Smartlipo™ is a system that utilizes laser-assisted lipolysis to help patients lose inches in problem areas like the abdomen, neck, face, arms, and chest. The system uses focused thermal energy to disrupt fat tissue as well as tightening skin and fat tissues. The system not only reduces fat, but also produces softer and tighter skin.

Our Beverly Hills Smartlipo™ is performed under local and tumescent anesthesia. The combination allows the patient a painless procedure in which the tissues are optimally primed for the Smartlipo™ treatment. The surgeon then uses an instrument called a cannula to access the fatty tissues through which the laser is administered to destroy cell membranes and tighten tissue. Smartlipo™ is a minimally invasive procedure that involves less trauma to the tissue and is a safer procedure than liposuction with a lower occurrence of side effects.

Traditional liposuction exists to address small instances of fat deposits but does little to address excess skin. The Smartlipo™ laser induces collagen retraction, which provides patients with tighter skin and less evidence of a medical procedure.

Smartlipo™ works by emitting laser energy that accomplishes multiple goals. This energy not only causes tissue tightening, it also causes the tiny blood vessels that feed fat to coagulate, reducing the blood supply to fat tissues that depend on the nutrients to maintain fat stores. Due to the combination of tumescent anesthesia and blood vessel coagulation, our Los Angeles Smartlipo™ patients experience far less bleeding, swelling, and bruising, enjoy a safer surgery, and a shorter recovery period.

When compared to other laser fat treatments Smartlipo™ allows the surgeon to carefully monitor the temperature of the laser, preventing overtreatment and complications. A new motion detection system is also in place and the laser will not fire when the cannula is not active and moving across tissue. The wavelength can be custom tailored to the patient’s unique physiology, and the location that is being treated to account for water content and fat type. Smartlipo™ has quickly become the standard in non-invasive liposuction procedures and Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills is pleased to offer our patients top of the line medical technology.


Because the procedure does not require general anesthesia or IV sedation, clients can anticipate that they may return home immediately after their treatment. A full return to work and regular activities usually occurs within 2-3 days, while a return to exercise should be scheduled for about 2 weeks post-op.

SmartLipo provides patients with minimal side effects, but nonetheless some minor bruising, swelling and discomfort may be present after the session. Rest assured, these symptoms will abate within a matter of hours or days at the most. You may be asked to wear a compression garment, which works to further minimize swelling while helping to preserve the shape of your new contours as the body heals.

What kind of results can I expect?

Within just a few weeks following your SmartLipo in Los Angeles, you should be able to see your trimmed and toned figure looking sharp in the mirror. The skin will also appear tighter and more radiant thanks to the surplus of collagen released.

Why Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery?

At Spalding Drive, we are dedicated to providing you with outstanding customer care; groundbreaking technology and equipment; personalized, elegant results; and a healing, tranquil practice environment that promotes your total well-being.

Our physicians are all board certified, experienced, and highly skilled, and our team is well known for bringing cutting edge body sculpting techniques to the table, thanks to a passionate dedication to staying current with new findings in the industry through networking events, seminars and conferences around the world.

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How do I move forward with SmartLipo?

If you would like to learn more about whether SmartLipo may be right for your needs, please do not hesitate to schedule a private consultation at our offices in Beverly Hills, California. This session will allow our team to answer all your questions and concerns in depth, and to provide you with a road map for your treatment. We will also go over what to expect from the procedure, your recovery, the risks and benefits, the costs and insurance, and many other topics of interest.

During the consultation, your doctor will examine you physically, and also take down a copy of your medical history, as well as any cosmetic procedures you may have undergone in the past. If you are currently taking any medications, it's a good idea to let the doctor know at this time.

Part of the consultation will involve going over our before and after photographic library of prior clients who have had success with SmartLipo. The doctor may also opt to use advanced 3D imaging software to help you better anticipate your outcomes.

Contact us today if you would like more information on Smartlipo™, or if you would like to schedule a consultation for Smartlipo™ in Beverly Hills with one of our expert surgeons.