Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care
David Singh, MD
Medical Spa located in Paramus, NJ
There are some problems diet and exercise just can’t solve. Certain fat pockets in your stomach and hips can be stubborn and won’t go anywhere without proper care. Dr. David Singh at Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Center helps people living in Paramus, , contour their body with SmartLipo™ by Cynosure®. To learn more, call or make an appointment with Dr. Singh online today.
SmartLipo Q & A
What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive laser liposuction treatment with the goal of liquifying and eventually removing fat deposits in areas such as the:
- Upper arms
- Lower torso
These areas are known to be resistant to regular dieting and exercise. SmartLipo targets them to help you reach the goals you’ve been struggling to meet.
The goal of Smartlipo surgery, as in any cosmetic procedure, is improvement-not perfection.
What is the difference between SmartLipo and traditional liposuction?
Traditional liposuction typically requires general anesthesia and involves a solution injection or ultrasound. General anesthesia poses its own set of potential complications, but solution injections may lead to allergic reactions or infections.
SmartLipo is minimally invasive and requires only local anesthesia. Also, laser treatments often cause less bleeding, swelling, and bruising than regular types of liposuction.
What can I expect during a SmartLipo procedure?
SmartLipo at Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Center typically takes 1 to 3 hours depending on area(s) treated.
Dr. Singh starts by giving you a local anesthetic and infusing tumescent anesthesia to numb the treatment area.
After that, he inserts the low-energy laser into your body through a narrow tube, which then delivers heat signals to the fat cell membranes, causing them to break down. Once broken down, the fat content liquifies, allowing Dr. Singh to extract it with a suction tool.
You might feel some pressure in the treatment area during the procedure but no real pain. Afterward, you might notice some light bruising and swelling, but this will go away.
Dr. Singh recommends you wear a compression garment for a week or more following the procedure. This ensures your body regains full functionality and that you can resume your daily activities in less than 72 hours. The final results may not be apparent for 3-6 months post-operatively.
What are the benefits of SmartLipo?
Some of the benefits of using a laser-based procedure like SmartLipo include:
- Minimal to no scarring
- Permanent removal of unwanted fat
- Minimal recovery time
- Minimal to no loose skin after the procedure
- Local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia
- Little to no discomfort, bruising, and swelling
- Maximum results with minimal body trauma
- Quick and in-office procedure
Stubborn fat won’t always go away through traditional weight-loss techniques. Contact Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Center by phone or online to learn more about what SmartLipo can do for you.