SmartLipo MPX is a laser-assisted liposuction device, based on the SmartLipo laser device. As an advanced version of the popular SmartLipo device, it utilizes two specialised laser types to destroy fat cells and rejuvenate the skin, in a single treatment. As the device pairs two different types of laser beam, it is capable of liquifying more fat than the standard SmartLipo laser, meaning better results with lower downtime for patients.
Just like the SmartLipo, SmartLipoMPX is ideal for treating stubborn fatty areas in any of the following areas:
- upper arms
- other areas with isolated pockets of fat and loose skin
How is it performed?
At the beginning of your treatment, your surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to the area, so that you don’t feel any discomfort. Once the area has completely lost sensation, your aesthetic surgeon will make a tiny incision at the edge of the area. Then, they will insert a thin tube, known as a cannula, beneath the skin via this hole. The special laser device is located at the end of this cannula, so that it can be direted straight into the fat cells.
Your cosmetic surgeon will the move the cannula around, so as to break apart all the fat cells in the area. Simulataneously the device will direct a different laser energy at the area, which will help to kick-start the production of new collagen, tightening and toning your skin. Depending on the person, this treatment can take anywhere between 45 minutes to three hours.
Is it right for me?
If you have stubborn pockets of fatty tissue that have not responded to your exercise regime or dieting, then you could be a potential candidate for SmartLipo. You should also been in good general health, not have any serious underlying medical conditions and are at or near your ideal weight.
If you are significantly overweight, then you are not an ideal candidate for this procedure, and will probably be asked to lose some before you can undergo treatment. Certain medical conditions like immune or bleeding disorders, or anything which requires you to take certain types of medication, will prevent you from undergoing this procedure. You should take care to discuss your medical history and physiological condition with your aesthetic physician during your consultation.
What result can I expect?
SmartLipoMPX completely destroys the fat cells in an area, so they will not return. However, your body will still be able to store fat in different places. If you gain significant weight after the treatment, there’s no telling how or where your body might attempt to store the excess fat.
Your results from a SmartLipo MPX treatment should be immediately visible. They will grdually improve for several more months as your body adjusts to its new shape.
There are several advantages of a SmartLipo MPX treatment, including:
- less discomfort during the procedure and during recovery
- less trauma to the treatment area
- less bruising and swelling post-op
- less bleeding during the procedure
- faster recovery
- ability to successfully treat stubborn, hard-to-treat pockets of fat
It is likely that you will experience a small amount of swelling or bruising in the treatment area, but this should recede within the first few days. Most people find they can return to their normal daily activities the day after their treatment.