Smart Lipo in NYC

Smart Liposuction or Laser liposuction became available to the general public in approximately 2006. The procedure is being touted as having lesser down time, less scarring and easier recovery and on top of everything it “tightens the skin”.

In fact the opposite is correct.

In order to understand why this is so, one must see this as a fine tipped device, the temperature of which is very high. As this very hot tip is moved under the skin it melts and burns everything: fat, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics and if it touches the skin, it too gets a serious burn. Because the fat is burned or melted we get the desired effect, we lose the fat. If the blood vessel is burned, there is less bleeding, but this comes with a price. Because these blood vessels are no longer in working order, the body’s ability to carry oxygen, nutrients and ability to fight infection is greatly diminished.

Lymphatics are very important as well, they help the body fight infections and carry away products of inflammation, some of which is excess of water. Nerves when burnt, don’t function well and that means that if there is a problem, the patient can’t tell, because there is no signal of pain to the brain. Additionally in many patients the sensation is never the same after Smart Lipo and many complain of feeling like they have bugs under the skin.

What all of this amounts to, is this:

There is More Swelling with Smart Lipo Longer (over one year) recovery from the procedure of Smart Lipo. Infections are much more frequent with Smart Lipo There are many serious burns of tendons, muscle and skin with Smart Lipo Sensation is permanently disturbed with Smart Lipo Uneven results are more frequent with Smart Lipo Additional need for surgery is more prevalent with Smart Lipo, because the practitioner does not exactly know when he/she is finished melting the fat. Smart Lipo is almost never performed by a Plastic Surgeon Smart Lipo is usually performed by a physician, who has limited or no training at all in the skill of liposuction (internist, gynecologist or a dermatologist)

The best results in fat reduction surgery are obtained by means of Microcannula or Fine Cannula liposuction with or without the help of a power assist device. Until further notice this is the best advice to any patient who is seeking spot fat reduction.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Grossman please call 212-585-2133