Want to contour your body and say goodbye to areas of stubborn fat? Atlantic Surgical Associates in West Long Branch, New Jersey, proudly offers SmartLipo, an advanced alternative to liposuction. We welcome patients in Monmouth, Essex, and Ocean counties to our practice.
What is SmartLipo and How Does It Work?
Laser lipolysis, or laser-assisted liposculpture, is a new-generation procedure which enables the treatment of cellulite and body adiposities through the laser’s ability to dissolve and liquefy redundant body fat with heat. Laser-assisted liposculpture deals successfully with problem areas of high fibrous content, or delicate tissue due to their extremely thin fat layer, which are very difficult to treat by traditional methods. It also achieves a skin retraction that we would not be able to achieve through other procedures.
SmartLipo is a new approach to liposuction surgery. Instead of forcefully sucking the fat cells out, the fat is actually liquified and vaporized with a laser. The laser fiber is only 300–600 microns and it is passed through a 1 mm cannula. Because of the small size, the incision made for the procedure is so small that stitches are not required. The incision is the same size as a needle to draw blood.
What is the Cost of SmartLipo?
The cost of SmartLipo is the same as normal liposuction, and depends on the number of areas involved. On average, it starts at about $2,500 to $4,000 for one area. Additional areas are about $1,500 to $2,000. During your initial consultation at Atlantic Surgical Associates, Dr. Volshteyn will review your cosmetic goals and create a tailored treatment plan. We will then be able to give you an accurate cost for your SmartLipo treatment. You can learn about your payment options on our financing page.
Where is SmartLipo Performed?
Laser assisted-liposculpture (laserlipolysis) is performed in a procedure room at the office or at the hospital, under local or regional anesthesia.
How Long Does the SmartLipo Procedure Take?
Time required may vary from one operation to another, depending on the amount of fat to extract. On average, it takes about 45–60 minutes per area. Most patients achieve the results they want in a single treatment. You can expect results to be noticeable within a week and improve gradually over three to six months.
What Are the Advantages of SmartLipo?
With laser lipolysis, the cannula is much smaller, so it is much less traumatic. In addition, since the blood vessels are cauterized at the same time, the amount of bruising and swelling is significantly decreased. People can go back to work sooner. With less downtime and less pain, it can be performed on smaller areas as an outpatient without traditional general anesthesia. This makes it ultimate “lunchtime procedure.”
Unlike other alternatives to liposuction, SmartLipo can even be used in delicate, smaller areas like the chin, knees, and jawline for the ultimate contouring. It can even reduce the appearance of cellulite. By generating heat during the treatment, SmartLipo also encourages the body’s healing mechanisms to tighten tissue and skin for a smoother appearance afterward. Liposuction, by comparison, can leave skin looking flabby or wrinkled afterward.
What is SmartLipo Recovery Like?
During your treatment, you may experience mild discomfort and light pressure, but the treatment area will be anesthetized. Aches similar to what you feel after exercising may be noticeable after your SmartLipo treatment. Because SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery is short. You may experience minor bruising but will be well enough to resume normal activities within one to two days.
Ready to see what SmartLipo can do for you? Contact us at Atlantic Surgical Associates to find out if you’re a good candidate for this revolutionary body sculpting treatment. We welcome patients in New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Staten Island, NY, and the surrounding communities to our office in West Long Branch, NJ.