SMARTLipo Laser Liposuction

SMARTLipo™ laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive fat removal and skin tightening treatment that is performed with local anesthesia, and depending on the area treated, can be performed in less than an hour.

SMARTlipo laser liposuction utilizes a very thin cannula and laser to quickly melt stubborn pockets of body fat while tightening skin on the:

  • Arms
  • Back
  • Abdominal Area
  • Hips 
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Face
  • Neck

Because of SMARTLipo's skin tightening effect, it is also beneficial when used in conjunction with conventional liposuction on larger areas of the body.

In Pittsburgh, Laser Liposuction is performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD.

In Columbus, Ohio, laser lipo is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD.

Skin Tightening with Laser Liposuction

A unique benefit of laser lipo is that it promotes skin tightening through thermal heating and tissue coagulation, something traditional liposuction cannot do. This allows men and women with loose skin - who previously were not ideal candidates for conventional liposuction - to have a body contouring treatment with the added benefit of skin tightening.*


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Treatment Information

SMARTLipo skin tightening is performed as a simple outpatient treatment. A paperclip-thin probe, approximately 1-2mm in diameter containing a laser fiber, is inserted beneath the skin. The probe is moved back and forth delivering the laser''s energy to the fat cells, causing the fat cells to rupture and liquefy. The liquefied fat it is easily drained or absorbed through the body''s lymphatic system where it''s flushed naturally from the body.

For most people, typically only one treatment is required. The session may last from 45 minutes to one hour for each area treated. Results are seen immediately with continued improvement over several weeks.

SMARTLipo can be performed alone or in conjunction with other types of cosmetic surgery procedures such as:

In Pittsburgh, laser liposuction is performed in our state-licensed, nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center located in Mt. Lebanon, PA. In Columbus, Ohio, SmartLipo is performed in our nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgery center located in Gahanna.

SMARTLipo Laser Liposuction Post-Treatment Care

After the laser lipo treatment you may experience mild swelling and bruising. We recommend 1-2 days without vigorous activity but most patients are able to return to work immediately depending on their occupation. A compression garment can be worn if SMARTLipo is used for fat removal on larger areas of the body.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for laser liposuction?
Ideal candidates are in good health, of normal body weight and have realistic expectations for fat removal and skin tightening. SMARTLipo is best for people who have pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to diet and exercise.
Are SMARTLipo results long lasting?
Yes. Adults do not \"regenerate\" new fat cells. Fat cells are  removed during liposuction. Afterwards, if people gain weight, most fat will be deposited in other areas of the body.*
What is the difference between Laser Liposuction and Conventional Liposuction?
SMARTLipo Laser Liposuction • Local anesthesia • Laser-equipped 1-2mm probe • Liquefies fat • Promotes tissue tightening • No sutures • Little or no scarring with proper care • Downtime - approximately 2 days • Compression garments optional for larger areas only Conventional Liposuction • General anesthesia or IV Sedation • Larger suctioning cannula • Suctions fat • Sagging skin sometimes necessitates additional surgical procedures • Suture closure • Longer scars • Downtime - about 7-10 days • Requires use of compression garments for 2 weeks
Are there risks associated with Cosmetic Surgery procedures?
Men and women of all ages choose cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons and the process of deciding to have elective cosmetic plastic surgery is highly individualized and very personal. This decision can offer lasting improvement not only to an individual''s physical appearance, but also to their self-confidence and self-esteem. However, choosing to have any type of elective surgery, including cosmetic surgery, is not without risk and potential complications.


Alternative Treatments

Coolsculpting Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting® Body Contouring in Pittsburgh is a non-surgical fat removal treatment performed in as little as one office visit

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