What is the Recovery Time for SmartLipo™? - Manhattan Dermatologist

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If you have patches of fat that you’ve been trying your hardest to get rid of, but can’t seem to succeed, you may be in the market for a SmartLipo™ treatment from our Manhattan dermatologist, Dr. Bruce Katz.

Dr. Katz was the first dermatologist in the United States that was ever certified to perform SmartLipo™. He has the breadth of knowledge necessary to safely and effectively perform this procedure so that you lose the most amount of fat from your troublesome areas.

Gorgeous woman's silhouette after SmartLipo procedures by our NYC dermatology department at JUVA SKin & Laser CenterHow Will My NYC SmartLipo™ Procedure Work

In traditional liposuction, a small vacuum, known as a cannula, is used to suck the fat cells out of the treated area. With SmartLipo™, the cannula is temperature-controlled and uses a powerful laser to more effectively remove fat cells.

Through the use of temperature control, Dr. Katz has more control over the exact cells that he targets to be liquefied. It also reduce sides effects and the heating of the tissues encourages collagen growth, which is vital for healthy, taut skin cells to develop.

SmartLipo™ Recovery Time

Because SmartLipo™ is so much more focused than traditional liposuction, it doesn’t require near as much recovery time. Most of our patients can return to work after taking just one day off after the procedure. You will experience some minor bruising and swelling and will need to wear a compression garment for up to 2 weeks. The procedure is not performed at a hospital, but at an outpatient facility and you will not have to spend the night there. We recommend that you stay away from excessive exercise for up to two weeks.

When you are ready to schedule a consultation with our head of New York dermatology at JUVA Skin & Laser Center, please contact us by calling (877) 336-0776.