Smartlipo Specialist

Michael McKay, MD -  - Aesthetics

Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology

Michael McKay, MD

Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Gulfport, MS

Some deposits of fat refuse to budge no matter how hard you diet or exercise. Michael McKay, MD, of Trillium Medical Aesthetics & Gynecology in Gulfport, Mississippi, offers a solution with Smartlipo™, a minimally invasive procedure that literally melts away targeted fat. To learn more about this laser liposuction procedure, schedule a consultation today. Online booking is fast and easy, or you can always call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Smartlipo Q & A

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo, also called laser lipolysis, is an innovative fat reduction technique that creates amazing results without the same tissue displacement and healing time needed for traditional surgical liposuction. This procedure can transform the way you look and the way you feel about your physique.

Any procedure that breaches the surface of your skin comes with risk, but Smartlipo is among the safest cosmetic procedures available. The ability to achieve lasting effects with minimal risk is part of why Smartlipo is such a highly sought-after treatment.

How does Smartlipo work?

The power of Smartlipo originates from just a tiny probe equipped with a low energy laser fiber. That probe enters your body through a very small incision. Once in the treatment area, the probe delivers carefully controlled energy.

The energy destroys fat cells, causing them to immediately release stored fat. Your body then processes and eliminates that fat through your lymphatic system.

One of the benefits of Smartlipo is the use of heat. In addition to liquifying targeted fat, that heat also stimulates your natural healing response. Treated tissues contract, leaving your skin tighter and smoother and improving the appearance of cellulite.

Only local anesthetic is needed, and the entire procedure takes less than an hour. You can return home the same day.

Smartlipo can be performed on many areas of the body, including the area beneath your chin. It’s best suited for addressing small areas of fat, although the procedure is capable of treating up to 8 pounds of fat in the same session.

What is the recovery process like after Smartlipo?

Many men and women choose Smartlipo over traditional liposuction because the recovery process is easier to manage.

A degree of bruising, swelling, and tenderness is expected after your procedure, so you should try to take a couple of days off work or book your appointment before a long weekend.

Give your body a few days to heal, and avoid strenuous activity. You’ll see the initial results as soon as any swelling subsides, but it can take several months for your body to completely eliminate the liquified fat.

The best candidates for Smartlipo are no more than 30 pounds over their ideal weight and in good general health. It’s also important to have good skin elasticity for optimal results. To learn more, schedule a visit online or by phone today.