If a patient is trying to banish troublesome spots of fat with diet and exercise but still can’t get rid of them, Smartlipo Triplex with Precision laser lipolysis and Cellulaze cellulite reduction may be an ideal option. Smartlipo is a unique laser treatment that disrupts pockets of fat below the skin to give you the shape you want. Cellulaze causes smoothing of the skin by attacking the underlying structures that cause cellulite. This new technology goes beyond traditional liposuction, to not only treat bothersome areas of fat, but also tighten skin for an overall smoother look. The unique technology that drives the Smartlipo laser delivers the optimal blend of wavelengths for fat removal, tissue tightening and safe results.
New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, offers this treatment as a non-surgical alternative to traditional liposuction with less downtime and minimal bruising. Smartlipo is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.


The most fitting candidates for SmartLipo or laser lipolysis are men and women who may have isolated areas of fat which are resistant to diet and exercise. Common areas are the love handles, saddle bags, inner thighs, buttocks, flabby upper arms, excess neck fat, or fat on the lower abdomen. The SmartLipo device that is used at Rothaus Plastic Surgery is known as the Triplex device as it included SmartLipo, Precision Tx and Cellulaze. Used individually they can treat areas of the body needing contouring and skin tightening (SmartLipo), excess fat and skin laxity of the neck (Precision Tx) and cellulite (Cellulaze).


SmartLipo can be performed under tumescent anesthesia and usually does not require any sedation. As a result, you are awake but comfortable during your liposuction surgery. During the procedure, fat cells are directly targeted by the 1440 mm laser. Simultaneously, surrounding tissue tightens as a result of the thermal effect of the 1320 nm wavelength of the SmartLipo device which contributes to a smoother shape overall. The third wavelength, 1064 nm, of the Triplex adds heat which helps in the tightening of the skin and removal of the adipose tissue, but also aids in hemostasis (reducing bruising). The procedure takes 1.5-2 hours depending on the number of areas being treated and the size of each area.


Following Smartlipo, patients may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout. Downtime is minimal and most patients can return to their everyday activities within 1 to 2 days. The incision site will be very small so with proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Typically, only one treatment is required, but it is also dependent on the number of areas to be treated. You will begin to see results within a week and continued improvement over a period of three to six months. In addition to a healthy diet, it is important to maintain an exercise regimen to enjoy lasting results from SmartLipo.

Contour Your Most Problematic Areas

With Smartlipo you can treat bothersome areas of fat that diet and exercise may not be enough to remove, providing beautiful results. Take the first step in your journey to the body of your dreams by calling our office today to schedule a consultation. Learn more about this procedure.

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Recovery Time: 1-2 Days
Average Procedure Time: 1.5-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient