SmartLipo is the most significant body contouring breakthrough since the invention of liposuction, offering a minimally-invasive way to reveal a more sculpted figure. The procedure targets and refines problematic areas of the body — with far less downtime than traditional methods. As the first to perform SmartLipo in the United States, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz has the extensive experience you need to get the most out of this advanced technology.
Schedule a consultation at JUVA Skin & Laser Center to learn how SmartLipo can help achieve your body goals. Please call 212-688-5882 today to arrange your initial visit. We happily welcome patients from NYC, Manhattan, Woodside, and around the world.
- What is SmartLipo and How Does it Work?
- Benefits of SmartLipo
- SmartLipo Candidates
- SmartLipo Treatment Areas
- Precision Tx for Delicate Treatment Areas
- Precision Tx for Excessive Sweating
- What to Expect from Your SmartLipo Procedure
- SmartLipo Recovery and Results
- Combining SmartLipo with Other Treatments
- How Much Does SmartLipo Cost?
- Why Choose JUVA
- Are You Ready for SmartLipo in NYC?
What is SmartLipo and How Does it Work?
SmartLipo is a next-generation device designed to perform laser-assisted liposuction. Traditional liposuction uses a small suction tube called a cannula combined with physical manipulation to remove fat. SmartLipo improves on this method. The minimally-invasive device features a significantly smaller temperature-sensing cannula and a state-of-the-art laser.
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.
SmartLipo was the first laser device of its kind. Over time, it has become the most widely used and studied laser-assisted liposuction treatment available. The technology is backed by decades of research and studies.
Benefits of SmartLipo
SmartLipo offers countless benefits over traditional methods, such as:
- Smoother, more refined contours
- A shorter and more comfortable treatment
- A significantly shorter recovery period (approximately two days)
- Skin tightening in the treatment area
- A reduced risk of side effects
- Long-lasting results
Perhaps the biggest advantage of SmartLipo is the skin tightening effect. Many people are left with loose, hanging skin after traditional liposuction, aging, or even dramatic weight loss. SmartLipo can offer 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 responsible for structure, tightness, and firmness. The energy can correct existing issues with skin quality and prevent the dreaded “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, not a single patient suffered serious side effects.
SmartLipo is an ideal body contouring procedure for many men and women. The best candidates are individuals who are not significantly overweight but are dealing with mild to moderate pockets of excess fat. Additionally, it is important to be at a stable weight and in good general health before proceeding with SmartLipo.
On top of these factors, the procedure may be right for you if you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. To find out if you are a good candidate for SmartLipo, you’ll need to schedule an in-person consultation. Our experienced physicians and dermatological surgeons will perform a physical examination, discuss your relevant medical history, and listen to your goals.
SmartLipo Treatment Areas
Because of it’s precision and power, SmartLipo can eliminate fat in virtually any body area to give you the trim, contoured figure you desire. SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive and incredibly effective way to remove stubborn deposits of fat and tighten the skin in areas including:
- Face and neck
- Chest (male breast reduction for treating gynecomastia)
- Waist and abdomen
- 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 like age and your environment will cause your skin to sag or droop. As a result, the skin around your neck and lower face may not be as taut and youthful as you would like. Many men and women suffer from this issue, coupled with trouble spots where fat tends to accumulate.
The Precision TX treatment has been nicknamed the "knifeless facelift" because it can give the benefits of a facelift without an involved procedure that requires general anesthesia and surgery. 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 than many injectable treatments
- Minimal recovery time
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. The unique Precision TX device targets the sweat glands in the underarm area and uses focused laser energy to inhibit their function.
Precision Tx for excessive sweating offers several benefits, including:
- A single treatment solution
- Longer-lasting than injectable neurotoxins
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal downtime
- No side effects
Hyperhidrosis – a condition that causes excessive sweating – affects around 3% of the population, often causing embarrassment, discomfort, and anxiety. Over half of people 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.
“The 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,” says Dr. Katz.
What to Expect from Your SmartLipo Procedure
SmartLipo is performed from the comfort of our office. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you will not be admitted to a hospital or need to stay overnight. On average, SmartLipo takes 1.5-2 hours. However, this depends on the number and size of the treatment areas.
When you arrive for your procedure, our physicians will begin by applying a local anesthetic. This allows you to feel comfortable without having to worry about the risks associated with general anesthesia.
We are able to use a local anesthetic for SmartLipo because it’s a minimally invasive procedure. The incisions used in SmartLipo are much smaller than those used for traditional liposuction, and the addition of a laser to liquefy fat cells allows for more consistent and easier removal. While you may feel light pulling or tugging sensations, the treatment is not painful.
Since our dermatologic surgeons don’t use general anesthesia, you can stand up after your procedure. This changes the game for liposuction because our staff can see how your results will actually look with gravity and make adjustments 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 refine your original results.
SmartLipo Recovery and Results
Compared to those who undergo liposuction, SmartLipo 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, tolerable aches after your treatment as well as mild 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 our dermatologist’s postoperative advice.
When it comes to SmartLipo recovery and results, patients often ask about the potential for scarring. The incisions made during the procedure are so small that they do not require stitches. This means that any marks 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 three to six 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 provide great results. However, it may not be able to accomplish every single aesthetic goal you have. In those situations, our dermatologic surgeons will recommend an individualized 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, combining SmartLipo with a clinically-proven cellulite treatment like Cellulaze tends to provide the best outcome.
In some cases, multiple services can be performed during a single visit. In others, the treatments may need to be spaced out over several appointments. Our team will work with you to create a plan that meets your needs as well as your busy schedule.
How Much Does SmartLipo Cost?
The cost of SmartLipo often varies significantly between patients. Numerous individual factors affect the total cost of any fat reduction procedure, including the size, location, and number of desired treatment areas. To learn how much you can expect to pay for SmartLipo, please schedule a consultation with our experienced physicians.
Keep in mind that while cost is an important consideration for many people, you shouldn’t select a provider based on price alone. It’s crucial to visit a physician who is very experienced in performing SmartLipo to ensure that you achieve high-quality results in a safe way.
Consider taking advantage of our financing options and specials to make your dream figure more accessible.
Why Choose JUVA
When choosing your dermatologist for minor or major procedures, it’s vital to ensure that you’re selecting an expert in the field. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, board-certified Manhattan dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz is considered a pioneer in non-surgical and surgical dermatology. He has been featured on major shows including The Today Show, The Doctors, and CNN, among others.
Dr. Katz was the very first dermatologist approved to perform SmartLipo. 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 has trained more physicians in the SmartLipo procedure than any other facility in the United States.