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Apple Valley Family Medicine

Family Medicine Practice & Medical Aesthetics located in Martinsburg, WV

Losing the stubborn fat around your chin, thighs, back, abdomen, and flanks can be difficult, even after diet and exercise. Dr. Ngozi Ude-Oshiyoye and Dr. Kolawale Oshiyoye offer the perfect nonsurgical solution for this aesthetic concern at Apple Valley Family Medicine in Martinsburg, West Virginia. These skilled and friendly doctors use the minimally invasive Cynosure Smartlipo™ laser-assisted lipolysis system to melt away fat deposits and reshape your body. Call or click today to schedule an appointment.

SmartLipo Q & A

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo performs the laser-assisted removal of unwanted fat deposits, medically known as lipolysis. This FDA-approved procedure also helps tighten your skin and generate new tissues that reshape the targeted areas, where you’ve had the fat removed.

What can I expect during the procedure?

A SmartLipo procedure takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. Normally, you need a single appointment to complete one area of your body.

First, Dr. Ngozi Ude-Oshiyoye and Dr. Kolawale Oshiyoye numb the area targeted for fat removal with local anesthetics. Next, they insert a thin tube through a small incision in your skin. The tube contains the laser fiber that delivers the gentle heat that melts away your fat, which is then removed by suction.

After the procedure, the doctors recommend taking a mild analgesic and wearing a compression garment wear for one week. You can resume your usual routine within one to two days. The results are long-lasting if you follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.

What are the advantages of SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is perfect when you’re at or close to your goal but still have localized deposits of stubborn fat in specific areas. Other advantages of this laser-assisted lipolysis procedure are:

  • Consistent outcomes
  • Requires no downtime
  • Promotes skin tightening
  • Less trauma and faster healing than liposuction

What are the side effects of SmartLipo procedure?

The minor and temporary side effects of the SmartLipo procedure include redness, mild bruising, and localized swelling around the treatment area. These side effects usually resolve completely within one to two days. You may experience mild soreness and pain that typically responds well to over-the-counter pain medications.

Why is the SmartLipo procedure better than liposuction?

Both of these medical procedures remove your excess fat, but laser fat removal has its advantages. SmartLipo results in less bruising and bleeding because liposuction uses physical manipulation to loosen your fat instead of a laser. The recovery time from this innovative procedure is one to two days, which is much shorter than the six weeks required to recover from liposuction.

Additionally, SmartLipo provides skin-tightening benefits, whereas you require an additional procedure after liposuction to achieve a similar result. With liposuction, you’re often left with sagging or dimpling of skin after the procedure.

Call or click to schedule an appointment at Apple Valley Family Medicine in Martinsburg, West Virginia, today.