Dr. Craig Jonov

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SmartLipo – Laser Liposuction – Seattle, WA*

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SmartLipo is a laser liposuction technology that uses dual laser wavelengths to sculpt and tighten the body and neck. Dr. Jonov uses SmartLipo for Seattle patients seeking an alternative to traditional liposuction. In addition to the 1064nm laser wavelength utilized by the original SmartLipo system, Dr. Jonov also uses a 1319nm laser that speeds fat extraction and promotes skin tightening. Both of these advanced systems target fat cells to improve skin tone while promoting collagen growth. Dr. Jonov will work with each patient to determine the best fat removal method to meet his or her aesthetic and personal goal.

How SmartLipo is Performed

During this procedure, a tiny incision is made into the skin so that a cannula with an attached laser can be inserted under the surface. The surgeon will move this device back and forth under the skin using a red laser light for guidance. The fat cells hit with the laser will swell, pop and liquefy, then will be removed. For smaller areas, the body will naturally absorb the liquid. During this procedure, the laser also triggers collagen production, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.

During/After the Procedure

All Smartlipo procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas such as the hips may be done using a local anesthesia, which will isolate the body part. General anesthesia may be used if multiple areas are being treated (depending on patient size). In terms of recovery, there is less bleeding and bruising compared to traditional liposuction. Most individuals will begin seeing results within the same week. However, it can take up to 6 full weeks for the optimal results to become visible.

Expected Cost

The cost for Smartlipo will vary depending on the size of the patient and the areas being treated. In general, Smartlipo can cost anywhere from $2,000-$7,000.

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Average Cost  
$1,300 - $2,400
Recovery Time  
1-2 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1-2 Weeks
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Smartlipo FAQ’s

Best Areas to Treat?

Smartlipo is ideal for the arms, neck, hips, love handles (flanks) and other areas where skin laxity has decreased slightly and fat has accumulated. Some areas of the body may have better results with traditional liposuction. The areas to be treated will be assessed during the initial consultation so the appropriate technique can be used and optimal results can be attained.

Will There be a scar?

There is minimal (if any) scarring with Smartlipo. This is because the procedure does not require any stitches. The incisions used for the laser are very tiny and typically heal without any scarring.

Will the Fat Come Back?

With Smartlipo, fat cells will be permanently destroyed. However, just like with any weight loss, new fat cells can develop if you do not adhere to a consistent diet and exercise regime. This is recommended so the results can be long-lasting.

Will I Lose Weight?

Once all of the targeted fat has been dissolved and removed, then yes – you will lose weight. However, Smartlipo, or any other liposuction technique, is not a treatment for being overweight. Patients should be as close to their goal weight as possible before considering any liposuction procedure.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.