Philadelphia SmartLipo Specialist – Dr. Chapin
Serving Philadelphia, Doylestown, Bucks County, and Montgomery County SmartLipo Patients
What are the advantages of SmartLipo TriPlex over conventional liposuction procedures?
Both treatments remove fat, but unlike SmartLipo TriPlex, conventional liposuction can leave behind loose skin. Because local anesthetic is typically used with SmartLipo treatments (instead of general anesthesia), you’re awake during the procedure—and that’s a real plus because it leads to a faster, easier recovery. SmartLipo TriPlex can also create a high-definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles (the “six-pack” look) in men.
How do I know if SmartLipo Triplex is right for me?
The best candidates for SmartLipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight, but who have accumulated fat deposits—such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with Dr. Chapin can provide you with the best information about the procedure and whether it is appropriate for you.
Will the results be immediate?
You will start to see improvements within a few weeks. Your skin will return to normal after a couple of months, and the full benefit of the procedure is usually apparent in about 4 months.
How many treatments are required?
A single treatment is all that is required for most patients.
Will SmartLipo TriPlex cause scarring?
A tiny incision is made in the skin, which will result in the smallest of scars. Incision sites heal without stitches.
Is there a recovery period?
SmartLipo TriPlex is a minimally invasive procedure that usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.
Does SmartLipo TriPlex hurt?
Because SmartLipo TriPlex uses the latest technology, the smallest of incisions, and only local anesthetic, any bruising—and your recovery period—are kept to a minimum. Very few patients need more than an occasional mild painkiller during the recovery period. The recovery for this procedure is usually quick, and most patients are able to return to work and their regular activities within a few days.
Does SmartLipo TriPlex produce lasting results?
Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the existing fat cells simply expand. SmartLipo TriPlex permanently destroys the fat cells. Should you gain weight after the procedure, the fat is not deposited in treated areas. For best results, however, you should continue to lead a healthful lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How does Smartlipo TriPlex work?
SmartLipo TriPlex, a laser-assisted lipolysis procedure, is performed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen. In the procedure, only the cannula is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. In the process, new collagen production is stimulated, resulting in tissue tightening. The three laser wavelengths contained in SmartLipo TriPlex allow Dr. Chapin to customize treatments based on the nature of your concerns.
Chapin Aesthetics is a Cynosure Center of Excellence and Dr. Scott Chapin has received the distinguished recognition as a National Physician Trainer for Smartlipo.
For more information on SmartLipo and to determine if it is right for you, contact us for a consultation.
To learn more about the other body contouring procedures Dr. Chapin performs in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Bucks County, and Montgomery County, please visit their respective pages:
- Full Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Partial Abdominoplasty (Mini-Tummy Tuck)
- Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
- Thigh and Buttock Lift
- Post-Bariatric Body Lift
- Plastic Surgery for Men
Dr. Scott Chapin is a skilled Philadelphia cosmetic surgery specialist who offers the full range of body contouring procedures. In addition to treating liposuction Philadelphia patients, he has helped many Philadelphia tummy tuck surgery and full body lift patients obtain the kind of body they have always dreamed of. Dr. Chapin is recognized for his highly attentive treatment of Philadelphia and Bucks County cosmetic surgery patients.