Smart Liposuction FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We have found that our clients share many of the same concerns and questions regarding the Smart liposuction procedure. In an effort to provide you with more information about this cutting-edge fat-removal technology, we have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about Smart liposuction.

Dr. Goodman is a truly gifted Liposculpture surgeon who uses his experience to sculpt and contour with magnificent expertise and phenomenal results. Smart liposuction has been featured not only in People Magazine but on many television shows and print ads around the country. Unfortunately, there are now many doctors with very few cases under their belts and little experience who are performing the Smart liposuction procedure. However with Dr. Goodman’s expertise you can rest assured that you are in the best hands.

We look forward to your consult and the opportunity to demonstrate how experience, technique and equipment can deliver the body sculpting and fat removal results you are searching for! After meeting with Dr. Goodman, you will know without a doubt that he is the Florida expert for you and that you are at the right facility.

How long does the smart liposuction procedure take?

The procedure takes an average of 1-2 hours per area.

How many smart liposuction treatments are required?

The vast majority of patients typically require only one treatment. In a small number of instances, patients with very loose skin may require a second treatment with the smart liposuction laser for additional skin tightening.

What is the long-term outcome for most people?

Smart liposuction permanently destroys fat cells, meaning fat will never come back to the treatment areas. Patients see results beginning at 3 weeks, and continue to see improvement for up to a year after treatment as collagen density increases and skin tightens around the treatment area.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

No. the procedure performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia. Recovery from Smartlipo is relatively quick, with most patients returning to work in 1-3 days.

Can Smart liposuction work on areas regular liposuction can’t?

Yes. The procedure is very precise, and the technologies used are very powerful, yet safe. As such, Smart liposuction is very effective in body areas not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, back, neck, and knees. Smart liposuction removes fat more completely and smoothly than traditional liposuction, and also tightens skin.

Does the procedure hurt?

Since the procedure is performed under local anesthesia there is very little discomfort involved. You may feel minor sensations during the smart liposuction treatment, but these discomforts are minimal. Many patients voluntarily fall asleep during the procedure!

What if I’ve already had traditional liposuction?

Smart liposuction may be extremely effective for improving upon body areas that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction. With the smart liposuction procedure we can further sculpt or contour those areas on the body that have “droopy” skin, especially if you are a relatively thin, healthy person who wants additional toning and tightening.

What is the difference between a fat transfer and butt implants?

There are two different ways to enlarge your buttocks: butt implants (which is insertion of silicone implants) or fat transfer. The fat transfer method is fat injection into the buttocks; lower infection risk compared to butt implants. An additional benefit of fat injection is that shapely buttocks are able to be achieved. The combination of liposuction and fat injections produces an attractive and natural profile.

How is the fat injected into the buttocks?

The buttock is first contoured by performing liposuction in the areas around the buttocks to make them stand out more. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your lower body a more attractive look. The fat suctioned from these areas is carefully processed and purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough qualified fat, New Radiance Plastic Surgeons must liposuction at least 2 areas of your body. After liposuction, the surgeon carefully purifies the fat so that only the best donor fat cells are injected back into your buttocks for augmentation. The fat is placed or transferred to the buttocks with special cannulas. The surgeons injects small amounts of purified fat into different areas of the buttocks targeting various depths so the highest permanent absorption rate is achieved. Correct injection methods are essential to achieve a uniform, smooth, natural appearance to the buttocks.

How long do the fat injections last?

When fat is harvested, processed, and injected correctly, the result should be fat that thrives and therefore is long lasting. The procedure usually does not even require touch ups or any additional fat injections. Fat injections are permanent when done correctly. The result is highly dependent upon the experience of the surgeon. Surgeons who are not using correct purification or injection methods will not obtain long lasting results. There are surgeons performing “fat injection to the buttocks” but if the technique is done incorrectly, the fat will NOT last.

When can I go back to work after the butt augmentation procedure?

Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. You must wear a special garment (to control swelling) for two weeks. There may be a small amount of swelling for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op. Many patients finance all or part of their procedure. Please see our financing section for more information or call the office.


Unparalleled experience allows Dr. Goodman to now expertly perform this procedure and do so at an affordable price. Smart Liposuction starts at $2500 and typically 3 body areas of Laser Liposuction are $4500.

As a special promotion 3 body areas of Laser Liposuction with fat transfer to buttocks “Brazilian lift” is just $5500! If you check pricing you will find that this is typically an $8,500 – $10,000 procedure.

Call us at 914-279-0265 to hear about our affordable financing options.

Consultations with Dr. Neil Goodman are no obligation and absolutely free. Rest assured that Dr. Goodman will answer all your questions and let you know all the options possible to achieve your aesthetic and body sculpting goals.