Many women struggle with cellulite, and this annoying, visible rippling can worsen with weight gain. Our cosmetic surgeon can help you successfully regain your ideal body shape and appearance through SmartLipo™ and Cellulaze. These treatments can be done at the same time or several months apart.


SmartLipo™ involves laser technology that liquefies fat cells before they’re removed. The traditional liposuction procedure uses a miniscule tube (cannula) to remove fat cells. SmartLipo™ still uses a cannula, but it’s accompanied by a laser that heats up the fat cells and causes them to melt. The heat also has a skin tightening effect that aids in collagen production.

SmartLipo™ technology allows for less bruising and swelling than traditional lipo as well as a reduced recovery time—2 days versus 7 to 10 days. Additionally, SmartLipo™ only requires local anesthesia. You can stay awake during the procedure thus reducing post-surgery drowsiness and potential anesthesia complications.


Liposuction is not an effective way to treat cellulite as cellulite lives in the tissues and fat directly underneath your skin. Cellulite is caused by overextended fat pockets that are bound by stiff connective tissue. Cellulaze uses laser technology to loosen the taut fibers, liquefy fat cells and promote natural collagen production. This procedure improves the elasticity of your skin while releasing the tissues that give the “cottage cheese” appearance. Like SmartLipo™, Cellulaze is performed with local anesthesia, and you will see results immediately afterward.

These laser procedures can be done in tandem or spread out by several months. However, if you choose to have traditional lipo, your procedures will need to be split up. Talk with our cosmetic surgeon about SmartLipo™ and Cellulaze to see if you’re a good candidate.

If you’re tired of unsightly cellulite and excess fat, call Dr. Pakeman in NYC today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation. Manhattan Surgical Care serves clients in NYC, Manhattan and throughout New York.