Dr. Garramone has a minimally invasive type of liposuction, using a new system called SmartLipo. SmartLipo is the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available, and it is the only one of its kind with intelligent delivery systems that keep safety and consistency in mind. With eight years worth of clinical studies, it is the most studied system of its kind today. SmartLipo is FDA approved.
This laser-assisted lipolysis system uses three different laser wavelengths of 1440, 1064, and 1320nm. This allows Dr. Garramone of Fort Myers to customize the treatment based on each patient’s needs. It can help reduce fat and tighten skin in the jowls, face, neck, thighs, stomach, chest, and other areas.
smartlipo tightens skin and sculpts
Unlike conventional liposuction, SmartLipo tightens the skin, so there is less loose skin left behind and there are fewer worries about dimpling and sagging after the procedure. SmartLipo tightens tissue, permanently destroys fat cells and improves the overall body shape. With this lipolysis, Dr. Garramone can create a sculptured look that defines the waistline in women or abdominal muscles (six pack) in men. SmartLipo treats areas that conventional liposuction cannot reach.
who is the best candidate for smartlipo?
SmartLipo works best for men and women who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flappy upper arms, or excess neck, face, and/or torso fat. It is specially made for those who exercise and diet but cannot lose that little bit of fat. It is best for those who are in good health.
SmartLipo is performed by inserting a small cannula (or tube) the size of the tip of the pen, 1-2mm in diameter, under the skin. The laser delivers energy through the cannula directly to the fat cells. The energy causes the fat cells to rupture and liquefy, allowing Dr. Garramone to gently suction out the liquefied fat cells. From this procedure, new collagen is produced causing the skin to tighten. The laser also cauterizes blood cells to ensure minimal bleeding.
Since this lipolysis is minimally invasive, a local anesthetic can be used allowing patients to be awake during the procedure and resulting in a faster, easier recovery.
This is an outpatient procedure. Normal activities can be resumed within a few days. Slight bruising may occur in the areas that are treated. Compression bandages may need to be worn for a week or two after the procedure. Side effects are minimal.
For most patients, only one treatment is needed. The treatment usually takes about an hour. Some results are seen immediately, such as the reduction of fat. After a few weeks, a toned appearance will be noticeable. Over the course of the next six months, a slimmer and firmer result will be visible. The fat cells will be permanently removed and with exercise and diet the results can last continuously.
Click on the Before & After photo gallery to see a few of Dr. Garramone’s SmartLipo patients’ transformations.
For more information about SmartLipo, or to schedule a SmartLipo consultation, please contact Dr. Garramone’s office today at 239-482-1900.