SMARTLIPO OR LASER LIPOSUCTION
Doctor Raskin’s office, conveniently located in Greenwich, Conn., is proud to offer laser liposuction with the Smartlipo Triplex™ system. Dr. Raskin has delivered incredible results to her patients in the last 5 years and looks forward to helping you achieve your body sculpting goals with this remarkable technology. Smartlipo Triplex™, introduced by Cynosure, is the latest advance in laser liposuction. It is the first laser multiplex triple laser (meaning it uses three spectrums of laser energy) lipolysis workstation, which provides higher absorption of fatty tissue with the same powerful tissue coagulation and skin tightening effect.
Your Smartlipo Consultation
To be considered a suitable candidate for surgery, you should be at or close to your ideal weight, in good health, and not have any serious medical conditions that could raise the risk of complications. Your expectations should be reasonable regarding the outcome, which Doctor Raskin will discuss with you during the consultation. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Raskin will ask you to identify the areas of your body that you would like to improve and to describe your ideal cosmetic outcome. Dr. Raskin will ask you questions about your medical and health history to learn more about you and your lifestyle. Dr. Raskin will also show you before-and-after photographs of our Smartlipo patients to give you a better idea of what the treatment can accomplish and the typical results. Occasionally we have past patients available to speak with to give you an idea of their experience with the surgery and their results. We want you to have the information you need to make good decisions about your treatment.
If Dr. Raskin decides you are a good candidate for Smartlipo, and you decide to move forward with scheduling your procedure, you will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare and what to expect during the procedure.
Dr. Raskin will specifically tailor an exercise regimen and a personalized diet to maximize your Smartlipo results. This will be implemented before and after your surgery. Dr. Raskin will keep track of your progress through measurement in the post-operative period.
Smartlipo treatment can be performed using local anesthesia which means you can remain wide awake during the procedure. This is a major perk and a lot of our patients proceed this way, especially those who feel uncomfortable with the idea of general anesthesia. Should you choose, you are welcome to opt for “twilight” anesthesia instead of the local anesthesia.
Prior to the procedure, the area(s) to be treated will be marked to serve as a guide for our team and Dr. Raskin.
Dr. Raskin will make a very small incision in the treatment area and insert the Smartlipo cannula, which contains a fiber-optic laser. The cannula delivers thermal energy to the fat cells, heating them up until they melt and liquefy. The heat also causes your body to start producing fresh collagen, which has a skin tightening effect. Another effect of the laser is that it seals off blood vessels as it works, which prevents excessive bleeding. Once the fat has melted, Dr. Raskin uses gentle suction to evenly remove the fat cells from the body.
Recovering from Smartlipo
The treated area may be mildly sore or tender after the procedure, but it should not be painful. Dr. Raskin recommends that you avoid any strenuous movement, exercise or activity as your body heals from treatment. It is important to take it easy for a few days and let your body rest.
Dr. Raskin will advise when you can return to work, exercise and your daily normal routine. For instance, most of our Smartlipo patients are able to return to work within a couple of days of their procedure, and resume all normal activities, including exercise, within two weeks.
Advantages of Smartlipo
There are many advantages of having Smartlipo with instead of traditional liposuction. Most importantly, it is safe, effective and affordable. The recovery for Smartlipo is much easier and the risks are lower than traditional liposuction.
Another key factor: Smartlipo Triplex™ uses three different wavelengths, which helps remove more fat and produce better skin tightening results than other laser liposuction systems.
Other advantages of Smartlipo include:
- Only local anesthesia is required, which reduces the risk of an anesthesia-related complication occurring
- Contained, reliable energy delivery system
- Able to target smaller areas, such as the face or chin
- High-definition body contouring capabilities with superior precision
- Faster treatment time
- Intelligent energy delivery system
- Laser seals the blood vessels to prevent excessive bleeding, bruising and swelling
- Heat from the laser encourages the production of collagen for a skin tightening effect
- Reduced post-operative discomfort
- Faster recovery than traditional liposuction
By nature, any cosmetic procedure will carry some degree of risk. Fortunately, the risks of laser liposuction are rare, especially when the procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon. Complications are infrequent, but include infection, swelling and bruising.
“I FEEL MORE MYSELF THAN BEFORE.”
My entire life I have struggled with the shape of my legs, always covering them up and wearing sarongs at the beach. No matter how much I exercised and dieted ‘that fat’ just wouldn’t budge. Smartlipo was a great solution for me. Now, a physical and also mental obstacle has literally been lifted and my ‘dream’ jeans slide on without having to wiggle back and forth. I feel more myself than before. Dr Elsa Raskin’s procedure not only reshaped my legs, but most importantly helped me love myself a bit more.
What areas of the body can Smartlipo treat?
Smartlipo can be used on the following areas of the body:
- Male breast area
- Face (underneath the chin)
Smartlipo Triplex™ can treat large areas like the abdomen, “love handles,” “saddlebags,” back (where the bra line sits), inner and outer thighs and knees. It can also be used to contour smaller areas like the neck and jawline.
Does Smartlipo treat cellulite?
Smartlipo will improve the dimply, cottage cheese-like appearance of cellulite.
How many Smartlipo sessions will I need?
We can more accurately predict this during your consultation. Most of our patients only need one treatment to see the desired results.
How quickly will I see results?
You should see your results within a week of your procedure. They will continually improve over the next three to six months, as your body produces more collagen.
How much does Smartlipo cost?
Smartlipo pricing varies by patient, depending on the area(s) to be treated, the degree of correction required and other factors. Smartlipo is generally a more affordable option than traditional liposuction because it does not require general anesthesia (which can be costly).
Can I finance my Smartlipo treatment?
Please contact our office to learn more about our financing options.