Smart Lipo

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Smart Lipo is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, making Smart Lipo a less aggressive procedure that may have a faster recovery timeline. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure may also be referred to as Smartlipo Laser Lipolysis or Laser Lypolysis.

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59 y.o. - Lipo and tummy tuck

I had an appointment with Dr. Cole in Norcross. He advertises tummy tuck alternatives. He uses Smart Lipo and skin tightening and Thermage to achieve the best results. I have what's called an "apron" hangover tummy. . .although not extremely bad. I know that a tummy tuck will give me the... READ MORE

Super Freaking Excited. St Louis, MO

Getting my chin, abdomen, waist and bra rolls done. Never had much of a waist even when I was super fit so I'm hoping for a waist soon. Lol preop appt is June 18, then my surgery is July 1. I will go back to work on July 6th. Hopefully the pain is minimal. I am 5'9" and 175 lb. I've been... READ MORE

Smart Lipo, 1 Child - Atlanta, GA

I love it. I was awake when I got my smart Lipo done. She took her time with me. She took out more ccs then she thought she wouldnt be able to take out. It tickled me a little because I was awake. We laughed and made jokes during the procedure. I felt very comfortable with her. Plus her eyes was... READ MORE

37 Two Kids glad I Did It! - Long Island, NY

I was always shaped nicely as I got older I started to gain weight in my belly I was not use to this I hated the way I looked I decided to quit smoking about five months ago and gained additional weight this was very discouraging to me I started doing research and thought I'd be a Good ... READ MORE

43 Years Old, 1 Child, Upper/lower Abdomen, Waist, Flanks

I met with the doctor yesterday at Sono Bello for my pre-op. As always they were very nice I would love that by the nurse gave me my little goodie bags, give me my prescription and explains the procedures. The doctor came in and asked me what I wanted I explained to him that I wanted my upper... READ MORE

37yr Old Need Body Sculpting - Florida, FL

Hello, I just paid my deposit with Dr Velilla. Surgery the first week in December. Flanks, upper and lower abdomen and back procedure. I'm from Georgia and I have searched and searched for a good doctor that does LOCAL anesthesia and glad I found Dr V. I'm 5'5 143lbs, waistline 29 inch. Goal is... READ MORE

24 Years Old, No Children, Got Whole Abdomen/ Flanks/bra Roll Done

I work out and wanted to get areas done that working out could never get rid of. Everything went smoothly. Getting the local did hurt, the laser part did not hurt but getting the fat suctioned out did hurt a little. I was able to return to exercising in 7 days. It was worth it I see results already! READ MORE

Survived Smart Lipo and Rhinoplasty Coral Gables, FL

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

The Beginning of a New Me. Lilburn, GA

The procedure I got done was smart Lipo and Fat transfer under my eyes for my bags and dark circles . I got my procedure done on last Thursday it was at 3 o'clock they took me upstairs and I receive some medicine to take they took some before pictures and marked up my body for the Lipo I... READ MORE

43 Years Old. 4 Kids. Need to Improve Self Esteem

My decision to go down the smart lipo path started when a friend shared a link for cool sculpting on facebook. She swore by it. I looked into that, but there are no practitioners where I live, and it sounds like you need multiple treatments to make a difference. Too much travel. And it seems... READ MORE

43yr Old, 4 Grown Kids; It's Time for Me! - Lilburn, GA

I booked my smart lipo and BBL with Dr. Boutte... I've always wanted to get my body back after my last child 16yrs ago. I have been stalking realself for years and decided to go with Dr. Boutte after much thought and her before and after pictures are amazing. Not to mention a decent promotion... READ MORE

32 year old female looking for her "real" figure - Creve Coeur, MO

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

Smart Lipo! - Miami, FL

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

5'7 34yrs 149.2 - Segin, TX

She wrote on my post op 8 week follow up form "No Change". WTF!!!??? So I need to get this procedure done because I was having a beach wedding and I wanted to be bikini beach body ready so that's when I decided to call Dr Carreon here in Texas. The whole procedure going in he had me very... READ MORE

27, 3 Kids, Smart Lipo Countdown!!! - Stone Mountain, GA

I am going to Dr. Boutte at the end of the month to have smart lipo on my upper and lower abd, flanks, bra roll, and lower back. I havent had any contact with the Dr which I do feel is weird. I received a consult from Dr. Okoro a couple of weeks ago via skype and it was with him personally and... READ MORE

34 Years Old, 2 Boys, Had Laser Lipo on Inner and Outer Thighs and Knees - Edina, MN

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

35, No Kids, Former Bikini Competitor - Manhasset, NY

I used Real Self as my main source of information in order to find the best and most qualified board certified plastic surgeon in the TRI-state area. Dr. Breitbart was amazing. I highly recommend him and plan to go back to him in the future. He is rather soft spoken and gentle and an... READ MORE

Sonobello Ruined my Legs. Cherry Hill, NJ

I had lipo done on my inner thighs, they scheduled my appointment before I ever met with the doctor & I only met with him the day before the procedure. He marked off only the top area of my thighs and the bottom area around my knees, i explained that I was concerned because in my 2 prior... READ MORE

Four More Days! Houston, TX

A little nervous, a lot excited!! Four more days until my procedure and mentally, I'm ready! My goal was to lose a few pounds before but, things haven't worked out as planned! :( I didn't gain any weight but I do feel lighter more refreshed! I've been drinking green tea and loads of water. Not... READ MORE

Liposuction Was Worth Everything!! - Decatur, GA

I had smart liposuction performed by Dr. Boutte six weeks ago and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I've lost many inches off my waistline and can actually look down and see my feet!! I will admit there was some uncomfortableness after surgery that is to be expected but outside of... READ MORE

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