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You work out, you eat right, but when you look in the mirror, there are still some areas of fat that just won’t budge?

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Get the Body of Your Dreams

A smart way to get rid of unwanted fat.

Chevy Chase SmartLipo expert, Dr. DuPont recommends this procedure as the perfect method for those problem areas that just won’t respond to exercise or diet. It’s a smarter liposuction technique, assisted by a powerful laser that eliminates stubborn fat and tightens loose skin. SmartLipo Contouring means no general anesthesia and less downtime than traditional liposuction but with equally fantastic results.

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo uses a powerful laser to melt your fat away

Liposuction is one of the most asked for cosmetic procedures in the United States. SmartLipo is one of the most advanced, minimally-invasive techniques on the market, allowing for little downtime. Dr. DuPont uses a strong laser to literally melt away the unwanted fat in your body. SmartLipo is designed to address spots where people tend to have a hard time losing the extra fat, such as the abdomen or flanks (also known as “love handles”). Keep in mind this procedure is not about weight loss but about shaping your body. SmartLipo overview:

  • Immediate removal of unwanted fat
  • Firmer, smoother skin
  • No downtime
  • No scarring
  • Less invasive than traditional liposuction
  • More affordable than regular liposuction
  • Allows for precise body contouring
  • No general anesthesia needed
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What’s the difference between SmartLipo Contouring and traditional liposuction?

A smarter way to do liposuction. SmartLipo Contouring is a safer, less-invasive procedure than its traditional counterpart.

  1. The first big difference is you won’t need general anesthesia for the SmartLipo technique. Not only does that mean you can walk out of the office immediately after the procedure, but you’re also avoiding any possible side effects from general anesthesia.
  2. SmartLipo magic weapon is the laser that’s being used. Not only does it melt away fat, making it easier to remove it through the cannula, it also stops bleeding and helps to tighten your skin. Say goodbye to saggy skin - something traditional liposuction doesn’t help achieve.
  3. With either method swelling and bruising is to be expected following the procedure, but less so with SmartLipo. That’s thanks to the laser, which helps cauterize small blood vessels.
  4. A big disadvantage of traditional liposuction can be contour irregularities. Your skin might look bumpy or wavy because fat often can’t be removed evenly with this method. The results with SmartLipo are smooth-looking skin.
  5. If you want instant results - SmartLipo is the choice for you. Traditional liposuction means you have to wait two to four weeks to see results.
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How does SmartLipo work?

Remove unwanted fat safely & get tighter looking skin in the process. Washington DC SmartLipo expert Dr. Mary Dupont uses a powerful, medical-grade laser with a high rep rate that goes inside the layer of fat through a small tube.

The heat from the laser ruptures the fat cell membranes and destroys them permanently. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. How much liquid fat can be removed from your body depends on the size and location of the targeted area. Some areas allow for a larger quantity of liquid to be removed. The laser Dr. DuPont uses is so powerful it increases collagen production by raising the temperature of your skin. Collagen is vital for your skin’s youthful appearance, but your body naturally produces less of it as you get older.

How do I know if SmartLipo is right for me?

SmartLipo eliminates stubborn fat. If you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet but seem to can’t shake those last pesky areas of fat - SmartLipo Contouring might be right for you.

This procedure is not designed to achieve weight loss, and it won’t help you to prevent future weight gain. If your weight tends to fluctuate significantly or if you’re considered obese, SmartLipo isn’t the right choice for you. SmartLipo Contouring works best on those who lead a healthy lifestyle. Gaining large amounts of weight after the procedure could negate the results. SmartLipo’s skin-tightening effect works best on people with good skin elasticity. While the lasers are powerful, they do have limitations. During your consultation for SmartLipo Washington DC Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Dupont can help you set realistic expectations of what your results might look like. Men and women, young and old, can have this procedure. The only requirements are that you’re in good physical health and be a non-smoker.

What will the recovery from SmartLipo look like?

Effective treatment with hardly any downtime. One of the biggest advantages of SmartLipo Contouring is that there is virtually no downtime. Since Dr. DuPont only uses local anesthesia during the procedure, you will be able to go home straight away. Although less than with traditional liposuction, you can expect some bruising and swelling. That might result in minor discomfort for some people, but most can return to work two or three days after the procedure.

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Keep in mind your recovery time will depend on which part of your body is targeted and how large the area is. Swelling can last up to two weeks, after which you can return to your normal activities. Chevy Chase SmartLipo patients will also be asked to wear compression garments to help minimize swelling and bruising as well as assist in the tightening of your skin. During recovery, you should not take any blood-thinning medications such as aspirin since they can increase the risk of bleeding.

What results can I expect from SmartLipo?

Lose stubborn fat instantly and for good. The results of SmartLipo are instant loss of unwanted fat and tightened smooth skin. The procedure allows for precise sculpting of your body with long-lasting results. Fat cells will be permanently destroyed by the laser. However, the long-term success of the procedure is up to you and your lifestyle. Even if you gain a little weight after the procedure, that fat most likely will settle in other areas than the one targeted during SmartLipo Contouring.

Schedule your consultation for SmartLipo in Washington DC with Dr. DuPont today

Find out if SmartLipo is right for you. The team at the DuPont Institute is here to help you answer all your questions and schedule your consultation. Start your journey to your dream body by calling (301) 654 5530. The DuPont Institute serves the Chevy Chase and Washington DC area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will SmartLipo Contouring hurt?

Dr. DuPont uses local anesthesia during the procedure to make you comfortable. Afterward, you might experience some mild discomfort from the bruising and swelling.

What are the risks?

The risks of SmartLipo Contouring are much less than with traditional liposuction. Most patients will experience some bruising and swelling of the affected area. Rare risks include infection and hematoma.

How many SmartLipo treatments are required?

Just one treatment of around one hour is needed to achieve great results.

What can I expect on the day of the procedure?

Our staff will take a before photo when you arrive so you can track the progress of your dream body. Dr. DuPont will then mark the areas for the procedure. Wear loose clothing home and arrange for someone to pick you up. Although you will not get general anesthesia, you won’t be able to drive due to the pain medication you might receive after the procedure.

Is SmartLipo FDA approved?

Yes! It was approved by the FDA in 2006. Since then, it has become the preferred choice for patients who are trying to get rid of unwanted fat.

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