Renee Cotter, MD
Gynecologists located in San Fernando Valley, West Hills, CA
Despite following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, many of us still have problem areas of stubborn fat that refuse to disappear. Laser liposuction is recommended for healthy individuals who are not significantly overweight, but who are tired of eating right, working out and not looking their best. At her private practice in West Hills, California, Dr. Renee Cotter offers SmartLipo Triplex® as a way to remove unwanted fat on the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, abdomen, love handles, saddle bags, thighs and knees with ease.
Smartlipo Triplex Q & A
How does Smartlipo Triplex work?
Smartlipo is minimally invasive and can eliminate stubborn fat without major surgery. The laser energy is targeted to destroy fat cells on your problem areas. The extra fat is suctioned away forever while, the laser energy stimulates natural collagen and elastin production mechanisms. As a result, the surrounding skin tissues are tightened, allowing you to achieve smoother and firmer outcomes without needing additional surgery.
How is Smartlipo different from traditional liposuction?
Compared to traditional liposuction, Smartlipo laser body contouring is less invasive, but nevertheless, delivers amazing results. Surgical liposuction removes large pockets of fat, but can also leave behind areas of sagging skin that have to be removed with additional surgery to achieve the best results. With Smartlipo laser body sculpting, skin is also tightened in the area, producing a smoother and firmer result. Since laser liposuction is minimally invasive, you also have a shorter recovery period.
What can I expect from my Smartlipo session?
Laser Body Sculpting procedures with Smartlipo have less downtime than surgical liposuction because they require only local anesthesia. Some light trauma can occur, but since laser body sculpting is minimally invasive, patients can return home to recover after treatment. Most people can return to work within a few days and return to exercising in about two weeks. Results will begin to appear in the week following treatment, with the best results visible in the next three to six months.
What is PrecisionTx®?
PrecisionTx uses the same technology as in the SmartLipo Triplex procedures. PrecisionTx focuses on areas of the face that are normally included in conventional facelift procedures. This includes the neck, jowls, and jawline.
The procedure is minimally invasive and is used to gently contour areas of the face that tend to sag or droop as you begin to age. The healing time is much shorter than with a conventional facelift procedure. The benefits are also durable and can reduce many of the same issues that are corrected with dermal fillers and Botox. It is important to remember that the benefits you see are unique to your physical makeup and shouldn't be compared to the results others may receive.
How does Cellulaze® reduce unwanted cellulite?
Cellulaze also uses CynoSure™ technology to destroy cellulite and eliminate deposits that make your skin look as if it's full of pits and valleys. Cellulite is not controlled by exercise or diet and once it has made its presence known can be extremely frustrating as you continue to try and lose unwanted pounds.
Dramatic fluctuations in weight and your genetic history both play roles in how the connective tissues react to fat cells in the area. As the bands of connective tissue begin to harden or become stiff, they force fat cells to collect in deposits that sometimes appear as small bulges on the surface of the skin, creating the “cottage cheese” appearance cellulite is known for. Cellulaze loosens these bands of connective tissue and increases the thickness of the skin.