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Introducing Our Latest SmartLipo Machine

SmartLipo™ in Charleston, SCPort City Plastic Surgery proudly unveils the newest addition to our practice, a new and more powerful SmartLipo machine. This machine delivers higher wattage to make your smartlipo procedure more effective, faster and more comfortable.

Dr. Brian Widenhouse has been performing liposuction since 1998 and an early adopter of Smart lipo, which he’s performed since 2008. He has extensive experience with body contouring procedures, including liposuction, tummy tucks, breast surgery, and facial cosmetic surgery.

What is Smart lipo?

Traditional liposuction has been used for years by clients who would like to treat areas of the body where fat deposits are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Dr. Widenhouse has been performing laser-assisted “Smartlipo” since 2008, a procedure that allows patients to return to normal activities more quickly. The procedure can actually tighten skin, because it promotes collagen production. It also features faster healing and less downtime.

The Smartlipo laser will allow you to literally melt fat away and tone your body. A laser fiber inside of a one-millimeter tube inserted into the skin delivers powerful laser energy directly to your fat cells. As the laser ruptures fat cells, they drain away as liquid, tissue around the area coagulates, collagen production is stimulated and firmer skin results.

What areas of the body respond best to Smart lipo?

Dr. Widenhouse and his staff will assist you in drawing up the Smartlipo treatment plan that will achieve the best results for you. Smartlipo is typically used to target the neck, jawline, arms, breast, “bra fat”, abdomen, love handles, inner and outer thighs, knees, and saddle bags.

Who is the ideal candidate for Smart lipo?

SmartlipoTM is meant for areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. The perfect candidate is in good health and of normal body weight.

How long is the recovery period?

SmartlipoTM is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Typically patients can return to work in a day or two and can resume exercise within two weeks.

How many treatments are required?

Typically only one treatment is required. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months.

Smartlipo isn’t for everyone, and not for all body types or parts will respond optimally. There are situations when a combination of traditional liopsuction and Smartlipo will help a client look his or her best.

To learn more about whether you are a candidate for liposuction or Smartlipo, call us and set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Widenhouse.


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