Liposuction might provide an answer for larger areas, but if you wish to avoid general anaesthesia, bruising and more lengthy recovery periods SmartLipo may be just what you are looking for.
Snowberry Lane Clinic has a group of consultants who have a wealth of knowledge in SmartLipo treatments. Resident surgeon Dr Rupert Gabriel has trained almost all SmartLipo Practitioners in the UK and provides the best care and expertise available in the whole of the UK.
How does SmartLipo – Liposculpture work?
SmartLipo uses a fine cannula (1mm. diam.) to deliver a safe, powerful laser to heat fat cells causing them to break down. The fat deposits are simply absorbed by the liver and disposed of naturally. At the same time, the laser seals off minor blood vessels and stimulates collagen production to give a smooth, sculptured finish.
How effective is SmartLipo Liposculpture?
SmartLipo is perfect for eliminating the common 'problem areas'... tummy, knees under-arms, buttocks, back, chin etc. The overall result depends on the severity of the area to be treated, but dramatic improvements are usually seen approximately 6 weeks after treatment - with final results in about 6-12 months.
How many treatments are needed?
This depends on the size and severity of the area to be treated Dr. Gabriel will advise on this during your initial consultation.
How long does each session take?
One or two areas can be treated at a single session.
Are there any side-effects with SmartLipo?
Minor brusing or discomfort may occur in the short term. Antibiotics are given to prevent infection.
Does SmartLipo hurt?
No. A local anaesthetic is applied to the area to be treated.
Is SmartLipo safe?
In normal circumstances there is no health risk associated with the SmartLipo. One of our trained consultants will give you an initial consultation to assess suitability.
What will SmartLipo cost me?
Overall cost depends on the extent of the treatment. Again, this will be discussed during initial consultation.
Am I in safe hands?
Snowberry Lane Clinic was set up by Dr. Rupert Gabriel and Ann Gabriel, a qualified nurse, in 2003. Dr. Gabriel belongs to the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors and lectures and teaches other doctors. He is the first doctor in the UK qualified to train in SmartLipo and is the only doctor in the UK to be chosen to contribute to the international arena in SmartLipo.