Dr. Todd Malan, founder of the Innovative Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ has performed more laser liposuction procedures than any other doctor in the United States. Dr. Malan offers five different laser liposuction devices to meet the needs of every patient.
What is Laser Liposuction
SmartLipo™ is the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system that offers minimally invasive fat removal. Smartlipo is simply the brand name of the first laser liposuction device. The technology was invented 10 years ago in Italy. Since then, there have been many improvements in the laser equipment. Dr. Malan was the lead FDA investigator in the approval of these devices.
Laser liposuction uses precise energy to zap away fat. At the same time, it tightens skin, helping to achieve smooth results. This FDA-approved procedure is performed in our Scottsdale, AZ medical office, under local anesthesia. It requires minimal downtime, produces immediate results and doesn’t have the negative side-effects commonly associated with traditional liposuction.
Dr. Malan is a leading researcher and educator in laser lipo technology. Companies often seek out Dr. Malan’s advice when introducing new technologies. Dr. Malan has assisted in two FDA trials for the approval of the latest laser lipo devices.
How Does Laser Liposuction Work?
Laser liposuction offers several key benefits when compared to traditional liposuction. During laser liposuction, the fat layer beneath the skin is filled with tumescent solution to allow the insertion of a small laser fiber the size of a spaghetti strand.
The laser energy produces heat which causes the fat cells to rupture and oil that is released can then be suctioned with a micro liposuction cannula, without tearing blood vessels, nerves, or connective tissue. The result is less swelling, bruising, pain, tissue sagging, and smoother precise results without lumpiness.
This heat, when used correctly, can also cause the skin to shrink and stimulate the production of collagen. Tightening of the surface of the skin can help with wrinkles, cellulite, and even stretch marks.
What to Expect During Laser Lipo Treatment
Dr. Malan will discuss all aspects of your treatment during your consultation, including what to expect before and after your procedure.
Laser liposuction is performed in the comfort of our Scottsdale medical office with the use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Malan and his staff are highly trained and experienced and will ensure your comfort and safety throughout your procedure. One session typically takes 30- 45 minutes, and Dr. Malan willl recommend the optimal number of treatment sessions necessary to achieve your unique goals.
Most patients can return to their normal daily routine with some minor restrictions after 1-2 days. Minor swelling, redness and bruising in the treated area will gradually subside as the body heals.
Laser Liposuction Before & After Photos
Laser liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body for both men and women.
* Results May Vary
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