Smart Lipo

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Smart Lipo (also referred to as laser liposuction) uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it’s removed from the body with a small tube called a cannula. In some cases, the doctor may not remove the fat, but allow it to be absorbed by the body and eliminated naturally. Like liposuction, it’s not intended to significantly reduce weight, but address fat that’s been resistant to diet and exercise. Some claim the treatment also tightens skin and leads to a faster recovery than other forms of lipo. LEARN MORE ›

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A bit about me: I'm 53, 5'5" , 146 lbs. 40x31x38 I am a non smoker & non drinker. I have been vegetarian for 38 years. I have had a poor body image since 11 yrs. old. I have ALWAYS hated my lower pooch. I was an overweight child and at 12 was 162 lbs. At 15 I was up over 200 lbs. When I... READ MORE

I've read many places that smart lipo takes time to show results but to be honest I'm all swollen up and the results couldn't be any better if my thighs look this small now I can't imagine once the swelling goes down ! I'm super happy with Dr. Careaga and his team the very very best ! This is... READ MORE

I am 5'5 115lbs, and nearing 40. I had inner and outer thighs done then upper and lower abs. Both places have been redone already!! There is no "sculpting" involved, there is no skin tightening. The incisions are tiny, so no big deal but the lumps I have on my stomach and inner... READ MORE

Before I had kids I had a "perfect "body in my eyes. I was very athletic and worked out 3-4 days a week and always had a pretty good diet. I watched what I ate but I wasn't a fanatic about it. After I had my first son I noticed that I had problem areas that would not go away with exercise ... READ MORE

Smart lipo on both my upper arms and bra rolls in the front! I am an African American young woman in my 30's. I inherited large arms that resembled big turkey legs. I literally got my huge arms from my Mom, Grandmother on my mom's side and grandmother on my father's side. My main concern was not... READ MORE

I just want a flat stomach and be able to wear a tank top with out fat hanging out. I'm getting my flanks, whole abdomen and my lateral chest wall done. I'll probably go back and get my arms and back done depending grow much I love music results. I had my daughter really young so I always had... READ MORE

First, I want to thank the real self community for all of your reviews and helping me make this decision! All of your stories are inspiring! I ultimately chose your Dr. Careaga for his expertise, knowledge and facility. About me.. I am 5'8 and weight 185 pounds! I have had a tummy tuck... READ MORE

I'm a mom of 6 5'6 152lbs pretty healthy. Due to the children, no matter how much exercise I do I still have fat around my abdomen. I went in for a consultation last month and they quoted me 10000 for abdomen and back bra area. That was way to much for me. I shopped around and found a place that... READ MORE

Well I'm hoping to get rid of my love handles and trim a little bit more on my belly. After child Burt I was stuck with huge mom hips n love handles I'm so short it just dosnt look rite one me. The biggest I've ever been was 189 I am currently 160-165 5'3 I'd like to go down to 145-50 you think... READ MORE

I have my pre-op today, surgery tomorrow. Scared of recovery as I have three kids at home including a toddler, and husband works far from home. Having upper and lower abs, waist, hips and outer thighs done. Really excited but also so nervous! Hoping recovery isn't terrible; they assured me... READ MORE

Okay so I am 13 days away from my procedure. Yes I am nervous but more excited then anything. I can't wait!!!!!! Not in a million years did I think I would ever be able to ge this done. I've been chubby mostly all my life. Once in college I lost about 60lbs and I was looking and feeling good... READ MORE

Since I gave birth to my son at 17 I always had a fight with that fat roll! 2 children later it just got worse I call myself jelly belly. I did not want to get a tummy tuck just because of the large incision scar and rather have jelly belly. I've been searching around different reviews and I... READ MORE

So far 1 week since i had smartlipo triplex , on my lower abs,upper abs and waist,and I'm liking my results, y wear my compression garments almost 24 hr a day, pain was bad first 3 days , but now i even no need tylenol. Not gonna lie ,yes it hurts. The pills for make you sleepy are very strong... READ MORE

Overall the surgery has made me feel great. I have a smaller midsection so my clothes fit better and look nice as well. I did a consultation on a Wednesday and talked with the consultant about my areas of concern. She assessed my body and then went over the pricing. They asked me to put down... READ MORE

Hello RealSelf Dolls! I am a 32 year old, black female with 2 children, 12 years and 4 years old. I love my babies with all my heart but when I had my children, I lost a piece of me... my beloved figure. The end of last year I decided to go through with Smart "Laser" Lipo. I've contemplated this... READ MORE

Throughout my entire adult life, I've been just under 5'7 and fluctuated between 125-140 pounds (mostly in the 120's but the last few years, 135-140, which I'm trying to lose ugh). BUT no matter what size I am, I've always had extra on the stomach/love handles (aka flanks) area - I've always had... READ MORE

Hi everyone! My surgery is scheduled for March 26th at Athenix in Pasadena, and I'm feeling a mix of excitement and sheer anxiety. I'm about 15lbs over my normal weight (165lbs at the moment) and though I work out often, my waist remains wide no matter how thin I've been in the past. It's... READ MORE

So I been wanting to do lipo to get rid of my love handles, I've tried everything from cardio to weigh training with eating healthy but if it runs on your family there is very little that can be done to burn this extra fat storage. Here are the before pics, dang look at that pants can't stay up,... READ MORE

So I decided to get smart lipo on my flanks, upper and lower abdomen and back. I weighed 140 lbs 5'4. So far its been a week and I am very pleased. The swelling is going down and I massage every day softly with bio oil or cast or oil. I also take arnica and bromelain to help with the bruising.... READ MORE

I've always been the chubby kid, but after a good growth spurt & school sports, I grew into my athletic look. Granted that was quite a few yrs ago. So I've picked up my weight....a full yr of working out & I've lost over 25lbs. My goal is to see 185lbs and gain 15lbs of muscle. So...... READ MORE

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How much does Smart Lipo cost?

The typical cost for Smart Lipo ranges from $3,500-$8,293 with an average cost of $5,050. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 1,928 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more