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What is Smartlipo Triplex?

Smartlipo Triplex is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure that combines advanced laser technology and liposuction to both reduce fat and tighten skin. Customized Smartlipo Triplex sessions help male and female patients smooth pockets of stubborn fat and retract skin around their leaner areas with just general anesthetic, a quick recovery, minimal (if any) scar tissue, and beautifully sculpted results.

Smartlipo Triplex vs. Liposuction

Unlike traditional liposuction techniques, Smartlipo Triplex is a minimally invasive procedure that relies on innovative laser technology to achieve superior body sculpting results. The many benefits this unique system offers make it a preferred treatment choice among patients who desire significant body contouring results without the need for a surgical procedure. Smartlipo Triplex offers the following advantages:

  • Melts away excess fat
  • Tightens skin by heating tissue
  • Versatile and customizable
  • More efficient than traditional liposuction
  • Built-in controls help optimize results
  • Equipped to handle fibrous areas
  • Results in less bruising and bleeding than traditional liposuction
  • Requires only small incisions
  • Potential option for patients who cannot undergo general anesthesia
  • Well-suited for corrective procedures (secondary liposuction)

Additionally, Smartlipo Triplex can deliver reliable results across a wide array of treatment sites that contain both large and small pockets of stubborn excess fat. During a consultation with Dr. Petti, she can discuss your needs and describe how Smartlipo Triplex may be able to help you achieve your goals.

What Are the Benefits of Smartlipo Triplex?

Tighter Skin

Smartlipo Triplex allows more complete melting of the fat using advanced laser techniques, in which two wavelengths of laser energy are used for not only superior sculpting of the fat, but also, the biggest advancement in liposuction surgery-skin tightening. The  Smartlipo Triplex is unique in that it gives Dr. Petti the opportunity to focus on skin tightening following fat reduction, and this produces smoother, more natural and superior aesthetic results.

Minimally Invasive

The Smartlipo Triplex is a minimally-invasive laser surgical technique, performed by using a smaller-than-a-fine-point-pen fiber optic laser. Therefore, the entry points in the skin are very small and leave an inconspicuous scar. The laser wavelengths close down the blood vessels, so the result is associated with not only minimal surgical trauma, but also minimal bruising, swelling and resultant quick recovery. There is minimal discomfort, and Dr. Petti’s patients often tell her that they did not need to take any pain medications the evening of surgery. The Smartlipo Triplex patients that have general anesthesia can drive the next day if they are off of pain medications and can return to their normal daily activities in one to two days after surgery, depending on each individual patient.

Minimal Recovery Time

Smartlipo Triplex can be done under general anesthesia, and therefore patients are ambulatory following the procedure, with no downtime. In fact, it would be more accurate to describe Smartlipo Triplex under general anesthesia, as being associated with “up” time! This has been very rewarding for the patients, Dr. Petti and her staff.

Targets Unwanted Pockets of Fat

Smartlipo Triplex can also be used to treat larger areas of fat accumulation or multiple areas of fatty deposits. However, in these cases the patient may need to have general anesthesia. It is normal in these patients for the recovery to be longer. Some patients may prefer to have several areas treated at one surgical setting. These patients are done in her private, ambulatory plastic surgery center under the guidance and supervision of board-certified and experienced anesthesiologists.

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Dr. Petti Presents on Smartlipo for Cynosure University Webinar

On May 28, 2020 Dr. Petti was the featured laser expert and host of Cynosure University’s Body Contouring Global Webinar. Dr. Petti discusses energy-based body contouring technologies including Smartlipo laser liposuction for body sculpting, as well as WarmSculpting 25-minute nonsurgical fat reduction with SculpSure®:

Who Are Ideal Candidates for Smartlipo Triplex?

Individuals who are good candidates for body sculpting with Smartlipo Triplex are generally in good health and have one or several areas of stubborn fat they would like to address. Often, candidates are already close to their goal weight with localized pockets of fat that have not responded to weight loss methods; however, Dr. Petti may utilize Smartlipo Triplex to accomplish larger volumes of fat reduction in some cases. A certain degree of skin laxity can also be corrected with Smartlipo Triplex, so patients with aging and/or stretched skin combined with excess fat may be ideal candidates for treatment.

Common treatment areas include:

  • Beneath the chin
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Bra fat
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Knees

If you are considering Smartlipo Triplex to achieve slimmer, leaner body contours, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petti to find out if you are a good candidate.

