Sometimes fat can be stubborn and can be difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. No matter how strict your diet is or how regularly you work out, you may still struggle with lingering pockets of fat hiding your toned contour. Luckily, SmartLipo™ offers a solution, allowing you to remove that last bit of stubborn fat to improve your figure. Dr. Erella not only offers traditional liposuction but SmartLipo™ as well, with skin tightening benefits and a more comfortable recovery process. Here’s what you can expect from your experience with SmartLipo™:


The SmartLipo™ Procedure Process

To understand SmartLipo™, you’ll need to understand traditional liposuction first. This is a highly popular procedure, involving the use of a cannula to break up and remove stubborn fat cells. Liposuction can effectively target areas like the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, upper arms, buffalo hump and even smaller areas like under the chin. SmartLipo offers the same fat removal in the same areas, but with some added benefits!


Instead of using a cannula to break up stubborn fat cells, SmartLipo™ relies on laser energy to melt the fat. The cannula is still used to remove the destroyed fat; however, laser energy requires much less trauma on the body or the tissue, resulting in less bruising, less pain and lesser swelling for a more comfortable recovery process.


Laser-assisted liposuction like SmartLipo™ also offers skin tightening benefits by stimulating the collagen of the skin that traditional liposuction does not. If you struggle with stubborn fat SmartLipo™ might be an effective solution for you. This allows patients to receive optimal contouring improvements in one treatment.


Life after SmartLipo™

There is still some recovery after SmartLipo™, similar to traditional liposuction, however, many patients report a more comfortable process with less swelling, less pain and bruising. Once these side effects diminish, you can enjoy the slimming and tightening results of your procedure. Normal patients can usually resume activity after 3-4 days because it is also done under local anesthesia in the office as an outpatient procedure.


Once the stubborn fat is removed, to ensure long-lasting results, maintain a healthy status with diet and exercise. This is the best way to longevity with your results after SmartLipo™. You’ll want to avoid future weight gain to other areas. This can be done by following a strict diet and regular exercise routine.


Your SmartLipo™ Consultation

 The best way to ensure successful, safe and long-lasting results from your SmartLipo procedure is to choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Erella. During your SmartLipo™ consultation, Dr. Erella will discuss your concerns and determine if SmartLipo™, traditional liposuction, or other body contouring technique is right for you. To get started on your customized treatment plan, contact our office and schedule your consultation today.

Smart Lipo is a form of laser body contouring. It can treat many different areas on the body such as the arms, back, neck, waist, abdomen, hips and thighs. Liposuction is one of the most effective and popular plastic surgery procedures available today. However, many people are hesitant to commit to having the procedure done until they know what to expect from the surgery and the recovery period. If you have questions about getting liposuction, such as “Will fat come back after smart lipo?”, keep reading to learn more about how liposuction will affect your body.

How much fat can liposuction remove?

The amount of fat that is removed varies from patient-to-patient. Typically, no more than 4 to 5 liters of fat can be removed from your body safely. This however varies from patient to patient. If patients wish to have more than that removed then the liposuction treatment will be divided into two different sessions. Because of this, liposuction is best suited for people who are almost at their goal weight, but who struggle to shift those last few pounds.

Will fat come back after Smart Lipo?

The fat that is removed using Smart Lipo is not a permanent solution for the area treated. If you do start to gain weight, fat cells from a treated area can increase in size from gaining weight, and ultimately come back to the area that was treated in a Smart Lipo procedure.

How Long is Liposuction Recovery?

After your liposuction procedure, your surgeon will fit you with a compression garment to help reduce any swelling and bruising that may occur. Most patients will see bruising and swelling following the procedure but this should gradually reduce on its own. For the first couple of days following the treatment activity will need to be monitored, many patients can return to work 4-5 days after the procedure but strenuous activity should be reduced for about 10-14, or until cleared by your doctor.

Schedule Your Consultation

Liposuction is a common and safe way to sculpt your body and achieve the silhouette you’ve always wanted. However, you should expect to spend at least three to four weeks recovering after your surgery. The Smart Lipo technique used by Dr. Erella at Aspira Plastic Surgery has given many great, long-lasting results.

To learn more about Smart Lipo call our office at (512)-593-7699 today or fill out an online form to make a consultation appointment.

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 continues to be a popular fat reduction method, using tiny incisions to remove your fat cells for good. Like any popular procedure, new techniques on how it’s performed continue to emerge. One of those techniques is SmartLipo laser liposuction. With SmartLipo, you can enjoy benefits such as less invasion, less downtime, and a quicker recovery! Here’s how it works:

Small incisions are made

SmartLipo requires even smaller incisions than traditional liposuction, resulting in little to no scarring. Because SmartLipo is minimally invasive, it can be performed under local anesthesia, so you’re still conscious and Dr. Erella will ensure you’re very comfortable during the process. Several incisions will be used over your treatment area for precise and even contouring.

