Smart Lipo Benefits

Dermatology, Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in New York City (NYC) and Manhattan

If you are looking for the best results with the least discomfort and shortest recovery time, SmartLipo (sometimes spelled "Smart Lipo") is the type of liposuction for you. Dr. Bruce E. Katz was the first dermatologist in the United States to use SmartLipo, and since its introduction, we have found this new technology's benefits are so great that there is no longer any need to use traditional liposuction.

This page describes the benefits of SmartLipo, but the only way to know whether this liposuction technique is right for you is by having a personal consultation with one of our board-certified doctors. Please call 212-688-JUVA (5882) or email us to schedule an appointment at Juva Skin and Laser Center in central Manhattan.

What Makes SmartLipo Different

The difference between SmartLipo and traditional liposuction is the addition of laser energy. The laser used in SmartLipo affects the fat, skin, and blood vessels in the treatment area to improve results and minimize side effects. Because the laser energy facilitates the removal of fat, the small tube, or cannula, used in SmartLipo is narrower than most used in traditional liposuction, which reduces the amount of tissue disruption. The laser also seals off tiny blood vessels in the treatment area, reducing bleeding and bruising. And the skin in the treatment area is affected by the laser as well, stimulating the contraction of skin in the treatment area.

As a result, SmartLipo offers these benefits:

  • Smoothest, best body contouring results
  • Tightens skin in treatment area
  • Shorter recovery
  • Less discomfort
  • Less bruising and swelling

These benefits are clinically proven and upheld by our experience using this technique.

Better Results

The better results given by SmartLipo are truly remarkable. The narrower cannula means that there are smaller channels in the treatment area that your body has to fill in during recovery, resulting in a smoother finished result. And because the fat has already been mobilized by the laser energy, it is better able to fill in these channels more quickly. The incisions we make to accommodate these tiny cannulas are so small we don’t have to stitch them closed after the procedure.

In addition, the skin tightening provided by the laser energy ensures that your skin will retract smoother over the fat as well, and means that many people who could only get good results with surgical skin removal in the past can now get smooth contours using only SmartLipo.

Shorter Recovery and Less Discomfort

SmartLipo is still a surgical procedure, so it does require you take some time to let your body heal, but the recovery time is reduced dramatically by the use of laser energy and a narrower cannula. The laser mobilizes the fat, making it easier to remove, so fat is removed preferentially, not nerves or connective tissue to the same extent as traditional liposuction. And because the laser seals tiny blood vessels in the treatment area, you will experience less bleeding and bruising. This means you have less to heal, which means shorter recovery time.  Most of our patients take off the day after surgery and return to work the next day.

And because SmartLipo does less damage to nerves, you will experience less discomfort as a result of the procedure. Individual experiences vary, but most SmartLipo patients find they do not need any prescription painkillers during their recovery.

Why Choose Juva Skin and Laser for SmartLipo

Juva Skin and Laser Center's Dr. Bruce E. Katz was the first dermatologist in the US to pioneer SmartLipo, and his unparalleled experience with the technology shows in the results we are able to achieve for our patients. You can see these results for yourself in our Before and after gallery. Our personal dedication to patients also ensures that you will have not only great results with SmartLipo, but a great experience.

To learn more about the benefits of SmartLipo and whether this is the right procedure for you, please schedule a consultation at Juva Skin and Laser Center in central Manhattan.

Bruce E. Katz, M.D., Director
60 East 56th Street, Suite 2,
New York, NY 10022-3204
212.688.JUVA (5882)or MediSpa: 212.421.9501
Fax: 212.421.9502

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