Smartlipo Triplex for Men

Smartlipo Triplex can be a superior fat removal method for men who want to sculpt specific areas of the body. In males, stubborn fat tends to accumulate in the chest, abdomen, “love handles” (flanks), and neck in particular, and Smartlipo Triplex provides a powerful precision tool for creating a leaner, more masculine appearance. By removing fat and contracting the overlying skin with Smartlipo Triplex, the proportions of the figure can become more balanced and slender, while the muscles beneath become more prominently defined. Other areas of the body that can be treated with Smartlipo Triplex include the arms, thighs, and knees—almost anywhere resistant fat deposits have developed. For the right candidates, Smartlipo Triplex can lead to optimal body contouring results with minimal downtime.

A Patient Journey Through Smartlipo Triplex

What Is Recovery After Smartlipo Triplex Like?

The details of your recovery after Smartlipo Triplex will depend on which areas you have treated and the amount of fat you have removed during the procedure. Compared to traditional liposuction, the recovery period after Smartlipo Triplex is dramatically reduced. Because there is less tissue trauma and bleeding with Smartlipo Triplex, you can typically expect minimal bruising, swelling, and/or discomfort that should dissipate within a couple of days. For some patients, recovery can take a bit longer and compression garments may be recommended to aid in proper healing. Before you undergo your procedure, Dr. Petti will describe the recovery, post-treatment care, and results you can expect so that you are fully prepared at every stage.

What Are the Most Common Smartlipo Triplex Side Effects?

Compared to traditional liposuction procedures, Smartlipo Triplex has considerably fewer side effects and is unlikely to cause serious complications. The most common side effects that occur after treatment with Smartlipo Triplex are related to the natural healing process and include discomfort, bruising, numbness, and swelling. For patients who undergo more aggressive treatment plans, these symptoms may be more persistent; however, they should resolve on a predictable timetable that Dr. Petti can discuss with you. During the healing process, some patients may also notice some lumpiness in the treatment area—while this may seem alarming, this side effect is merely the tissue recovering and the area should smooth out once the final results are visible. It is important to note that Dr. Petti possesses a high-degree of skill using the Smartlipo Triplex system; her technique and expertise help to minimize side effects and promote optimal results. If you are concerned about side effects, Dr. Petti can discuss these issues with you in detail and explain why Smartlipo Triplex can be a very safe and effective choice for achieving your body contouring goals.

What Kind of Smartlipo Triplex Results Can I Expect?

Dr. Petti’s degree of experience and expertise with Smartlipo Triplex is evident in the exceptional results she is able to create for her patients. Typically, men and women who undergo body contouring with Smartlipo Triplex are very satisfied with the results they are able to achieve. Their new body contours and/or profiles are generally smoother and tighter, creating a more slender and toned appearance. In some cases, Dr. Petti may recommend multiple treatment sessions with Smartlipo Triplex for optimal fat reduction and skin tightening results. We invite you to explore Smartlipo Triplex before-and-after photos featuring some of Dr. Petti’s patients to get an idea of the results that are possible with this impressive technology.

How Much is Smartlipo Triplex?

Body contouring treatments with Smartlipo Triplex are highly customized based on your needs and aesthetic goals, which means that the overall pricing for your procedure must be determined during a personal consultation with Dr. Petti. The cost for your procedure will be calculated based on a variety of important factors, including:

Following your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive cost quotation for the Smartlipo Triplex treatment plan Dr. Petti creates for you. With the help of our friendly office team, you will learn about the forms of payment we accept as well as plastic surgery financing options offered through third-party lenders. Qualified financing applicants can enjoy low and no-interest loans and flexible monthly payments, which may make paying for your treatment more affordable and convenient. When payment arrangements have been made, you can schedule your Smartlipo Triplex treatment and look forward to achieving the figure you desire.

Schedule Your Personal Smartlipo Triplex Consultation

Every patient’s personal concerns and health history will be carefully considered by Dr. Petti and she will make a plan that is customized to meet their desired aesthetic outcome in a safe and nurturing surgical environment.

Dr. Petti enjoys body sculpting and will always have the best technology, but it will be technology that works. In her hands, Smartlipo Triplex works and has provided superior body sculpting outcomes in a safe environment.

Dr. Petti welcomes anyone interested in knowing more about their options with regard to body sculpting and Smartlipo Triplex to seek a complete and thorough consultation with her about their candidacy for these procedures. Simply contact us today.

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