Aesthetic Surgery Associates is currently the only group of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the Lehigh Valley Area offering SmartLipo™
SmartLipo™ utilizes a laser to melt fat. This technique in addition to traditional liposuction will help remove areas of unwanted fat and tighten the overlying skin. Dr. Chung currently uses the 18 watt system offered only to plastic surgeons by Cynosure, the makers of SmartLipo™
SmartLipo™ is performed in the office under local anesthesia. The average procedure usually takes 2-3 hours depending on the area being treated. Downtime and bruising is significantly reduced using this new method
HOW DOES SMARTLIPO™ WORK?
SmartLipo™ utilizes a Nd:YAG laser to destroy fat cells on contact. The laser tip is fed through a 1mm cannula which is inserted into the skin. Similar to liposuction the cannula is moved back and forth to destroy the underlying fat. Skin tightening, when performed correctly, is a secondary effect of the laser energy. The energy also coagulates any bleeding vessels which decreases bruising.
IS SMARTLIPO™ FDA APPROVED?
SmartLipo™ is approved by the FDA for laser assisted lipolysis.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR SMARTLIPO™?
The ideal candidate for SmartLipo™ is one that is within 25 lbs of their ideal body weight, is on a regular exercise program, maintains a good healthy diet, and has good elasticity of the skin. SmartLipo™ is ideal for treating stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH SMARTLIPO™?
SmartLipo™ can treat unwanted fat around the chest area in men, abdomen, love handles, neck/face, arms and thighs.