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Plastic surgery has become much more cost-effective in recent years, but it should never be “cheap”, no matter which treatment you choose.

For many procedures, surgeons have been able to make procedures more affordable by offering local anesthesia (with IV sedation) and gentler techniques.

SmartlipoTM is one of these new, minimally invasive techniques. It offers great results for a reasonable price and a quick recovery time. But is it worth the price tag?

For most people, the procedure is a life-changing, positive experience. However, it definitely isn’t right for everyone.

If you’re not sure whether laser liposuction is worth the price for you, ask yourself the following questions before you move forward with your procedure.

Are You Near Your Goal Weight?

Smartlipo is not a weight loss tool, but rather a procedure to lose inches by removing isolated pockets of fat, which have not responded to diet and exercise.

The procedure is a body contouring surgery, used to improve the appearance of “problem areas”. Patients who are at or near their goal weight tend to be the happiest with their results following treatment.

Do You Have Good Skin Elasticity?

Smartlipo is designed to help the skin retract after liposuction by using the heat of the laser to encourage collagen production, which eventually tightens and firms the treated area.

Your skin is a big factor in the success of this aspect of the treatment. Laser technology can only do so much to help retract the skin. Therefore, patients with good skin quality and elasticity have the best chances for success.

Patients that smoke or use nicotine products are not good candidates for this procedure.

Are You Committed To a Healthy Lifestyle?

Smartlipo requires lifestyle maintenance for lasting results, as the procedure does not prevent future weight gain. Yes, it permanently removes fat, but the fat cells that remain can still grow larger if weight is gained.

If you are going into treatment expecting to never have to exercise again, then the surgery will be a waste of money. Again, removed fat cells will not regenerate, but the fat cells that remain can still expand, causing weight gain later on.

Are You Getting Plastic Surgery for Yourself?

Don’t allow yourself to be pressured into any cosmetic procedure. It’s important to make the decision entirely for yourself. If you are not fully committed and excited about the procedure, chances are you will regret the experience later on.

Come Meet with Our Laser Liposuction Experts

If you’re excited about learning more about Smartlipo, then come meet with our expert cosmetic and plastic surgeons in New York to discuss your desire for surgery.

Our laser lipo specialists are internationally renowned for their work! Call us at (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831 today to schedule your complimentary consultation in Commack, Long Island or Manhattan, NYC.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.