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SmartLipo | Laser Liposuction in New York City

smartlipo-manhattanDr. Tracy Pfeifer offers SmartLipo in the New York metro area at her offices in Manhattan on Park Avenue and on Long Island in Great Neck and the Hamptons.

Laser liposuction is the next generation of body sculpting. With SmartLipo, a plastic surgeon can eradicate excess fat with fine-tuned precision. For the patient, this advanced technique provides fat removal with less pain, less damage to surrounding tissues and a quicker recovery period.

Who Can Benefit from SmartLipo?

Smartlipo is an option for women and men who are bothered by localized fat deposits that don’t slim down despite healthy diet and regular exercise. Local areas of excess fat will often reside in the:

  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Chin

Although nearly any body area can be treated, obese patients are not considered good candidates for Smartlipo. Dr. Pfeifer has found that patients get the best liposuction results when they work with a certified nutritionist.

How SmartLipo Laser Liposuction Works

Smartlipo is typically completed in one hour or less. The targeted areas are marked before surgery and tumescent anesthesia is administered. Small incisions are made and Dr. Pfeifer uses a laser probe to stimulate and disrupt the fat cells. A thin tube is then inserted to vacuum out the unwanted fatty tissue.

What to Expect After

Dr. Pfeifer will provide specific instructions to follow during your recovery from Smartlipo. Most patients return to their normal routine within one week, and some do just 1-2 days after surgery. You may experience some bruising and numbness in the treated areas. The doctor may advise you to avoid blood thinners (i.e. aspirin or ibuprofen) and use ice to reduce post-operative swelling. Remember to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments at the Manhattan or Long Island office.

Do you need more information about Smartlipo in Manhattan? Contact the New York City plastic surgery practice of Dr. Tracy Pfeifer to schedule a consultation about Smartlipo, during which you can inquire about the risks, benefits, costs and expected outcome.