smartlipoDescription: Smartlipo offers the minimally invasive "LaserBodySculptingSM™ technique that permanently destroys fat cells, improves overall body shape and tightens the tissue with minimal downtime.

How it's done: This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a small, one-millimetre cannula, or tube, that's inserted into the skin. A laser fibre inside the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, causing them to rupture and gently drain away as liquid. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in tighter skin tissue overall. This procedure is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, abdomen, love handles, saddlebags, inner and outer thighs and knees. Typically only one treatment is required using only local anesthesia. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated.

Complications: Usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light trauma may occur.

Recovery: Return to work in a couple of days; exercise after two weeks.

Cost: $3,500 to $10,000.

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