Serving New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (the mid Atlantic states)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon Sheila A. Bond, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Many patients have consulted with Dr. Sheila Bond about removing nagging small areas of fat from their bodies: a chubby chin, a flabby arm, an unlovely “love handle”. SmartLipo™ has been featured on Oprah, Dr. 90210 and on a number of radio and TV commercials. This revolutionary, minimally invasive laser body sculpting procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia, saving patients the expense of hospital and anesthesia fees.
As the first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system, Dr. Sheila Bond offers SmartLipo™ which is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment that utilizes a laser to quickly melt stubborn areas of unwanted fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo™ quickly liquefies fat so it can easily drain or be absorbed by the body’s own lymphatic system where it’s then flushed naturally from the body. SmartLipo™ is the new Laser Body Sculpting procedure with less down time and side effects than the traditional liposuction.
Who is a good Candidate?
During your consultation Dr. Sheila Bond will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Usually a good candidate for SmartLipo™ has small, disproportionate areas of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. The ideal candidate is in good health and of normal body weight.. Some of the more commonly treated areas are saddlebags, inner thighs and love handles, upper arms, neck, jawline and bra strap areas.
Under local anesthesia, a very small tube (cannula) containing a laser fiber is introduced to the area to be treated. The cannula is moved back and forth delivering the laser’s energy to the fat cells, causing them to rupture and drain away. The laser energy also interacts with the skin, resulting in collagen shrinkage and tissue tightening. The SmartLipo™ laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising, promoting a quicker recovery time than conventional liposuction. The procedure is very safe with minimal side effects.
For most patients, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to an hour for each area treated. Depending on the area treated, 1-2 days rest is recommended following the SmartLipo™ procedure: some patients are able to return to work immediately. A compression garment will be worn for 1- 2 weeks for maximal healing and skin re-adhesion.
Some results can be seen immediately and continued improvement will be observed over several months as the liquefied fat cells continue to be resorbed by the body. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed. Fat cells that are removed with SmartLipo™ will never return.
If you feel that SmartLipo™ is the solution to your problems, please call our office to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Shelia Bond to learn how SmartLipo™ can work for you: 973 509 0007.
We look forward to meeting you in person.