Smartlipo® Laser Liposuction


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Virginia Beach Liposuction 

It’s important for you to always look your best. Even when you do everything you can, there are still times when you may need a little assistance. At Virginia Surgical Arts, we understand your frustration. We offer a variety of procedures to help you keep your figure looking the way you want it. 

Laser Liposuction by Dr. Vendetti

Our SmartLipo procedure is ideal for individuals who want to redefine themselves in certain areas. Fat cells can find their way into the most stubborn places, especially those areas where exercise sometimes doesn’t reach. Whether you choose traditional liposuction or our current , state-of-the-art SmartLipo procedure, we make it easy to reach your goals.

Calling Virginia Surgical Arts, LLC is your first step in obtaining the vision you have for yourself. Call 757-430-7690 today to find out we can help you reach your goal.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure used by cosmetic surgeons to remove fat cells from the body. A long cannula is used to break up the fatty deposits so they can be suctioned away, effectively removing them from the body. Before the introduction of laser liposuction procedures like SmartLipo, the recovery time was much longer and those who choose to undergo the procedure would often require weeks  to be cleared by their doctor for resuming  normal activities.

Smartlipo is designed exclusively to perform laser-assisted lipolysis, commonly refered to as laser liposuction. The laser literally melts fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue coagulation through laser energy that is delivered, contributing to an overall smoother shape. Three wavelengths provide targeted treatments to disrupt fat; coagulate blood vessels and stimulate collagen which helps to tighten skin and improve elasticity by. 57%1.

During traditional liposuction, surgeons generally use anesthesia. It is effective when used as a body contouring procedure, especially when a person has already lost the majority of their weight but is then stuck with fat deposits and loose skin over targeted areas where weight is hard to lose. Once the procedure is over, a patient may wear a compression garment to assist with the skin tightening. When used correctly, liposuction is more of a beautifying tool than a weight-loss tool. It’s important to remember to continue eating a healthy diet even if you undergo one of the latest advancements in laser procedures, like SmartLipo treatment.

 

 

How does Smartlipo® laser liposuction work?

How Does It Work?

Both traditional liposuction and SmartLipo work in much the same way but are very different. The primary difference is that with traditional liposuction, you will be put under general anesthesia. Surgeons can perform SmartLipo under local anesthesia. During a SmartLipo procedure, once the cannula enters the body through a small incision, it emits a laser. The laser produces heat which liquefies the fat cells allowing them to be easily suctioned  from the body. Laser energy is extremely effective at eliminating fatty deposits in difficult, hard-to-treat areas where a traditional liposuction cannula will struggle..

  • Smartlipo uses local anesthesia to numb only a specific area of the body being treated so you’re awake during the procedure- No General Anesthesia!
  • The Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted through a very small tube into your body, the laser ruptures the fat cell membranes, and the fat cells are permanently destroyed
  • The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Because Smartlipo actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin



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    Not just for the Body- Precision Laser Liposuction for neck & face!

    Our Smartlipo Precision Tx focuses on concerns on the neck and face. Double chin? Saggy neck? Fat pocket under the chin or on the back of the neck? Scars? No problem!

    Using a smaller laser of a different frequency, Precision Tx is a smaller, more detail oriented scale of Smartlipo. Watch the video below to learn more!

     

    What results can I expect?

    For most people, results are achieved in just one treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3-6 months.

    Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle. With Smartlipo, you’re in our doctor’s office one day and turning heads the next. Are you ready? It’s time to reshape your body and reshape your life. Call or contact us here!

    Traditional liposuction vs. SmartLipo

    Because SmartLipo uses a laser to disrupt the fat cells, it can be used in even the most difficult and hard-to-reach areas of the body where excess fat hides. The SmartLipo procedure also offers a few more benefits than traditional liposuction. Traditional liposuction tends to be for larger areas of the body, although SmartLipo can also be beneficial for fat removal no matter where it is used. Laser liposuction procedures use specific wavelengths and are a great way to add the finishing touches to the body sculpting process using very tiny incisions.. Because it uses laser energy, it also stimulates the production of collagen and improves elasticity which helps with skin tightening

    Targeted Areas of the Body

    SmartLipo can target specific areas of the body using the  minimally invasive laser. The body contouring aspect of the procedure is accomplished through the use of laser lipolysis. This type of procedure targets trouble spots and fatty tissue that traditional liposuction procedures may struggle to treat. They include:

    • Upper arms
    • Neck
    • Abdomen
    • Hips
    • Back and bra bulges
    • Love Handles
    • Buttocks
    • Thighs
    • Knees
    • Ankles

    Many of these areas aren’t affected by exercise, no matter how hard you try to focus on them. They also won’t respond well to diet either. With SmartLipo, you get all of the benefits without all of the struggles of a more invasive procedure.

    The Benefits of SmartLipo

    There are many benefits to the SmartLipo laser procedure. While it is still considered to be an invasive procedure, most of the work is done by the laser. This means less trauma to the tissues and less pain and discomfort after the procedure. When surgeons use traditional liposuction, patients can start to see the effects when the inflammation subsides. With SmartLipo, however, the effects of the laser can continue to be seen for a few weeks. The laser energy melts the cells while it is in use, but the effects of the laser continue to work on the cells long after the procedure is over. Because it encourages collagen production, it will help tissues in the treated area “firm up” and become stronger. 

