Eliminate Stubborn Fat and Tighten Loose Skin with SmartLipo™
SmartLipo™ is an advanced form of liposuction performed at our Manhattan, NYC, facility. It uses laser technology to effectively target stubborn fat cells that are difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise. Compared to traditional liposuction, this technique promotes skin tightening, reduces discomfort, and speeds healing time. To perform SmartLipo™, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg will insert a single laser fiber into the body through a small cannula (tube). This state-of-the-art cosmetic technology will tone and tighten the skin and remove stubborn fat cells, giving your body an aesthetically pleasing and more youthful appearance.
What to Expect During SmartLipo™
As one of the latest technologies performed at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, SmartLipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess fat from various parts of the body. Treatment areas may include:
- Male breasts
- Stomach and abdomen
- Hips and backside
With SmartLipo™, Dr. Greenberg will first administer a local anesthetic and then insert the cannula containing a laser fiber into the targeted area(s). This tiny tube will minimize the effect on the surrounding tissue as the laser’s energy breaks down and drains away fat cells. Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo™ ensures minimal scarring and reduces bleeding and bruising by sealing off blood vessels as it works. This virtually painless procedure takes less than an hour for each area, and involves a much faster recovery than traditional liposuction.
This state-of-the-art cosmetic technology will tone and tighten the skin and remove stubborn fat cells, giving your body an aesthetically pleasing and more youthful appearance.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Greenberg will meet with you to discuss your overall cosmetic goals and the options available with SmartLipo™ to make sure it is a good solution for you.
Are You a Candidate for SmartLipo™?
This procedure is not considered a weight loss treatment. It is appropriate for patients who are within a healthy weight range and exercise regularly. If you are in good physical condition, but struggling with excess fat and skin in certain areas, SmartLipo™ may be right for you.
Please inform Dr. Greenberg about your full medical history and any pre-existing medical issues during your consultation so he can customize your procedure to meet your needs. This treatment may not be a good option if you:
- Are pregnant and/or nursing
- Smoke or drink alcohol
- Have a body-mass index (BMI) that falls into the obese range
- Take blood thinners
- Suffer from diabetes, heart issues, or seizure disorders
If you are interested in a non-surgical form of reducing body fat, our team can suggest other procedures such as revolutionary SculpSure®.
Recovery and Benefits of SmartLipo™
SmartLipo™ is one of the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures performed at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery. It quickly reverses the signs of aging with minimal discomfort. One of the greatest benefits SmartLipo™ offers is a shorter recovery with very little postoperative discomfort. In most cases, recovery typically lasts one to two days, with minor to moderate bruising and swelling.
You should expect to take at least two days off work to rest, and avoid strenuous activity. During your recovery, eat a low-sodium diet, take medications as directed, and ice regularly to minimize any swelling. You will notice a slimmer, tighter, smoother, and more contoured figure almost immediately, and results will improve within a few months after surgery.