New York, NY 10022
Smartlipo versus Traditional Liposuction
Shafer Plastic Surgery
In my Manhattan plastic surgery practice, I use both Smartlipo MPX and Power-Assisted Liposuction. I use the Smartlipo MPX, a dual-wavelength laser lipolysis machine, for patients who have small or focused areas requiring liposuction such as love handles, abdomen, arms and neck. I perform these procedures in an accredited, office-based operating room while my patients are awake. In most cases, we perform the procedure on a Friday and patients are ready to go back to work on Monday. For patients requiring larger volume liposuction on multiple areas of their body, I perform Power-Assisted Liposuction in a hospital or surgical center while the patient is under general anesthesia. The Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) machine uses a vibrating cannula to quickly breakup the fat and easily such it out. This is a great device for larger volumes of fat to be removed. This can still be performed as an outpatient procedure. However, in the hospital setting, the patient has specialized monitoring. Our priority is patient safety and every precaution is taken to ensure that the procedure is safe and effective.
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