SmartLipo™ is similar to traditional liposuction in that it is not a weight loss treatment, but targets specific areas of the body where stubborn areas of fat are resistant to diet and exercise.

However, unlike traditional liposuction, SmartLipo™ uses a precise, powerful laser light beam to permanently melt fat and/or tighten skin without the need for general anesthesia or IV sedation. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, there are fewer risks compared with traditional liposuction techniques, and you will have almost no downtime. In most instances, you should be able to return to work the next day.

There are no stitches or unsightly scars, and you will experience less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction techniques. With SmartLipo™, you can achieve results that are dramatic, yet very natural looking.

Dr. Berger can use SmartLipo™ to remove targeted pockets of fat from just about any region of your body, including the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Male breast
  • Thighs

Since SmartLipo™ is so effective at removing excess fat and tightening skin in the facial region, Cynosure, the maker of the SmartLipo™ device has come out with a state-of-the-art new technology called PrecisionTX, which specifically focuses on the face, lower face, jawline and neck.

Alternative Liposuction Procedures

Hi Def Vaser Lipo

Are you spending hours at the gym, but just aren’t seeing the muscle tone you want? Hi Def Vaser Lipo can help to define and etch out the muscles you want to target, including pectoral muscles or a six-pack.

Vaser Liposuction

If you are dealing with stubborn fat deposits, VASER is a great solution. This minimally invasive technology employs ultrasound technology to slim almost any area of the body.

Body Jet™ Liposuction

Using highly concentrated water, Body Jet Liposuction dislocates fat cells, which makes them much easier to remove. This technique also minimized damage to surrounding areas for a quicker and more comfortable recovery.


The refined technique and precision instruments used with SmartLipo™ enable Dr. Berger to create a healthy, natural-looking, beautifully contoured figure. Other benefits of SmartLipo™ include:

  • Completely safe, effective, and efficient method of fat removal and skin tightening
  • Results are seen after only 1 treatment
  • Designed to treat localized fat in targeted areas
  • Only local anesthesia is required — no general anesthesia or IV sedation
  • Minimally invasive and nonsurgical
  • Minimal swelling, bruising, and discomfort
  • Very little downtime

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Frequently Asked Questions About SmartLipo

Are you awake during Smartlipo?

Yes. Local anesthesia is usually used during SmartLipo treatment so you will be awake but relaxed and numbed.

Can I drive home after Smart Lipo?

You should have someone drive you home after SmartLipo since you will have taken pain medication.

What is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo™ is an advanced liposuction technique that incorporates laser technology for improved safety and efficacy. It is often referred to as laser liposuction. During a SmartLipo™ treatment, the laser energy melts targeted fat cells while simultaneously tightening skin tissue. This improves patient results by creating a smoother, natural shape.

How much does SmartLipo cost?

The cost of your treatment will vary depending on the size of the treated area and the extent of treatment required to help you achieve your desired results. Dr. Berger will discuss the details of your treatment including the cost at the time of your one-on-one consultation. For your convenience, we offer multiple financing options to keep your treatments as affordable as possible. Pricing does not include lab work, medical exams and facility fees.

How long does it take to recover from SmartLipo?

The recovery period can range between a few days to a few weeks, depending on the location and extent of your treatment. In most cases, patients are encouraged to rest for a few days and are able to return to work and other activities within a week of treatment.

Is SmartLipo permanent?

The SmartLipo™ procedure permanently removes the targeted fat cells. However, this does not mean your results are permanent. To maintain your results as long as possible, you need to practice healthy diet and exercise habits after your treatment.

Is SmartLipo better than Liposuction?

Many patients find that SmartLipo™ is a better alternative to traditional liposuction, as it offers improved safety and a shorter recovery period. However, traditional liposuction has also become safer and more effective in recent years. At Rejuvalife, our liposuction treatments incorporate advanced technologies that eliminate the need for general anesthesia and great lengths of downtime. With our techniques, you can enjoy a minimally invasive treatment that can be performed with mild oral sedation, local tumescent anesthesia, or Pro-Nox nitrous oxide gas. In this sense, you may find that each treatment offers similar benefits. To determine which treatment is best for you, you'll want to discuss your treatment goals with your doctor.

What areas of the body can be treated with SmartLipo?

SmartLipo can be used to treat various areas of the body where excess fat is commonly found, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. It is also effective for contouring smaller areas such as the chin, neck, and upper arms. This minimally invasive procedure is designed to target localized fat deposits and improve body contours.

How long will it take to see the final results?

The final results of SmartLipo typically become visible within 3 to 6 months after the procedure. While some initial improvement can be seen within a week or two as swelling subsides, the body continues to eliminate fat cells and tighten the treated area over several months. The exact timeline can vary depending on individual healing processes and the specific areas treated.



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With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.


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