SmartLipo® in Manhattan, NYC
As one of the most popular surgeries across the nation and around the world, liposuction is what many people think of when they consider plastic surgery. Board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon and general surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. uses the latest technology, SmartLipo®, to perform liposuction and help you love your body again.

What Is SmartLipo®?
SmartLipo® is an FDA-approved procedure that adds laser heat to the small, blunt tubes (called “cannula”) that liquefy and suction out the fat. With liposuction, fat cells will not regrow in these areas. The most commonly treated areas, and those most responsive to liposuction are the buttocks, thighs, upper arms, and back. What’s more, the laser application seals blood vessels, so there’s less bleeding.

Benefits of SmartLipo®
Many of our patients who have undergone SmartLipo® in Manhattan, NYC report feeling the following benefits:

  • A heightened sense of self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved body image
  • Less social awkwardness and greater positivity in their lives

SmartLipo® Before and After
We invite you to browse our extensive catalog of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to see the types of results Dr. Swift has obtained for his patients. Keep in mind that each individual is different and that you’ll learn more about the outcome you can expect from your specific surgery or treatment at your consultation with Dr. Swift.

How Is SmartLipo® Performed?
During SmartLipo®, Dr. Swift makes a small incision and inserts a cannula (a small tube) containing a laser fiber through the skin. This laser energy delivers targeted heat to the pockets of fat, liquefying them and suctioning them out of your body. An additional bonus from using this laser procedure is the stimulation of collagen, so your skin’s appearance improves as well.

Preparing for SmartLipo®
During your consultation with Dr. Swift, you will be asked about your goals and expectations for liposuction. It’s important to have a realistic view of the outcome and to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity. Otherwise, there is no specific pre-operative treatment regimen to enjoy the benefits of SmartLipo®.

SmartLipo® Recovery
You may have some bruising and swelling for several days after SmartLipo® treatment. It’s common to wear a compression garment to help support your skin as it adjusts to your new curves and contours. You will generally be cleared by Dr. Swift to return to your normal activities within 3-5 days, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for approximately 3-4 weeks.

Is SmartLipo® Right for Me?
Dr. Swift will personally evaluate your candidacy for SmartLipo® by asking about your goals and expectations as a result of liposuction. You should be within 10-15 pounds of your ideal weight. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with the removal of excess skin, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift.

How Much Does SmartLipo® Cost?
Costs for your SmartLipo® treatment in Manhattan will vary depending on the extent of surgery or the number of treatments needed to achieve your desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or specific cosmetic treatments. Dr. Swift accepts payment via cash, check, or credit card, as well as Alphaeon Healthcare Lending as a financing option.

Why Choose Dr. Swift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Richard W. Swift, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. provides a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments to help improve and enhance your natural beauty. A graduate of Yale and Brown University, Dr. Swift has earned prestigious awards for his vast medical expertise and experience. In addition to offering a wide range of cosmetic surgery options, Dr. Swift can also provide detailed consultations on surgical techniques, alternative treatments, and pre- and post-operative care. Throughout the process, his number one goal is to deliver personalized, high-quality, one-on-one care to ensure your complete comfort and satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?
Dr. Swift understands there are a variety of liposuction treatments out there and wants you to feel as comfortable as possible with the SmartLipo® approach. He will detail the entire process and create a customized plan including pre-operative and post-operative steps to help ensure your SmartLipo® surgery gives you the results you expect.

Now is the perfect time to get the body you’ve always wanted! Whether you’re struggling with stubborn fat on your thighs, back, knees or upper arms, SmartLipo® can give you the look of your dreams! Contact our Manhattan, NYC office today to schedule your consultation!

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