How does the SmartLipo™ procedure work?

A small fiber, less than a millimeter in diameter, is placed within a 1 mm tube, or cannula. A small needle is used to introduce the cannula through the skin into the layers of fat. The tip of the cannula where the fiber protrudes emits laser light. This laser light ruptures the fat cells. The tip of the fiber also emits a small amount of heat.

When this heat is rubbed against the under surface of the skin, the dermis, it causes tightening of the skin. This is very similar to other topical treatments such as Thermage™ or Titan™, except, since it is directly under the surface of the skin, where collagen is formed it is much more effective and efficient.


The Advantages of SmartLipo™

  • Reduced recovery times
  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • Less invasive and traumatic technique compared to traditional methods
  • Safety for the patient and the operator
  • Minimum interference in the patient’s life


Case Study #1 Male      Age: 44      Post-Op: 6 Months

SmartLipo™ FAQ

On Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Dr. Ferguson performed the first SmartLipo™ case in the US with the new SmartLipo™ device (two prototypes had been in the US for around a year to aid with FDA evaluation and approval). Visitors from Canada, Italy, and Brazil were on hand for this event. The most experienced laserlipolysis surgeon in the world, Dr. Alberto Goldman, was present and provided valuable input on the utilization of this exciting modality. Since then Dr. Ferguson has performed thousands of cases and trained scores of physicians. Patients from across the country and around the world have come to Dr. Ferguson to have this procedure performed.

We were chosen as one of 10 research and training sites for this new modality. SmartLipo™ offers the chance to carry out minimally invasive liposculpture treatments (the cannulas have a diameter of only 1 mm), in a decidedly less traumatic manner compared to traditional techniques. LASERLIPOLISIS™ is an advanced technique for removing localized adiposity in the areas that are normally resistant to dieting and physical exercise; a laser-assisted liposculpture treatment with a totally revolutionary concept. The SmartLipo™ laser provokes the breaking up of the membranes of the adipose cells, transforming them into an oily substance that is absorbed and eliminated in a natural manner. The results give rise to a harmonious body shape in a short time, without the secondary effects of more aggressive procedures.