Liposuction is a great way to remove pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. With SmartLipo performed at Aspira Plastic Surgery, you can remove your stubborn fat with less downtime, so you can slim down in time for the upcoming holidays!

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo is a type of advanced liposuction technique that helps to remove unwanted fat from the body for long-lasting recontouring. It uses a less invasive method compared to traditional liposuction. SmartLipo uses laser energy to liquefy the fat cells, making the removal process easier. Another benefit of the procedure is that it can stimulate the collagen production in your skin and the surrounding area. These added benefits will also reduce the risk of suffering loose and baggy skin which is left behind when the fat has been removed. This results in tighter, smoother skin.

Since the procedure offers great precision, it may be done on virtually any area of the body where pockets of stubborn fat are present. The most common areas to receive SmartLipo are the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, bra area, and under the chin.

How long will it take to recover?

Among the many benefits of the procedure, the most important is the shortened period of recovery compared to traditional liposuction. Because laser energy is used to liquify the fat cells with less invasion, patients can expect a more comfortable recovery with less swelling and bruising, making it the perfect procedure for the holidays.

The exact length of your recovery will depend on the size of the area and number of areas you have treated. Most of the time, you will need to rest only for the first two days and you can go back to work within 4 days. It is important to wait up to 10 days before engaging in any strenuous activities and exercises. Follow the instructions of your doctor to ensure that you get better faster.

To recontour your body with SmartLipo and be ready to time for the holidays, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella.

Liposuction has remained one of the most popular body contouring procedures to eliminate stubborn fat cells. But now candidates for liposuction are choosing SmartLipo instead! SmartLipo is the latest liposuction technique utilizing laser technology to zap your stubborn fat away. Here are some of the benefits over traditional liposuction:

Reduced Trauma

Traditional liposuction involves the use of a cannula to break up and remove fat cells. With SmartLipo, a small laser tip is used to liquify the fat cells which are then removed with the cannula. By using the laser to break up fat cells instead of a back and forth motion of the cannula, less trauma is put on the body. This means smaller incisions and less bruising!

Reduced Recovery

Along with reduced trauma comes reduced recovery time. Because SmartLipo results in less bruising, you can expect a smoother recovery period. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, taking less time to come out of than general anesthesia, so you can feel like yourself sooner. After just a few weeks you can begin to notice the results of your treatment, with full results revealed after a few months.

Skin Tightening

Skin laxity can occur with age, after pregnancy and child birth, or from weight loss. Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo offers skin tightening benefits for optimal contouring. Laser technology heats the targeted tissue to stimulate collagen growth, improving mild skin laxity, and making SmartLipo a two-for-one treatment!

To learn more about the benefits of SmartLipo, contact our office! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella to determine if the technique is right for you.

Stubborn fat can show up on virtually any part of the body, but luckily, SmartLipo offers a solution to your most troubling areas. Unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo can also tighten the skin in these areas for even more body contouring improvement. It also offers less trauma and recovery time, using laser technology to melt your fat away. Here are some of the most common areas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Erella can treat with SmartLipo:

Upper Body

There are a number of areas in the upper body that can be difficult to slim down. SmartLipo can remove excess fat from the upper back or the upper arms to eliminate a wing appearance. Stubborn fat under the chin and in the jowls can be even more difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. SmartLipo can gently contour and tighten these areas to redefine your jaw and neck line. For men, SmartLipo can also be used in the chest area to improve the appearance of gynecomastia, or, enlarged breast tissue.

Lower Body

Stubborn fat is often the most prevalent in the mid-lower body with areas such as the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. SmartLipo can be used in these areas to sculpt the body and help you achieve a toned appearance. Another problem area that you might not consider is above the knee. SmartLipo can be used in this small area to put the finishing touches on your new contour.

Having stubborn fat in many of these areas is common. Luckily, SmartLipo can be used in multiple areas at once for full-body recontouring! To start customizing your SmartLipo treatment, schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella today.


When it comes to body contouring, liposuction has remained on top, allowing patients to significantly reduce stubborn fat from their body! But now, patients also have the option of smartLipo, the latest liposuction technique that can offer some significant benefits. So how do the two procedures compare?

The Traditional Liposuction Procedure

The traditional liposuction procedure uses small incisions where fat will be removed. A tube-like device called a cannula is then inserted and used to break up fat cells in a back and forth motion, removing them with gentle suction. This technique can be used virtually anywhere that fat is present such as the abdomen, thighs, upper arms, flanks, and back.

How SmartLipo Differs

The SmartLipo procedure process is very similar to the traditional procedure, but instead of using the cannula to break up the fat cells, a pen-sized laser is used to liquify them. This allows for an easier removal process, resulting in less trauma on the body tissue. The laser used also has some skin tightening benefits during the procedure process, so patients with mild skin laxity can achieve a firmer contour at the same time.

The Benefits of Choosing SmartLipo

There are many benefits to choosing SmartLipo over traditional liposuction, especially during the recovery process. Because there is less trauma on the body during the procedure, there is less discomfort and downtime after! You can also choose to have SmartLipo while under local anesthesia, allowing you to return to normal activities sooner than if you had gone all the way under. This also allows for the procedure to be performed right in Dr. Erella’s office, saving you money on hospital expenses.

To learn more about liposuction and SmartLipo and which is right for you, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella to go over your custom treatment plan.

Summer is quickly approaching, but if you’re feeling self-conscious about showing more skin due to poor body contour, there’s still time for a surgical procedure! There are many body contouring procedures available to target your specific concerns and help you achieve a slim figure. Find out which procedure can help you get ready for summer.


SmartLipo is an innovative liposuction technique using laser technology to liquefy fat cells prior to their removal with a cannula. This offers many benefits over traditional liposuction such as less discomfort and a quicker recovery. You’ll still receive the effective results of traditional liposuction, but with less trauma on the body and even additional benefits of skin tightening!


It’s difficult to achieve a slim contour when stubborn fat is standing in the way. Unlike regular fat, stubborn fat deposits can be impossible to get rid of without treatment. There are many noninvasive fat removal options available today, however, known of them can give you the significant results like liposuction can! Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, upper arms, under the chin, and more. Not only is fat removed, but the body is sculpted to give you your desired figure.

Tummy Tuck

If your concerns are with your abdominal area, you might consider a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck procedure can address sagging tissue and excess skin, often present after pregnancy, weight loss, or with age. Once you are in your ideal weight range, the procedure can give you a flatter, more toned abdominal area. Incisions are typically placed below the waistband, allowing you to conceal any scarring.

Arm and Thigh Lift

Excess skin and tissue can also be present in the arms or thighs. While working out and eating right is usually enough to lose weight in these areas, a surgical procedure is often needed to address loose skin and tissue. An arm and thigh lift can tighten the area to give you a more toned look. The two procedures can be performed together, or you might just need one or the other.

Mommy Makeover

If you’ve had children, you understand the effects it can have on your body such as loose abdominal tissue, a loss of breast volume, and pockets of stubborn fat. With a mommy makeover, you can address these concerns with the use of a tummy tuck, breast enhancement, liposuction, and more for full-body recontouring. You can save time and money by opting to combine these procedures at once.

A surgical body contouring procedure takes some recovery time before you can enjoy your results. To learn more about how you can contour your body before summer, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Erella to discuss your treatment plan.