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Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo
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Joel Schlessinger MD FAQ - SmartLipo

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about SmartLipo.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about SmartLipo.

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  • 1. Joel Schlessinger, MD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SMARTLIPO Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 2. SmartLipo is a less-invasive laser- assisted liposuction treatment and the first laser-assisted procedure to be approved by the FDA. Since its approval in November of 2006, SmartLipo has gained favor with physicians and patients alike for its revolutionary technology and successful results. What is SmartLipo? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 3. During the SmartLipo procedure, a thin, wire-sized laser is inserted into a small incision. The laser is used to liquefy the fat and tighten the skin. This liquified fat is then drained away using a small, sippy-straw sized cannula. Because the cannula is only about the size of a paperclip wire, it is able to pass through the skin easily without damaging surrounding tissue. Since SmartLipo is a less-invasive procedure, recovery is much quicker and the risk for bruising is greatly reduced. Treatment is also more precise. When you choose Skin Specialists P.C. of Omaha for your SmartLipo treatment, you are sure to receive the best available care. Dr. Schlessinger has invested in the safest version possible of the SmartLipo laser. As the laser liquefies fat cells, it simultaneously coagulates blood vessels, preventing bleeding and swelling. How does SmartLipo work? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 4. SmartLipo can be used to treat any areas that are typically treated with traditional liposuction. It’s perfect for liposuction touch-ups. Because the SmartLipo cannula is so small, the treatment works best on small areas of fat that can be liquefied and easily removed. Dr. Schlessinger usually performs SmartLipo on these troublesome areas: o Back o Bra strap area o Breasts (gynecomastia) in men o Thighs (saddle bags) o Hips o Knees o Chin o Neck o Areas of loose, flabby skin Which areas can be improved with SmartLipo? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 5. SmartLipo is not designed to remove substantial amounts of fat. Healthy patients who are within 25 pounds of their goal weight are good candidates for SmartLipo, particularly if they would like to see improvement in one stubborn area. Patients who would like to improve prior liposuction results or touch up areas that were previously treated are also encouraged to seek a consultation. Those patients who lead active lifestyles and don’t have a lot of time for recovery can also benefit from SmartLipo. Who is a good candidate for SmartLipo? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 6. Yes! After puberty, we do not create new fat cells. Therefore, when you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that are already present. Tumescent liposuction permanently removes fat cells. Should you gain weight after liposuction, it will go to preexisting fat cells. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to treatment are no longer able to grow out of proportion to the surrounding areas. Are the results of SmartLipo permanent? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 7. Your new figure will look similar to what you would expect if you lost an equal amount of localized fat through diet and exercise alone. Dimples, ripples and stretch marks will not be improved with SmartLipo, and they may even be accentuated following the procedure. Excessive skin folds are rare with SmartLipo and most patients are so pleased with their results that they have no need for a tummy tuck. However, sometimes a small tuck can be done to improve the look of loose skin following SmartLipo. How will my skin change? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 8. Both procedures are successful if they are performed by a skilled physician with the proper training and experience. Dr. Schlessinger recommends using SmartLipo in conjunction with tumescent liposuction to achieve the best results. Which is preferred, SmartLipo or tumescent liposuction? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 9. Dr. Schlessinger does not recommend SmartLipo for skin tightening. SmartLipo is useful for removing fat, but when it comes to skin tightening, other treatments are less expensive and offer faster recovery time and better results. He can recommend other laser procedures for those patients interested in tightening loose skin. Is SmartLipo FDA-approved for skin tightening? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 10. Visceral fat is fat that develops in the abdomen below the muscle layer. SmartLipo will not go below the muscle where visceral fat is located. It is only good for the fat that is above the muscle and easily reachable. This is what makes SmartLipo so safe. For now, the only way to reduce visceral fat is through diet and exercise! Why won’t SmartLipo work for visceral fat (fat under the muscle)? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 11. You can elect to have SmartLipo at any time, but typically it’s best to wait until you’ve finished having children. If you gain moderate or significant amounts of weight with pregnancy, more fat may redistribute to areas previously treated. Many patients choose to address stubborn tummy fat after pregnancy. The results of SmartLipo are often more successful than tummy tucks for this purpose. While tummy tucks are expensive, painful and leave behind large scars, SmartLipo is nearly scarless and offers a much faster recovery time. Can I have SmartLipo even if I intend to have more children? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 12. SmartLipo is not a viable method of weight loss. Dr. Schlessinger cautions that if you’re thinking of using the procedure to jumpstart weight loss, you’ll be disappointed. If you are overweight, he suggests losing 90% of the weight through diet and exercise to be sure you can do it on your own. Once you’re within 10% of your goal weight, you can view SmartLipo as an option to treat stubborn areas that still need improvement. Can I get SmartLipo if I’m overweight? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 13. Recovery time depends largely on the anesthetic used prior to the procedure. Patients are usually able to return to work one or two days after the procedure. When can I return to work after having SmartLipo? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 14. It’s important to choose a skilled physician with ample experience and knowledge of the SmartLipo procedure. Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. He was the first surgeon to offer SmartLipo at his Omaha clinic and continues to be at the forefront of clinical research on the procedures he offers. At Skin Specialists P.C. of Omaha, you’ll always receive the best care and the latest available technology in medical aesthetics and cosmetic procedures. How do I choose the best physician to perform my SmartLipo procedure? Before After Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.
  • 15. Here’s how you can find out more about Dr. Joel Schlessinger: - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger - Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/ Interested in learning more or setting up an appointment? Call 402.334.7546 or visit http://www.LovelySkin.com/SmartLipo to browse our full selection of products.

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