If a patient is trying to banish troublesome spots of fat with diet and exercise but still can’t get rid of them, Smartlipo Triplex with Precision laser lipolysis and Cellulaze cellulite reduction may be an ideal option. Smartlipo is a unique laser treatment that disrupts pockets of fat below the skin to give you the shape you want. Cellulaze causes smoothing of the skin by attacking the underlying structures that cause cellulite. This new technology goes beyond traditional liposuction, to not only treat bothersome areas of fat, but also tighten skin for an overall smoother look. The unique technology that drives the Smartlipo laser delivers the optimal blend of wavelengths for fat removal, tissue tightening and safe results.
New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, offers this treatment as a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction with less downtime and minimal bruising. Smartlipo is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.
The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated fat deposits such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. A consultation with a Dr. Rothaus can provide you with the best information as well as ensuring Smartlipo is the right procedure for each individual patient.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Smartlipo is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs only the specific area of the body being treated so you’re awake during the procedure. Smartlipo tightens the skin through coagulation, providing a smoother look while reducing fat. A very thin tube containing the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted in targeted fatty areas through a small incision. The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. The laser melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue around the area tightens through coagulation, contributing to a smoother shape overall. You may feel a light pressure but it is a mild sensation. On average, the procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.
Following Smartlipo, patients may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout. Downtime is minimal and most patients can return to their everyday activities within 1 to 2 days. The incision site will be very small so with proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Typically, only one treatment is required, but it is also dependent on the number of areas to be treated. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months. While Smartlipo destroys fat cells in the treated area, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.
Contour Your Most Problematic Areas
With Smartlipo you can treat bothersome areas of fat that diet and exercise may not be enough to remove, providing beautiful results. Take the first step in your journey to the body of your dreams by calling our office today to schedule a consultation. Learn more about this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
Average Procedure Time: 1.5-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient