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.

Ever since the benefits of liposuction have been seen, medical professionals have been trying to find a way to improve the procedure, making it safer and more effective. For many years, there were little to no advances in what liposuction was or could be. Recently, medical science has jumped leaps and bounds by making liposuction safer and more effective. The end result was SmartLipo™. We are proud to offer this innovative procedure at our office in Austin.

What is SmartLipo™?

SmartLipo™ is a medical procedure that uses a device that has been uniquely designed to perform laser-assisted liposuction. During the procedure, a very thin tube that houses a laser fiber is inserted into the area that is going to be treated.

The laser fiber is used to heat up the fat cells in the treated area, thereby disrupting the fat cells and making it easier to remove them. This laser melts the fat. Once the fat is liquefied, it is gently removed.

At the same time, the heat produced by the laser fiber causes the tissue around the treated area to heat up. This tissue tightens as a result of coagulation, which leads to an overall smoother shape and better results.

Who is a Candidate for SmartLipo™ in Austin?

SmartLipo™ is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. Like traditional liposuction, it is designed to be a body contouring procedure. This means that it is designed to address stubborn areas of fat deposits that you might not have been able to remove with diet and exercise alone.

Is the Procedure Safe?

Yes! SmartLipo™ has been studied and researched more than any other laser-assisted liposuction procedure that is currently available today. Researchers, medical professionals and patients have been able to examine the results of SmartLipo™ for more than a decade and are pleased with the outcome.

The results are very clear. SmartLipo™ allows a person to contour their body with less discomfort than traditional liposuction. When compared to traditional liposuction, the bruising, the swelling and the overall recovery time is a lot less. The results are smoother, and patients are happy with how they look.

Contact Our Office in Austin

During a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, you can get all the facts about SmartLipo™ and how it may be used in your case. Our office is conveniently located in Austin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more!

Are you close to your goal weight but can’t seem to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat? SmartLipo™ could be the right body contouring treatment for you. It is designed to help an individual who is very close to their healthy BMI to remove stubborn pockets of fat from areas like their abdomen, their thighs, and their arms. It is not designed for individuals who are obese since it will not help them lose weight. It will help a person who is close to their healthy BMI have the attractive contour they want that they cannot achieve through diet and exercise alone.

What Are the Benefits of SmartLipo™?

The main benefits are seen when you look at what differentiates SmartLipo™ from traditional liposuction. The primary differentiating factor is the inclusion of laser energy. The lasers that are used during the SmartLipo™ procedure have a positive impact on the fat and the skin in and around the treated area. It improves the end results and the recovery times.

Laser energy is used to melt the fat that is being treated. Since the fat is liquefied, it can be suctioned out of a smaller cannula than what is used during traditional liposuction. This drastically reduces the amount of tissue that is disrupted during the procedure. At the same time, the laser will tighten the skin around the treated area. This encourages the skin to contract and leads to a smoother body contouring result.

Even SmartLipo™ patients will need to have some recovery time. But the recovery time with SmartLipo™ is drastically reduced when compared to traditional liposuction. Nerves and connective tissue are not irritated to the same extent with SmartLipo™ as they are with traditional liposuction. Most people are able to get up and move around and even go back to work one or two days after having the procedure performed.

Schedule a Consultation

SmartLipo™ is an amazing procedure that has helped many individuals get the sculpted body they want in an effective way. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with us in Austin to learn more about the procedure. We also happily serve clients in Round Rock and its surrounding areas. There’s no need to struggle any longer trying to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat on your body.

Our medical team specializes in a variety of procedures including breast augmentation, facelift, eyelid lift, tummy tuck, and more. Contact us today to make an appointment at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa!

Laser lipolysis, better known as SmartLipo™, is an innovative fat reduction treatment similar to traditional liposuction, but it offers a number of benefits that make it more appealing to many. The procedure is less invasive with a shorter downtime and offers enhanced results. If you’re battling excess fat that hasn’t responded to diet and exercise, SmartLipo™ may be an option to consider.

About SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ uses a thinner cannula, or tube, than the one that is used in traditional lipo in order to reach the fat layers. The biggest difference between the two procedures is that SmartLipo™ employs laser energy to break up the fat prior to removing it from the body. In the conventional method, fat is broken up by the cannula. The combination of a narrow cannula and the use of medical lasers gives SmartLipo™ a number of advantages over its traditional counterpart.

Improved Results

Along with requiring a smaller opening that doesn’t even need to be stitched closed, the narrow cannula produces smaller paths in the treatment area, making healing time faster. These smaller channels also lend to a smoother appearance. The laser energy used in treatment offers patients multiple benefits. It helps to lessen bleeding during the procedure. In addition, the lasers used actually stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving skin tightening and healing. Thus, there is less excess skin following treatment.

More Comfortable Recovery

The recovery process after SmartLipo™ treatment is significantly shorter and less uncomfortable than that of regular lipo. Again, this is due to the innovative use of a smaller cannula combined with laser technology. Fat is mobilized by the laser, making it far easier to remove and helping to avoid injury to connective tissue and nerves during the process. SmartLipo™ also limits bruising because fat is broken up more gently with the assistance of laser energy. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia instead of requiring general anesthetic and a hospital stay. All of this leads to less discomfort overall and a shorter recovery period.

What About the Results?

Through the maintenance of a healthy exercise and diet routine, you can expect your results to last for a very long time. However, results do vary from patient to patient.

Consult Our Team

Schedule a consultation at Aspira Plastic Surgery & Med Spa if you think SmartLipo™ may be a good choice to give you the slimmer, contoured figure you’ve been dreaming about. Our office is located in Austin, TX. Contact us today to book your appointment!