Liposuction, or lipoplasty, has evolved many times over since it was invented in 1974 by Italian gynecologist Dr. Giorgio Fischer. What started as a fairly risky procedure became much more safe and effective through advances like tumescent liposuction (fluid assisted liposuction, allowing for liposuction with local anesthetic) and SmartLipo, which gently melts fat with a laser before it is removed through a small suction tube called a cannula.
Many people want a slimmer, sexier physique, but have some concerns about laser fat removal surgery. Fortunately, many of these concerns stem from problems associated with traditional liposuction techniques, not Smartlipo.
These days, most people opt to skip the hospital altogether and receive their liposculpture surgery at an AAAHC accredited facility in our Long Island outpatient surgery center.
What are the benefits of outpatient surgery?
1. No general anesthesia!
General anesthesia is expensive and uncomfortable. It carries more risk than local anesthetic, and usually requires a hospital stay after the surgery. For many people, skipping general anesthesia is a huge factor in deciding whether to move forward with SmartLipo.
2. Lower costs
Feeling guilty about the cost of liposuction? By cutting out general anesthesia and a hospital stay, our laser lipo cost is kept much more affordable than traditional liposuction. Though insurance typically does not cover cosmetic procedures, there are plenty of options for patients who can’t afford to pay the balance at one time.
3. Avoiding the hospital environment
Most people don’t enjoy visiting hospitals. By having SmartLipo at an outpatient surgical center instead of a hospital, patients enjoy a more relaxed environment, which promotes a calmer surgery. The surgeon will likely be more familiar with the surroundings, and thus more comfortable as well.
4. Faster recovery time
Recovery from SmartLipo under local anesthetic can take as little as three days. The procedure minimizes blood loss and promotes skin firmness, while reducing the risk for complications. Additionally, recovery takes place in the comfort of the patient’s home.
Ready for a Brand-New You?
Smartlipo is producing stunning results on any area of the body! If you’re interested in outpatient surgery in our laser lipo New York surgery centers, our expert cosmetic surgeons are ready to address all of your questions and concerns in a free consultation to help you decide whether SmartLipo is right for you.
Call 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831 to book your appointment.
*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.