SMARTLIPO LASERBODYSCULPTING

As more women and men want to look and fell better about themselves body contouring and lipo-sculpture continue to grow in popularity. Liposuction has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments today. But many are afraid of liposuction surgery, general anesthesia, and the downtime associated with this procedure. SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting is the first state of the art technology and only Laser Lipolysis (fat cell disruption) system to offer a minimally invasive procedure that removes fat. It offers less downtime and side-effects than traditional liposuction.

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What is SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting?

LaserBodySculpting is designed for patients who have problem spot areas of fat that no amount of exercise or dieting can reduce. It is for body sculpting; not for large volumes of fat. It is a unique laser procedure that is performed under local anesthesia in Dr. Walter Tom’s office. No intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is required. A small 1 mm in diameter laser fiber is introduced under the skin by a 2 mm blunt needle like cannula. Dr. Tom will gently move the laser fiber back in forth just under the skin. The laser energy will disrupt the fat cells, allowing the then liquefied fat to be drained away. This effect is called Laser Lipolysis. Because of the laser energy small blood vessels will be sealed off resulting in less bruising and swelling as seen with traditional liposuction. The big advantage of the Smart-Lipo LaserBodySculpting is the skin dermis (deeper skin layer) tightening that occurs due to collagen shrinkage and remodeling by the laser energy.

What body regions can be treated with the SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting?

SmartLipo is ideal for treating small areas of fat or loose skin. It is not a replacement for liposuction. SmartLipo can be used for areas such as your thighs (particularly “Saddle Bags”), hips, abdomen, and flanks (‘Love Handles”), around the bra strap, back of the upper arms, the loose skin under the chin (“Waddle”), and the neck and jaw line.

Who is a good candidate for SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting?

Patients with areas of fat that do not respond to exercise and dieting are candidates. Ideal candidates are in good health, with a normal body weight, and realistic expectations. Females with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 27 are good candidates. In males due to the usually larger muscle mass may slightly have a higher BMI. You can figure your BMI from the chart below:

Body Mass Index Table (Smart-Lipo Candidate BMI <26)

To use the table, find the appropriate height in the left-hand column labeled Height. Move across to a given weight (in pounds). The number at the top of the column is the BMI at that height and weight. Pounds have been rounded off.

BMI

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35

Height (inches)

Body Weight (pounds)

58

91

96

100

105

110

115

119

124

129

134

138

143

148

153

158

162

167

59

94

99

104

109

114

119

124

128

133

138

143

148

153

158

163

168

173

60

97

102

107

112

118

123

128

133

138

143

148

153

158

163

168

174

179

61

100

106

111

116

122

127

132

137

143

148

153

158

164

169

174

180

185

62

104

109

115

120

126

131

136

142

147

153

158

164

169

175

180

186

191

63

107

113

118

124

130

135

141

146

152

158

163

169

175

180

186

191

197

64

110

116

122

128

134

140

145

151

157

163

169

174

180

186

192

197

204

65

114

120

126

132

138

144

150

156

162

168

174

180

186

192

198

204

210

66

118

124

130

136

142

148

155

161

167

173

179

186

192

198

204

210

216

67

121

127

134

140

146

153

159

166

172

178

185

191

198

204

211

217

223

68

125

131

138

144

151

158

164

171

177

184

190

197

203

210

216

223

230

69

128

135

142

149

155

162

169

176

182

189

196

203

209

216

223

230

236

70

132

139

146

153

160

167

174

181

188

195

202

209

216

222

229

236

243

71

136

143

150

157

165

172

179

186

193

200

208

215

222

229

236

243

250

72

140

147

154

162

169

177

184

191

199

206

213

221

228

235

242

250

258

73

144

151

159

166

174

182

189

197

204

212

219

227

235

242

250

257

265

74

148

155

163

171

179

186

194

202

210

218

225

233

241

249

256

264

272

75

152

160

168

176

184

192

200

208

216

224

232

240

248

256

264

272

279

76

156

164

172

180

189

197

205

213

221

230

238

246

254

263

271

279

287

How many treatments will I need?

