Dr. Wayne Lee’s plastic surgery practice in Tampa offers SmartLipo™ which is the industry’s leading laser-assisted lipolysis system for skin tightening and removing unwanted fat pockets, more so than liposuction. SmartLipo Triplex™ consists of 3 modalities: SmartLipo, Cellulase, & Precision Neck Lift. SmartLipo Triplex™ differs from traditional liposuction in that heat energy from the laser promotes tissue tightening in the treated areas. The liquefied fat is then drained from the body through very tiny incisions with liposuction.
SmartLipo Triplex™ Advantages
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Results in 30% extra skin tightening compared to traditional liposuction
- Promotes tissue retraction through soft tissue coagulation
- Less trauma and faster healing times compared to traditional liposuction
- Treats highly fibrotic areas easily
- Consistent and reproducible patient outcomes
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Day of Surgery
On the day of your surgery you will arrive to our private office-based surgery center and be greeted by our experienced surgical nurse. You will then be taken to your preoperative room and provided with a warm blanket. After consents are signed and vital signs are taken, our nurse will start your IV, if applicable. You will also see Dr. Lee on the morning of surgery prior to entering the operating room so you are able to discuss any extra expectations and ask any questions you may have.
These surgeries generally take between 1-3 hours in length depending on which surgery Dr. Lee determines is most suitable for your personal goals and safety. Our nurse will then give you oral medications to help relax you and provide pain management.
You will then be taken back to our private operating room and will be able to choose a music channel that helps to relax you and make you feel comfortable during the procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Lee will begin by injecting tumescent fluid, which consists of a local anesthetic that will help numb up the surgical area. We will then turn down the lights and perform the Smartlipo Laser technique, which helps melt the fat and tighten the skin after liposuction. Liposuction will then be performed to contour your body. During the procedure, you will be able to communicate with Dr. Lee and the surgical team to ensure you are comfortable.
What to Expect After the SmartLipo Procedure
After your surgery, your incisions will be dressed with waterproof dressings and you will have a compression garment that you will wear for 4-6 weeks after surgery. Your nurse will take you to your private recovery room after surgery and monitor you until you are comfortable to be discharged home. After surgery, it is normal to feel some degree of discomfort, pressure, swelling, and fatigue. Medication for pain control and antibiotics will be provided for you. Dr. Lee conveniently schedules the majority of his surgeries on Thursdays and Fridays so you are able to rest over the weekend and miss a minimal amount of work. Dr. Lee and his staff will see you within the first few days after surgery to change your dressings and ensure you are well-healed.
Ideal Candidates for SmartLipo
Good candidates for SmartLipo are those who suffer from undesirable pockets of fat in different areas of the body that don’t respond to a consistent exercise routine and healthy diet. These patients should be in good overall health and free of any problems that would increase the risk of complications arising. Dr. Lee will perform an examination and ask you about your medical history to make sure that you are a good fit for the procedure.
How Much Does SmartLipo Cost?
SmartLipo is a surgical procedure that is customized to address the aesthetic needs of each individual patient. The cost of the procedure will vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the overall complexity required to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Wayne Lee will perform an examination of your body to develop the ideal treatment plan and discuss the cost of the surgery. He will also discuss affordable financing options available to you.
Learn More About SmartLipo
If you’re interested in learning more information about SmartLipo, don’t hesitate to contact our office in Tampa to schedule your consultation today. This advanced surgical procedure is capable of providing a slimmer, more aesthetically pleasing bodily profile that you can carry with confidence. Dr. Lee is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who will walk you through the entire process and address any questions and concerns you have along your journey.