The prices for Smartlipo vary from $6,999 for one treatment zone to $11,999 or more for four treatment zones. The cost also depends on the amount of fat targeted, the size of the area, and the number of treatment zones.
While some patients fully recover from a SmartLipo procedure the following day, others tend to need 2-7 days of rest.
SmartLipo usually requires 30-45 minutes per treatment area. The average length of the procedure is 1.5-2 hours.
The tiny SmartLipo™ laser is inserted into the fat and the fiber is used to heat and liquefy the fat tissue and seal the small blood vessels. This liquefied fat can be removed gently with less trauma, swelling, and bruising.
Toronto Plastic Surgeons’ advanced SmartLipo™ laser lipolysis facilitates optimal soft tissue contour and shape.
This procedure is performed using a tiny, 1 mm laser fiber that emits gentle laser energy that heats, liquefies and coagulates the fat. In addition, blood vessels are also sealed, allowing for easy extraction with less pain, swelling and bruising than traditional, old-fashioned tumescent liposuction.
The best candidates are those who have moderate unwanted areas of fat and have tried their best at diet and exercise to modify to no avail. Suitable candidates should be at least 18 years old, within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight, medically well and have realistic expectations.
SmartLipo is best suited for smaller zone liposuction, where thermal energy and contraction is needed. Meanwhile, BodyTite lipo is more suited for larger areas that require more contraction.
People who are not ideal candidates for fat removal in Toronto can consider nonsurgical body sculpting procedures instead.
SmartLipo can be used to eliminate excess fat in the arms, legs, neck, abdomen, flanks, thighs, and bra line. While it can take up to 6 -12 months to see the full results, there is a noticeable difference within one week.
Patients who eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly can expect long-term results from SmartLipo, as they only require a single treatment!
Surgeons make small incisions during the SmartLipo procedure, and the fat is removed with little force. The minimally invasive method has fewer complications than traditional liposuction, and the recovery time is minimal.
SmartLipo is designed to tighten sagging skin and eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite. The laser promotes collagen production, which rejuvenates the skin. The laser also smooths out the skin.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Although the procedure has a low-risk profile, all risks will be discussed at your consultation. The team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons has years of experience performing liposuction procedures. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
Dr. Mulholland, Toronto Plastic Surgeon’s founder, helped develop the SmartLipo procedure and has taught hundreds of physicians from around the world.
Dr. Mulholland retired from active Practice Surgery Practice in 2021. He continues to work with the two companies he co-founded, In Mode MD Electrosurgical and BoomerangFX. Dr. Mulholland continues to teach the science of practice management through his BoomerangFX book and webinar series. In 2022, Dr. Mulholland moved to London, England, to expand the InMode technology and BoomerangFX Software message internationally.
In choosing Dr. Bell, you’re choosing one of the foremost experts in the world in advanced modern liposuction using energy-assisted devices. In his 25+ years of practice, Dr. Bell has dedicated his expertise to cosmetic plastic surgery on the face and body. He prides himself in providing an optimal harmony between visual aesthetic appeal and patient care.
In addition, Dr. Bell and The Toronto Plastic Surgeons combine a complimentary post-operative skin tightening program to the SmartLipo procedure, thus ensuring the best possible contour.
A SmartLipo procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia or oral sedation. Then, the smartlipo surgeon inserts an energy-assisted device directly into the treatment zone. The device then heats, melts and solidifies the fat, which is then removed using a microcannula. SmartLipo procedures are performed inside of our surgery suites under the administration or direct care of Dr. Bell.
To obtain the best results from a SmartLipo procedure, patients should begin preparing 6 weeks before their appointment by:
A week before the procedure, patients must:
SmartLipo generally has a very rapid recovery. It is common for individuals to undergo multiple-areas and return to very light, sedentary work activities the next day. There will be some swelling (contained by your compression garment) immediately following the procedure with minimal bruising.
Modern liposuction usually has exceptional results. Dr. Bell has well-earned, excellent reputations for their utilization of SmartLipo and BodyTite. Dr. Bell’s patients’ primary motivation should not be weight loss but rather the improvement of their body shape and silhouette.
Modern SmartLipo laser-assisted liposuction pre-coagulates and liquefies the fat, making it incredibly easy to aspirate, resulting in a very gentle procedure. SmartLipo has been shown in peer-reviewed medical studies to be less painful and have less discomfort, bruising and swelling than old-fashioned liposuction techniques where energy is not used. This means much less pain, only mild bruising, and a much quicker return to work and activities.
No, generally only a single SmartLipo procedure is required to achieve the desired contour. Following your SmartLipo, the team will use bulk heating radiofrequency devices, such as Evolve Tite, Venus Freeze, Exilis®, Forma™, Accent®, or Thermage®, to improve and then maintain the most significant skin tightness. Once this post-operative series has been completed, a treatment approximately every 3 months is recommended to maintain the results of the procedure.
You can expect the results to last the rest of your life; the removed fat will never return. However, it is crucial to maintain your weight within 5 to 10 pounds to protect your permanent contouring improvements. Often, as you age, the non-invasive skin tightening procedures will be required to maintain your results.
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