Dr. Connors uses the most effective liposuction technology available for patients in Atlanta seeking a minimally invasive approach for fat reduction. The SmartLipo Triplex can effectively remove areas of diet-resistant fat and tighten loose skin. This technology is equipped with three intensive lasers that target, liquefy and remove fat from the body. Dr. Connors has spent years perfecting his techniques to precisely contour, sculpt and etch the most sensitive parts of the body in order to produce the best possible surgical results. These methods will be discussed during the initial consultation.
"52 Year Old Atlanta Mom - Atlanta, GA - Dr Connors was wonderful at consult and wonderful the day of surgery. The entire staff was fantastic! Nurse Ashley was unbelievable! I went under general because of the number of areas. Ashley put me at ease immediately! I obviously have very little memory of before and after procedure but I felt very well cared for. Dr. Connors called next day to check on me. Ashley had emailed me so we communicated by email which was so helpful. I was able to email her any questions I had and she always responded so fast! She would email me daily to check on progress!"- J. / RealSelf / Nov 25, 2015
How SmartLipo is Performed
During this procedure, a tiny incision is made into the skin so that a cannula with an attached laser can be inserted under the surface. The surgeon will move this device back and forth under the skin using a red laser light for guidance. The fat cells hit with the laser will swell, pop and liquefy, then will be removed. For smaller areas, the body will naturally absorb the liquid. During this procedure, the laser also triggers collagen production, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.
During/After the Procedure
All Smartlipo procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas such as the hips may be done using a local anesthesia, which will isolate the body part. General anesthesia may be used if multiple areas are being treated (depending on patient size). In terms of recovery, there is less bleeding and bruising compared to traditional liposuction. Most individuals will begin seeing results within the same week. However, it can take up to 6 full weeks for the optimal results to become visible.
The cost for Smartlipo will vary depending on the size of the patient and the areas being treated. In general, Smartlipo can cost anywhere from $2,000-$7,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Best Areas to Treat?
Smartlipo is ideal for the arms, neck, hips, love handles (flanks) and other areas where skin laxity has decreased slightly and fat has accumulated. Some areas of the body may have better results with traditional liposuction. The areas to be treated will be assessed during the initial consultation so the appropriate technique can be used and optimal results can be attained.
Will the Fat Come Back?
With any weight loss, new fat cells can develop if you do not adhere to a consistent diet and exercise regime. This is recommended so the results can be long-lasting.
Will I Lose Weight?
Once all of the targeted fat has been dissolved and removed, then yes – you will lose weight. However, Smartlipo, or any other liposuction technique, is not a treatment for being overweight. Patients should be as close to their goal weight as possible before considering any liposuction procedure.