SmartLipo is a type of laser liposuction that melts fat and
tightens loose skin on almost any area of your body. SmartLipo is a less invasive
alternative to traditional liposuction, and has fewer risks and a milder
How SmartLipo is performed
SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia and takes
about one to two hours. Your doctor will numb the targeted area and inject
tumescent anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain. Small incisions are made in
your skin and a narrow tube with a laser at its end is passed under your skin.
The laser heats and melts your fat while also firming your skin. Your melted
fat is then suctioned away with a separate tube. Your incisions are then closed
with adhesive strips—stitches are not required.
You may need to take up to one week off of work
depending on how much fat you had removed. Some people can return to their
normal routine much faster though. Your levels of pain, swelling, and
discomfort will vary depending on the extent of your procedure, but your recovery will be milder compared to traditional liposuction.