Liposuction is a popular procedure at our Las Vegas practice, because of its effectiveness in eliminating areas of unwanted fat. Dr. Cambeiro offers Smartlipo TriPlex to make fat removal easier and recovery quicker. Unlike its predecessors, this advanced technology uses 3 wavelengths of laser energy to liquefy fat cells and promote the formation of collagen for tighter skin. Past iterations of this liposuction technique did not include the innovative, impressive skin tightening potential of today's system. Fortunately for our patients interested in fat reduction all over the body, Smartlipo just got smarter.
Dr. Cambeiro is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers Smartlipo TriPlex and a variety of other liposuction enhancements here in Las Vegas. To find out more, request an informative complimentary consultation or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100. If you live outside the area, please contact us to learn more about our fly-in program.
Smartlipo TriPlex is often the perfect fit for someone seeking the benefits of liposuction combined with smoother, firmer skin. This laser liposuction procedure is ideal for melting away pockets of fat in a variety of areas including:
- Face and neck
- Chest, especially effective for male breast reduction
- Midsection, including the back
If you are in reasonably good shape but have stubborn areas of fat that aren't responding to diet and exercise, Smartlipo TriPlex can help.
Before & After Photos
How It Works
The specialized Smartlipo cannula is very thin and contains a laser fiber that melts targeted fat cells. The state-of-the art TriPlex replaced the original and MPX™ versions of Smartlipo that have a range of 6 to 18 watts. Smartlipo TriPlex has 18 watts and the following 3 wavelengths:
- 1064 nanometer: decreases bruising and swelling
- 1320 nanometer: heats the dermis and helps with tightening of the skin
- 1440 nanometer: melts the fat and tightens the skin
By combining the benefits of 3 different wavelengths of laser energy, Smartlipo TriPlex can sculpt the targeted areas and remove unwanted fat while stimulating collagen production for healthier, more elastic skin.1 The TriPlex is the only Smartlipo machine that offers the 1440 nanometer skin tightening wavelength. That third wavelength is what makes TriPlex special, providing skin tightening innovation like never before.1 Dr. Cambeiro's Smartlipo TriPlex patients consistently get beautiful, smooth contours thanks to this impressive technology.
Your Initial Consultation
Dr. Cambeiro will go over your body-contouring options with you at your initial consultation. After you explain your cosmetic goals and he assesses your health history, together you will decide on the ideal course of action. You may discuss other body contouring procedures such as CoolSculpting® or Zerona®. If Smartlipo TriPlex turns out to be your best option, Dr. Cambeiro will give you comprehensive instructions detailing how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect in the days that follow.
How It's Performed
Dr. Cambeiro typically performs the Smartlipo TriPlex procedure as outpatient surgery using a local anesthetic. The procedure follows the same steps as traditional liposuction, except it involves a very thin cannula that contains a laser fiber. The laser energy liquefies the unwanted fat before it is suctioned away. A combination of 3 laser wavelengths allows Dr. Cambeiro to tailor the procedure to fit each patient's individual needs, finishing with skin tightening that leaves each patient's results sleek and smooth.
"I love, love, love my breasts!! Dr. Cambeiro is amazing. He makes you feel like family and makes you look like a star. I could not be happier. Everything went smoothly from consultation to final visit. You truly are great, Dr. Cambeiro. My husband thanks you as well. :) THANK YOU!!!"*Your results may vary.
Return to Work
Because only a local anesthetic is necessary, recovery is shorter and easier 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 your Smartlipo procedure.
Smartlipo TriPlex Results
After Smartlipo, you'll likely enjoy a slimmer, healthier look in the treated areas. 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, although results vary between patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will a Smartlipo TriPlex liposuction procedure 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. Setting aside the added costs for use of the procedure room, anesthetic, and the skin tightening laser, Smartlipo itself typically costs $2,499 for the first treatment area, plus $999 for each subsequent area.
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 a breast augmentation or breast lift for a more comprehensive result, for example.
Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery often go hand-in-hand, as well, particularly when a patient has both excess skin and excess fat in the abdomen.
Where can I find before-and-after photos of Dr. Cambeiro's work?
A number of past cases are available to view through our liposuction photo gallery. The photo gallery depicts results from multiple liposuction techniques (not just Smartlipo TriPlex patients). Please also understand that these cases only represent patients who have consented to have their photos appear online.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Cambeiro can look through a more extensive book of before-and-after photos to help determine the kinds of results you would like him to emulate.
1 McBean, Jason C., Katz, Bruce E., Laser Lipolysis: An Update, Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology: 2011; 4(7): 25-34.