Pros and Cons of the SmartLipo Triplex Liposuction Procedure

The SmartLipo laser liposuction device received FDA approval in 2006, and has since helped thousands of people get rid of unwanted body fat with minimal pain. This innovative procedure works by melting the fat prior to removal from the body, making it easier for the surgeon to remove both large and small volumes of body fat without causing pain and trauma to the surrounding tissues.

SmartLipo Triplex is the next generation of laser liposuction, and offers even better results for those who want to lose excess weight and enjoy body contouring benefits. Here’s a close look at how SmartLipo Triplex liposuction works, and what its key benefits and drawbacks are:

How SmartLipo Triplex Works

The SmartLipo Triplex procedure is more powerful and even more effective than the SmartLipo and SmartLipo MPX procedures, and may have up to a 40 times greater affinity for melting fat. It is the first multiplex triple wavelength laser lipolysis procedure that serves a body contouring treatment for shaping, toning and tightening the skin. Cynosure, the makers of SmartLipo and the SmartLipo Triplex system, report that the procedure is more effective than conventional laser lipolysis, and offers a reduced treatment time and less downtime than traditional procedures.
SmartLipo Triplex also offers high-definition sculpting capabilities because the physician is able to control a reliable and steady stream of energy into the body tissues. The procedure involves the emission of three wavelengths – 1064nm, 1320 nm and 1440 nm.

Key Benefits of the SmartLipo Triplex Procedure

The SmartLipo Triplex system offers several benefits beyond traditional laser liposuction and other SmartLipo devices. Key benefits of the SmartLipo Triplex procedure include:
  • Proven tissue coagulation, resulting in extensive skin tightening
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Less downtime than traditional lipolysis procedures
  • High-definition body sculpting capabilities
  • Reliable, controlled energy delivery
  • Intelligent delivery systems that prevent over-treatment
  • Minimal risk of complications

Drawbacks of the SmartLipo Triplex Procedure

While the SmartLipo Triplex and SmartLipo systems offer a number of benefits, there are some risks to consider before proceeding with treatment. The SmartLipo Triplex procedure can be painful, but most of this pain can be controlled with local anesthesia. Unlike traditional liposuction, this type of lipolysis procedure cannot reach the fatty deposits located deeper in the body surrounding the internal organs. Some of the risks involved with SmartLipo Triplex and laser lipolysis include:
  • Infection at the treatment site
  • Dimpling and lumpiness in areas where the fat is extracted
  • Numbness in the treatment area
  • Scarring in the treatment area
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sagging skin in the treatment area
  • Risk of burns from the heat
An experienced plastic surgeon can minimize these risks and increase the chances of a positive outcome. However, results are not guaranteed, and it is up to the patient to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure in order to achieve and maintain results.
Learn more about SmartLipo in our information guide, or consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for SmartLipo Triplex and other liposuction procedures.