Over the years, cosmetic science has worked toward eliminating many of the risks associated with liposuction by creating more sophisticated forms of treatment that minimize side effects and maximize the precision of your results. One of the newest modalities, SmartLipo, is performed with the use of lasers and results in a physique that is beautifully balanced, toned and streamlined.
By harnessing the potent power of laser energy to melt the fat cells before their removal, SmartLipo facilitates more rapid, efficient fat loss via the cannula. Both treatment time and downtime are shortened.
With SmartLipo, or laser liposuction, no solution is needed before the suctioning process. The laser pulses also have the side benefit of triggering collagen production in the skin. Collagen is the body’s natural protein, responsible for the skin’s resilience, tightness and youthful glow.
In addition to the aforementioned benefits, laser lipo is great for treating the muscle-bound areas of the body such as the back or male chest. SmartLipo is also considered more precise than conventional manual liposuction, and can therefore be used to treat delicate areas of the body such as the chin and neck.
SmartLipo tends to take about 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the work being performed. A local anesthetic will be injected prior to suctioning to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. The doctor will then create tiny incisions at the target sites through which to thread the cannula. No sutures are required for these incisions; they are that minute.
Before suctioning, a laser devise is applied to the skin to emulsify the fat cells through heat death. During this process, all healthy surrounding cells are perfectly preserved along with all nerves, muscles and tissue. Collagen production is activated at this stage of the procedure.
Recuperation from SmartLipo
No general anesthesia or IV sedation is required with SmartLipo, so patients can expect to go home right away. While laser lipo works to greatly minimize swelling, bruising and tenderness post-op, these side effects will persist to a minor degree, but will evaporate within days. No solution is used with SmartLipo, so there are no fluids to drain post-op and healing is considered to be more swift. Dr. Scarpidis will most likely issue a compression garment. This helps to further reduce any swelling and will also hold your newly contoured figure in place as it recovers.
Results with SmartLipo
Most NYC SmartLipo clients can return to work and normal activities within a few days and resume exercise within a few weeks. Results with laser liposuction are visible in just a few weeks, and you should see that your skin is tighter, smoother and more toned thanks to the increased collagen production associated with laser treatments.
Why Dr. Scarpidis?
Dr. Scarpidis is considered to be among NYC’s most trusted and experienced surgeons in the fields of body sculpting, liposuction and non-surgical liposuction. His skill, training and down-to-earth demeanor combine to make his Manhattan practice a primary destination for all those seeking exquisite yet natural looking outcomes from liposuction and other body contouring procedures.
In addition to his surgical prowess, Dr. Scarpidis is also known for his passion for scientific research. He is a frequent contributor to lectures and peer-reviewed articles on liposuction safety and travels the industry circuit to speak at conferences, seminars and networking events throughout NYC and beyond.
Where does SmartLipo take place?
All our New York City liposuction procedures are performed in our luxurious, accredited outpatient medical facility, Scarpidis Aesthetics. This state-of-the-art center boasts all the same strict safety protocols, groundbreaking technology and advanced equipment as any local hospital, but with a greater incidence of privacy, convenience and patient comfort.
From our stylish, climate-controlled waiting area to our world-class surgical theater and tranquil recovery suites, you will find your stay to be rewarding, relaxing and supremely healing. Dr. Scarpidis’ highly trained, friendly support staff is on hand around the clock to make sure your receive outstanding, customized care in a peaceful setting.
The SmartLipo consultation in New York
The first step in determining if SmartLipo is right for your needs is to set up your confidential consultation with Dr. Scarpidis at his chic Manhattan offices. During your consultation for SmartLipo in New York, he will review your medical records, examine your body, and begin to formulate a unique plan of action aimed at achieving your aesthetic goals.