Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that removes unwanted and unsightly fat from your body. It offers swift results for those who desire a more contoured figure but cannot successfully reduce some areas of fat with diet and exercise alone. Smartlipo Triplex is a laser-assisted lipolysis system that commonly provides positive outcomes for those wanting to eliminate fat cells from problem areas, but prefer a less invasive surgical option compared to traditional liposuction. It is the newest form of laser liposuction by Cynosure for strategically diminishing and melting fat. Approved by the FDA, Smart lipo Triplex utilizes a triple-wavelength laser that targets and shrinks fat cells so it’s easier to be suctioned out of the body. If you fit into this category, medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon is proud to offer Smartlipo laser liposuction since June 2007 with over 3,000 procedures performed,and an innovative technology for minimally invasive affordable liposuction at LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX, founded in April 2004, which most patients are from out of town like San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas and Louisiana.
"When I came to Dr. Carreon’s office I didn’t know what to expect. I had driven an hour and a half from my home just to find a “female doctor” who would understand my desire body shape. Mary put me at ease right away and Dr. Carreon fit me into her schedule right away. I’m delighted with my new waistline. It makes me feel young again, at 41."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 10, 2009
"I’ve gone here for a couple of procedures but my latest one was the tattoo removal. The staff are just awesome and Dr. Carreon is straight forward about anything that you ask. Love that. This is where Ill Continue to come for any of the services she offers."- J.L. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2019
"I didn't think I would get any good results because I have so many scars from cancer surgery, but Dr Melanie Carreon worked her God's given gift, and gave me great results. Hands down the BEST...."- S.R. / Google / Feb 04, 2019
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Smartlipo is not a weight loss system. You should see a remarkable reduction in the fatty areas that don't respond well to diet and exercise, but it is imperative that you do not rely solely on the procedure for weight loss or weight maintenance. If you are eligible to undergo traditional liposuction, you are likely an ideal candidate for Smart lipo as well. Those who may get the longest-lasting results from Smartlipo:
- Are in great overall health
- Are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight
- Have realistic expectations
- Have a healthy diet and exercise routine
Smartlipo, like regular liposuction, still requires the use of a cannula (fat cell suctioning device) and incisions. However, because of the laser lipolysis technology, both the incisions and cannula are much smaller than those of standard traditional lipo. During the procedure, Dr. Carreon will pass the handheld laser device back and forth under the skin. As the fat cells are targeted by the laser, they will begin to swell and liquefy. Dr. Carreon will then remove the liquefied fat cells via the smaller cannula. The laser technology additionally stimulates collagen production, which can tone and tightens the skin following the surgery.
What to Expect
All Smartlipo procedures are performed on-site in our accredited outpatient surgical suite. The local anesthesia used for your procedure will vary depending on the area to be treated. The procedure typically lasts about an hour or so per treatment area. Following surgery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms are normal and will most likely subside over the coming weeks. Many patients can return to work and resume minimal activities within a few days but generally most patients should limit strenuous activities for 1 – 2 weeks. Optimal results will be visible in about six weeks post procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
People come in all shapes and sizes, so in some instances, it may not be possible to provide the stated special prices. Price may vary. No specials can be combined. You will have to be a good candidate and approved for surgery and can be declined for any reason by Dr. Melanie Carreon, after a consultation. Please call Priscilla or Amy for procedure details, misc. fees and pricing on regular and specials on all services, or call for complimentary consultation and meet with Dr. Melanie Carreon. Please note that all listed pricing specials are starting prices and for informational purposes only, and do not represent a fee quote for your particular case. Fees are not guaranteed until a consultation with Dr. Melanie Carreon has been completed and are subject to change at any time. Specific procedure fees may be secured by scheduling a procedure date with a deposit or full payment depending on procedure date and date limitations on specials, call for details. To find out more about our unadvertised specials, please call. Our specials are subject to change at “any time”, additional discount “may” be given for “limited time only”, please call for details.
Ideal areas for SmartLipo?
As Smartlipo utilizes a smaller cannula, it can target areas where precision is needed such as the jowls, neck or underneath the chin. This still includes the more common areas treated for liposuction such as the arms, back, buttocks, hips, flanks, and abdomen. Smartlipo combined with tumescent liposuction under local anesthesia versus traditional liposuction under general anesthesia by other physicians can be discussed during your initial consultation to see which method is better for you.
Will I have 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. After the procedure, the incisions are closed. Dr. Carreon will do her best to place the incisions in an inconspicuous place and although some scarring may exist, since the incisions are so small they are often hardly noticeable.
Fat gone away?
Once the fat cells that are removed by Smartlipo, same removed fat cells cannot return. However, this does not mean that new fat cells cannot develop and remaining fat cells cannot enlarge. It's important to adhere to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to ensure the longevity of your results, as weight gain will alter your outcome.
How much weight will I lose?
It is important to understand that Smartlipo, or even the traditional liposuction method, is not a one-stop solution to being overweight. While fat removal of any kind will possibly result in less weight on the body, but in order to be considered for the procedure, you must first approved by Dr. Melanie Carreon.
A Smart Way to Lipo
If you have been working hard to lose weight in problem areas such as the lower tummy, hips, and thighs to no avail, Smartlipo just might be the answer you seek. With Smartlipo, you may receive the results you want without the recovery period involved in traditional liposuction. If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Carreon please call LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.