Smartlipo in a Nutshell
Most Common Concerns
- I have fat I can’t get rid of.
- I go to the gym and eat right but this fat will not go away.
- This fat is stubborn.
- I have love handles.
- I have muffin tops.
- I want to feel better in my clothes and swimsuit.
- I want to slim my waist.
Liposuction at a Glance
- Procedure Time : 1.5 – 2 hours per site
- Location : Office for small to moderate cases, hospital for larger cases
- Recovery Time: Return to normal everyday activities in 1-3 days, avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks
- Approximate cost: $3500 for one area of laser liposuction in the office
Smart Lipo Was a Great Decision! – Latham, NY (from RealSelf reviews)
Dr K was honest and gave me the pros and cons for both procedures. He even invited me to bring my husband in for a second appointment to allow us both the opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns we might have. I always felt at ease when meeting with Dr K and his staff. I never once felt that I was being pushed to do something that wasn’t appropriate for my goals. Everyone in the office was accommodating and made me as a patient feel important and comfortable every step of the way. I’m glad I chose Dr Kayastha’s practice and would recommend it to anyone considering some sort of plastic surgery or other related procedure!
Help reduce fat that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the country, consistently at or near the top of lists of cosmetic surgical procedures year after year. The reasons are fairly obvious. So many people these days take a big interest in their health and fitness. But, despite a good diet and exercise routine, many people still find it difficult to get rid of fat in certain problem areas. Dr. Kayastha has taken a special interest in body contouring and has developed his own specialized techniques in body sculpting procedures, including some advanced liposuction procedures.
What Is Smartlipo?
Smartlipo is laser-assisted liposuction that rapidly dissolves fat and tightens the surrounding skin. The procedure is performed in the office using local anesthesia. Laser liposuction with Smartlipo Triplex™ can help reduce fat in areas of your body that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. This technological advancement uses three lasers to:
- Melt Fat
- Coagulate Blood Vessels (reduced risk of bleeding, bruising, and swelling)
- Tighten Skin
Smartlipo Triplex™ laser liposuction can be used to improve the appearance of virtually any area of your body where you want to reduce fat and tighten the surrounding skin.
How is Smartlipo Different from Traditional Liposuction?
Smartlipo uses smaller instruments and laser technology. Smartlipo adds a “skin tightening” element to liposuction. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – two natural substances that make up the underlying support structure in healthy skin – to help improve the quality of your skin and tighten it. There is also reduced swelling and bruising with Smartlipo.
What Is The Procedure Like?
Smartlipo Triplex™ laser liposuction is performed using local anesthesia. Like other liposuction treatments, tumescent solution is pumped into the targeted area. This solution is a combination of saline with small amounts of local anesthetic and epinephrine (adrenaline). This solution acts to numb and constrict blood vessels in the treatment area.
After the area is numb, the laser fiber is inserted through a small hole in the skin. The laser heats the fat and surrounding skin. This essentially melts the fat, while also causing the skin to tighten. Following the laser treatment, a small hollow tube attached to a vacuum is inserted underneath the skin to remove the unwanted fat from the body, just like in other liposuction procedures.
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Why Smartlipo Triplex™?
Smartlipo Triplex™ allows more complete melting of the fat using advanced MultiPlex (MPX) laser techniques, in which two wavelengths of laser energy are used for not only superior sculpting of the fat, but also the biggest advancement in liposuction surgery: skin tightening. The Smartlipo Triplex™ is unique in that it gives Dr. Kayastha the opportunity to focus on skin tightening following fat reduction. The result is a liposuction procedure that ensures a smoother contour and better aesthetic outcome than other techniques.
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Minimal Recovery Time
Smartlipo Triplex™ can be done under local anesthesia, meaning you can avoid the grogginess often associated with general anesthesia. Most patients are up and moving around shortly after surgery, although you will be restricted in the kinds of physical activities you can perform. Still, the recovery is pretty mild compared to other similar procedures.
The Smartlipo Triplex™ is a minimally-invasive laser surgical technique, performed by using a fiber optic laser that is smaller than a fine point pen. Because of the size of the fiber optic laser, the entry points in the skin can be very small and leave an inconspicuous scar. The laser wavelengths close down the blood vessels, so the result is associated with not only minimal surgical trauma, but also minimal bruising, swelling, and a surprisingly quick recovery.
There is minimal discomfort, and Dr. Kayastha’s patients often tell him that they did not need to take any pain medications the evening after surgery. The Smartlipo Triplex™ patients that have local anesthesia can drive the next day if they are off of pain medications, and can return to their normal daily activities in one to two days after surgery, though each individual is different.
Targets Unwanted Pockets of Fat
Smartlipo Triplex™ is one of the best procedures available for removing stubborn fat deposits that just don’t respond to diet and exercise. The precision that this procedure affords Dr. Kayastha means you can achieve the results you want: a reduction in unwanted fat that looks smooth and well-contoured.
It can also be used to treat larger areas of fat accumulation, or multiple areas of fatty deposits. However, in these cases the patient may need to have general anesthesia. It is normal in these patients for the recovery to be longer. Some patients may prefer to have several areas treated at one surgical setting.
What is Recovery Like with Smartlipo?
Patients typically return to work in a few days. Immediately following the procedure you can expect to be sore for a few days. Pain medication will be prescribed to keep you comfortable during this time. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for about two weeks. A pressure garment may be worn for several weeks to help maintain the new shape of the treated area.
Smartlipo Laser Liposuction Costs
Dr. Kayastha estimates patient costs for Smartlipo™ Laser Liposuction at $3,500 per location.
If you are interested in what Smartlipo can do for you, make your appointment to meet with Dr. Kayastha today. He can walk you through the procedure and give you an idea about what to expect before, during, and after treatment. Just send us an email or call (518) 346-0002 to schedule your consultation.
What Should I Consider Before Scheduling Smartlipo?
We recommend that you consider at least seven factors before scheduling Smartlipo. First on the list is finding a doctor you can trust. We list all seven items on this page, Seven Things You Need to Know Before Getting Liposuction.
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