What Makes SmartLipo a Smart Choice?
Because fat reduction and body contouring are such popular requests among his patients, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald is pleased to offer a variety of options to achieve these changes. One of his more exciting offerings is SmartLipo, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction.
Although SmartLipo (sometimes referred to as laser-assisted lipo) is not a weight-loss surgery, it is an effective way to minimize fat deposits that have been resistant to your diet and exercise efforts. If certain problem areas persist, SmartLipo can help to create a more appealing shape.
SmartLipo uses laser energy to enhance the liposuction experience. The heat softens and emulsifies your fat deposits, which makes suctioning out the fat cells a much easier process.
Because SmartLipo promotes the body’s natural production of collagen, in the months following treatment, you may notice that your skin becomes more elastic and loses some of its laxity. This helps to create a smoother, more youthful appearance for your skin.
If you have a more serious case of loose skin, particularly due to weight loss, SmartLipo may not be able to tackle that problem. Significant excess skin is best treated with a lift procedure like tummy tuck or body lift since it can excise and tighten this skin.
This is not a procedure you need to repeat every six months to maintain the results: the fat cells removed with SmartLipo are gone permanently. By keeping a steady, healthy weight after your treatment, you can ensure that the results are long lasting.
It Works on Many Parts of the Body
Dr. Greenwald can perform SmartLipo on most parts of the body that accumulate fat, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, neck, face, buttocks, breasts, back and arms. During a consultation, he can confirm whether SmartLipo will be effective for the problem areas where you are requesting treatment.
Thanks to anesthesia and the less-invasive nature of SmartLipo, you should experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Afterwards, the recovery period is significantly shorter than it is for traditional liposuction patients. You generally need only a couple days of rest and relaxation before you feel well enough to work. However, strenuous exercise should be postponed for at least one week.
Learn More about SmartLipo from Dr. Greenwald
With decades of experience, Dr. Greenwald understands how to create slimmer, attractive contours for his patients. After examining your body during a consultation, he can confirm whether you are a better candidate for SmartLipo, traditional liposuction or some other procedure entirely. To arrange an appointment, please call (914) 421-0113 today.