SmartLipo Questions Answered
Are you tired of sprinting for hours and having the last five pounds just not come off? Have you been lifting weights for months and you still cannot get that deep definition you have been aiming for? Are you sick and tired of being on a restricted diet and not seeing the results you should? Maybe it is time you started to look into some alternatives.
Many times there are issues with our bodies that we cannot prevent. For example, unwanted cellulite, even though you eat a very healthy diet. Other common issues are arms that are hard to tone, stomach weight that will not move since you had children, and thighs that just will not stop touching. Many of these issues are due to genetics and no matter how hard you train and how strict your diet is, these areas will only change a certain amount.
If you are okay with that, then that is great. However, some of us need to gain that competitive edge for a competition or have been dreaming about wearing skinny jeans for years and want to find a solution that will make this dream a reality. So what is the secret to overcoming genetics?
The Revolutionary Alternative to Liposuction
SmartLipo was approved by the FDA in 2007 and since then has become very popular. This non-invasive procedure is performed with a laser that uses a carefully calibrated frequency to liquefy fat deposits that are under the top layer of the patient’s skin. The laser then ruptures the fat cells and leaves a liquid substance, which is then removed through a tiny incision by the surgeon. This method is much different and safer than traditional liposuction because it causes less swelling, bleeding and bruising.
In addition, patients only need local anesthetic for this procedure. This helps keeps cost and complications down. An added bonus is that you do not need to be admitted to a hospital and you can return to your normal activities in a couple days. Moreover, this procedure allows better results along with smoother and tighter skin.
Both men and women are looking for the edge that will help them stand out from competition and overcome their never ending battles with genetics. SmartLipo is a cutting-edge technique that can shape the body and help you to look and feel better about your figure.
Is SmartLipo Right for You?
Most people qualify for SmartLipo. The three major factors that doctors are looking for are:
1. Person is in good health, exercises regularly, is in within 25 lbs of his or her ideal weight.
2. Has one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have not responded or have responded poorly to diet and exercise.
3. Person should be bothered by these areas and would like to see them go permanently.
The last one is probably the most important when considering this procedure. This is not a temporary solution and one should not count on it as a “quick fix.” After the procedure is done you need to continue eating healthfully and exercising to prevent the fat from coming back.
Once the fat is moved from the area of concern it will never come back, but if you let your exercise and nutrition deteriorate than the fat will be redistributed elsewhere. So again, it is very important to want this and be ready to stick with it permanently.
Some Common Concerns
Making the decision to choose SmartLipo or any kind of treatment can be difficult. Some common concerns are: how long does the procedure take, how many treatments will I need, when will I see results, and what is the down time?
The procedure typically takes anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour. The client is administered local anesthetic and remains conscious. Typically, one treatment is needed per patient.
The great thing about this procedure is the results can be seen immediately and will improve even more over a couple of months. With typical liposuction it would take months for the swelling to go down and to actually see results. After three months it is almost impossible to even tell this procedure was done.
The downtime associated with this procedure is minimal. During the procedure, there is absolutely no pain involved. As the anesthesia wears off you feel the aches and pain of a heavy workout and are advised to take only one to two days of rest. Some do not even need that.
What Body Parts Can Benefit from SmartLipo?
This is my favorite part. So many parts of the body can benefit from SmartLipo. This laser is so small that areas around the neck, face, chin, cheeks, and Mons pubis can be treated. Other common areas are the abdomen, back, thighs, butt, back, upper arms, and breasts.
One interesting fact is that many doctors like to perform this procedure with the patient standing up. This is so the doctor can see exactly how much fat needs to be taken out and how the skin is going to lay. This procedure is meant to look as natural as possible and by having the patient stand; the doctor can give the best results.
So now we come to the most crucial part, how much is it going to cost me? SmartLipo is not covered by insurance companies because it is considered an elective procedure. It also tends to be a little more expensive than more traditional liposuction.
However if you factor in the added benefits of little downtime, firmer skin, less bruising and swelling, you might think it is well worth it. The cost associated with SmartLipo varies on the area or areas you elect to do. On average you should expect to pay $1,700 to $4,500 per treated area. Large areas like hip and inner thigh can cost up to $7,000, while your chin or neck might only cost $2,000.
Most importantly, do not try to save money by going to an office that offers discounts. It is critical to do your research and find a well-qualified doctor. Make sure the surgeon is board certified and is very familiar with the procedure. Fixing damage caused by an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon can cost up to $20,000. It is very important to do your homework so everything goes smoothly.
The decision to have this procedure done is a very personal one. Only you can decided whether or not you have exhausted all other ways of shaping and attaining the body you desire. Some things we cannot control, no matter how hard we try. SmartLipo is a great alternative for those who are already living healthy lifestyles, have exhausted all other options, and are ready to have their “perfect” bodies.