SmartLipo, Smart Lipo or laser liposuction, is a procedure for fat removal like liposuction that utilizes the energy generated from a laser fiber to “melt” fat away. In SmartLipo, a laser fiber is inserted into the pocket of fat to be reduced. The energy generated by the laser promotes the destruction of fat cells.
Several studies on SmartLipo laser liposuction have been published which show reductions in the overall volume of fat. Reduction appears to be greatest in small collections of fat, such as, fat located under the chin. As an added benefit, laser liposuction may also tighten the overlying skin by inducing collagen formation and a healing response.
SmartLipo, also known as Smart Lipo or laser lipolysis, has received FDA approval for use in the United States. Smart Lipo is a relatively new treatment.