Harlingen Family Care Clinic

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Harlingen, TX

Everyone wants to look their best. But if you’ve struggled with frustrating areas of fat that won’t go away, you know that a healthy diet and exercise aren’t always enough to get you to your goals. Rolando Posada, MD, and the team at Harlingen Family Care Clinic in Harlingen, Texas, are here to help. Smartlipo® is a minimally invasive laser body contouring system that can help you lose that extra weight once and for all. Book a consultation online or call the clinic to find out more today.

SmartLipo Q & A

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is a revolutionary body contouring system that uses laser lipolysis to permanently remove unwanted fat and tighten skin. Leveraging three different wavelengths, Smartlipo offers a customizable body shaping treatment with minimal downtime and real results. 

Lipolysis is a process that breaks down stored fat cells in the body. With laser lipolysis, the team at Harlingen Family Care Clinic targets fat in the treatment area and removes it for good. 

Smartlipo has significantly less down time than traditional liposuction. With Smartlipo, the team at Harlingen Family Care Clinic can remove excess fat almost anywhere on the body, including:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks

If you’re frustrated with lingering fat in any of these areas, laser lipolysis with Smartlipo might be right for you.

How does Smartlipo permanently eliminate fat?

Smartlipo combines the power of laser treatment and lipolysis in one minimally invasive procedure. During treatment, the doctor uses a small tube containing laser fiber to gently heat the treatment area, disrupting the fatty tissue. He then gently sucks the fat from the area. 

The laser energy promotes tissue retraction and collagen growth after the liquified fat is removed. This means that the skin is tighter, reducing your risk of developing sagging or dimpled skin once your body is slimmer. 

You can expect your results to begin appearing one week after treatment, with results continuing to improve over the next 3-6 months. Because the unwanted fat is removed from your body, it won’t return as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

What is Smartlipo treatment like?

Smartlipo treatment is performed in-office, with most sessions taking less than two hours. The team uses a local anesthetic to numb any discomfort, and you stay awake during the procedure. 

The doctor begins by making a small incision in the treatment area. He guides a tiny cannula, or tube, into the fatty area. Laser fiber in the tube heats the stored fat and liquifies it. The doctor removes the fat and the laser continues working to coagulate the remaining soft tissue and tighten skin. 

With Smartlipo, you can expect less bleeding and bruising than more invasive liposuction. Patients often experience slight bruising or swelling, but you should be able to return to normal daily activities in 1-2 days. To promote healing, you’ll need to wear a compression garment around the treatment area.

You don’t have to live with bothersome fat. Fight back with safe, minimally invasive Smartlipo and get the body you’ve always wanted. Call the clinic or request your first appointment online now.