    SmartLipo Means a Much Shorter Recovery Time

    With SmartLipo, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can occur right in the doctor’s office or surgical center. Only mild sedation is used. The downtime for recovery is much less than if a traditional procedure had been performed. In largercases, your recovery may last a week to ten days. The laser technology used in the SmartLipo procedure increases its effectiveness, making it possible for the doctor to treat more areas and provide much more detailed results. 

    It is a highly effective body contouring tool that will help you achieve the sculpted look you have always wanted. Best of all, once the fat has been removed, it won’t come back! There are few side effects from minimal pain and discomfort in the treatment area.

    SmartLipo Isn’t Just for the Body!

    SmartLipo is a precision laser liposuction procedure that is effective for the neck, face, and other hard-to-access areas!



    Prepping for Your Laser Liposuction Procedure

    Choosing to have a SmartLipo procedure performed is a decision you shouldn’t take lightly. If you are considering the procedure, you need to have all of the facts. Contact Dr. Vendetti to set up a consultation. Ask as many questions as you need. Once you are comfortable with what the procedure involves, as well as the potential results, you can schedule your appointment. Dr. Vendetti’s team will provide you with a detailed list of instructions that you will need to follow the night before and the day of your procedure.

    SmartLipo is also helpful for Patients Who Have Made Major Weight Loss Progress

    On the morning of your procedure, you will actually be able to have something light to eat and drink.. You will need to wear comfortable clothing. Someone will have to accompany you to your appointment because you will not be able to drive yourself home. It’s important to make arrangements prior to your appointment so that you will be able to rest for the next few days but working from home can often still be managable.Your family will need to take care of you for a change!

    About Virginia Surgical Arts

    Virginia Surgical Arts serves both Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads communities. Dr. Sergio Vendetti and his team of highly skilled professionals offer a variety of services. In addition to the oral/facial reconstruction and bone grafting procedures, they also offer rejuvenation procedures for both the face and body. They also offer cutting-edge procedures like SmartLipo and other laser procedures that can help you redefine your body as well as your self-image.

    Every member of the team is fully licensed and accredited. They have spent years honing their skills so they can provide you with accessibility to the surgical procedures you want. The goal is to give you the opportunity to see the new you and help you make that vision a reality. Dr. Vendetti has made it his life’s work to make Virginia Surgical Arts, LLC the ambulatory surgical center it is today. For the past 20 years, Dr. Vendetti, a board-certified maxillofacial and cosmeticsurgeon, has devoted his time to the patients he serves. During that time, he has continued to incorporate new, state-of-the-art procedures and treatment options into his comprehensive list of offerings.

    Why Choose Us?

    Why should you choose Virginia Surgical Arts? At Virginia Surgical Arts, we don’t treat you like a patient. We treat you like family. We know that when a new patient comes through our front door, they are going to have questions. It’s our job to answer those questions so that you fully understand what a procedure entails and what your expected results may be. With every procedure we perform, we commit ourselves to providing you with the highest quality of care possible. Our goal is to provide you with the most advanced procedures possible. This includes cutting-edge options like SmartLipo.

    Achieving the Desired Results

    Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. We also strive to help you realize the vision you have for yourself. Dr. Vendetti and his team of professionals work with you to uncover which procedures and treatment options will best provide you with the results you are trying to achieve. We will go over every option we have until we find the perfect procedures to use that will allow you to reach your goals. We understand that beauty may only be skin-deep, but we also understand that rejuvenating the body will also help to rejuvenate the mind and restore the confidence you have in your own body.

    Are You a Good Candidate?

    Making the decision to have a cosmetic procedure can be difficult. With SmartLipo, there are a few things that may help you make your final decision. Anyone who has undertaken a weight loss journey knows that the last 30 pounds are often the hardest to lose. They are hard to lose because they are in areas where fat collects but doesn’t want to leave. If you are close to your goal weight and have realistic expectations about your overall weight loss, you may be a good candidate for the SmartLipo procedure.

    The next step is determining if you are eligible for the procedure. An important factor is that you have enough fat to remove during the procedure. It’s also important that you have multiple trouble spots. Correcting many spots at one time means you won’t have to come back for another procedure at a later date. The SmartLipo procedure will make it easier for your clothes to fit properly instead of being too tight in some areas and too loose in others.

    When you are ready to take that first step toward a better, more beautiful you, call Dr. Vendetti and his team at Virginia Surgical Arts, LLC. Call the office at 757-430-7690 today! We will guide you along your journey through the SmartLipo process. As soon as you contact us, we will begin the process so you are informed every step of the way. Take a look in the mirror and get a vision in your mind of what you want to look like in the future. Schedule your first appointment at Virginia Surgical Arts, LLC so we can help you make that vision a reality. 

    1 DiBernardo BE, “Randomized, blinded split abdomen study
    evaluationg skin shrinkage and skin tightening in laser-assisted
    liposuction versus liposuction control”
    Aesthetic Surgery Journal October 2010; 30(4) 593-602.

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