I see many women and men who want to get rid of stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. In most cases, I recommend Smartlipo TriPlex laser liposuction at my Las Vegas practice because it provides the fat removal benefits of liposuction and smoother, firmer skin. (In a previous post, I compared traditional liposuction to Smartlipo in detail.)
Unlike its predecessors, Smartlipo TriPlex technology consists of 3 wavelengths of laser energy that liquefy fat cells and tighten skin. Past iterations of this liposuction technique didn’t have the unique skin tightening potential of today’s system. Here are some frequently asked questions about this innovative procedure.
When can I return to work?
Recovery is shorter and easier for Smartlipo than for traditional tumescent liposuction. Although you may experience some minor bruising, you’ll be able to resume your normal schedule within 1 to 2 days of the procedure.
When will I start seeing results?
Because Smartlipo TriPlex encourages collagen growth, skin in the treated areas will gradually become healthier and more toned in the weeks and months that follow your procedure. Results vary between patients.
How much does Smartlipo cost?
A Smartlipo procedure has a base price that is predictable, but the final number will vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the surgery. Smartlipo itself typically costs $2,499 for the first treatment area and $999 for each subsequent area. Additional costs will include use of the procedure room, anesthetic, and the skin-tightening laser.
Is it possible to combine liposuction with other procedures?
Yes, and many patients do decide to have multiple procedures during a single surgery. Women commonly add liposuction of the midsection to breast augmentation or a breast lift for a more comprehensive result.
Liposuction and a tummy tuck are also commonly done together, especially when a patient has both excess skin and excess fat in the abdomen area.
Where can I find before-and-after photos?
Take a look at my liposuction photo gallery, which includes photos showing the results of multiple liposuction techniques–not just Smartlipo TriPlex. (Cases only include patients who have consented to having their photos appear online.) I find that it’s helpful to look through before-and-after photos together during consultations, as it helps me determine the kind of results you’re looking for.
To find out more, I encourage you to come in for a complimentary liposuction consultation.