SMARTLIPO NEW JERSEY
Nusbaum Medical Centers of NJ is proud to offer SmartLipo, also known as laser lipolysis, or laser fat removal, a non-invasive fat removal procedure that targets stubborn fat deposits through use of a laser.
What is SmartLipo?
The SmartLipo Device was created within the last decade, being the first laser of its kind to target and remove fat build-up through a less invasive process. Although this process, also known as tumescent liposuction, is not as invasive as traditional liposuction, the benefit is that it allows for skin tightening, which cannot be done with traditional liposuction.
The SmartLipo treatment at Nusbaum Medical Centers aims to provide patients with an innovative, minimally-invasive treatment which:
- “Liquefies fat” cells
- Removes fat cells through tiny incisions
- Tightens skin
- Fast recovery
SmartLipo is a more advanced and less invasive procedure than traditional liposuction. This method of liposuction uses multiple laser frequencies to destroy the fat cells. The SmartLipo procedure breaks down stubborn fat stores, tightening the skin and creating a more toned figure.
Recovery time is much shorter and most patients return to work and their normal daily schedule after just a few days.
How Does SmartLipo Work?
During your SmartLipo procedure, the targeted area is injected with a saline solution, generally containing local anesthesia. The doctor then inserts a tiny cannula containing the laser fiber into the small incision and directly into the layers of the targeted fat. The energy transferred from the laser causes the fat cells to be destroyed so they can be suctioned out through a tiny cannula.
Each area that is treated takes about an hour and involves much less bruising and bleeding than traditional liposuction. Laser Fat Removal can be performed on various areas of the body including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, etc.
The ASPS states that Laser Liposuction:
“Laser or ultrasound assisted liposuction, like traditional liposuction, are not a weight control method or a fix for obesity. They are used to help contour your body in those areas that are not responsive to diet and exercise such as saddlebags or a paunchy stomach.”
This procedure usually works best on body regions with high fat such as:
- Neck (double chin)
Benefits of Smartlipo:
- Minimally invasive
- Minimal discomfort
- Short recovery time
- Minimal bruising
- Minimal to no bleeding
- Requires only one treatment
- Can tighten skin
Ideal candidates for Smartlipo
SmartLipo is designed for individuals who want a tighter and more toned look.
- Patients with Normal BMI Range
- Patients with stubborn localized fat
- Patients who wish to improve their outlook through fat elimination
- Patients who need to return to daily activities promptly
- Patients who want a slimmer appearance
SmartLipo treatment areas
Performed on almost every body part imaginable, the most commonly requested areas for laser lipolysis are listed below:
- Flanks- “Love Handles”
- Upper Arms
- Lower Abdomen
- Upper Abdomen
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Anterior Thighs
- Lower Legs
SmartLipo vs. liposuction
While both procedures have been performed throughout the years with beneficial results, both the SmartLipo and Liposuction treatment have their advantages and disadvantages.
Technique and Recovery: Smart Liposuction and Regular Liposuction both utilize a medical-grade cannula to suction the fat cells out of the targeted area. However, SmartLiposuction uses laser energy to “liquefy” the fat cells first and then makes use of a smaller cannula for removal.
In traditional liposuction, the cannula is inserted and is used to heat and suction the fatty areas. Therefore, in Smart Liposuction, a patient can experience less recovery time due to the minimal bruising that is induced during the procedure. Additionally, compression garments are required after completing traditional liposuction; however, these are only necessary for a week after the procedure.
Skin Tightening: Within the Laser Fat Removal procedure, patients experience the added benefit of skin tightening by way of the laser technology. Because normal liposuction does not offer this tightening ability there is a rare chance for patients to experience sagging and dimpling after the procedure is completed. This is seen most commonly in elderly patients who do know have as much skin elasticity.
SmartLipo risks and side effects
Just like most other surgical procedures, there are potential complications and risks that are involved with SmartLipo. Because this procedure involves both a fat transfer and liposuction to achieve a more attractive and youthful look, both of these techniques have their own set of risks including asymmetry, hematoma, infection, embolism, overcorrection, prolonged swelling, fat necrosis, under-correction, and nerve damage
The SmartLipo procedure has a very short recovery period and is less severe than traditional liposuction. This minimally invasive procedure produces minor to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising.
Therefore, you may need just a few days of rest to fully recover. During the recovery period, doctors recommend that patients refrain from heavy activity and follow a low sodium diet.
The results of the procedure are typically visible immediately after surgery, but the final results are usually seen after a few months. The best way to avoid these complications is following your surgeon’s orders. You should avoid blood thinners, stop smoking, stay hydrated, stop drinking alcohol, and arrange for care.
How much does SmartLipo cost?
The cost of laser lipo in NJ varies depending on the areas chosen and the number of fat deposits being removed from the area.
Generally, smaller areas with less fat cost less than the larger areas. If you are interested in getting SmartLipo, it is best to book a consultation with your doctor for more specific details and an accurate estimate for the procedure cost.
For more information on the highly popular laser lipo procedure, call us today at (973) 998-9833 to schedule a consultation.