Smartlipo Body Sculpting and Fat Reduction - Westchester
The most advanced technology, Cynosure Smartlipo, in fat reduction and body sculpting
At LaserTouch Aesthetics, Dr. Ali Vafa of New York Medical Aesthetics conducts Smartlip Body Sculpting procedures. Dr. Vafa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and specializes in the use of Smartlipo, as well as body contouring with Reaction, skin tightening with Cutera and Reaction, facelift with dermal fillers, and other skin rejuvenation procedures with Selphyl and Botox. Dr. Vafa has performed thousands of aesthetics procedures achieving the Platinum Level Provider designation from Allergan - a level designated to select number of physicians providing over 30,000 units of Botox Cosmetic treatments per year.
Laser Lipo Sculpting, commonly known as SmartLipo™, is the world’s least invasive technology to get rid of small to medium sized areas of unwanted fat with minature 1-2 mm incisions. The recovery period is extremely short, with many clients returning to work within two days.
Quick recovery time is a hallmark of this treatment and is achieved by the coagulating of small blood vessels, which minimizes any bruising or swelling. One of the most significant and exciting improvements of the SmartLipo™ technology over traditional liposuction is that SmartLipo™ causes marked tightening in the treated area, leaving the patient with a smoother, leaner, more streamlined appearance.
SmartLipo fat removal process has been designed to treat localized pockets of fat in the following areas, as also depicted on the diagram to the right:
Chin (double or hanging chin)
Inner and outer thighs
Hips / Love Handles
Face (not around the eyes)
Male chest / breasts
Back of neck
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Face and Neck Smartlipo treatment
Waistline and Stomach Smartlipo treatment
Buttocks and Arms Smartlipo treatment
Note: Photos courtesy of Dr. Goldfarb, unless otherwise noted.
How long does the SmartLipo procedure take?
The SmartLipo procedure takes an average of 2–3 hours per session.
How many SmartLipo treatments are required?
Most patients typically require only one treatment. Each SmartLipo session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. SmartLipo can also be used for “touch-ups” and revisions to previously treated areas.
Does SmartLipo treat cellulite?
The SmartLipo procedure will improve the body's shape and may reduce cellulite to a certain degree.
What is the long-term outcome for most people?
Most patients can see results immediately following the SmartLipo procedure, and they can expect their skin to return to normal within three months.
However, as with traditional liposuction, you will need to practice patience since the full SmartLipo results may not be visible for up to a year. The more fat that was removed, the longer it will take to achieve maximum results, as your body needs to adapt to a more significant shape change.
Do I have to stay in the hospital?
No. SmartLipo is performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia. You won’t be required to stay in the hospital, since recovery from SmartLipo works best within the comfort of your home.
What if I've already had regular liposuction?
SmartLipo may be extremely effective for improving upon body areas that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction. With the SmartLipo procedure your doctor can further sculpt or contour those areas on the body that have “droopy” skin, especially if you are a relatively thin, healthy person who wants additional toning and tightening.
What are the main advantages of SmartLipo?
It offers the smoothest, best body-contouring results.
It entails only a short recovery time.
Minimal discomfort is involved.
It is safer than traditional liposuction.
It tightens the skin around the treatment area.
It is more affordable than traditional liposuction.
The results are permanent.
Can SmartLipo work on areas that regular liposuction can't?
Yes. Since the aiming beam at the tip of the SmartLipo laser allows the doctor to know exactly where he or she is at all times, the procedure is very precise. As such, SmartLipo is very effective in body areas that are not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, neck, back and knees.
Does the SmartLipo procedure hurt?
Since the SmartLipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there is very little pain or discomfort involved. You may feel a minor stinging sensation and an impression of tSmartLipo treatment, but these discomforts are minimal.