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Laser Liposuction in New York

Offering Laser Liposuction to our Patients!

Laser Liposuction is particularly well-suited for women and men who are of relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear disproportionate. These localized fat deposits may sometimes be an inherited trait and typically do not respond to dieting or exercise. Liposuction1 is often the only way to eliminate them.

While it is possible to undergo laser liposuction at almost any age, you will obtain the best results if your skin still has enough elasticity to achieve a smooth contour following fat removal. When skin is inelastic, as in some older patients, it may not re-drape well and a skin tightening procedure may be necessary.

Good Candidates for Laser Liposuction

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you have localized excess fat or if you desire contouring in any of the following areas:

  • cheeks, jowls and neck
  • upper arms
  • breast or chest areas
  • back
  • abdomen and waist
  • hips and buttocks
  • inner and outer thighs
  • inner knee
  • calves and ankles

What Can Laser Liposuction Treat?

Laser Liposuction2 may sometimes be used to treat a condition called gynecomastia, or male breast enlargement, which frequently occurs among both teenage and adult males.

Laser Liposuction should not be considered a substitute for overall weight loss, nor is it an effective treatment for cellulite, a condition that gives the skin an uneven, dimpled appearance. Alternative treatments may be considered, in some instances, to improve this problem.

Laser Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time, and it can also be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.

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SmartLipo (FAQ)

Who is a good candidate for the SmartLipo™ procedure?

If you have areas of fat that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for SmartLipo. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight, and have realistic expectations for the results.

How many treatments will I need?

For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last up to one hour for each area treated.

Do I have to do anything post-treatment?

After the treatment you will have minimal pain or bruising. We recommend 1-2 days rest but most patients are able to return to work immediately, thus the procedure is often termed “lunch hour lipo.”

Does Smartlipo treat cellulite?

The procedure will improve the body’s shape and may improve cellulite to a certain degree and will tighten sagging skin.

When can I expect to see results?

Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months.

Does laser-assisted liposuction produce lasting results?

Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The Smartlipo procedure removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.

What is a SmartLipo procedure?

SmartLipo is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used for body contouring and fat removal. The procedure involves the use of laser technology to melt away fat cells and remove them from the targeted areas of the body.

During the SmartLipo procedure, a tiny cannula or tube is inserted beneath the skin into the targeted fat deposits. The laser is then used to liquefy the fat cells and make them easier to remove from the body. The procedure can help to tighten loose skin and contour the body, resulting in a more toned and defined appearance.

The procedure is typically performed using local anesthesia, which cuts down on anesthesia-related risks and complications when compared to traditional liposuction using general anesthesia. SmartLipo is FDA-approved and is considered safe and effective for fat removal. Recovery time usually takes from 2 to 7 days, and most patients can return to work and normal activities within days after the procedure.

What is laser liposuction?

Laser liposuction, also known as laser lipolysis or Laser Lipo, is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to reduce fat deposits in specific areas of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin cannula equipped with laser diodes to break down fat cells in the targeted area. The laser energy causes the fat cells to rupture and melt, allowing them to be removed through suction or expelled naturally by the body’s lymphatic system.

Laser liposuction is typically performed on areas such as the thighs, abdomen, hips, buttocks, arms, neck, and chin. The procedure is said to be effective in permanently removing fat cells from the body, resulting in long-lasting results as long as the patient maintains a steady weight.

Compared to traditional liposuction, laser liposuction is considered to be a less invasive procedure with a much quicker recovery time. Patients typically only need three to five days of downtime, whereas traditional liposuction may require one to two weeks of recovery time. Laser liposuction is also believed to offer some skin tightening benefits, which may help improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin in the treated area.

Laser liposuction is considered to be a safe and non-invasive procedure with minimal risks or side effects. Patients may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising after the procedure, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few days. Laser liposuction may be a suitable option for individuals who have small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise and who are looking for a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure to help sculpt and contour their bodies.

What is micro-laser liposuction?

Micro-laser liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a tiny laser to liquefy and remove fat cells from targeted areas of the body. This technique is used for precise contouring in small areas that were previously difficult to treat with traditional liposuction methods, such as the upper arms and under the chin. The micro-laser used in this procedure is very small and helps to minimize scarring and reduce recovery time.

During micro laser liposuction, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the treatment area through a small incision. The micro-laser is then used to heat and liquefy the fat cells, which are then removed from the body through the cannula. This procedure permanently removes fat cells from the body and can lead to natural-looking results.

Micro laser liposuction is considered a less aggressive procedure than traditional liposuction, with less recovery time. It can be a safe and effective choice for removing stubborn fat from otherwise hard-to-reach areas of the body. However, it is important to note that micro-laser liposuction, like all surgical procedures, carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, and anesthesia complications. As with any medical procedure, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if micro laser liposuction is right for you.

How does micro-laser fat removal work?

Micro-laser fat removal, also known as micro-laser assisted liposuction or laser lipolysis, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a laser to melt away fat under the skin. The procedure works by inserting a tiny laser fiber through a small incision in the skin and targeting the fat cells underneath. The laser heats and ruptures the fat cells, causing them to liquefy. The liquified fat is then removed through a cannula, which is a small tube inserted through the same incision used for the laser fiber.

During the procedure, the laser will alternate between heat and cooling temperatures to ensure the most comfortable experience possible. The micro-laser is so tiny that it can contour small areas that were more difficult to treat in the past, such as the upper arms and under the chin.

Micro-laser fat removal is considered safe and effective, and most patients can return to their daily routine in about 1 1/2 days. Most patients can return to work in a week or less.

How much does SmartLipo cost?

The cost of SmartLipo varies depending on several factors such as the area of the body being treated, the number of areas being treated, the amount of fat to be removed, the location of the clinic, and the experience of the surgeon.

The actual cost of SmartLipo can depend on the surgeon and clinic, the geographical location of the patient, and the extent of the procedure. Some clinics charge a flat rate per body part treated, while others may offer discounts for multiple areas.

It is important to note that SmartLipo is not a weight loss solution, but rather a way to remove stubborn pockets of fat and contour the body. Candidates for SmartLipo should be in good general health, non-smokers, and close to their ideal weight before the procedure.

It is recommended to consult with a board-certified dermatologist to determine the cost of laser liposuction for an individual case. Patients should also consider any potential side effects and recovery time associated with the procedure. Dr. Rokhsar will devise an individualized approach for your needs.

How much is laser liposuction on the stomach?

Laser liposuction on the stomach cost can vary depending on the location, size of the area, and the number of sessions needed. Some factors that may affect the overall cost of laser liposuction include the doctor’s experience and location, the number of areas treated, and any discounts or promotions offered by the doctor. It is important to note that while laser liposuction can be effective in removing excess fat from the body, possible side effects and risks should be considered before undergoing the procedure. You should seek the advice of an experienced liposuction surgeon like Dr. Rokhsar for the best and safest results.

How many inches can you lose with SmartLipo?

It is difficult to determine exactly how many inches can be lost with SmartLipo as it varies from person to person and depends on individual factors such as the amount and location of fat, skin elasticity, and body shape. SmartLipo is a body contouring procedure that removes excess fat and tightens the skin, leading to an improved shape and sometimes a drop in dress size. It is not a weight-loss treatment and is best suited for individuals who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight and need help tackling stubborn areas.

Patients may see a dramatic difference in the circumference of the treated area, it is not practical to be fixated on the number of inches lost. However, SmartLipo can remove up to 10 pounds of fat during treatment, which is typically enough to take a couple of inches off and fully resolve the problem area in most cases. Patients can expect minimal scarring and a quick recovery time, as SmartLipo requires only small incisions and leaves minimal to no scars behind.

How much weight can you lose with laser liposuction?

Laser liposuction is not considered a weight loss alternative or a method for overall weight loss. The procedure is designed to remove stubborn fat from specific areas of the body for body sculpting. Therefore, the amount of fat that can be removed during laser lipo does not directly correlate with how many pounds an individual may lose after the procedure.

Good candidates for laser liposuction are healthy adults who are physically active and within 20 pounds of their ideal weight. While the amount of fat that can be removed can vary based on the patient’s goal, most people who have this treatment can expect to lose inches and not pounds. This is because fat weighs very littles but takes a lot of volume. However, it is important to note that this number can differ depending on the distribution of body fat and where it is being removed from.

It is also important to note that laser liposuction is not an effective weight loss tool and should not be used as a substitute for diet and exercise or bariatric procedures such as gastric bypass surgery. The procedure is designed for body sculpting rather than overall weight loss, and the ideal candidates for laser liposuction are those who are already at or near their goal weight and have maintained a healthy, stable weight for at least six to twelve months before the treatment.

What is the recovery time for SmartLipo?

The recovery time for SmartLipo varies from a few days to a few weeks, depending on individual circumstances and the extent of the procedure.

Most patients can return to work within a few days after the procedure. Patients may be able to return to work as soon as the day after the procedure.

Patients may experience some minor bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which typically subsides within a few weeks. Compression garments are usually required for up to two weeks after the procedure to reduce swelling and promote skin retraction.

Strenuous activities such as exercise may be restricted for one to two weeks after the procedure, depending on the specifics of the surgery. Patients may experience some minor side effects, such as skin irregularities, redness, or scarring, but these are generally rare.

It is important to note that recovery times can vary widely based on individual factors and the extent of the procedure. Patients should always follow their doctor’s post-operative instructions and monitor their recovery closely.

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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