Usually only one treatment is required as once the fat cells have been destroyed they will not grow back. The SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting will take about 45 minutes to one hour for each treated area.

What is my recovery like post treatment?

A compression garment will be worn from several days up to several weeks. Dr. Tom and the nurses will give you specific instructions depending on the areas treated and your individual situation. You will rest for the remainder of the treatment day then resume activity as tolerated. Neither strenuous exercise nor hot tubs should be used for two weeks.

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Does SmartLipo treat cellulite?

SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting may improve the body’s shape. In some instances it may improve the appearance of cellulite. The addition of Lumicell anti-cellulite treatments increases the likelihood of cellulite improvement. Lumicell skin treatments will also improve the circulation and lymph drainage of the SmartLipo treated areas.

When are the results visible?

Results can be seen within a week with continued improvement over several months. Additional treatments such as body Thermage may give additional skin tightening benefits.

Are the results of SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting long lasting?

SmartLipo LaserBodySculpting permanently removes fat cells. As adults we do not create new fat cells. However if you do not change your lifestyle in regards to exercise and a healthy diet the remaining fat cell will increase in size. If you gain weight most fat will be deposited in areas where the SmartLipo procedure was not performed.

Before & After Photos (please click to enlarge)

SmartLipo Before & After

SmartLipo Before & After

SmartLipo Before & After

SmartLipo Before & After

SmartLipo Before & After

SmartLipo Before & After





Testimonials

Dr. Tom and his staff are just amazing!!!!!! I have had several procedures from Smart Lipo to recently a Tummy Tuck

At the age of “51” it had been very difficult to rid myself of certain areas of fat deposits that i had and of the little spare tire that Menopause had a hand in, ..I was certain that no amount of exercise or dieting would take care of these problem areas. After my first meeting with Dr. Tom I was certain that he understood what I needed and the fact that he preformed all surgeries under local was a bonus. I have had many surgeries in my lifetime and know the Risks that going under pose and felt relieved that he did all his surgeries with the patient awake that just sealed the deal for me. When it came to to have my first procedure I was pampered and taken so well cared for, I felt like a queen!!!!!. It was almost like a spa experience not Surgery. I’m so Happy with the Results and every time I look in the mirror I SMILE. I also want to say that the facials and treatments I have done with Dee have been so great!! I am so relaxed and my skin looks so great after she is done. The word I think about when I think of Dr Tom and his staff is EXCELLENCE!!!! If you are thinking about doing any procedures at all I would highly recommend Dr Tom and the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Center. It is an incredible place!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

A Google User Reviewe – Overall Excellent

 


 

I have seen it, hooray I have a waist. Thank you so much.

My 4 year old granddaughter said “why did the doctor take the muffin out of your body?

 

Text To Dr. Tom

 


 

This review is long over due. Better late than never. I had smart lipo about a year ago.

I spent a great deal of research on smart lipo for my inherited double chin. Ugh, how I hated it! Every ounce of fat or water retention would go straight to my double chin.

I found that Dr. Tom’s experience and credentials were more important to me than the convenience of finding a doctor who preformed this procedure here in San Francisco. I did have to make three trips up to Santa Rosa. The procedure itself went very smoothly. I was very nervous, but they do give you something to help you relax. You do stay awake for the procedure, which was what I preferred. I don’t like the idea of being put under. The procedure was not bad at all, I’ve had bad menstrual cramps that were worse. I did feel kinda crappy next day, but I slept most of it off. I didn’t feel much pain after. I didn’t have to take anything, but then again the chin area was numb for a couple of days. I was up and about by the third day. I was bruised for a about two and half weeks, so I was in hiding and only went out for a little (wearing a turtle neck of course). Even with swelling, I could see the slimming of the neck and chin. Today, about year since surgery, I look and feel great. Definitely feeling a lot better about how I look. People just think that I’ve lost some weight which is fine by me =). My only regret is that I didn’t do this earlier.

Oh, btw through out the entire procedure, he and his staff were kind and professional. You’ll be in good hands. If I ever decide to have something else done, I’ll definitely go back.

 

Me and M, San Francisco, CA

 


 


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