Summer is upon us! Have you been dealing with unwanted fat that makes you uncomfortable but are concerned about doing major surgery to remove it or go through with liposuction? SmartLipo is your solution- a minimally invasive alternative to liposuction. Dr. Carter has 20+ years of experience in the cosmetic industry and has been doing SmartLipo procedures for over 10 years since it was introduced. Below are some common questions that people have about the procedure with informative answers. Dr. Carter would love to help make you look and feel your best!

How does LaserBodyScultping work?

This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or tube) inserted into the skin. A laser fiber inside of the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away as liquid. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in overall tighter skin tissue.

What areas of the body can be treated?

LaserBodySculpting is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, “bra fat,”abdomen, “love handles,” “saddle bags,” inner and outer thighs and knees.

Am I a candidate?

LaserBodySculpting is meant for areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. The perfect candidate is in good health and of normal body weight.

How does LaserBodySculpting compare to conventional liposuction?

Conventional liposuction is meant to remove greater amounts of fat. However, since this can leave behind unsightly pockets of skin, laser assisted lipolysis is often a perfect complement.

Is there a recovery period?

LaserBodySculpting is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light trauma can occur, but you’ll be able to return to work in a couple of days and resume exercise after 2 weeks.

How many treatments are required?

Typically only one treatment is required. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated.