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SmartLipo: Does It Actually Work?

SmartLipo is a form of liposuction that is used to remove body fat from the body. The SmartLipo procedure is used mainly for aesthetic purposes for individuals who want to get rid of unwanted fat on specific areas of their body.smartlipo laser liposuction

The use of SmartLipo laser liposuction is employed where there are pockets of fat that prove difficult to remove using dieting or exercise. The fat is dislodged from within the body and then drained using cannulas.

The ultimate question among many curious individuals about SmartLipo is does it actually work? So below we take a closer look at SmartLipo laser liposuction and what the process entails.

SmartLipo Technology

The difference between SmartLipo and the dry liposuction is that SmartLipo uses laser technology to melt fat in the targeted place. Once the fat has been liquefied, it is then removed from the body using thin cannulas.

Another difference between SmartLipo and dry liposuction is that SmartLipo is not as invasive as the other procedure. In dry liposuction, the fat is broken down mechanically. The manner SmartLipo is designed makes it possible to continue with day to day activities soon after undergoing the procedure. The use of this technology also reduces the possibility of infections since the most a person is likely to suffer after going through the procedure is mild bruising.

The Laser Science Behind SmartLipo

SmartLipo laser technology employs three beams which operate at different wavelengths, 1064, 1340 and 1440 nm. The first beam (1064nm) ensures that the procedure leads to minimal bleeding and bruising by causing coagulation in the blood vessels. The 1320nm goes into the water molecules in the fat cells and heats the fat molecules. The 1440nm beam is purposed to break down the fat cells mechanically and through heat so that they can then be drained using a cannula.

When the laser beam falls on the skin, the skin responds with production of elastin, the substance that tightens skin. The production of elastin tightens the skin ensuring that the skin over the areas where fat has been reduced does not remain loose after the procedure.

Does SmartLipo Work?

smartlipo does it workThe reason why people undergo the procedure is to ensure that they get rid of excess fat from the body and get firm skin. Thus, the procedure is meant to get rid of skin imperfections such as cellulite among others. The procedure does give customers the desired results in most instances. Many of the reviews show that the procedure lives up to the expectations of most customers.

Where there have been negative reviews, they are more about the surgeon who performed the procedure than the procedure itself. In a nutshell, SmartLipo provides a service that is at least equal to dry liposuction.

However, the procedure is much better due to the safeguards it brings with it. It works best when it is employed to remove excess fat from the abdomen, neck, buttocks, hips, buttocks and thighs. Other areas where it can be used include upper arms the face and breasts.


Over and above succeeding in removing fat from the body, the SmartLipo procedure also minimizes the possibility of side effects. Reduced side effects is owing to the fact that it reduces bleeding through coagulation of vessels and tightening of the skin. Over and above the possible health complications that would accompany related side effects, there is the attendant hospital bill for which most insurance companies don’t cover.

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How to Monitor for Signs of Physical Abuse in Hospice Care

Placing a parent or loved one in hospice care can be a stressful time for everyone involved. We all want our parents to be as comfortable as possible, and the thought of anyone hurting them is devastating. nursing home abuse

Research shows that’s an astounding 1 in 10 Americans 60 years and older have experienced some type of abuse. To monitor for signs of abuse, it’s important to familiarize yourself with your loved one’s surroundings and take notice of any changes.  Being observant could help you identify signs of abuse or potential abuse.

The Importance of Monitoring Abuse in Hospice Care

Often times, elderly hospice patients have failing memory as they struggle with dementia and do not remember being abused, and no longer have the ability to voice their concern. There are many forms of elderly abuse in hospice care, and knowing the signs of abuse is important.

Physical abuse can be defined as bodily injury or pain caused by hitting, shoving, shaking, burning or kicking. This is a limited definition; if you think your loved one could have been a victim of abuse, contact a reputable personal injury attorney to find out if you have a case.

What Are the Signs of Hospice Care Abuse?

There’s a few signs of physical abuse that you can check for that typically indicate abuse.

  1. Check their body for bruises, welts or scars.  Some bruises on the extremities are normal, if they are prone to bruising. Bruises that appear symmetrically on both sides of the body may be signs of abuse. Also, look for bruising along the wrists or hips.
  2. If your loved one complains of recent pain, ask their doctor about head, neck and internal injuries which could result from a drop.
  3. Lastly, talk to your parent or loved one if you are concerned. Often times, an elderly person is afraid to speak up. Ask them if they are being well taken care of, pose a direct question like “Do the nurses ever hit you or hurt you?”  

What You Can Do  

Your parent or loved one deserves the best possible care at the end of their life. If you have any suspicion of your parents or loved one being abused in hospice care, contact a nursing home abuse attorney. A nursing home/hospice abuse attorney will fight for the rights of your loved one and fight aggressively against the responsible parties who are liable for the abuse.

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