AMG MED SPA
Eric Ibegbu, MD
Gastroenterologist, Cosmetic Surgeon and Bariatric Specialist located in Kinston and Jacksonville NC
If you’re looking for a way to reduce fat and resculpt your body without invasive surgery, SmartLipo may be the answer. Using the SmartLipo Triplex by Cynosure technology, Dr. Eric Ibegbu at AMG Med Spa helps patients eliminate stubborn fat and enhance their natural figures in Kinston and Jacksonville, North Carolina. Schedule an appointment online or call the office for more information.
SmartLipo Q & A
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo Triplex by Cynosure is a minimally-invasive laser liposuction device designed to reduce fat in targeted areas. The laser technology uses thermal energy to melt fat, disrupting the fatty tissue. Using a gentle suctioning tool, Dr. Ibegbu then removes the fat from your body. SmartLipo offers less pain and bruising than traditional liposuction surgeries with a faster recovery time.
Am I a good candidate for SmartLipo?
Dr. Ibegbu reviews your medical history, as well as your goals and expectations for fat loss to determine if you are a good candidate for the SmartLipo laser treatment. The procedure may be right for you if you’re not significantly overweight, but are interested in eliminating stubborn fat in areas like your:
- Lower torso
For men, SmartLipo can be a good option to seek gynecomastia surgery to treat and get rid of male gynecomastia — swollen male breast tissue caused by hormonal imbalances — more commonly known as “man breasts” or “man boobs.”
Male gynecomastia is a common condition with over 200,000 cases per year. It’s self-diagnosable, meaning Dr. Ibegbu won’t require any lab tests or special imaging to diagnose and treat you.
What can I expect during a SmartLipo procedure?
Dr. Ibegbu administers a local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and prevent discomfort. He makes a small incision in the targeted area and inserts the laser device. You may feel light pressure as he moves the laser device around to break up and melt fat deposits. When the procedure is complete, Dr. Ibegbu carefully closes the incision.
Depending on the target area of treatment, you can expect the SmartLipo procedure to last about two hours. Following the completion SmartLipo, some patients may feel some mild aches and bruising. Dr. Ibegbu may advise you to wear a compression garment for a few days after treatment to aid in healing. You should be able to return to your normal activities within one to two days.
For male gynecomastia, expect the SmartLipo treatment to take effect and to be fully recovered within months of your surgery.
Because Dr. Ibegbu makes small incisions to access fat deposits, you may experience some minor scarring. Dr. Ibegbu will discuss the expected outcome of scars with you based on your skin type and the size of the treatment area.
How long do SmartLipo treatments last?
Typically, Dr. Ibegbu achieves the results you desire after one SmartLipo treatment. After the initial treatment, you can expect to see results within three weeks and notice further improvements over a three to six-month period.
Results are permanent, and you must continue to follow a healthy diet and fitness routine for continued results. Following your treatment, Dr. Ibegbu provides you with nutritional and exercise guidance in order to ensure long-term results.
Schedule a consultation by calling the office or using the online tool to learn more about the benefits of SmartLipo.