Fat cells are liquified and removed

Through the incisions created, a small laser tip device will be inserted. Laser light energy will then be delivered, melting your fat cells for easy removal. In traditional liposuction, a cannula is used in a back and forth motion to break up your fat cells. By using a gentle laser instead, less trauma is inflicted on the body. The cannula is still used in laser liposuction, but only to suction out your fat cells once they have been liquified.

Collagen production increased

SmartLipo has another added benefit; Skin tightening! When laser energy is directed at the treatment area, surrounding tissue is heated to stimulate your body’s collagen production. Collagen is what gives your skin its structure. With more collagen produced, you can experience skin tightening for optimal body contouring.

After your SmartLipo procedure, you can also enjoy a more comfortable recovery with less bruising, so you can feel like yourself sooner. For more information on how laser liposuction works and how you can benefit, contact Aspira Plastic Surgery today.

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.

Like most plastic surgery procedures, people tend to think of how they can benefit the body of women but not how they could benefit a masculine physique. Men can receive similar benefits to women with liposuction, but with the male form in mind. Keep reading to learn more about common male cosmetic concerns that can be helped by liposuction.

SmartLipo for Men

Along with traditional liposuction, men can choose to have SmartLipo, the latest in liposuction technology to remove their stubborn fat. Instead of a cannula being used to break up fat, a noninvasive laser targets fat cells. The procedure can be used in the same ways that liposuction can, but offers many benefits such as less invasion, less downtime, less discomfort and even the additional benefit of skin tightening.


For men who have large breasts classified as gynecomastia or just have stubborn excess fat collecting on the chest, liposuction can be used to remove the excess fat for a more masculine look. For best results, Dr. Erella may choose to use SmartLipo™ in order to sculpt around the pectoral muscles for a toned look. By using SmartLipo men can have a quicker recovery with smaller incisions that result in little to no scarring.

Love Handles/Flanks

A trouble area for many men is the flanks and love handles. This area tends to get in the way of pants fitting properly and can be a source of frustration when trying to slim down. Liposuction can take away some of the bulk in this area for a more contoured look if a balanced diet and regular exercise haven’t worked. The flanks or love handles is a good area for regular liposuction or SmartLipo.


The abdomen, midsection or belly is probably the most common ‘problem’ areas whether you’re a man or woman. For men who have come a long way in the gym and have maintained a healthy diet but still have stubborn belly fat, liposuction may be the answer. Liposuction allows for the most permanent solution as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained.


Submental fullness, or excess fat under the chin, can create the appearance of a double chin and a poorly defined jawline. Men can achieve a more masculine jaw and neckline with with traditional liposuction or SmartLipo under their chin to break apart and remove fat.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to know if liposuction is right for you is seeing Dr. Erella for a consultation. He will explain the different techniques and the areas he can treat to help you receive your desired results. Call our Austin, Texas office today to schedule an appointment.


Liposuction techniques continue to advance with each passing year. SmartLipo is currently one of our favorite techniques, with its precise touch and minimally invasive approach. Depending on your aesthetic goals and your unique situation, Dr. Erella may recommend SmartLipo for your body contouring procedure.

What Makes SmartLipo Different?

Traditional liposuction uses a thin cannula using a back and forth motions to loosen and remove any excess fat while also shaping the body for a more defined contour. Traditional liposuction is a more invasive procedure that is also manual for the surgeon. As for SmartLipo, instead of the traditional cannula, Dr. Erella uses a tiny pen-sized laser that breaks down the fat for easy removal. This technologically advanced method of fat removal is gentler and therefore involves less downtime and bruising. Since the procedure isn’t as invasive, it can be performed in-office under local anesthesia, so you are awake during the process but still completely comfortable. SmartLipo combines techniques from laser therapy to break down fat, with the traditional liposuction cannula to remove the fat. SmartLipo also provides the additional benefit of tightening the skin of the treated areas. This allows for optimal results!

What Areas Can SmartLipo be Used on?

SmartLipo can be used on all the same areas as regular liposuction, as well as some smaller areas. With traditional liposuction, you tend to have less control when it comes to small details due to the manual nature of the treatment. Also, a large cannula is too aggressive for small treatment areas such as chin and jowls.

In most cases, SmartLipo can be used on the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Midsection
  • Chin & Jowls
  • Hips & Flanks
  • Knees & Thighs

Is SmartLipo Right for Me?

If you are looking for smaller incisions and faster recovery or have smaller areas that you would like to treat, SmartLipo may be a good option for you. The quicker recovery can be attributed to the gentler removal of fat cells that causes less trauma to the body. However, the best way to know if SmartLipo is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Erella.

If you are interested in learning more about SmartLipo, contact us today to schedule a consultation!