Smart Lipo NYC: Achieve Your Dream Body with Dr. Darren Smith MD

Developed by Cynosure, smart lipo uses precisely controlled laser energy to discreetly contour your physique.

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The Smartlipo laser is designed to melt fat cells for easier removal and heat the skin to stimulate collagen growth for firmer, smoother skin.

Even though laser energy can help tighten skin, Dr. Smith usually prefers using radiofrequency energy (BodyTite) or ultrasound energy (VASER lipo) for this. If VASER lipo or BodyTite are not suitable options for you or are not available, Smartlipo could be a reasonable alternative.

WIth Smart Lipo, Dr. Smith carefully reshapes his patients, giving them a new look and more confidence from top to bottom.

Benefits of Smart Lipo Over Traditional Lipo

Smartlipo, like other energy-assisted liposuction methods, is traditional liposuction with the addition of heat, in this case generated by laser energy.

Despite claims that it has fewer side effects and causes less pain, we believe this is mostly marketing talk. Smartlipo, like traditional liposuction, uses a small suction tube to remove fat and can be done under different types of anesthesia.

The difference is Smartlipo also uses a laser to help shape your body. In our experience, we do not find that Smartlipo has a better recovery or fewer side effects than traditional liposuction.

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What Areas Can Smart Lipo Treat?

Smart Lipo can be used for the following areas:

  • Abdomen: Refine a protruding belly or “spare tire” around the midsection.
  • Flanks/”Love Handles”: These stubborn sides often resist diet alone.
  • Back: “buffalo hump”, bra bulges, and back fat
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  • Thighs: Thigh fat may stubbornly resists exercise more than other areas. The “saddle bags”, or outer thigs, are a particularly popular treatment area
  • Arms: Formerly “untouchable” upper arm fat may respond well to Smartlipo’s ability to tighten skin while eliminating bulges
  • Jawline/Neck: Chin/jowl treatment and neck toning creates sharper jaw angles for a more youthful facial profile
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Smart Lipo Procedure: A Detailed Breakdown

You can have your Smartlipo procedure right here in our NYC office, under the expert hands of Dr. Smith. It’s an outpatient procedure, which means no hospital stay or overnight admission – you’ll be in and out o fthe operating room within 1 to 3 hours in most cases depending on your treatment area.

Instead of general anesthesia, we prefer to use local or twilight anesthesia for Smartlipo, allowing you to stay awake and aware during the procedure if you desire.

Dr. Smith employs a slender instrument to draw out fat and deliver laser energy through tiny incisions about 3-4 mm in length. The sensation might be a little unusual, with some slight pulling or tugging, but you shouldn’t experience any pain after the numbing process, which can cause some soreness.

After the procedure, Dr. Smith will apply absorbent pads and compression dressings to the incisions, helping to minimize swelling and promote drainage of the anesthetic solution.

Even though you might feel ready to drive right after your Smartlipo procedure, Dr. Smith recommends against it. It’s better to have someone else drive you home so you can rest and recover.

Remember, it’s crucial to avoid driving until you’ve fully recovered from any discomfort and regained your complete range of motion, no matter how great you may feel.

Over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol should suffice for any lingering pain after the first couple of days. And remember, if you’re prescribed narcotic pain medication post-procedure, it’s not only dangerous but also illegal to operate a vehicle.

Post-Smartlipo: What to Expect

After your Smartlipo treatment with Dr. Smith in our NYC office, it’s essential to take it easy and allow your body some much-needed rest. For the first day post-procedure, strenuous activities should be off your to-do list.

Dr. Smith’s liposuction patients, be it traditional, BodyTite, VASER, or Smartlipo, typically recover quite quickly, thanks to the effective recovery protocols we’ve established from conducting numerous liposuction procedures.

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The incisions made during your treatment are miniscule, rendering them almost invisible once they’ve fully healed.

In general, most patients can get back to their regular work schedules within a mere 48 hours. It’s normal to see some swelling and bruising post-procedure.

Major swelling usually subsides within the initial couple of weeks, while less severe swelling could stick around for a few months. Any bruising you notice should fade away within 7-10 days.

Dr. Smith will provide you with detailed instructions to follow once your Smartlipo procedure is complete. To guarantee the best possible results, adherence to these aftercare instructions is critical. They might include directions like wearing a compression garment and massaging the treated area.

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Smart Lipo for Men

In today’s age, more and more men are turning towards aesthetic procedures to achieve their desired body image.

Smart Lipo offers a cutting-edge solution that caters specifically to common problem areas that men struggle with. Whether it’s the stubborn abdominal fat that persists despite a disciplined diet and exercise regime, or the excess fat in the chest area, Smart Lipo can help to contour and redefine these areas with precision and efficiency.

Dr. Smith has extensive experience in handling the unique needs of his male patients, ensuring results that enhance their natural masculinity and physique.

