Dr. Zevon: If exercise and watching your diet are getting you nowhere in terms of your body shape, Smartlipo MPX may be just right for you. Smartlipo MPX provides for both fat removal and skin tightening. This laserassisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula, or small tube, inserted into the skin. The laser fiber inside the cannula delivers energy directly to fat cells, using two different wave lengths, causing the fat cells to rupture and drain away as liquid. The dual wave lengths also allow for more effective tightening of your skin. Smartlipo MPX is a minimally invasive procedure, which usually requires only local anesthesia. Good morning, I'm Dr. Zevon.
Patient: Good morning. Dr. Zevon: What can I do for you today? Patient: Well, through the years I've put on excess weight, which I'm unable to take care of by diet or exercising, and it's mostly settled in my abdominal area and my hip area. I'm very interested in discussing options that can take care of that problem. Dr. Zevon: One of the newer techniques that we're using is Smartlipo MPX. This is a laser-assisted lipolysis, which means that using a laser, one can destroy the fat cells, and the laser has the additional capability of improving the tightness of the skin. It also can increase new collagen formation, improving the character of the skin. The procedure is minimally invasive. It has a relatively short recovery. If your surgery was on a Friday, you might well be able to be back at work on a Monday. The incisions are smaller than the cannulas that we used with traditional liposuction, and people find that this procedure has the capability to improve the skin and overall contour of that area. Patient: I guess my next question would be about the discomfort level during the surgery. That's a concern for me. Dr. Zevon: When we use the Smartlipo MPX, we use a large amount of dilute local anesthesia with epinephrine in the area that we'll be removing the fat. This should keep you comfortable during the procedure, as well as afterward. Smartlipo MPX is designed for removing unwanted fat and tightening the skin. The ideal candidate is in good health and normal body weight.
Visit Dr. Zevon in his New York Plastic Surgery office at 75 Central Park W, New York City, NY. Call 212-496-6600 to schedule a consultation.
Published on May 3, 2013
This laser assisted lipolysis procedure is performed using a one millimeter cannula (or small tube) inserted into the skin. The laser fiber...