No one's perfect, but sometimes flabby "love handles" or a small roll of fat around your belly is all that stands in the way of feeling much more attractive and confident. Smartlipo™ in New Jersey from Dr. Evan Sorokin uses laser energy to remove unwanted areas of fat with minimal downtime. On the cutting edge of liposuction technology, Dr. Sorokin was the first plastic surgeon in south New Jersey to offer this revolutionary treatment option.
Why Us for Your Body Contouring
- Dr. Sorokin is a liposuction specialist performing laser, ultrasonic and power-assisted lipo.
- Our patients love their slimmer figures so much that many of them refer their friends and family to us.
- Dr. Sorokin and his staff are committed to your safety, comfort and satisfying results.
You can choose our practice with confidence because Cynosure, the maker of Smartlipo, has selected Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery as an official training center for other local physicians. Request a consultationRequest a consultation at our office in Cherry Hill or call (856) 797-0202 to learn more about laser liposuction from Dr. Evan Sorokin.
Reasons for Considering Laser Liposuction
Smartlipo is a convenient alternative to Dr. Sorokin's other types of liposuction for his south Jersey and Philadelphia patients. It can be used on any area of the body where traditional liposuction is performed, such as the stomach, hips and thighs, upper arms, and chin. The procedure offers:
- Safer and less invasive surgery than traditional methods
- Minimal downtime and comfortable recovery for most patients
- Treatment of fat deposits that are too small for traditional methods
- Tightening of the skin by encouraging collagen production
The laser-assisted procedure is ideal for patients who are in their normal weight range, but who have small stubborn areas of fat that won't respond to diet and exercise. Laser liposuction is not meant as a weight loss method – it is first and foremost a body contouring procedure that can subtly slim and reshape common areas where fat tissue forms.
The Smartlipo Procedure
Your procedure is performed under local anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Sorokin makes a small incision near the area to be treated and inserts a tiny tube called a cannula underneath the skin. This cannula has a laser connected to its tip. By activating the laser, Dr. Sorokin is able to easily break down fat cells and then suction them out through the cannula. Some cosmetic surgeons only use the traditional liposuction method that requires the doctor to manually break up fat cells by moving the cannula aggressively back and forth under the skin. By causing less trauma to surrounding tissue, Smartlipo makes liposuction safer and much less invasive.
In addition to causing less disruption under the skin than other liposuction methods, the Smartlipo laser coagulates small blood vessels at the treatment site, greatly reducing the amount of bleeding and swelling that can occur. With less swelling and bruising, a quicker recovery is possible. Precision laser energy also allows Dr. Sorokin to perform more subtle sculpting at the treatment site. The procedure usually takes about an hour, depending on the location and amount of fat being removed.
To learn more about what to expect during your Smartlipo treatment, visit Dr. Sorokin's specialty liposuction site where you can read about minimally-invasive laser liposuction along with other lipo contouring methods.
Recovery Following Laser Liposuction
Dr. Sorokin's patients appreciate the quick recovery that Smartlipo makes possible. Because the procedure uses only local anesthesia, patients do not face the risk of complications sometimes associated with general anesthesia. And because so little adjacent tissue is disrupted, less bleeding, bruising, and swelling occur. A compression garment still must be worn for 2 weeks, substantially shorter than the time needed following traditional liposuction.
Patients should remember that while Smartlipo is quick and minimally-invasive, it is still a surgical procedure. Muscle ache and stiffness around the treated areas is common for a few days. You need to avoid strenuous physical activity for about a week, though Dr. Sorokin encourages walking and light exercise as soon as possible following the procedure. Most patients are ready to return to work after a couple of days.