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Body Contouring Specialist

Yetunde Sannoh, MD -  - Internist

Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic

Yetunde Sannoh, MD

Internist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Upper Marlboro, MD & Waldorf, MD

When you’re frustrated by problem areas of fat that stick around in spite of your best efforts, body contouring offers a solution. Dr. Yetunde Sannoh at Total Wellness Healthcare Clinic offers minimally invasive body contouring using two state-of-the-art lasers, Smartlipo® Triplex® and PrecisionTx™, which permanently eliminate fat on different parts of your body, including your face, neck, and chin. To learn more about body contouring, call the office in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, or book a consultation online.

Body Contouring Q & A


What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to procedures that permanently remove fat, tighten your skin, or both. Some body contouring procedures are noninvasive, using lasers, radiofrequency, or ultrasound that don’t require an incision, because they pass through your skin to reach fat below the surface.

Minimally-invasive body contouring relies on a very small incision that allows a fiber optic laser to reach deeper into areas of fat. This procedure, call laser-assisted lipolysis, removes significantly more fat compared to noninvasive body contouring.

How is laser-assisted lipolysis accomplished with Smartlipo Triplex?

Dr. Sannoh administers a local anesthetic, makes a small incision at the treatment site, then inserts a very thin tube into the targeted area of fat. The Smartlipo Triplex laser fiber is placed through the tube, then sends laser energy into fat cells, increasing their temperature enough to break down the cells and make the fat liquefy. Then the doctor gently suctions out the treated fat.

The Smartlipo Triplex operates using three different wavelengths that can be used individually or blended together to reduce the length of your procedure. It also treats blood vessels during the procedure so you have minimal bleeding.

Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted lipolysis permanently removes fat from your:

  • Face and neck
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Buttocks

Can skin be tightened with Smartlipo Triplex treatment?

During Smartlipo Triplex treatment, Dr. Sannoh can use different wavelengths to stimulate collagen production in your skin. This boost in collagen over time tightens skin and improves elasticity by 57%.

What is PrecisionTx?

PrecisionTx specifically targets your neck, jawline, and lower cheeks using a different type of laser that’s designed to contour small areas. This procedure is minimally invasive, so local anesthesia is used, then Dr. Sannoh inserts the narrow laser device into the targeted fat, to accomplish two goals:

Fat removal

The PrecisionTx directs laser energy into fat, heating the fat cells so they break down. Then your body naturally absorbs and eliminates the destroyed cells.

Skin tightening

After treating the fat, Dr. Sannoh can direct the laser’s energy toward your skin, where it triggers collagen production. Over the next three to six months, your skin becomes stronger and tighter as new collagen replaces old tissues.

When will you see results?

If you’re treated with Smartlipo Triplex, you’ll see results within a week and your contour continues to improve over the next three to six months.* You’ll notice immediate results following PrecisionTx treatment, with continued improvement for the next few months as collagen is produced.*

*Individual results may vary.