September 17th, 2019 7:30 PM


Smartlipo® laser body contouring is a minimally invasive, laser-assisted lipolysis procedure that targets trouble spots like the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs, and neck, and permanently eliminates fat. So if your problem areas won’t respond to exercise and diet, Smartlipo® provides dramatic improvements with greater results, minimal downtime, and less pain than traditional liposuction.

  • Smartlipo® uses local anesthesia to numb only a specific area of the body being treated so you’re awake during the procedure
  • The Smartlipo® laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body, the laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and the fat cells are permanently destroyed
  • The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Because Smartlipo® actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin

With Smartlipo®, you’re in the doctor’s office one day and turning heads the next. Are you ready? It’s time to reshape your body and reshape your life.

How do I know if Smartlipo® is right for me?

The best candidates for Smartlipo® are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with a Smartlipo® physician can provide you with the best information.

Is Smartlipo® safe?

Smartlipo® is the most widely used and extensively studied, used and validated laser-assisted liposuction or lipolysis system available today. It was the first laser introduced for this purpose. With a decade of studies, Smartlipo® has been shown to involve less pain, less bruising and swelling, and provide a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction.

What does the procedure feel like?

Because the area is anesthetized, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure but it is a mild sensation. Following Smartlipo®, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated and the recommendation of your physician.

How long does the procedure take?

On average, the procedure will take 2-4 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

No. Smartlipo® is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.

How many treatments are necessary?

For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo® treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.

How long do the results last?

Smartlipo® permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.

Will there be scarring?

The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician is best to evaluate your skin type and provide you information.

What is the recovery time?

Smartlipo® is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

“I always knew when I got pregnant that my body would never be the same. After my first child, I got pregnant with twins and immediately Dr. Patton assured me that later he could help me get back to where I was before kids. Throughout a very difficult pregnancy and complications, he ensured that we all were healthy and safe. So I trusted him with my life! After the twins were about a year old, I had seriously considered a full tummy tuck but I did not want to be cut from hip to hip and I knew it was nearly impossible to voluntarily submit to 8 weeks of restrictions with 3 kids. Then Dr. Patton started the SmartLipo and I immediately knew I would do it. He thought I was a perfect candidate, especially given my stubborn upper belly fat that was dense and resistent to diet and exercise. I took the plunge and did my full abdomen and flanks. Immediately after the procedure, I was skeptical because of significant swelling. It took about 2 weeks but then the swelling really started to go down, all of my skin started to tighten, and most of the discomfort was over. My clothes all started fitting better and I really started getting motivated to make more healthier lifesytle changes. For the first time since having my first child, I can feel and even see my abs! Dr. Patton and all of the ladies in his office were great. They addressed every question and concern that I had every step of the way. After such a wonderful experience, I am ready to do my arms next!”


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