The Doc Spa
Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM & Edgewood, NM
Stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite are notorious for resisting your best efforts at making them disappear. At The Doc Spa in Albuquerque and Edgewood, New Mexico, Julian Rowe, MD offers a variety of body sculpting services, including Venus Legacy™ cellulite treatment and Smartlipo™ laser liposuction. If you’re struggling to firm and tone areas of your body resistant to diet and exercise, call The Doc Spa to book an appointment today.
Laser Liposuction Q & A
What is laser liposuction?
Laser liposuction utilizes advanced medical technologies to target stubborn pouches of fat that don’t respond to exercise and a healthy diet. Losing weight makes your fat cells shrink, but they remain in your body until they’re permanently removed or destroyed with a body sculpting procedure.
At The Doc Spa, the doctors offer Smartlipo body sculpting, a laser liposuction treatment that permanently removes excess fat cells from your body without major surgery or large incisions.
For a greater effect, you may wish to combine Smartlipo with a cellulite-reducing Venus Legacy treatment.
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo™ Tri Plex is laser liposuction technology that permanently destroys fat cells. An alternative to liposuction, SmartLipo™ then selectively removes destroyed fat cells to shape and contour the body. Since it is minimally invasive, the procedure is done at our medical spa in Albuquerque, NM and can be used to reduce fat in the following areas:
- Bra fat
- Love handles
- Saddle bags
- Outer thighs
The Doc Spa provides SmartLipo™ TriPlex in areas where many providers cannot. In addition to the above list, our doctors are technically advanced to treat the following areas:
- Inner thighs
Wondering if you’re a candidate for SmartLipo™ TriPlex? SmartLipo is designed to sculpt and contour areas of the body that have not responded well to diet and exercise. The ideal SmartLipo™ candidate is in good health with a BMI less than 30. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for SmartLipo™ TriPlex.
What are the advantages of Smartlipo over traditional liposuction?
The cost of liposuction is off-putting to many people; the invasive surgery and downtime are even more of a challenge. If you are seeking fat loss through non-surgical liposuction, The Doc Spa can perform minimally-invasive SmartLipo™ TriPlex.
Traditional liposuction costs more and has the downside of intense recovery when compared with SmartLipo™. Laser liposuction costs less than traditional liposuction, mainly because you skip the hospital costs associated with traditional lipo when you choose a less-invasive fat loss procedure.
Smartlipo by Cynosure® is the original laser liposuction system, making it the most well-established and widely-studied treatment of its kind. With over a decade of successful treatments, Smartlipo consistently provides these benefits over traditional liposuction techniques:
- Decreased discomfort
- Faster recovery time
- Less bruising and swelling
The quick recovery time and decrease in bruising means you can return to your normal activities within a few days after treatment.
How is SmartLipo™ Performed?
This incredible liposuction alternative begins with our doctors placing you under general or local anesthesia. During the procedure, a tiny tube containing a laser fiber is inserted through a small incision. The energy from the laser dissolves fat deposits so they can be easily suctioned out.
When performed on its own, or combined with another treatment method like Cellulaze, SmartLipo™ provides excellent results for those who wish to reduce cellulite and fat to create a slimmer, more shapely appearance. Why Choose SmartLipo™?
There are many reasons to choose SmartLipo™ for fat loss. SmartLipo™ reduces the discomfort and pain of traditional body sculpting methods. It also shortens downtime so that patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days of treatment. There is less risk of bruising with this incredible fat loss treatment.
What is Venus Legacy cellulite treatment?
The Venus Legacy system combines radiofrequency and electromagnetic energy waves to target and break up deposits of fat that cause cellulite. Heat generated by the electromagnetic field and radiofrequency penetrates the layers of skin and melts the fat deposits. This causes the cellulite to break apart on a metabolic level and prevents it from reforming. By causing a metabolic change in the fat cells, the Venus Legacy provides safe and effective fat contouring without surgery or downtime. Entirely non-invasive and requiring no anesthesia, the treatment has been called relaxing by many of our patients.
In addition to breaking down fat, Venus Legacy stimulates collagen production and causes tissue to shrink. These effects leave you with tighter, smoother skin.
Venus Legacy offers the following benefits:
- Smooths cellulite
- Breaks down fat cells
- Increases collagen production
- Enhances circulation
- Improves the contour of your body
- Tightens saggy skin
- Reduces stretch marks
What should I expect from a body sculpting procedure?
First, your doctor meets with you during a consultation to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. Based on this information, they create an individualized body sculpting plan that may include:
- Venus Legacy
- Fat removal
The length of your treatment and recovery time depends on the type and extent of your procedures. Smartlipo requires more downtime than Venus Legacy, but you should still be able to return to work or normal activities a few days after treatment.
To learn more about laser liposuction and cellulite reduction treatments, call The Doc Spa to book an appointment today.