Liposuction

Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa

Aesthetics Med Spa located in Phoenix, AZ

Nearly everyone has problem areas where fat seems determined to stay. An expert in nonsurgical enhancement procedures, Mari Contreras, PA-C, provides gentle, minimally invasive laser liposuction using Smartlipo™ technology at Fresh Start Aesthetics Medical Spa in Phoenix to help men and women get rid of stubborn fat. To find out how Smartlipo can help you attain your ideal body, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q & A

Fresh Start Aesthetics Med Spa

What is the purpose of Smartlipo?

You may have found that some parts of your body don’t respond to diet or exercise, no matter how much weight you lose. That’s because attempting to reduce certain areas by focusing your workouts on those spots may not actually work.

Diet and exercise can improve your appearance, but there’s no natural way to control where exactly you carry your remaining fat. When you lose weight, your fat cells shrink, but you can’t actually get rid of them. That’s where body contouring procedures such as Smartlipo come in. Smartlipo can remove fat cells in almost any part of your body, including your:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Waist
  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

How is Smartlipo different from traditional liposuction?

Like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo removes unwanted fat, but the techniques are different. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive laser procedure, and accordingly, it’s much less disruptive than traditional liposuction.

By melting fat with a laser before removing it, Smartlipo causes less bruising than traditional liposuction and requires far less recovery time — one to two days as opposed to two or more weeks. Smartlipo also tightens the skin in the treatment area, so you won’t need to worry about dealing with the loose, extra skin that results from traditional liposuction.

When you receive Smartlipo, you’ll be under local anesthesia and feel mild pressure but minimal pain. The procedure lasts between an hour and a half and two hours, and afterward, you may feel an ache, similar to what you get after exercising. You should be back to normal activities within a day or two.     

Is Smartlipo right for me?

If you have any areas where you carry extra fat that won’t go away even through diet or exercise, Smartlipo can help you get rid of the fat without having to undergo invasive surgery. Smartlipo is best suited to people who are in good health and are close to their ideal weight. Think of it as a final push to get you closer to the body you want after you’ve gotten most of the way there.

After you undergo Smartlipo, you’ll want to continue to adhere to a healthy diet and exercise in order to maintain your results. Smartlipo can complement your lifestyle and have you looking your best. To find out how you can get rid of stubborn fat using Smartlipo, call or click to schedule a consultation today.