With SmartLipo, our New York City liposuction doctors use lidocaine to anesthetize the skin around the treatment area. This allows you to be made completely comfortable without having to worry about the risks associated with general anesthesia.
Lidocaine is an incredibly effective anesthetic that has been used in numerous medical procedures for several years. Our New York City SmartLipo doctors take great care to administer only as much lidocaine as necessary to ensure your comfort without placing you at risk. However, lidocaine can interact with some medications, making it important that you let us know of any medications, herbs, and supplements you are currently or have recently taken.
We are able to use local anesthetic for SmartLipo because it is a minimally invasive procedure. The incisions used in SmartLipo are much smaller than those used for traditional liposuction, and the use of a laser to liquefy fat cells allows for more consistent and easier removal.
SmartLipo is an amazing procedure, but it may not be right for everyone. During your initial consultation with one of our SmartLipo doctors, it can best be determined if this procedure is right for you.
If you would like to learn more about SmartLipo, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center to schedule your initial consultation today.