This revolutionary technology combines two specific wavelengths of laser produce a new tool for the art and science of liposuction. It will gently melt fat and tighten overlying skin under local anesthesia in an office setting. Bruising, swelling, pain, and recovery are much improved over standard liposuction. Early SmartLipo™ systems were frankly underpowered because they were marketed to physicians without liposuction training. In fact, many were not even trained as surgeons, let alone plastic surgeons. The MPX™ system (premiered at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's 41st Annual Meeting May 2-6, 2008 in San Diego, CA) is sold only to plastic surgeons and has seen a significant power increase over previous models. This system offers shorter operative times, enhanced comfort, and markedly improved results. Because of the increase in power, it should only be used by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.
Smartlipo MPX™ utilizes tiny cannulas of 1-2 mm to provide the laser energy to the fat under the skin. Fat is dissolved in an efficient but predictable and comfortable manner. The results are smooth and produce less bruising than traditional liposuction because the laser also seals the blood vessels. The fat melts away while the patient talks with staff, listens to music, or takes a snooze. Patients walk in and walk out and no General Anesthesia or IV sedation is used. The entrance sites are often so small that sutures are not required.
Post-operative recovery is minimal and most people return to work in 1-3 days. A post-operative compression garment is also worn to reduce swelling for about 2 weeks. Dr. de Ramon is the only Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in all of Central Pennsylvania to offer the benefits of SmartLipo MPX™ to his patients.
There are many things to consider before having SmartLipo™ or SmartLipo MPX™
- Liposuction is not a replacement for diet or exercise
- Ideal patients are within 10-20 lbs of their ideal body weight or have areas of localized fat.
- You are bothered by small areas of localized fat.
- You understand liposuction is not a form of weight loss but can help with stubborn areas of localized fat.
- You are of normal body weight, eat well, and exercise regularly but have areas that just don't respond to your efforts
- You don't mind being awake for the procedure and can tolerate some local anesthesia.
During a consultation, Dr. de Ramon will discuss your concerns, obtain a medical history & physical exam, review the procedure, and answer questions. He will then be able to discuss if you're a candidate for SmartLipo MPX™ , traditional liposuction, or an alternative procedure. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. de Ramon has a specially trained patient care coordinator on staff to offer personal care throughout the procedure. Once all the decisions are made, the surgery can take place and you are on your way to a more sculpted, toned figure.