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, Smartlipo 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. For out of town patients, phone consultations are available.
"I want to thank first of all, Dr. Melanie Carreon, for this positive experience I have had. Today I was at LCS Medical Spa for my Post-operative appointment and they received me very kindly, all their staff are very professional and know their work. I can say that I am quite a "visual" person and when I started doing my search I called LCS and Priscila answered me; She was the first person I can say informed me, I clarify all my doubts about the process. Priscila made this whole process quite enjoyable. When I met Dra Carreon I couldn't believe that I was there in front of her because it was so cool to be in front of an artist! Dra Carreon explained the whole process to me and I told her that I had seen her amazing videos on YouTube. Dra Carreon takes care of her patients in a very personal, very sensitive and most professional way. "Can I touch your hands?, I asked her" and she said: "Yes" —Dra Carreon's hands were soft! Super friendly. I can say that Cristina was also very professional, she took care of my post-surgery care, she called me to ask how I felt. I can say that from the moment I decided to undergo this treatment, Dra Carreon gave me that confidence that I needed. I arrived for my appointment and according to all the recommendations that they had told me and as expected everything went well. I hope to see Dra Carreon in December for My follow-up appointment. Lastly but not last I can say that I love all the change I have seen in my body. Dra Carreon Exceeded more than I expected after 3 pregnancies and my 39 years old. I recommend 110% to Dra Carreon, beautiful human being AAA+Person. . The facilities are impeccably clean and beautifully decorated, I just wanted to say that and I am Super Happy with my new me! Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Kindly, Karla"- K.C. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"Dr. Carreon and Staff have been so helpful and kind from the beginning. I felt so comfortable knowing this would be a big decision that I would have to be mentally prepared for. I had the SmartLipo 360 and have just passed my 2 weeks and am feeling better everyday. Dr. Carreon and Staff have been so kind and a phone call away from all my questions! They are very thorough as well, read the documents and you will be just fine. Best experience and so glad I chose Dr. Carreon for this procedure! You all are amazing, and Priscilla has been the best. Thank you so much for everything!"- L. / Google / Oct 10, 2020
"Wow what a amazing staff. I had lipo on my upper and lower abdomen, lipo on my waist and bra roll. I was a little scared but the staff was very helpful and made me feel comfortable. I wanted the hour glass shape and that's exactly what I got. I started off in a large bodysuit and now I'm in extra small in six weeks. Dr. Carreon got about 2200 liters out of me. I do exercise. I'm on the treadmill five days a week and I run a mile or more. I would recommend Dr Carreon to anyone."- S.T. / Google / Dec 23, 2021
"I had Lipo 360 done and I am very happy with my results. I never though I would have something like this done, but I am soo glad I did! I actually have a waist now! The entire process was very easy and I returned back to work within 4 days. I was a little worried because I have a strenuous job, but it was fine! Dr. Carreon and the staff were great! I was a little worried about being awake during the procedure, but I actually slept through it all. If you are thinking about getting lipo, I say do it!"- L.A. / Facebook / Jan 01, 2022
"Trust the Process. 4 Week Update - Wow. I won’t say this process was painless. The first 2 weeks I was miserable. I was extremely swollen and wondered why I even did it. Week 2 I was extremely depressed.All I can say is, thanks to a reviewer here and her guidance I stuck with my massages, eating well, working out when I felt up to it, and wearing my faja.4 weeks in, wow. I can’t be more happier with my results. The pictures say everything.I had had 2 kids and after kid 2, no matter how much I worked out, I couldn’t lose weight. I cycled constantly and ate well and nothing worked.I decided to make this plunge because I knew I loved working out just hated how I looked.4 weeks later, wow. Dr. Carreron is just amazing. I loved meeting her. I loved her bedside manner. I loved her nurses. I absolutely cannot wait for my 8 week after photos so she can see her amazing work."- E. / RealSelf / Sep 08, 2021
Ideal Candidates for Smartlipo
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 Smartlipo 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
Surgical Technique for SmartLIpo
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 from SmartLipo
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 about SmartLipo
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 from Smartlipo?
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.
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