Is SmartLipo or Liposuction in NYC Right For You?
Liposuction in NYC is also known as Lipoplasty, and it’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men and women. Advances in surgical fat reduction have made it possible to target problem areas of stubborn fat and sculpt the desired body shape with virtually no scarring. Among the best advancements is SmartLipo. With the aim of being more efficient and causing less visible signs of surgery, SmartLipo is in-demand as one of the best forms of liposuction available. We’ll take a closer look at why it’s so hot right now.
SmartLipo- why is this NYC liposuction requested the most?
Traditional liposuction uses a vacuum cannula to remove unwanted fat through beneath the skin, but SmartLipo adds the benefits of laser heat to liquefy fat and allows easier removal through smaller cannulas. Developed by Cynosure, laser industry leader, this procedure is more efficient than traditional methods of fat removal, and it means less bruising or discomfort for the patient.
What is SmartLipo recovery like?
After liposuction, patients are advised to wear a compression garment in most cases and will need to take time off work and from the gym. Long recovery times are a drawback after cosmetic surgery that many people wish to avoid. The faster you can get back to normal, the less time you’ll miss at your job, your workouts and your social life. You’ll likely be impatient to see beautiful results too—who wants to wait? Now patients don’t have to wait so long to look and feel good after liposuction, which is a significant value added to the SmartLipo technique.
How does it work?
During SmartLipo, one energy wavelength melts unwanted fat, while the second wavelength tightens skin over the treatment area and seals blood vessels. This has an incredible, multifaceted effect. First, deep heating tissue stimulates collagen and elastin, which tone and firm the skin from within. Second, the quick sealing of blood vessels means less bleeding and less visible bruising for the patient.
Not everyone has toned skin. Traditional liposuction can leave a sagging appearance as supportive fat volume is decreased under the skin. That’s why SmartLipo is optimal for a wider range of patients; those who need help to strengthen and tone the skin while eliminating fat are more satisfied with their Smart results. The tiny cannula used for SmartLipo means smaller incisions and shorter recovery time. Many patients recover within just a few days and wear compression garments for one week, compared with traditional liposuction in NYC, requiring 6 weeks or more of compression after.
Are you a good candidate for SmartLipo?
This advanced laser-assisted lipo option is more costly, so those who have firm skin and don’t require the benefits of laser heat will likely opt for traditional liposuction. You’ll need to meet with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience performing liposuction and can advise you about suitability. They’ll meet with you in person, assess your skin and discuss your expectations. The right treatment plan depends on each individual’s health, anatomy, goals and budget. To learn more about liposuction and SmartLipo, please contact Dr. Michael Gartner, NYC body sculpting specialist.