Advanced Body Contouring

Liposuction is the most popular minimally invasive procedure in the world for fat reduction. Techniques that employ energy in addition to lipo, allow for better fat removal and greater skin contraction. At Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, Smartlipo and BodyTite are offered to help achieve your desired shape.

Commonly Treated Areas 

  • Stomach and waist
  • Love handles
  • Knees 
  • Hips
  • Chin
  • Excessive male breast tissue
  • Bra rolls
  • Thighs
  • Arms

What is BodyTite?

BodyTite uses radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL), a process which liquifies and removes fat and tightens the skin, all in one treatment. The BodyTite handpiece includes two probes that work at the same time. One probe works above the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, and the other probe works below the skin to melt fat and tighten the underlying tissues. 

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BodyTite Procedure Details

Bodytite is often performed under local anesthesia, though we do offer IV sedation for patients who prefer not to be awake. After the area has been numbed, a small probe is inserted through select points. The probe works above and below the skin simultaneously — with the interior probe gliding through to melt fat and heat the tissues and fibroseptal network, while the exterior probe stimulates collagen. Safeguards are in place to keep the radiofrequency heat levels at a safe level during treatment.

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Benefits of BodyTite:

  • Tightens skin: Patients see up to a 40% increase in skin contraction as opposed to traditional lipo. 
  • Safe and effective: Real-time temperature monitoring decreases the risk of complications
  • Easier recovery and less downtime: Faster recovery than surgical treatments for skin laxity such as tummy tucks and arm lifts.
  • No unsightly scars: No concerns about being left with visible scarring
  • Minimally invasive: Treatment is far less invasive than surgery

What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is another advanced form of liposuction that uses a laser instead of radiofrequency to heat the skin and the tissues underneath. Smartlipo is an advanced form of liposuction that targets stubborn body fat in challenging spots such as the abdomen, thighs, and neck by utilizing safe, effective laser energy. This helps the fat be removed much more easily than traditional liposuction, with less trauma. At Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, Smartlipo MultiPlex technology (the latest generation) is offered, providing optimal results in fat reduction and tissue tightening. 

Smartlipo Procedure Details

Your procedure involves only a local anesthetic. A tiny incision, about the size of a pen tip, is placed in the area to be treated. The Smartlipo laser fiber is gently placed into the incision through a very small tube. Laser energy is emitted by the device, working to destroy the fat cells in the target area. The fat is liquified, and then gently suctioned out. This treatment has the added benefit of triggering natural collagen and elastin production for long-term improvements in skin quality. For most people, a single treatment is all that is needed to achieve the rejuvenating effect. 

Recovery and Results 

Both BodyTite and SmartLipo procedures require a few days of downtime with some bruising and swelling.  At Grossman Dermatology we choose to tape our patients, to provide for increased comfort and decreased bruising in the initial healing phase.  You will also need to wear a garment to apply pressure for the following two weeks. Most patients are back to a normal routine within 1- to 2 weeks of treatment.

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Why Choose Grossman Dermatology?

Since 1995, Dr. Karyn Grossman has been helping patients look their absolute best. As a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, instructor, Key Opinion Leader, author, and presenter in the aesthetic industry, Dr. Grossman is widely known and well-respected. She is beloved by her celebrity patients, and her everyday patients as well. Her long-established, high-end boutique practice is known for its quality, excellence, and artistic, natural-looking results. In addition, Dr. Grossman was one of the first people in the world to be trained in cosmetic laser treatments, and she has been involved in many groundbreaking laser studies. This adds to the high standard she holds for Smartlipo treatments. If you’re in the Santa Monica or NYC area and you’d like to learn more, we encourage you to contact us.

Candidates for Smartlipo and BodyTite

Although Smartlipo and BodyTite remove fat cells forever, they are not a weight loss solution or a substitute for diet and exercise. Men and women who have healthy body weight and want to reduce areas of excess fat may be candidates for this procedure. During your consultation, our team will evaluate you to determine if Smartlipo or BodyTite is the best procedure for you.

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