Plastic Surgery Blog

SmartLipo: An Alternative to Traditional Liposuction

SmartLipo is a procedure that uses a laser to treat fatty deposits of the tummy, back, arms, legs and chin. Because it’s less invasive that conventional liposuction, SmartLipo typically has less side effects. In 2006, SmartLipo was the first laser-assisted liposuction procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

SmartLipo is done in the office in about 1-2 hours using local anesthesia and patients can usually go home an hour after the procedure. Recovery times are typically 1-2 days and most surgeons would recommend a post-operative garment be worn for 3-4 weeks to help decrease swelling.

The following procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Struck, a bay area board certified plastic surgeon.

For more information about SmartLipo, visit www.struckmd.com.

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