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Island Medical Laser
118 Glen Cove Road
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577
P / 516-299-5500

SmartLipo™ - Smart Lipo Procedures in Long Island

Exclusive to Island Medical Laser SmartLipo™

- Regional physician training center

- Newest MPX 49 watt dual laser system used for every case

- Power Assist Lipoplasty (PAL) used in every case

- Value added post operative care program utilizing state of the art laser equipment

- No extra or hidden charges for operating room or anesthesia

You've tried dieting and exercise, but parts of your body have simply refused to tone up. Fortunately, with SmartLipo™ LaserBodySculpting, you can change all that. This revolutionary treatment works by literally melting away fat in stubborn spots like your abdomen, thighs, arms, and neck. Results from the treatment last longer than dieting or exercise, and since the procedure is minimally invasive, you can be in the doctor's office one day and out turning heads the next!

If you are seeking a cutting-edge, highly effective method to significantly improve the safety and efficiency of many surgical techniques, then laser technology is definitely something to consider. Routinely used in dental procedures, LASIK eye surgery, reconstructive work, and body contouring procedures such as liposuction, laser technology is what sets Smart Lipo in Long Island apart from its competition.

Is Long Island SmartLipo™ Right for You?

Almost anyone can be a good candidate for SmartLipo™ treatment. In general, candidates should be in good health, exercise regularly, and be within 25 lbs. of their ideal weight.  They should also have one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have responded poorly to diet and exercise. In addition, candidates are bothered by these fatty areas and highly motivated to permanently eliminate the problem.

SmartLipo™ should definitely be considered the procedure of choice if:

-You have worked hard to eat right and exercise, but you still cannot lose those "unsightly fat deposits. Human fat can be very hard to eliminate simply through exercise and diet. However, SmartLipo™ can be a relatively simple solution to remove stubborn fat permanently.
-You would like to eliminate the appearance of loose skin. Skin treated with traditional liposuction does not adjust to the reduction of fat deposits, resulting in unattractive "droops." Patients often require skin lifts that can lead to scars, rendering the initial liposuction treatment useless. But by pulling the surrounding skin inward, SmartLipo™ laser technology can reconstruct the layers immediately under the patient's skin, completely eliminating skin drooping.
-You are seeking permanent results. Once the fat is removed from a particular area of the body, it will never return. If you gain fat in the future, it will be deposited elsewhere on the body.
-You are seeking an FDA-approved treatment. Approved in November 2006, SmartLipo™ is one of the fastest-growing and safest body contouring treatments in Long Island today.
-You do not want to undergo an elective procedure and the risks of general anesthesia. SmartLipo™ patients need only a local anesthetic for this procedure. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, SmartLipo™ carries fewer risks than traditional liposuction and body contouring procedures. Plus, the recovery time is much shorter.
-You are seeking a liposuction treatment with a swift recovery time. SmartLipo™ patients are typically back to work within 1-2 days following the procedure.
-You want something more affordable than traditional liposuction. The cost of the SmartLipo™ procedure depends on how many areas are being treated.

To be a good candidate for Long Island body contouring through SmartLipo™, you should maintain realistic expectations about the procedure's capabilities. And, while SmartLipo™ can improve your appearance and self-confidence, it cannot necessarily match your mental ideal. Before you decide to have SmartLipo™, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them during your complimentary consultation visit. Dr. Wertheim and his staff will review the benefits and risks of SmartLipo™ during your consultation visit. We will assess whether you are a good candidate with respect to your medical health, and clarify what SmartLipo™ could do for you. Contact our practice today to schedule an initial consultation.

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How SmartLipo™ Works

Precise and safe, today's medical-grade lasers work by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range. Long Island SmartLipo™ uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits just below the patient's skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed through a tiny puncture in the skin by the physician. The small laser will also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, which produces less swelling, bleeding, and bruising than with traditional liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see faster results and experience fewer complications.

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Smart Lipo Safety and Complications

SmartLipo™ is an extremely safe procedure. The SmartLipo™ procedure was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November of 2006, and so far no serious life-threatening complication has resulted from treatment. This is because there is minimal bleeding and invasiveness with SmartLipo™ and it is performed under local anesthetic, not the more risky general anesthesia. In addition, there are no extensive stitches or incisions that have the possibility of becoming infected. SmartLipo™ in Long Island is an outpatient procedure that is one of the safest and fastest-growing cosmetic surgery options available today.

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Body Area Procedures

Because the SmartLipo™ cannula is so small, SmartLipo™ can be performed on virtually any area of the body that patients feel are bothersome or unsightly. Body regions that can benefit the most from the SmartLipo™ procedure include:

-Bra Strap Area
-Mons Pubis
-Male "Breasts"
-Upper Arms
-Neck / Jowls
-Areas of Loose, Flabby Skin

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SmartLipo™ Downtime

It used to take weeks, and even months, of painful healing and limited mobility to recover from traditional liposuction. But with SmartLipo™, recovery time is now fast and relatively painless. Patients often return to work within 1–2 days after undergoing the SmartLipo™ procedure.

