procedure.
How is Smartlipo Triplex performed?
The execution of the procedure is straightforward. The surgeon initially applies a local anesthetic to the area being treated. Next, they make a small incision and insert the tube containing the fiber optic. The three lasers liquefy the fat, cauterize blood vessels and stimulate collagen. The liquefied fat is then aspirated through the same incision and a compression bandage is applied.
What is the recovery like?
The operation is an outpatient procedure. Recovery time is minimal, with most people returning to their normal activities within a few days. Some people may need to wear compression bandages for a week or two. Also, there may be mild bruising that heals after about four days.
What will the results be like?
Results with this procedure, like any other procedure, will vary. Immediate results will be a notable reduction in fat. After two weeks you will start to notice a more toned appearance in the treated area. At about six months, the final results will be a slimmer area that is noticeably firmer as well.
What are the risks?
If you eat a healthy diet, exercise and have no medical conditions, there should be no risks. If you do have any current or past medical problems, you will need to address this when you consult with your surgeon.
Is Smartlipo Triplex FDA approved for use in the U.S.?
Yes, Smartlipo Triplex is authorized by the FDA for use in the U.S.
Is Smartlipo Triplex covered by insurance companies?
Like other cosmetic procedures, Smartlipo Triplex is not covered by most health insurance plans. Many of the surgeon’s offices offer payment plans or deferred payment options. Please discuss payment options that may work for you with the office’s billing specialist.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.
By Anti-Aging.org Staff
Updated: June 30, 2010