How does SmartLipo Work?

SmartLipo utilizes medical-grade lasers to create a light beam, powerful enough to rupture fat cells and then melt the fat without traumatizing the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and other soft tissues.

As a form of Laser Liposuction, the principle behind SmartLipo is to melt the fat by the use of thermal and photomechanical effects. The laser probe works at different wavelengths (depending of the SmartLipo Machine). The combination of wavelengths is the key in liquefying adipose cells, help in coagulation, and promoting the posterior skin tightening. Bruising and blood vessel destruction is kept to a minimum.

Laser Liposuction Wavelengths

The combination of laser wavelengths is determined according to the objectives planed by the surgeon. A combination of (1064 nm) and  (1440 nm) laser light wavelengths is used to disrupt the adipose tissue (fat cells) with a minimal recovery time in mind. Another application is the simultaneous use of the 1064nm and the 1320nm wavelengths. This wavelength combination aids in the coagulation process and later tissue tightening.

Many SmartLipo surgeons recur to tumescent anesthesia. This provides them with an advantage later when performing the fat melting and its posterior extraction (suction). The tumescent swells the fat cells, facilitating the intervention. 

liposuction of the melted fat with a cannulaOne of the major advantages is the disruption of fat cells with a microscopic cannula, which translates into minimal invasion, tinny incisions and almost not visible scars.

The liquefied fat cells are then extracted with the cannula using a mild suction. The extracted fat flows through a plastic hose and is captured in a plastic container.  The surgeon can estimate how much volume of fat has been extracted in (milliliters).