SmartLipo is an advanced body contouring procedure that uses triple wavelength technology to melt away unwanted fat, and firm and tighten the skin. Using this groundbreaking method, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo can reveal a body that is both trim and toned. While SmartLipo can be used anywhere on the face or body, it is ideal for eliminating localized pockets of stubborn fat found in the arms, chest, knees, neck, and jawline.
Led by Dr. DiBernardo, New Jersey Plastic Surgery is known as one of the country’s premier destinations for surgical cosmetic procedures and state-of-the-art laser, light, and energy treatments. When you choose our practice, you can expect the gold standard in quality and service.
To learn more about SmartLipo and your candidacy for the procedure, contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery today online or at 973-509-2000 to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve Montclair, Clifton and Newark, New Jersey, and welcome patients from throughout the nation and across the globe.
What Areas Can SmartLipo Treat?
Much like traditional liposuction, SmartLipo can effectively treat virtually any part of the face or body. Depending on your unique needs and attributes, SmartLipo can address unwanted fat in areas such as the:
- Upper and lower back
- Inner and outer thighs
During your initial consultation, your goals and concerns will be discussed. An examination will be performed to assess areas of your body that may benefit from SmartLipo and determine your candidacy for the procedure.
Am I a Good SmartLipo Candidate?
If you would like to reduce diet-and-exercise-resistant fat from targeted areas of your body, you may likely be a good candidate for SmartLipo. Ideal candidates for the procedure are:
- At least 18 years old
- In good overall health
- Close to your ideal body weight
- Have realistic expectations for your results
It’s important to note that the SmartLipo procedure is not a weight loss method. It is intended to sculpt and contour the body. If you have an abundance of excess fat to lose, you may not be an ideal candidate.
The best way to determine your candidacy for SmartLipo is to meet personally with Dr. DiBernardo in a one-on-one, confidential consultation at our office. During your initial consult, Dr. DiBernardo will review your medical history and evaluate your physical condition. He will answer your questions, address your concerns, and determine if SmartLipo is right for you.
The SmartLipo Procedure
In certain ways, the SmartLipo procedure does share some similarities with conventional liposuction. Both procedures use a tool called a cannula (a hollow tube that removes fat with suction). However, SmartLipo utilizes a device equipped with a laser fiber that melts fat and heats the deep layer of the skin. This process stimulates new elastin and collagen formation which tightens and smooths the skin.
The SmartLipo procedure begins with the application of a topical anesthetic to make your experience more comfortable and safe. A series of tiny incisions are then made in the targeted areas. The SmartLipo device is inserted through the small openings to destroy fat cells and sculpt problem areas. Many SmartLipo patients are able to return to work within just a few days after their procedure. In fact, most patients who undergo SmartLipo on a Friday can return to work on Monday.
Traditional Liposuction vs. SmartLipo
Both SmartLipo and traditional liposuction can get rid of unsightly fat in the abdomen, thighs, love handles, and more. However, there are many advantages to choosing SmartLipo for your body contouring procedure, such as:
- Quicker recovery
- 60% more skin tightening than traditional lipo
- Can be performed in the office, with only local anesthesia
- More comfortable than traditional liposuction
- Less swelling and bruising
- FDA-approved for fat removal
- Minimally-invasive procedure
Both SmartLipo and traditional liposuction offer a wealth of benefits. Dr. DiBernardo will help determine which option is best suited to your individual goals.
Maintaining Your SmartLipo Results
Once fat cells are destroyed through the SmartLipo process, they are gone for good. However, new fat can still accumulate in untreated areas and potentially mar your results. SmartLipo is remarkably effective at contouring the body, but it is not a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle will tone muscles and trim fat, ensuring your treatment areas look fit and firm for years to come.
Schedule Your SmartLipo Consultation Today
If you’re ready to get rid of stubborn fat and achieve the trim, toned contours you desire, call New Jersey Plastic Surgery today at 973-509-2000 to schedule a free initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Barry DiBernardo. We welcome patients from Montclair, Clifton and Newark, New Jersey, and beyond.