We do prefer VASER and BodyTite to Smart Lipo for men as well, but this may be an option to disucss in some cases.

Smart Lipo for Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite, characterized by a dimpled appearance on the skin, is a common concern for women; men are rarely affected with this issue as it is related to circulating estrogen levels. Smart Lipo may be advertised as an innovative approach to cellulite treatment.

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It may be stated that by using controlled laser energy, it not only breaks down the fat cells causing cellulite but also stimulates collagen production. While some believe that this dual action helps to smooth the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of cellulite, we have been underwhelmed by the success of this procedure.

With Dr. Smith’s expertise, you can achieve smoother, skin with less cellulite that enhances your confidence and self-image. For these cases we prefer some combination of BodyTite, Emtone, and Sculptra depending on the individual.

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Smart Lipo for Gynecomastia Treatment

Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breast tissue, can be a source of self-consciousness for many men. Smart Lipo may be offered as a discreet and effective solution for treating gynecomastia.

Through the precision of laser technology, Smart Lipo can target and break down excess fat and glandular tissue, resulting in a flatter and more masculine chest contour.

We prefer VASER, BodyTite and other advanced procedures for the treatment of gynecomastia. Dr. Smith would be happy to discuss these strategies with you during your consultation.

With Dr. Smith, you’re in the hands of a skilled professional who understands the nuances of gynecomastia treatment, ensuring a result that restores your confidence and enhances your physique.

Smart Lipo for Chin and Neck Contouring

Aging, genetics, or weight gain can lead to the development of a double chin or sagging skin in the neck area. Smart Lipo can be offered as a solution for chin and neck contouring.

By targeting these specific areas with its laser energy, Smart Lipo can eliminate fat deposits and stimulate skin tightening, resulting in a more defined jawline and a youthful neck profile. Under the proficient care of Dr. Smith, your chin and neck contouring procedure will be customized to your unique needs, delivering natural and satisfying results.

A Paragon of Plastic Surgery

Known as one of the leading authorities on aesthetic surgery and cosmetic injectable treatments, Dr. Darren Smith has carved a distinctive niche for himself in New York’s competitive medical landscape.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith holds extensive training and experience that place him amongst the top professionals in his field. His dual fellowships in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery give him a unique skill set with which he is proud to use in helping countless individuals to meet their highest aesthetic aspirations through the most innovative techniques and solutions.

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Your Personalized Journey with Smart Lipo

Dr. Smith’s approach to patient care is as unique as the individuals he treats. From the first consultation, where personal goals are discussed, to the meticulous post-operative care focused on ensuring effective collagen-boosting strategies, Dr. Smith is a steadfast companion on each patient’s aesthetic journey.

His ability to custom-tailor Smart Lipo treatments to each patient’s unique anatomy is a testament to his expertise, resulting in a level of precision that is unparalleled in the field. His Manhattan practice on the Upper East Side is the epicenter of these transformative experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an ideal candidate for Smart Lipo?

Patients of normal body weight seeking refinement of stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise alone. Good skin elasticity means less risk of loose skin post-procedure.

What areas can Smart Lipo treat?

Nearly any area is amenable to contouring, including abdominal love handles, back, arms, thighs, and even the jawline. Dr. Smith will design a plan tailored to one’s anatomy and goals.

How is Smart Lipo different from traditional liposuction?

Using laser energy, Smart Lipo selectively disrupts fat cells while ramping up collagen production for skin tightening. It minimizes trauma to surrounding tissues and blood vessels for faster healing vs traditional methods.

How Much Does Smart Lipo Cost in NYC?

Smart Lipo in NYC costs an average of $4,000-$6,000 USD per treatment zone.

What results can I expect after Smart Lipo?

Full results from Smart Lipo contouring can be expected within 23 months as the body naturally eliminates fat cells. Adopting a healthy lifestyle may expedite final results over the next few months while collagen further strengthens skin.

What is recovery like after Smart Lipo?

Dr. Smith customizes protocols for the gentlest recovery. Most resume normal activities within 48 hours with bruising typically. Residual effects are usually mild bruising and swelling which quickly subside.

How long will Smart Lipo results last?

When Dr. Smith performs these procedures to his meticulous standards, Smart Lipo’s aesthetic and psychological benefits are designed to be permanent as you maintain a healthy weight.

What if I have excess skin after weight loss?

While SmartLipo stimulates collagen, it may not tighten all skin for those with significant laxity. Combining with additional body contouring procedures yields added tightening where needed. Dr. Smith can make recommendations based on your unique situation.

Unmatched Dedication to Your Body Goals

Whether you’re looking to enhance your contours, sculpt your body, or achieve a more confident appearance, Dr. Smith is here to guide you on this transformative journey.
Contact our office at the prestigious Ritz Tower to schedule your consultation today. We will discuss SmartLipo and your other options to ensure that you have incredible results after your transformative body contouring experience.

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