SmartLipo Specialist

Island Medical Laser

Wayne Wertheim, M.D.

Medical Spa located in Roslyn Heights, NY

If you have stubborn fat pockets or cellulite that bothers you, help is within reach at Island Medical Laser in the Roslyn Heights neighborhood of Long Island, New York. Wayne Wertheim, MD, offers SmartLipo™ technology to give you the slimmer, smoother body contours you deserve with minimal downtime. Call the office to book an appointment, or schedule one online today.

SmartLipo Q & A

What is SmartLipo?

Stubborn fat bulges can linger despite eating healthy foods, maintaining an ideal weight, and getting regular exercise. SmartLipo uses laser technology combined with liposuction to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in problem areas.

What are the benefits of SmartLipo?

The many benefits you can expect with SmartLipo include fat reduction in your thighs, hips, love handles, butt, upper arms, or other problem areas. The procedure uses a laser to destroy fat cells, and a cannula to remove them from your body. SmartLipo treatment also stimulates collagen and elastin production, tightening and toning your skin. 

SmartLipo is less invasive than traditional liposuction techniques and offers the slimmer body contours you deserve with minimal downtime. It helps you gain confidence and achieve a better quality of life.

Is SmartLipo right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for SmartLipo at Island Medical Laser, Dr. Wertheim discusses your medical history and desired outcome. He completes a physical exam to assess areas of your body containing unwanted pockets of fat. He personalizes each treatment and lets you know what to expect during the procedure.

Because SmartLipo isn’t a weight loss treatment, you should be at or near an ideal body weight prior to the procedure to achieve optimal results. 

What happens during SmartLipo treatment?

During SmartLipo treatment, Dr. Wertheim uses local anesthesia to ensure you don’t feel pain. He also offers a sedative to help you relax. He makes tiny incisions and uses a cannula and laser to liquify fat cells before gently suctioning them out of your body. The length of time each procedure lasts depends on the size of the treatment area.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After undergoing SmartLipo treatment at Island Medical Laser, you can expect some bruising, swelling, tenderness, or soreness until the treatment area heals. You can ice affected skin or take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed by Dr. Wertheim to enhance comfort. Take it easy for a day or two and avoid strenuous activity until he gives you the okay.

Over the next few weeks, as swelling subsides, your skin appears smoother and slimmer with better body contours.

To learn more about SmartLipo and find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, call the Island Medical Laser office, or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.