SMART LIPO CHICAGO, IL | LIPOSUCTION
Smart Lipo Laser Liposuction
Smartlipo™ is a newer form of laser liposuction. The Smart Lipo laser disrupts the fat cells and liquifies the fat prior to removal which allows for a less traumatic and more uniform removal of the fat with smaller cannulas.
Smart Lipo can be a good option for those that are at or near their ideal body weight and want to further enhance their natural contours.
Why Choose Dr. Truong for your Smart Lipo procedure in Chicago?
Voted one of America’s top surgeons in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
Men and women from all over the country come to Chicago to see Dr. Truong. His amazing results earned him the reputation as the “breast & body specialist,” that’s why he named his Chicago center, Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics.
Dr. Truong is one of the few triple board certified surgeons in Chicago, and the country. He currently holds a long list of academic achievement and professional awards.
Dr. completed medical school at University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was encouraged to pursue a surgical career by his professors who saw in him the rare combination of intellect and talented hands that are the hallmarks of an excellent surgeon.
Dr. Truong served as Chief Resident at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital. During his surgical training, Dr. Truong received numerous awards and was published for his research work in skin regeneration and artificial skin.
Dr. Truong pursued his interests in aesthetic surgery by gaining acceptance to a highly competitive American Academy Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship. During his fellowship, Dr. Truong dedicated an entire year exclusively to the art and practice of Cosmetic Surgery. His training included facial rejuvenation techniques, breast and body restorative surgeries, liposuction and body sculpting, as well as minimally invasive aesthetic surgery, and laser surgery.
CHICAGO SMART LIPOSUCTION FAQ
Given that Smartlipo™ is a relatively new procedure in the cosmetic surgery world, it’s natural for patients to have questions about what the procedure can do for them. At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong will take time to address any questions you have so you can feel comfortable about moving forward with liposuction. Some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions are listed below, but please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
What is Smart Lipo?
Smartlipo™ also referred to as “Smart Lipo” or “Laser Liposuction”. Smart lipo uses a special laser to break up the fat prior to suctioning or removing from the body.
- Traditional liposuction removes globules of live fat cells using suction whereas Smartlipo™ laser disrupts the fat cells and liquifies the fat prior to removal which allows for a less traumatic and more uniform removal of the fat with smaller cannulas.
- An additional benefit of the laser is that it coagulates the tissue for less bleeding and heats the underlying skin which results in skin-tightening or a “shrink wrap” effect. The laser element also helps to ensure more precision during the procedure and finely target the problem area.
Am I a good candidate for Smart Lipo?
You may be a good candidate if you are at or near your ideal body weight. Smartlipo™ is not a weight loss procedure and is ideal for helping get rid of stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Smartlipo™ can’t remove large quantities of fat, but it can help tighten up your figure and help reveal the shapely physique that you worked so hard for.
During your consultation, your surgeon may review or recommend other, newer technologies and methods such as:
What is the difference between Smart Lipo and Lipo?
Dr. Truong will use a focused laser to disrupt and loosen fat cells.
- Regular liposuction uses a combination of tumescent solution and cannula suction to loosen and remove fat cells. Smartlipo™ (also known as laser liposuction) works a little differently. The focused laser technology disrupts and loosens fat cells at your treatment site. These cells can either be removed from the body with a cannula, or left behind to be reabsorbed by the body’s natural processes.
- The laser is what sets Smartlipo™ apart – laser procedures can provide subtle contouring without excessive tissue damage.
Can Smartlipo™ help me lose weight?
No, just like traditional liposuction, Smartlipo™ is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should have already reached their ideal body weight before their procedure, allowing Dr. Truong to assess potential problem areas and treat them accordingly. Smartlipo™ is an effective way to shape your body, but it cannot remove substantial amounts of fatty tissue.
How long does Smart Lipo take?
Procedures generally last only a couple hours.
One of the benefits of Smartlipo™ is its speed – procedures generally last only a couple hours. The specific length of your procedure will depend on your physical condition and the size of your treatment area.
Smartlipo™ is performed on an outpatient basis without the need for general anesthesia, meaning that you’ll be back home and on your feet the very same day.
How long does it take to recover from Smart Lipo?
Most patients can expect mild to moderate discomfort.
Although every patient responds differently to the Smartlipo™ procedure, most patients can expect mild to moderate discomfort, swelling and sensitivity near the treatment site. Dr. Truong may recommend compression garments or specific medications to accelerate the healing process and ease your discomfort as much as possible.
Two weeks of discomfort is typical, after which your symptoms will begin to subside and your results will start to become visible.
Will there be any scarring?
The incision needed is very small.
As with any procedure that requires incisions in the skin, some scarring will be present. However, the incisions needed to insert the cannula and remove treated fat cells is very small. Most patients can expect some mild discoloration at their surgery site, but scars are generally very minimal and tend to fade with time.
How long will it be before I see my results?
The results of Smartlipo™ will need some time before they become visible.
The results of Smartlipo™ will need some time before they become visible. Although you may begin to notice some subtle differences in your figure as your swelling subsides, the final results of your procedure will likely need several months to half a year before they can be seen. The final results of your Smartlipo™ procedure will depend on the size of your treatment area, your physical condition beforehand and how well you maintain your healthy habits after. With the right physical care and lifestyle choices, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of your Smartlipo™ treatment for years to come.
How much does Smart Lipo cost in Chicago?
The cost of Smart Lipo procedure in Chicago, IL will range anywhere from $5,000 – $10,000 or more depending on the areas that are treated. The cost of smart lipo will also vary depending on your surgeon and the location. While the cost of your procedure is important, it should not be the only factor. It’s important to research your surgeon and see that they have great results.
We offer several options for financing to fit almost any situation! Ask your coordinator for details!