shutterstock_157594730Often touted as the next generation in liposuction technology, the SmartLipo Triplex system is a super effective and relatively new procedure for eliminating fat and contouring your body. By helping you shed unwanted body fat quickly with minimal risk and recovery time, SmartLipo Triplex allows you to have greater control over your shape and form. Below, Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Michaels answers some commonly asked questions about treatment, risk and recovery.

Is SmartLipo Triplex for Everyone?

A quick consultation with Dr. Michaels will help you determine whether laser liposuction is right for you. Considered safe for most healthy adults, the procedure is minimally invasive and requires only a localized anesthetic. To determine whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment, Dr. Michaels will discuss your weight loss goals with you, as well as other factors, including treatable areas, amount of fat to be removed and skin tone.

What Areas Can SmartLipo Triplex Treat?

SmartLipo can be hugely beneficial to individuals who struggle to shed those last few pounds, or who require help in toning a stubborn curve. However, it is not an appropriate route to take for those who wish to eliminate large quantities of belly fat or fat deposits close to organs. SmartLipo Triplex is best suited to get rid of problem areas beneath the surface of the skin and to help tone and tighten regions resistant to diet and exercise.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

Because SmartLipo Triplex is performed on an outpatient basis, you should expect to be able to resume normal, low-impact activities within a few days. It is recommended that patients schedule at least two or three days off of work to give their body time to fully heal. Common side effects include bruising, numbness and swelling, all of which subside soon after surgery. A compression garment should be worn for several weeks after the procedure to help reduce swelling. While results are noticeable immediately, it takes up to six months for the tissue and skin to completely heal to its permanent state.

Where Can I Learn More about SmartLipo Triplex?

To learn more about laser liposuction and to schedule a consultation, call Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at (301) 468-5991 in North Bethesda, MD, or (703) 957-8610 in Fairfax, VA. We also understand that in the current economic climate, finances can be a roadblock to realizing your aesthetic goals. Our offices are happy to discuss payment options with you and assist you in finding the best financing available.

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