Are you frustrated with your muffin top or saddlebags that just won’t budge despite hours at the gym and your healthy diet? You may want to consider Smartlipo, a form of liposuction that promises dramatic results with little downtime, performed by top-rated weight loss surgeon George Mutafyan, MD, in Glendale, California. To learn more about Smartlipo, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Smartlipo is a special medical device Dr. Mutafyan uses to perform minimally invasive, laser-assisted liposuction. The tool is equipped with a laser fiber that Dr. Mutafyan inserts into your fatty tissue to assist in the removal of your unwanted fat.
The energy created by the laser helps break up and melt the fat tissue, which is then gently suctioned out of your body. The laser energy also tightens the tissue to improve your overall shape.
Dr. Mutafyan determines if you’re a good candidate for Smartlipo after a consultation. You may be considered a good candidate for Smartlipo if you’re not significantly overweight and have unwanted fat on your:
Smartlipo has been shown to cause less pain, bruising, and swelling than traditional liposuction with less downtime and scarring.
Dr. Mutafyan conducts your Smartlipo procedure at the office. To minimize discomfort, he performs the procedure under local anesthesia. You may feel a light pressure as Dr. Mutafyan melts and suctions your fat away, but no pain.
Depending on the number of areas you’re having treated, your Smartlipo procedure shouldn’t take more than two hours. You may feel some soreness after your session, similar to the muscle soreness you experience after a heavy workout.
You may need to take it easy for a day or two after your procedure. Dr. Mutafyan recommends you wear a compression garment over the treatment areas to assist in the healing process.
Most patients only require one session of Smartlipo to get the results they want.
You should see an improvement in your shape about one week after your treatment, with continued improvements over the next 3-6 months. Once the fat cells are gone, they don’t come back. However, to maintain your new shape, Dr. Mutafyan recommends you follow a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise.
To learn more about Smartlipo and how it can get rid of unwanted pockets of fat, call George Mutafyan, MD, today or book an appointment online.