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Can I Do SmartLipo and Fat Transfer Together?


There are times in the science of cosmetic and rejuvenation medicine when combining different cosmetic treatments can provide patients with the most desired outcomes. But not all cosmetic treatments work in harmony with each other to produce maximum results.

In the case of combining SmartLipo treatment together with Fat Transfer, there may be potential issues and patients need be informed.

In the fat transfer procedure, fat from a target donor area (many times the abdomen or buttock areas) is harvested through a liposuction procedure and injected into the area you want to treat.  Unlike traditional liposuction, Smartlipo uses laser heat energy to melt target fat and destroys fat cells.  Thus, transferring fat through SmartLipo would not work.

The most recommended manner to harvest target fat cells for fat transfer treatment is through advanced, minimally invasive methods, such as power-assisted liposuction (PAL) or body jet liposuction (water-assisted liposuction).  Because they do not damage the fat cells, they are much better options for fat transfer and they also deliver superior results for body sculpting liposuction.

Because the science of cosmetic medicine can, and many times does, involve combining the best of multiple treatments, it is important to make sure that the provider you choose is knowledgeable and highly experience with different treatment options. For a free consultation with Dr. Berger, feel free to call 800-368-9910 for more immediate assistance.