SMART LIPO PROCEDURES IN LONG ISLAND
Exclusive to Island Medical Laser SmartLipo™- Regional physician training center – Newest MPX 49 watt dual laser system used for every case – Power Assist Lipoplasty (PAL) used in every case- Value added post operative care program utilizing state of the art laser equipment- No extra or hidden charges for operating room or anesthesia You’ve tried dieting and exercise, but parts of your body have simply refused to tone up. Fortunately, with SmartLipo™ LaserBodySculpting, you can change all that. This revolutionary treatment works by literally melting away fat in stubborn spots like your abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck. Results from the treatment last longer than dieting or exercise, and since the procedure is minimally invasive, recovery time is minimal!
If you are seeking a cutting-edge, highly effective method to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many surgical techniques, then laser technology is definitely something to consider. Routinely used in dental procedures, LASIK eye surgery, reconstructive work, and body contouring procedures such as liposuction, laser technology is what sets SmartLipo in Long Island apart from its competition.
How SmartLipo Works
Precise and safe, today’s medical-grade lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range. Long Island SmartLipo™ uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits just below the patient’s skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed through a tiny puncture in the skin by the physician. The small laser will also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, which produces less swelling, bleeding, and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body. This minimally invasive procedure allows patients to see faster results and experience fewer complications.
How Safe is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo™ is an extremely safe procedure. The SmartLipo™ procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November of 2006, and so far no serious life-threatening complication has resulted from treatment. This is because there is minimal bleeding and invasiveness with SmartLipo™ and it is performed under local anesthetic, not the more risky general anesthesia. In addition, there are no extensive stitches or incisions that have the possibility of becoming infected. SmartLipo™ in Long Island is an outpatient procedure that is one of the safest and fastest-growing cosmetic surgery options available today.
Body Area Procedures
Because the SmartLipo™ cannula is so small, SmartLipo™ can be performed on virtually any area of the body that patients feel are bothersome or unsightly. Body regions that can benefit the most from the SmartLipo™ procedure include:
-Bra Strap Area
-Neck / Jowls
-Areas of Loose, Flabby Skin
All photos are actual patients of our practice. Results can vary from patient to patient based on many individual parameters
It used to take weeks, and even months, of painful healing and limited mobility to recover from traditional liposuction. But with SmartLipo™, recovery time is now fast and relatively painless. Patients often return to work within 1–2 days after undergoing the SmartLipo™ procedure.
Recovery starts the moment the physician turns off the SmartLipo™ laser. The patient is then escorted to a recovery room, where the local anesthesia can begin to wear off. SmartLipo™ recovery does not involve the nauseating and disorienting recovery general anesthesia typically brings about, which many people consider the most difficult element of recovering from traditional liposuction. In fact, patients are generally sent home within one hour of the SmartLipo™ procedure’s completion.
Dr. Wertheim will give patients specific instructions on how to take care of themselves during recovery after the SmartLipo™ procedure. He may also prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. Patients will also receive compression bandages or garments, which play an important role on your path to recovery. In addition to encouraging healing by preventing the shifting of bodily tissues, these garments can help prevent blood clots.
The goal of SmartLipo™ recovery is to achieve the best results while reducing the risk of infection. Infection can be the biggest risk during recovery because it can lead to unattractive scars and possibly serious illness or even death. These rare contingencies, however, are dramatically reduced thanks to the treatment’s cutting-edge technology.
Our staff always takes a personal interest in the recovery of our patients. We help patients to schedule recovery checkups in which Dr. Wertheim will examine the wounds to make sure they are healing properly. It is very important that patients keep their appointments as they recover, since professional monitoring improves the chances of smooth, healthy, scar-free results.
SmartLipo™ recovery is comprised of several stages. Minor bruising and numbness occur directly after the SmartLipo™ procedure, but they should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving our office. Swelling present after the procedure will greatly diminish within a week. Once all swelling disappears, the recovery process is finished and you will be able to fully appreciate the SmartLipo™ final results.