Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan
SmartLipo™ is the most exciting advance in body contouring since the invention of liposuction, offering precise body contouring that can refine your figure with less downtime and less discomfort than traditional methods. As the first doctor to perform SmartLipo™ in the United States, Dr. Bruce Katz has the extensive experience you need and trust to get the most out of this technology. Additionally, JUVA Skin & Laser Center has trained more physicians in the SmartLipo™ technique than any other facility in the United States.
To find out if you are a candidate for SmartLipo™, call us today at (888) 610-3133 to schedule a consultation with our experienced dermatologist..
How Does SmartLipo™ Work?
Traditional liposuction is performed using a small tube called a cannula, which removes fat from targeted body areas. SmartLipo™ improves on this method by using a temperature-sensing cannula and a state-of-the-art laser, providing surgeons with:
Reduced side effects
Faster healing and recovery
Improved skin tightening
The energy of the SmartLipo™ laser performs two essential functions: (1) it liquefies fat cells, making them easier to remove; and (2) it heats the skin in the treatment area, triggering a healing response that stimulates collagen growth, leading to smoother results than other types of liposuction. In a study of 537 consecutive SmartLipo™ patients at JUVA, not a single patient suffered serious side effects.
What Areas of the Body Can SmartLipo™ Treat?
Because of its precision and power, SmartLipo™ can eliminate fat in virtually any body area to give you the trim, contoured figure you desire. This includes fat in the chin, neck, back, arms, buttocks, thighs, calves, abdomen, and flanks (including love handles and muffin tops). Our experienced dermatologist can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser liposuction during a personal consultation. Sometimes, what appears to be fat may actually be excess skin or another cosmetic problem.
You see examples of the results other patients have achieved in our before-and-after gallery. Our years of experience with this advanced technology, and our staff's personal attention to all of your needs means you can rest assured that you will get the best possible SmartLipo™ experience at JUVA Skin & Laser Center.
The removal of excess skin is often impossible with traditional liposuction. In the past, if you had excess sagging skin, you would need a more invasive body contouring procedure such as a lift. However, with SmartLipo, our dermatologist can remove mild to moderate amounts of excess skin without the need for more involved procedures.
SmartLipo utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to both remove excess fat and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. By first removing fat and then encouraging the body to produce the proteins responsible for skin elasticity, SmartLipo is often very effective at firming the skin and enhancing the contours of the treated area.
Of course, your results will be dependent on your unique physiology, and SmartLipo may not be right for everyone. During your initial SmartLipo consultation, we can assess your body type and help you determine if this is the best treatment option for you.
SmartLipo is a minimally invasive and incredibly effective way to remove stubborn deposits of fat and tighten skin in areas including:
Lower legs and feet
Knees and thighs
Buttocks, hips, and waist
Torso and abdomen
Lower and upper back
Chest (male breast reduction)
Neck and face
The laser used in SmartLipo gives it several benefits that can impact results. These include:
Liquefying fat allows for more consistent removal
Targeting specific deposits of fat provides extreme precision
Focusing only on fat cells reduces or eliminates damage to surrounding tissue
Laser energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
With SmartLipo, our dermatologists can not only remove up to ten pounds of fat from specifically targeted areas of your body, they can help encourage the production of the proteins responsible for skin elasticity, better enabling them to provide a more contoured appearance to all treated areas.
One of the greatest benefits of SmartLipo is its short recovery period. Whereas traditional liposuction recovery can take several weeks, recovery from SmartLipo is often as short as 24 hours. However, this initial recovery phase does not always indicate an end to bruising and swelling.
SmartLipo uses incredibly small incisions, and thanks to advanced laser technology, reduces damage to tissue surrounding the treatment area. The laser used in SmartLipo also reduces your risks for bleeding and infection, which can significantly minimize postoperative complications.
It is impossible to guarantee that your procedure will follow a specific recovery formula, but it is safe to say that SmartLipo will not require nearly the same amount of recovery time as traditional liposuction.
The amount of swelling you experience following your SmartLipo treatment will depend on factors including the area treated, the amount of fat removed, your genetic tendencies, your skin type, and your natural healing abilities. Some people experience swelling for only one to two weeks. Others may need to wait up to three months for swelling to subside and final SmartLipo results to be noticeable.
You can help reduce swelling by taking all prescribed medications and closely following our dermatologist’s postoperative advice. Swelling may also be reduced by adopting a mild exercise routine such as frequent daily walks. All of this will be discussed with you in more detail during your initial SmartLipo consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated.
Does SmartLipo treat cellulite?
The procedure will improve the body’s shape and may improve cellulite to a certain degree. Learn more about Cellulite Treatment.
When can I expect to see results?
Results can be seen as soon as a week with continued improvement over several months.
Do I have to stay in the hospital?
No. SmartLipo is performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia. You won’t be required to stay in the hospital, since recovery from SmartLipo works best within the comfort of your home.
Why Choose Juva Skin & Laser Center
We were not only the first practice in New York City to offer SmartLipo, we were the first in the United States, and have since become a training facility for this advanced liposuction technique. Our chief physician has more experience with SmartLipo than any other surgeon in America. As a result, he has a strong understanding of both the limitations and benefits of SmartLipo.
We offer a range of body contouring procedures and pride ourselves on matching the appropriate treatment to the needs of each individual patient. During your initial consultation, we will listen carefully to your goals, fully assess your body type, discuss all of your options, and help you determine if SmartLipo can offer you the results you desire.
If you live in Manhattan or anywhere around the New York City area and would like to learn if SmartLipo is right for you, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center to schedule your initial consultation today. Fill out the contact form on this page or call us at (888) 610-3133. We serve NYC, Manhattan, and worldwide.
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