SmartLipo™ FAQ

Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.


How is the SmartLipo™ treatment performed?

By creating one or several small openings in the skin, a laser-tipped cannula is then inserted underneath the skin. Using a back and forth motion, the cannula delivers the laser’s energy to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away.

How much pain is associated with SmartLipo™?

Pain is very minimal; local anesthetics are used during the procedure and post-surgical discomfort is usually controlled with ice and/or Tylenol.

What should I expect after undergoing a SmartLipo™ treatment?

Typically, patients are up and around the day after the procedure. Patients must be willing to wear a compression garment after the operation for several days to several weeks, depending on the areas treated. It is also recommended to stay away from hot tubs and strenuous exercise for two weeks. Normal activity can be resumed in several days.

How many SmartLipo™ treatments are needed?

For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated, hence the term “Lunchtime Lipo.”

Does SmartLipo™ have lasting results?

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

What body regions can be treated with SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™ is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, jawline, arms, “bra fat” areas that protrude in front or back of the armpit , “saddlebags” and “muffin tops”.

What are the risks and limitations of SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™ is not effective on large areas of fat, such as an abdomen or back. As with any surgical procedure, the remote possibility of infection exists, along with the usual complications that can accompany surgery. As with any surgical procedure, in an effort to minimize the associated risks, it is important to follow all of Dr. Sheila Bond’s instructions pre and post-operatively.

Visit our plastic / cosmetic surgery office located in Montclair, New Jersey (NJ). We serve patients from the following area, such as Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Sussex counties, as well as Jersey City, Newark, NJ and all surrounding areas including New York (NY).

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