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SmartLipo™ Treatment

How long does the SmartLipo™ procedure take?
The SmartLipo™ procedure takes an average of 2–3 hours per session.

How many SmartLipo™ treatments are required?
Most patients typically require only one treatment. Each SmartLipo™ session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. SmartLipo™ can also be used for touch-ups and revisions to previously treated areas.

Does SmartLipo™ treat cellulite?
The SmartLipo™ procedure will improve the body's shape and may reduce cellulite to a certain degree.

What is the long-term outcome for most people?
Most patients can see results immediately following the SmartLipo™ procedure, and they can expect their skin to return to normal within three months.

However, as with traditional liposuction, you will need to practice patience since the full SmartLipo™ results may not be visible for up to a year. The more fat that was removed, the longer it will take to achieve maximum results, as your body needs to adapt to a more significant shape change

Do I have to stay in the hospital?
No. SmartLipo™ is performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia. You won't be required to stay in the hospital, since recovery from SmartLipo™ works best within the comfort of your home.

What if I've already had regular liposuction?
SmartLipo™ may be extremely effective for improving upon body areas that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction. With the SmartLipo™ procedure your doctor can further sculpt or contour those areas on the body that have droopy skin, especially if you are a relatively thin, healthy person who wants additional toning and tightening.

What are the main advantages of SmartLipo™?

  • It offers the smoothest, best body-contouring results.
  • It entails only a short recovery time.
  • Minimal discomfort is involved.
  • It is safer than traditional liposuction.
  • It tightens the skin around the treatment area.
  • It is more affordable than traditional liposuction.
  • The results are permanent.

Can SmartLipo™ work on areas that regular liposuction can't?
Yes. Since the aiming beam at the tip of the SmartLipo™ laser allows the doctor to know exactly where he or she is at all times, the procedure is very precise. As such, SmartLipo™ is very effective in body areas that are not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, neck, back and knees.

 Dr. W.Y. Chung MD, owner and chief medical officer of the Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii®, was the first doctor in Hawaii to offer the life-changing SmartLipo™ technology.

FDA-approved, this revolutionary treatment greatly enhances the appearance of the skin, by literally melting away fat from the thighs, arms, back, stomach, and neck via laser liposuction. SmartLipo™ also works to tighten and firm up the skin, making it one of the most popular procedures at the Vein and Skin Center of Hawaii®.

Here’s what one patient had to say about her SmartLipo treatment.

“Following the treatment the skin may feel sensitive, so I wore a garment on my stomach. I took off the garment on the second day and immediately saw results. I could see that my stomach was flatter. I had SmartLipo in February and every day, the skin continues to tighten and look more toned. That’s the benefit of SmartLipo, you get two treatments in one session, removing fat cells and tightening the skin. I would highly recommend SmartLipo to treat focused areas of the body that you’d like to tone and lose a small bit of fat. It’s definitely not as invasive as traditional liposuction treatment. I would probably do it again, the results are worth it.” – Sara

Call (808) 949-8346 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chung and find out if SmartLipo is the right treatment for you.