SmartlipoSmartlipoâ?˘is an innovative body sculpting procedure that uses laser technology to address fat deposits in many areas of the body including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and arms.

During the procedure the Nd:YAG laser liquefies fat, which is then suctioned out. Treatment with SmartLipo is known to cause minimal bleeding and bruising, and results in a shorter recovery period, benefits that have made the procedure a favorite among patients. They are happy to know that SmartLipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction.

Who Should Consider SmartLipo?

If you are in good health, are at a stable weight, and are fed up with stubborn fat deposits, you may be a good candidate for SmartLipo. As with other cosmetic procedures, it is crucial that you have realistic expectations for the procedure and that you realize that SmartLipo is not a solution for weight loss.

What to Expect During Your SmartLipo Procedure

To begin, an anesthetic is administered to numb the area. The solution is the same as is used in tumescent liposuction and comprises lidocaine and epinephrine. Next, a 1mm cannula with a laser probe inside is inserted into the skin, down into the subcutaneous fat layer. Dr. Bourhill will then gently move the probe back and fourth in a fanning motion. The liquefied fat is then suctioned out.

Post-Operative Steps: What to Expect

Because SmartLipo coagulates tissue and attacks only the trouble areas, recovery from the procedure is reasonable. You will be given a compression garment to wear for up to six weeks to help reduce swelling, prevent scar tissue from forming, and to ensure a smooth result. Most individuals are able to return to work after only three to four days, and can begin regular activities like exercise within two weeks.

You should be able to see the initial results of the procedure within one week which will continue to improve throughout the next three to four months.

Please call us at 631-424-4026 to learn more about how this exciting body sculpting procedure can benefit you, and to set up a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Bourhill. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you, and to work with you toward achieving your cosmetic goals. Our office is conveniently located minutes from downtown Huntington, a location that attracts patients throughout Long Island and beyond.