Liposuction is a time-tested plastic surgery procedure that removes unwanted and unappealing fat from areas of your body. It offers swift results for men and women who desire a more toned look but are not getting a response with exercise and diet alone. Smartlipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure that typically provides exciting outcomes for those who wish to eliminate fat cells from their body but prefer a less invasive option compared to traditional liposuction. Minimally invasive Smartlipo by Cynosure, a leading developer of aesthetic treatment systems, can help you reveal a slimmer, more contoured neck, upper arms, waist, abdomen, hips, and legs. If all of this sounds promising to you, plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala is pleased to perform Smartlipo, an innovative technology for minimally invasive liposuction at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA.
"Best Money Ever Spent! - Metairie, LA - I knew Dr. Mizgala was the one within seconds of meeting her, and after the consultation I assured her she would be my new bestfriend! On 12/5/16 she performed smart lipo on my chin. The procedure was done in her office with a nurse, and I was awake for the entire procedure. I was nervous about being conscious during but I was surpisingly super relaxed and I didn't experience a bit of pain. I had three microscopic incisions that I didn't feel, and was completely numb with local anesthesia. The entire procedure took approximately 1 hr, and I was able to walk out right after. From the moment I went in the office the day of surgery, up to today, 8 days later, I have yet to feel a bit of pain, actually I held a conversation with dr. Mizgala and the nurse the whole time during the procedure cracking jokes and expressing to her how relaxed I was, even comparing it to a massage but better, saying it was the best experience. Dr Mizgala called me from her personal cell phone for several days after along with her staff to follow up, and now we even text! (I told her we would be best friends). Over all I honestly couldn't be happier with my results and I know they will only get better from here!"- B. / RealSelf / Dec 13, 2016
"63 Year Old Female- Smart Lipo, Lumecca and Fractora - My experience with Dr. Cynthia Mizgala was wonderful! I had smart lipo done on my upper and lowerabdomen. The procedure was painless. The results were unbelievable!!!!!August 2017-I had the lumecca and fractora procedure done on my face by Dr. Mizgala's esthetician,Robin, who is also wonderful!! The results are amazing and so is the staff!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 11, 2017
Liposuction is not a weight loss system but can treat your problem areas. You should see a remarkable reduction in the fatty areas that typically don't respond well to exercise and diet changes. This procedure, performed in an office setting with only oral sedation, can be life-changing. Those most likely to benefit from SmartLipo have problem areas of fat accumulation. These areas can be numbed and sculpted in the office with minimal to no downtime.
Much like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo is performed through very small incisions with a suctioning device called a cannula. However, because of the innovative lipolysis technology, both the incisions and cannula are much smaller than those of traditional liposuction. During the surgical procedure performed in the office, Dr. Mizgala will guide the handheld laser device around the treatment area under the skin. As the fat cells come into contact with the beams of the laser, they will then liquefy and be suctioned and removed.
What to Expect
As the Smartlipo procedure is minimally invasive, there is no downtime. Local tumescent numbing medicine is used to numb the areas to be treated. The procedure will last an hour per area. Upon the completion of the surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You will look slimmer in less than a week and full results will be obvious 4 – 6 weeks following the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Smartlipo cost?
Smartlipo is a treatment that can cover a small delicate area, such as the chin, or a larger area, such as the flanks and thighs. Therefore, the price for a Smartlipo session can vary greatly. On average, the price runs between $1,500 – $8,500. A Woman Plastic Surgeon accepts many forms of payment and offers monthly specials to help make your treatment affordable.
What are the ideal areas to treat with Smartlipo?
As Smartlipo utilizes a smaller cannula, it can target areas where precision is needed, such as the jowls, neck, or underneath the chin. Other common areas include the arms, back, bra fat, buttocks, hips, flanks, and abdomen. A treatment plan is customized to each individual patient.
Will Smartlipo cause scars?
The incisions made with Smartlipo are tiny — just enough for the cannula to be inserted. With this treatment, the cannula is smaller compared to what is used with traditional liposuction. Dr. Mizgala will hide the incisions in an inconspicuous place and the scarring is barely visible.
Does Smartlipo mean I can't gain weight again?
Once the fat cells are removed by Smartlipo, they cannot return. It's important to adhere to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to ensure a healthy, long-term lifestyle.
Will I lose weight from Smartlipo?
It is important to understand that Smartlipo, or any liposuction method, is not a one-stop solution to being overweight. Liposuction is great to treat problem areas but should be combined with a healthy lifestyle.
- Average Cost
- $1,500 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
A Smart Way to Lipo
If you work hard but still have problem areas, such as the thighs, lower tummy, and hips to no avail, Smartlipo could be your answer. With Smartlipo, you can design the results you want with minimal recovery. If you are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mizgala, please call A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA.