Cosmetic Procedures

SmartLipo - Liposuction Improved by Laser Therapy

Even with routine exercise and a healthy diet, some individuals still have a difficult time shedding their extra body fat. Over time, a person’s lingering body fat can cause a great deal of frustration. In some instances, your self-confidence and motivation may gradually deteriorate due to the undesired appearance of your body.

The word "liposuction" often conjures up scary images of hoses, vacuums, and lumpy skin, but new advances in lipoplastic procedures are changing all of that. SmartLipo™ is an updated technique that combines laser therapy and traditional liposuction that can give you a more consistent result and an easier recovery.

Liposuction with Dr. Weitzbuch at the Calabasas Dermatology Center takes a personalized and specific approach to liposuction. Dr. Weitzbuch uses the SmartLipo laser to not only heat up the fat and cauterize the vessels, but he also heats up the skin. Using his specialized HOTLIPO™ technique, Dr. Weitzbuch will heat up your skin as high as needed, from the inside, to obtain the optimal skin tightening results to compliment your fat removal. HOTLIPO™ is safe, as there is a temperature gauge both under your skin and one used on top of the skin as well to ensure safe heating parameters. It takes extra time to achieve the HOTLIPO™ effect, and Dr. Weitzbuch will spend as much time as necessary to get your skin to the right temperature for the right amount of time, leading to unbelievable results!

Your stubborn excess body fat can be eliminated

Although excess body fat is a very common health ailment, the good news is that it can be effectively treated by Dr. Weitzbuch at the Calabasas Dermatology Center. One of the newest and most successful ways to treat excess fat is called SmartLipo.

The difference between SmartLipo and conventional liposuction

Unlike conventional liposuction, SmartLipo uses the assistance of laser energy to help remove the excess fat deposits. The laser also tightens the skin to reduce sagging after fat removal. Not only is SmartLipo a lot safer than traditional liposuction, the final results are also more visually appealing. The best part is that there will be dramatically less swelling and discomfort following the procedure. The fast recovery time enables patients to return to their daily lives much sooner.

New advancements with SmartLipo™

Typically, liposuction (lipoplasty) involves removing fat cells from specific areas of the body using a suction device and a tiny tube that is inserted through a small incision in the skin. The dermatologist performing the procedure uses the tube to break up pockets of fat, which are then removed via suction. While effective, regular liposuction can lead to sagging skin and a lumpy, uneven appearance post-surgery.

SmartLipo™ is an alternative to traditional liposuction. In this procedure, lasers are used to help liquefy fat deposits through the skin. The fatty liquid is then removed through a small incision via a suction device. The laser also tightens skin and seals damaged blood vessels, which helps reduce bleeding, inflammation, and bruising, and leads to a more even, uniform appearance, with faster recovery time.

Anticipated recovery time with SmartLipo™

Recovery from SmartLipo™ is usually uneventful. Patients  who come to our Calabasas office for the procedure typically need to wear compression bandages to help keep fluid from accumulating around surgical sites, encourage drainage, and avoid blood clots.

If you're a resident of Calabasas and are currently considering liposuction, our certified dermatologists at the Calabasas Dermatology Center are be able to help you determine if SmartLipo™ is right for you. To learn more information about the SmartLipo procedure, contact our office and schedule your consultation today.

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Smartlipo Neck/Jowl Procedure
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Smartlipo Neck/Jowl Procedure
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Patient 3

Smartlipo Abdomen/Flank Procedure
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