SmartLipo Des Moines
Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ offers the incredibly popular and effective Laser Liposuction technology known as SmartLipo™ from Cynosure. Smartlipo is the industry’s leader in laser assisted liposuction systems. Smartlipo is designed to disrupt fatty cells and tighten skin better than traditional liposuction techniques. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive technique performed under local anesthesia only. The laser coagulates blood vessels resulting in less bleeding, less bruising, and faster recovery compared to traditional liposuction. Smartlipo is the #1 requested cosmetic procedure making Smartlipo the undisputed leader in laser liposuction. Smartlipo in Des Moines is only at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. In fact, Dr. Robbins has invested in the newest Smartlipo device, the Triplex platform from Cynosure with three laser wavelengths for maximum results.
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Smartlipo™ is the first laser device for LaserBodySculpting™ for fat cell disruption and skin tightening. The procedure is ideal for unwanted fat removal and skin tightening effect. Smartlipo can be used on the face, neck, arms, male breasts, bra line, love handles, abdomen, saddle bags, inner thighs, outer thighs, and knees. Dr. Robbins is the first plastic surgeon in Des Moines to offer Smartlipo.
What are the advantages of Smartlipo over traditional liposuction without a laser?
With Smartlipo, there is less bleeding, less bruising, and faster recovery. Most Smartlipo is performed under local anesthesia only. No general anesthesia or operating room costs. Smartlipo is also better at skin tightening because of the laser and therefore is better for areas of unwanted fat where the overlying skin is slightly loose.
Who are the best candidates for Smartlipo?
Those patients in good health who are at or close to their ideal weight with small localized areas of unwanted fat that do not respond to diet and exercise are considered the best candidates. It is ideal for those patients who want excellent results, minimal downtime, and no general anesthesia. It is not used for large areas of fat reduction and for those individuals who are overweight.
Why is Smartlipo considered minimally invasive?
The Des Moines Smartlipo procedure is commonly performed under local anesthesia alone with the patient awake or mildly sedated with oral sedative medication. The Smartlipo cannula is inserted under the skin into the fatty layer through 1-2 mm incisions. The laser is at the tip of the cannula and the aiming beam can be visualized through the skin allowing Dr. Robbins to precisely identify the treatment area. The laser energy at the cannula fiber tip ruptures fat cell membranes and releases fatty oil from the fat cells. This end product of fatty oil from fat cell membrane disruption is aspirated from the site. The Smartlipo at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ works differently from traditional liposuction. Smartlipo disrupts fat cells by heat and a photodistruptive action, or shattering of the fat cell membrane. The laser coagulates or seals off blood vessels resulting in less bleeding, less bruising, and less trauma to the skin and deeper tissues. This results in less downtime and faster recovery. Smartlipo also promotes tissue tightening through bulk laser heating and tissue coagulation.
To learn more about the first and only Smartlipo system in Des Moines, call Dr. Robbins at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ for your complimentary cosmetic consultation at 515-221-9999.