Dr. Scott Zevon – Plastic Surgery Practice in New York City
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 laser-assisted 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 wavelengths, causing the fat cells to rupture and drain away as liquid. The dual wavelengths also allow for more effective tightening of your skin. SmartLipo MPX is a minimally invasive procedure which usually only requires local anesthesia.
(conversation with a patient)
Dr. Zevon: Good morning, I’m Dr. Zevon. What can I do for you today?
Patient: Well, um, 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, and 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, 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 we use with traditional liposuction, and people find that this procedure has the capability to improve the skin and the overall contour of the area.
Patient: Uh, I guess my next question would be 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.