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SmartLipo Treatments in NYC

SmartLipo™ is the most significant body contouring breakthrough since the invention of liposuction, offering a minimally invasive way to achieve a more sculpted figure. SmartLipo targets and refines problematic areas of the body, with significantly less downtime than traditional methods. As the first to perform SmartLipo in both the NYC area and the United States, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz has the extensive experience you need to get the most out of this advanced technology.

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is a next-generation, minimally invasive device designed to perform laser-assisted liposuction. Traditional liposuction uses a small suction tube called a cannula, along with physical manipulation to remove fat. SmartLipo improves on this method by utilizing a much smaller, temperature-sensing cannula and a state-of-the-art laser. Because of its use of a laser, SmartLipo is sometimes referred to as “laser lipo”. 

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Key benefits of laser liposuction with SmartLipo

  • Smoother, more refined contours
  • Shorter and more comfortable treatment
  • Significantly shorter recovery period
  • Skin tightening in the treatment area
  • Reduced risk of side effects
  • Long-lasting results

How SmartLipo works

SmartLipo was the first laser device of its kind. Over time, it has become the most widely used and studied laser liposuction treatment available. The technology is backed by decades of research and studies. The energy of the SmartLipo laser performs two essential functions. One, it liquefies fat cells, making them easier to remove. Two, it heats the skin in the treatment area, triggering a healing response that stimulates collagen growth. Increased collagen production leads to smoother, firmer, and more uniform results than other types of liposuction.

Laser lipo for skin tightening

Perhaps the biggest advantage of SmartLipo is the skin tightening effect. Many people are left with loose, hanging skin after traditional liposuction. This can also be a result of aging, or even dramatic weight loss. Laser lipo offers great results when it comes to addressing mild to moderate skin laxity. The laser energy used during the treatment stimulates collagen and elastin, the proteins in your skin that are responsible for structure, tightness, and firmness.

The energy corrects existing issues with skin quality, and prevents the “deflated balloon” effect after fat reduction. Another significant benefit is the reduced risk of side effects. In a study of 537 consecutive SmartLipo patients at JUVA Skin & Laser Center, not a single patient experienced serious side effects.

The evolution of power lipo to SmartLipo

The Evolution of Power Lipo to SmartLipo

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Laser lipo treatment areas

Because of its precision and power, SmartLipo can eliminate fat in virtually any body area to achieve your aesthetic goals. This minimally invasive procedure is an incredibly effective way to remove stubborn deposits of fat and tighten the skin in areas including:

  • Face and neck
  • Arms
  • Male chest
  • Waist and abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Lower and upper back
  • Lower legs and feet

Precision Tx for delicate treatment areas

Precision Tx™ is a small handpiece on the SmartLipo system, and functions as a minimally-invasive application for the Sidelaze800 bi-directional laser technology. It offers a way to deliver the beneficial laser energy to tiny, delicate areas of the face and neck. Eventually, factors such as aging and the harsh effects of the environment will cause your skin to sag and droop. As a result, the skin around your neck and lower face may not be as tight and youthful as you would like.

Many men and women experience this problem, which worsens when coupled with trouble spots where fat tends to accumulate. The Precision Tx treatment is often called the “knifeless facelift” because it can deliver the benefits of a facelift without an involved procedure that requires general anesthesia, surgery, and an extensive recovery time. 

SmartLipo with Precision Tx offers several advantages when performed on the face and neck:

  • Precise laser facial sculpting for predictable results
  • A contoured look without the downtime or side effects of surgery
  • Gentle removal of stubborn fat
  • Skin tightening in the treatment area
  • Collagen stimulation for a vibrant, healthy look
  • Longer lasting results than many injectable treatments
  • Minimal recovery time

Everything you need to know about liposuction v2.0, SmartLipo

Everything You Need to Know About Liposuction v2.0, SmartLipo

Precision Tx for excessive sweating

In addition to improving the appearance of delicate areas of the body, Precision Tx offers an effective and long-term way to reduce excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). The unique Precision Tx device targets the sweat glands in the underarm area and uses focused laser energy to inhibit their function. Results can be achieved in just one session, and the benefits last longer than with Botox®, which is also frequently used for sweating. Precision Tx for excessive sweating offers several benefits, including minimal discomfort and downtime, and no side effects.

Hyperhidrosis affects around 3% of the population, often causing embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiety. Over half of individuals with hyperhidrosis are never diagnosed or treated, despite the fact that it is considered a serious medical condition. Dr. Katz led an approved IRB study using Precision Tx for hyperhidrosis treatment. The study showed that Precision Tx provides significant sweat reduction in 80% of patients six months after a single session. Once treatment has been completed, patients can then control sweating through standard over-the-counter antiperspirants.

JUVA Skin & Laser Center has been at the forefront of laser technology for years, and I am thrilled to be able to offer patients this revolutionary approach to hyperhidrosis treatment.

