The ideal SmartLipo candidate has a body mass index (BMI) under 30. The treatment is perfect for unwanted fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise.
SmartLipo is effective for all areas of the body, especially the abdomen, love handles, thighs, back, arms, chin/neck/jowls and areas with sagging skin. Some patients have larger or multiple areas to address, which can be effective with SmartLipo. The procedure is not for everyone and is not a treatment for obesity.
Dr. Andrew Kwak, founder of The Lumen Center, will provide a full consultation to discuss your goals and vision to achieve the best results possible, and create a customized treatment plan. After reviewing your medical history, he will examine you, discuss expectations and how the SmartLipo technology works. You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during and after the treatment.
The SmartLipo treatment is performed as an outpatient procedure in The Lumen Center office in Bryn Mawr, PA.
SmartLipo can remove up to 5 liters of fat in a single session. You can expect that up to 90% of the subcutaneous (“pinchable”) fat in the treatment area will be removed.
You may start to see results within 1 week. Full results are expected within 4-6 months when the skin reaches optimal tightening.
Typically, only one treatment is needed to reach the desired result. Yes, multiple treatment areas can be addressed in the same session. A treatment plan is customized for each patient.
Recovery is fairly short, and most patients are back to work in 3-4 days. A compression garment will need to be worn for 1-4 weeks. Some pain/discomfort may occur after the procedure that can be relieved with Tylenol; pain medication is given for larger areas.
Yes, financing is available through Health Credit Services. Patients can complete an easy application to pre-qualify for a loan.