Liposuction vs. Smartlipo TriPlex™

Learn about liposuction and body contouring in Las Vegas.

Liposuction is as popular in Las Vegas as it is throughout the country. It’s a proven method of body contouring used to treat unwanted fat in targeted areas. You may have heard about Smartlipo TriPlex™ and wondered how it differs from traditional liposuction treatments.

During traditional liposuction, the fat is infused with a highly diluted local anesthetic to swell the fat cells, making them easier to remove. I insert a small tube, or cannula, and vacuum the fat layer below the skin. During Smartlipo, the specialized cannula is very thin and contains a laser fiber that melts targeted fat cells and tightens skin through tissue and blood vessel coagulation. I’ve written more on the Smartlipo TriPlex procedure in another blog post.

I prefer Smartlipo TriPlex for 3 main reasons:

1. Faster fat removal

Smartlipo uses 3 wavelengths of energy to liquefy fat cells before they’re suctioned away and promotes the formation of collagen for tighter skin. Past versions of this liposuction technique did not combine 3 different lasers, so they weren’t as effective. The 3 wavelengths also allow me to tailor the procedure to each patient’s individual needs.

2. Quicker recovery: Less swelling and bruising

Smartlipo only requires a local anesthetic, while traditional liposuction can require either local or general anesthesia. You can begin to resume your regular schedule within 1 to 2 days of Smartlipo, whereas it may take up to 6 weeks to fully recover from traditional liposuction. Because of Smartlipo’s technology, there is also less bruising and swelling. The incision for Smartlipo is also much smaller and usually doesn’t require stitches (as traditional lipo does).

3. Firmer and tighter skin

Traditional liposuction is more effective in removing large areas of fat, and it often requires additional procedures like a tummy tuck for Las Vegas patients needing to get rid of excess skin. Smartlipo is effective at removing stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Because Smartlipo TriPlex encourages collagen growth, skin in the treated areas gradually becomes healthier and more toned in the weeks and months that follow your procedure. Smartlipo patients have reported a 94% satisfaction rate.

If you’re interested in learning if you are a candidate for liposuction or Smartlipo TriPlex, request a consultation at our practice today.

2 Responses to Liposuction vs. Smartlipo TriPlex™

  • Phoebe says:

    Very interested in smart lilo and the collagen surfacing
    Can they be done on the same day
    What is the turnRound time with the smart lilo I would be coming in from maui

    Mahalo p

    • Blog Admin says:

      Thank you for your interest in Smartlipo! Yes, both treatments can be done at the same time. The downtime for Smartlipo is usually 2 days. After that you may still experience some soreness and swelling, though you should be comfortable returning to your normal activities. If you’d like to learn more about our Fly-In program for our out-of-town patients, visit https://www.surgispa.net/fly-in, or give us a call at (702) 734-4100.

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