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Frustrated by those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away?
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is a revolutionary tried and tested laser treatment for permanently removing stubborn excess fatty tissue from areas of the body that are resistant to dieting and exercise. The treatment is performed under a local anaesthetic; providing fast, safe and effective results with minimal discomfort, bruising and ‘down time’.
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is ideal for removing pockets of fat from:
"Laserlipolysis provides a great option for people who want to improve the focal areas of unwanted fat or overlying skin laxity, especially at this time, when many people are looking for minimally invasive treatments with less downtime" Dr. Karen Kim of Laser and Skin Surgery Centre of New York
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) offers many undeniable advantages over traditional liposuction (which involves the use of a large hollow needle to suck fat out of the body).
A very small cannula (approx. 1mm) containing a fibre optic laser, used to direct the laser, is inserted under the skin into the excess fat and the laser destroys the fat cells releasing liquid fat that is easily and safely absorbed by the body’s natural processes.
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is carried out under sterile conditions. The areas to be treated are marked with a special pencil for the skin and lines are traced outwards from one single point in which the local anaesthetic is injected. Once the area is completely anaesthetised the optical fibre of the laser is inserted under the skin through the same incision created for the anaesthetic. The incision is very small and usually heals without the need for stitches. After a brief rest you will be ready to get dressed and go home.
You will be advised to wear a special garment afterwards to compress the area. The first check up will be carried out one week after the procedure when all the dressings are removed and another check up will be take place four weeks after the treatment.
The procedure will be explained to you by the doctor, who will answer any questions you may have.
The procedure usually takes between 20-60 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. In some cases, patients can even fit a treatment into their lunch break.
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) will cause minimal discomfort and produce little or no bruising since it is performed under a local anaesthetic and requires minimal invasion (you may feel a small sensation of tugging and minor stinging).
One of the main benefits of SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is the short recovery time due to the use of a local anaesthetic and reduced invasiveness. We advise patients to start walking again as soon as possible and unlike traditional liposuction, most patients return to work and their normal routine almost immediately.
You will see visible results almost immediately and your body contours will continue to improve day by day providing the final fat loss within 60-90 days.
The Sheffield Clinic is one of the few clinics in the country that now offer SmartLipo® with Aspiration. The main advantage of this technique is that results can be seen immediately, as the fat is removed by vacuum at the same time as the procedure, making it ideal if you have a forthcoming special event. The technique is also recommended for larger areas of fat removal such as the abdomen.
The results are permanent as SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) dissolves the fatty cells which are then unable to reproduce. If you put on weight after the treatment, the excess fat will be distributed throughout other areas of your body.
If you require a further reduction on the same area, additional treatments can be carried out after a four month period. A treatment to a different area can be undertaken after two weeks.
SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is fully approved and tested for use in Europe and the UK with complete clearance from the FDA (the US Food and Drug Administration). It is used extensively in Japan, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Italy, France and the USA.
As with any surgical procedure, SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is associated with possible side effects; such as temporary bruising, mild swelling or reddening of the skin in the area treated. SmartLipo® (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) is unsuitable for patients with morbid obesity or severe heart, kidney or liver disorders and when taking certain medication e.g. Warfarin.
The cost of the treatment starts from £1200 depending on the size of the area treated and additional areas treated on the same day cost from approximately £500 per area. The cost includes an initial consultation, treatment and follow up. A short course of antibiotics will also be provided.
For faster and more effective results The Sheffield Clinic offers a range of therapy combinations:
|SmartLipo™ (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis) and Aspiration||£1500|
|SmartLipo™ (Smart Lipo, Laser Lipolysis), Aspiration and Infrared Skin Tightening||£1800|
Full Cost to be confirmed at initial consultation.
For further information or to book a consultation, simply call us on telephone: 0845 508 1448, or complete the online enquiry form