What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo (laser liposuction) is a laser-based liposuction procedure to melt and remove fat safely and rapidly.

Only a highly-skilled, trained physician should perform this cosmetic surgery procedure.

At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we have the most advanced and safest laser made for liposuction called the SmartLipo Triplex with Thermoguard that reduces the possibility of injury if the laser temperature goes too high .

Done under tumescent local anesthesia, SmartLipo is an outpatient procedure performed in as little as two to four hours.

The doctor starts by injecting a solution to numb the treatment area.

The cosmetic surgeon then inserts a microcannula.

The cannula is equipped with a powerful variable wavelength laser beam used to liquefy and extract fat from the targeted areas.

This laser has three specific wavelengths that enable our expert surgeons to both melt fat and tighten skin during the procedure

Smart Lipo cosmetic surgery promotes the growth of new collagen after the fat cell removal procedure to produce better final results.

Smart Lipo is a preferred method to do some skin tightening procedures around many body parts.

Why choose SmartLipo over traditional liposuction under general anesthesia?

Traditional liposuction used to be a sizeable invasive procedure using a large cannula with powerful but imprecise suction. To minimize discomfort, it usually required general anesthesia and expensive hospitalization.

LaserLipo uses a combination of advanced technologies, namely efficient local anesthetics, blood vessel constrictors, and variable-length laser wands, to perform the surgery quicker, safer with longer-lasting results. In the same procedure, a cosmetic or plastic surgeon can also do body sculpting, body contour in different body areas. Thus, the name SmartLipo.

Laser Lipolysis works by inserting an advanced microcannula through a small incision below the skin to access fat deposits. The precise instrument is less damaging to the surrounding tissue as it can easily access fat pearls and allows for a shortened recovery time.

The cannula serves two purposes: 1) it liquefies the fat deposit by heat produced by laser energy 2) it acts as an extraction point for the fat removal.

The smart Lipo laser fiber helps to seal off blood vessels, decreasing bleeding, bruising, and post-operative swelling.

Following surgery, the laser-treated area will produce new collagen while eliminating the dead body cells. The new collagen causes the skin to appear tighter and reduces dimpling.


What body fat areas can benefit from laser lipo treatment?

  • Abdomen (stomach and tummy)
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Breast reduction
  • Calf
  • Cankles
  • Chin
  • Double Chin
  • FUPA
  • Flanks (Love Handles)
  • Gynecomastia (Man Boobs and Male Breast)
  • Upper Arms


Who will perform my SmartLipo surgery in Atlanta?

Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful surgeries.

Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.


Who is a good candidate for a Smart lipo procedure?

  • Healthy adults can remove excess fat through SmartLipo.
  • Women after pregnancy looking for a tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and other smart lipo contouring procedures
  • Good candidates are people who unsuccessfully have tried targeted exercise and dieting
  • Men and women who want body contouring procedures including lipo 360 and BBL
  • Patients who have a BMI of 30 or less

How do I prepare for laser liposuction surgery?

In the days before your procedure:

  • Avoid Aspirin, blood thinners for at least a week, along with anti-inflammatory drugs and NSAIDs as well.
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in the weeks before your surgery.
  • Get your prescriptions filled beforehand for convenience after surgery.
  • Prepare the baggy, comfortable outfits you will wear after the procedure.
  • Organize transport to and from the clinic

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What can I expect from SmartLipo?

SmartLipo can be performed in as little as two hours and only one liposuction procedure. The downtime is minimal. Patients can often return to work the next day, while others require an extra day.

Some of the side effects are numbness and swelling for the first day or so. They disappear rapidly.

Regular activity can resume in about a week.

Avoid any strenuous workout to the treated area for at least three weeks.

It is advisable to wear a compression garment to support the treated area. It will allow for the contouring procedure to maximize your results while reducing swelling.

The small incisions will heal and disappear over time.

A healthy diet consisting of low-fat protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for a fast and successful recovery.

The orange peel look of cellulite may diminish with the production of the new collagen and associated skin tightening.

The long-lasting results will be gradual over the first year. The body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells. New blood vessels will grow.

If you regain fat, it usually grows in other parts first before returning to the treated areas.

Our Commitment to YOU

We are committed to making your whole experience at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic as pleasant and painless as possible. Your safety is our primary concern. Call us at (770) 416-0000 to schedule a Norcross visit or start right here with our free Virtual Consultation. The next step is yours!