Dr. Katz, board-certified NYC area dermatologist

What to expect from your laser liposuction procedure

SmartLipo laser lipo is performed on an outpatient basis and uses local anesthetic. The length of the treatment will depend on the size and amount of the treatment areas, but on average, the procedure takes 1 to 2 hours. When you arrive for your procedure, your treatment areas will be marked and you will be given a local anesthetic. The incisions used for laser liposuction are much smaller than the ones that are used for traditional liposuction, and the addition of a laser to liquefy the fat cells allows for more consistent and easier removal. While you may feel light pulling or tugging sensations, the treatment is not painful.

Because laser lipo doesn’t require general anesthesia, you will be able to stand up after your procedure. This changes the game for liposuction because our staff can see how your results will actually look with the element of gravity added, and they can make adjustments right then if necessary. This is something that is not possible with traditional liposuction. For most patients, one session is enough to achieve the desired results. However, touch-up treatments are an option if you want to maintain or refine your original results.

Laser liposuction recovery

Compared to patients who undergo traditional liposuction, laser liposuction patients experience a much faster healing and recovery process. In fact, one of the greatest benefits of SmartLipo is the short recovery period. Most people can return to their usual routine after only a day or two of downtime.  

You may experience mild aches after your laser lipo treatment, as well as light bruising and swelling. Depending on the treatment area, our physicians may advise you to wear a compression garment for a short time. You can help reduce swelling by taking any prescribed medications and closely following the home care instructions we will provide you with.


Is SmartLipo permanent?

Essentially, all liposuction procedures deliver permanent results. The fat cells that are removed by liposuction can never grow back. However, you will continue to age, and your body will continue to change over time. The benefits of your Smart Lipo procedure will always be apparent, but the longer you maintain a healthy weight, the more “permanent” the outcome will be.

How long will it take to see results from Smartlipo?

Final results will vary from patient to patient. Some notice immediate results that improve steadily over time, while others experience weeks of swelling that make it seem as though they are the same size they were before the procedure. Younger patients tend to heal faster and have less discomfort, but their results typically take longer because younger individuals tend to retain fluid longer than older patients. Although everyone is different, the majority of patients will see 80% of their final results within 1 to 3 months following the treatment.

Laser liposuction results

The incisions that are made during laser lipo are so small that they don’t require stitches. This means that any scars left behind are virtually undetectable in most cases. The average SmartLipo patient will see noticeable results within a week after the treatment. These results will continue to improve over the next 3 to 6 months. As with many fat removal treatments, the outcome is permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Combining SmartLipo with other treatments

SmartLipo is an incredibly effective procedure that can deliver excellent results. However, it may not be able to accomplish every aesthetic goal you have. In these cases, our specialists will recommend an individualized treatment plan that incorporates SmartLipo and other rejuvenating services. For example, many SmartLipo patients are also interested in treating cellulite.

Due to its tissue remodeling properties, SmartLipo may offer a mild improvement in the appearance of cellulite; however, the best outcome will be achieved by combining SmartLipo with a treatment that is designed specifically for cellulite removal, such as the clinically proven Cellulaze™ procedure.

Depending on the other treatment(s) you possibly choose, we may be able to perform it at the same appointment. Or, the treatments you choose may need to be spaced out over several appointments. We will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs and adjusts to your personal schedule.

How much does SmartLipo cost?

The cost of SmartLipo varies between patients because numerous individual factors will affect the total cost of any fat reduction procedure, including the size, location, and amount of desired treatment areas. During your consultation with us, we can tell you how much SmartLipo will cost for your specific goals. It’s important to keep in mind that you shouldn’t select a SmartLipo provider based on price alone. As with any procedure involving a laser, it’s crucial to work with a specialist who is very experienced to ensure that you achieve optimal results in a safe way.

Candidates for SmartLipo

If you’re interested in having a SmartLipo treatment in NYC, it may be the perfect procedure for your needs. To find out if you are a good candidate for laser liposuction, schedule an in-person consultation with JUVA Skin & Laser in the NYC area.

Our experienced NYC physicians and dermatological surgeons will perform an examination, discuss your relevant medical history, and ask you about your goals. The best candidates are: 

  • Individuals who are not significantly overweight
  • At a stable weight and in good general health
  • Have mild to moderate pockets of excess fat that do not respond to diet and exercise

JUVA Skin & Laser for SmartLipo treatments in NYC

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz, medical director at JUVA Skin & Laser Center, was the very first dermatologist approved to perform SmartLipo, and helped develop the techniques used for it. He has received high praise due to his extensive efforts to not only learn new concepts and techniques, but also to teach them. JUVA Skin & Laser Center was the first world training center for doctors to learn SmartLipo, and we have trained more physicians in the SmartLipo procedure than any other facility in the United States.

Not only did Dr. Katz play a crucial role in the advancement of SmartLipo; he has been named as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors multiple times, consecutively, and has been awarded the prestigious RealSelf Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Katz brings over 30 years of experience to the role of Director of JUVA Skin & Laser Center, where laser and body contouring procedures are some of our top procedures. Please contact us to schedule a consultation if you are interested in SmartLipo. We happily welcome patients from NYC, Manhattan, Woodside, and around the world.

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