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SmartLipo™ Manhattan FAQs

What is SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™, an innovative, two-laser device that simultaneously melts fat and tightens skin, was designed to perform “laser liposuction.” Laser liposuction is a laser-assisted procedure that helps sculpt areas with unwanted fat deposits. Ideal for treating bra fat, saddle bags, and post-pregnancy skin laxity, a SmartLipo™ treatment can help you achieve a more contoured body, without surgery. Our Doctor, a cosmetic surgeon and specialist in minimally-invasive fat removal procedures, performs laser liposuction at his NYC office.

What happens during the “laser liposuction” procedure?

During the SmartLipo procedure, a thin tube, which contains the laser fiber, is inserted into the treatment area. The laser produces heat energy, which melts the fat away and makes it easy to extract by suction. To help reduce bruising, a compression garment is placed on the treated area after the procedure. The amount of time that the garment should be worn will vary, but generally only a few days are required.

What does a treatment feel like?

During treatment, patients may feel some mild pressure. But because the fatty area is injected with a local anesthesia before the procedure, patients generally do not feel pain.

Will the laser technology in SmartLipo MPX™ harm other tissues?

No. The device’s technology is very accurate, allowing for the targeted disintegration of fatty cells without risk of damage to other tissues. Fatty tissues are less structured than other surrounding tissues; this characteristic makes fatty areas more susceptible to the specific energy produced by the SmartLipo MPX™’s lasers. This precision also mitigates swelling, resulting in a safer procedure that reduces downtime.

Will I be able to return to my normal activities soon after the procedure?

Yes. Laser liposuction is minimally-invasive and requires only local anesthesia, so there is little recovery time. Some patients may see some mild side effects, such as light bruising or aches, but they are temporary. A day or two after the procedure, you should expect to be able to resume normal activities.

How long does a treatment take?

The time it takes to complete the procedure depends on the size and number of areas to be treated during the appointment. However, on average, the procedure takes 1.5-2 hours.

How long do results last?

Because the fat is permanently destroyed during the procedure, long-term results are possible. In order to prevent the accumulation of fat again, a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet and regular exercise, should be maintained. Our doctor can advise you on post-procedure care.

Is laser liposuction right for me?

Individuals who are healthy and have stubborn, localized fat deposits will benefit most from SmartLipo™ technology. People who are significantly overweight or obese looking to lose weight are not good candidates, as treatment is not an appropriate solution for weight loss. For a consultation that will help you to see if a laser fat reduction procedure will get you the results you want, contact our doctor, New York board certified dermatologic surgeon and Director of the 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center in Manhattan.

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