Recovery starts the moment the physician turns off the SmartLipo™ laser. The patient is then escorted to a recovery room, where the local anesthesia can begin to wear off. SmartLipo™ recovery does not involve the nauseating and disorienting recovery general anesthesia typically brings about, which many people consider the most difficult element of recovering from traditional liposuction. In fact, patients are generally sent home within one hour of the SmartLipo™ procedure's completion.

Dr. Wertheim will give patients specific instructions on how to take care of themselves during recovery after the SmartLipo™ procedure. He may also prescribe pain medication to relieve any discomfort. Patients will also receive compression bandages or garments, which play an important role on your path to recovery. In addition to encouraging healing by preventing the shifting of bodily tissues, these garments can help prevent blood clots.

The goal of SmartLipo™ recovery is to achieve the best results while reducing the risk of infection. Infection can be the biggest risk during recovery because it can lead to unattractive scars and possibly serious illness or even death. These rare contingencies, however, are dramatically reduced thanks to the treatment's cutting-edge technology.

Our staff always takes a personal interest in the recovery of our patients. We help patients to schedule recovery checkups in which Dr. Wertheim will examine the wounds to make sure they are healing properly. It is very important that patients keep their appointments as they recover, since professional monitoring improves the chances of smooth, healthy, scar-free results.

SmartLipo™ recovery is comprised of several stages. Minor bruising and numbness occur directly after the SmartLipo™ procedure, but they should disappear within days, if not hours, of leaving our office. Swelling present after the procedure will greatly diminish within a week. Once all swelling disappears, the recovery process is finished and you will be able to fully appreciate the SmartLipo™ final results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Wertheim and his caring staff believe that patient education plays an important role in a successful operation and recovery process. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding the SmartLipo™ cosmetic procedure.

How does LaserBodySculpting work?

This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or tube) that is inserted into the skin. The laser fiber inside of the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away as liquid. Simultaneously, tissue around the area coagulates, resulting in overall tighter skin tissue.

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Who is a good candidate for the SmartLipo™ procedure?

If you have areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, then you are a candidate for SmartLipo™. Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for the results. If you are looking for strictly body contouring in Long Island, Smart Lipo would be a great choice for you.

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What are the advantages of SmartLipo™?

-Minimal downtime — We normally advise a day or two of rest; however, some of our patients are able to return to work immediately.
-Minimal discomfort — There is no pain during the SmartLipo™ procedure. Once anesthesia wears off, patients may experience pain that is similar to those felt after an vigorous workout. The degree of pain or discomfort felt after SmartLipo™ is unlike the intense pain felt after traditional liposuction. In addition, bruising occurs less often with SmartLipo™ than with traditional liposuction.
-Less traumatic — The fiber-optic cannula is inserted through a small puncture in the skin usually along skin creases to help conceal the entry spot. As the laser melts fat away, it also coagulates loose ends of small blood vessels. Compression garments are optional as the area will not bleed much once the laser is removed.
-Post-operative appearance — After three months, skin should be completely healed and have a normal appearance. It is very hard to find the insertion points by looking at the skin, making it hard to tell that liposuction was even performed.

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What body regions can be treated with SmartLipo™?

The SmartLipo™ procedure is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, knees, back, bra strap, mons pubis, male "breasts", and other areas with loose and flabby skin.

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How many treatments will I need?

For most patients, only one SmartLipo™ treatment is required.

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How long does the procedure take to perform? 

The treatment session may last from 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the area to be treated.

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Do I have to do anything post-treatment?

After the SmartLipo™ treatment, you will have minimal pain or bruising. We recommend 1-2 days rest but most patients are able to return to work immediately. A compressive garment may also be recommended depending on the area(s) treated.

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Does SmartLipo™ treat cellulite?

The procedure will improve the body's shape and may improve cellulite to a certain degree, as well as tighten sagging skin.

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When can I expect to see results?

Results from the SmartLipo™ treatment can be seen immediately with continued improvement over the next several months.

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Does laser-assisted liposuction produce lasting results?

Yes! Adults do not create new fat cells. When a person gains weight, the fat cells expand. The SmartLipo™ procedure permanently removes the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.

*Aest. Plast. Surg. 26:335-339, 2002

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Learn How You Can Benefit From SmartLipo™ Treatment!

SmartLipo™ is a state-of-the-art laser liposuction treatment that delivers beautiful, natural-looking results with minimal scarring and downtime. Find out how you can achieve your cosmetic goals with SmartLipo™! Contact our practice to schedule a free complimentary consultation. Ask about our monthly specials and about our other procedures, such as Long Island Medical Laser hair removal and Leg vein removal in Long Island

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