Smartlipo in Costa Rica
One of the biggest concerns of the patients of our Aesthetic Clinic is weight loss and how to shape your figure. Many feel desperate, since they have tried everything to get rid of the localized fat and still do not feel satisfied with their appearance, at that time the smartlipo becomes a great option.
What is smartlipo?
Laser liposculpture, as it is also known, is a recognized technique in aesthetics due to its excellent aesthetic results, short recovery times and fewer possible complications for the patient.
This technique innovates with the use of the laser to dissolve the fat, helping to obtain more dramatic changes once the application is finished, because the fatty tissue is extracted in a simpler and faster way.
How does smartlipo works?
The procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of areas and fat to be removed in the patient.
In the begin of the procedure the doctor makes an incision to introduce the cannula with the laser. The importance of the laser is that it heats of the fat cells, breaking their cell walls, which allows then to be extracted more easily.
In addition, the laser cauterizes the small blood vessels avoiding bruising and bleeding as in traditional liposuction techniques.
Once the fat has been worked, it is proceeded to stimulate the superficial layer under the skin, to increase the production of collagen and elastin, which improves the quality of the skin, helping the recovery and improving aesthetic problems such as cellulite.
Finally, with the help of the cannula, the deep fat that was treated with the laser at the beginning is extracted, modeling the area to achieve a pleasant silhouette.
The resulting fat is discarded or taken advantage of in other procedures such as lipograft in the buttocks.
Who can have a smartlipo?
We recommend it for people who want to eliminate clumps of fat that they have not been able to reduce by diet or exercise. In addition, it helps to improve cellulite.
While it is true that this treatment will not be useful in patients with severe obesity, in cases of overweight, or in cases where a specific area is needed, as in the case of women who have had children and want to recover their figure is highly effective.
In addition, after 35 years, the skin loses its regenerative properties, which brings with it some flaccidity, which can be combated with this procedure. Patients must be previously evaluated by a professional, to rule out any medical complications, but in general the procedure is very safe.
Like any treatment, it has contraindications such as kidney failure, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
In which areas can be applied?
It is used throughout the body, the most popular areas are the abdomen, back, waist, hips, thighs, arms and the chins and neck.
Usually patients will need more than one area to treat, and can complement with other treatments such as abdominal lipodefinition in case they want to mark the muscles of the abdomen, or abdominoplasty when they need to tighten the waist.
In Clínica Esbelt, we also have the Crisalix 3D system that will perform a complete scan of your body and after that we can show you the results of the procedure in a virtual way in your appointment.
How much recovery time is needed?
This technique usually uses local anesthesia, which makes it a favorite of patients. In addition, the blood loss is very slight, so patients are reintegrated into their daily lives about 3 days after the procedure.
When the patient is sent home will wear a bandage and follow the instructions and medical controls to avoid any complications.
Immediately after the procedure, the results are notaries, but they will be definitively appreciated after 2 or 3 weeks of the procedure, since it will be when the area is deflated.
Each patient is very different, so each one will experience different results, however, this technique offers a better recovery, with less bruising and less recovery time.
Since the laser dissolves the fat and then it is extracted from the body, the result will be long-lasting, since the fat cells will not regenerate again. If an adequate diet and exercise is followed, it is not possible to return to previous states of overweight or rolls.