Liposuction is a popular technique for getting rid of unwanted body fat. Advances in this procedure now make it possible to optimize results with less downtime. At Grossman Dermatology, we offer SmartLipo™ – a liposuction technique that utilizes safe, effective laser energy.
Grossman Dermatology has locations in Santa Monica, California and New York City, and is led by board certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for SmartLipo™.
What is SmartLipo™?
SmartLipo™ laser body sculpting is minimally-invasive lipolysis procedure that targets stubborn body fat in challenging spots such as the abdomen, thighs and neck. SmartLipo™ permanently eliminates fat while providing minimal trauma to the body.
This procedure is heralded for its reduced recovery time and increased patient comfort and is comprised of multiple steps:
- A local anesthetic is used, meaning you are awake for the procedure and will not experience the side effects of sedation.
- A tiny incision about the size of a pen tip is made in the area being treated
- The SmartLipo™ laser fiber is inserted into the incision through a very small tube
- Laser energy is emitted through the fiber, permanently destroying fat cells.
- The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out
- The body’s collagen production is stimulated to continue improving skin over time
At Grossman Dermatology, we offer the latest generation of SmartLipo™ MPX technology, providing optimal results in fat reduction and tissue tightening.
When Will I Notice the Results?
Depending on the individual condition, most patients only require one session to achieve their desired results. Your thinner, improved contours will be visible after about a week and will continue to develop over the course of three to six months.
Am I a Good Candidate for SmartLipo™?
Although SmartLipo™ permanently disables and removes fat cells, it is not a weight loss solution or a substitute for diet and exercise. Men and women who have a healthy body weight and who experience areas of excess fat may be candidates for this procedure.
During your consultation, our medical team will evaluate you based on several factors and help you determine if SmartLipo™ is the best course of treatment for you.
What is the Recovery Like?
It is frequently advised to rest for the first 24 hours after SmartLipo™ treatment and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. It is not abnormal to experience fatigue or slight discomfort, which can be easily controlled with prescribed medication.
Swelling and bruising is also common and should subside in a few weeks. Our medical team will advise you on when to return to normal activities and work. SmartLipo™ requires less recovery time and involves less discomfort than traditional liposuction, making it one of the top requested procedures in the country.
Contact Grossman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for SmartLipo.