SmartLipo Body Sculpting

Colorado Skin and Vein is one of the most experienced offices offering SmartLipo in Colorado. Dr. Verebelyi is one of only three clinical trainers for the whole Midwest region. This treatment has all the benefits of traditional liposuction without the cost or downtime.

This SmartLipo is a quantum leap forward in the science of body sculpting. This is good news for Denver and Colorado Springs because this non-surgical liposuction offers incredible results, beautiful skin tightening and virtually no downtime. Recovery time is usually only a few days and can cost significantly less than traditional liposuction (because patients do not require general anesthesia).

SmartLipo uses laser technology to melt the fat within the treated area. In addition, it will smooth and tighten skin to decrease laxity that can be seen with traditional liposuction. When compared side-by-side with traditional liposuction, SmartLipo produced 80% more skin tightening. It can be used to treat any area of the body such as the abdomen, chin, flanks, thighs, arms and buttocks.

SmartLipo was approved by the FDA in 2006 and is the first laser to have an indication specifically for fat destruction. This laser technology utilizes a 1064nm wavelength, which is absorbed by the fat cells. This energy breaks down the fat cells so they can be removed. This particular wavelength not only targets fat but also coagulates small blood vessels resulting in less bruising and shorter downtimes. The SmartLipo MPX also has an additional wavelength (two lasers in one) at 1320nm. This new wavelength is only present on the latest version of the SmartLipo laser and is specifically designed for heating up the dermis of the skin to cause the maximum amount of skin tightening.

Due to its small canula size (2mm vs the typical 6mm canula for traditional lipo) and its ability to halt bruising, SmartLipo has significantly less side effects than traditional liposuction. The SmartLipo procedure can be performed in an office-based setting with minimal discomfort while the patient is awake. It is not necessary for a patient to be put to sleep using general anesthetics nor do they need to be admitted to the hospital for the procedure. Compared to traditional liposuction, SmartLipo can provide better results especially with superficial sculpting, skin tightening, and causing less side effects, which results in less downtime and lower cost.

Colorado Skin and Vein is the leading provider of laser liposuction in Denver, CO. We know that you will have questions about this exciting new procedure and we are always happy to meet with you. Give us a call 303.683.3235 to schedule an appointment, or request a consult online and one of our friendly staff members will contact you within 24 hours.

Media Resources for SmartLipo:

image14 Beauty Cover & Article 2006
Traditional liposuction is surgery and, like any other surgery, it carri…
image01 Harper’s Bazaar – Fall Fashion Issue 2005
A new treatment promises to lift sagging skin just about anywhere on the…
image09 Parade: October 8, 2006
The Best Beauty Breakthroughs: WRINKLES, AGE SPOTS and saggy skin can sn…
image06 2007 03 Smartlipo
Laser lipolysis is performed with Smartlipo (Iaserlipolisi), a medium-pu…
image03 InStyle – June 07
Smartlipo is a fat-melting laser that also stimulates collagen to firm s…
image04 Elle: Cover September 2006
Beauty, Body, Health
image11 Star: The New Lipo
New Procedure Melts Fat & Tightens Skin in Minutes
image08 Medical Insight, Inc – January 2007
A new, minimally invasive surgical procedure called LaserBodySculpting, …
image13 The laser as fat-melting tool
Smartlipo represents aesthtic surgery’s holy grail
image10 People Magazine: November 20, 2006
The FDA approves a new fat-zapping technique that doctors say will help …
image07 Smart Lipo: Advanced Dermatology
Procedures Offer Options for Patients Getting Ready for Swimsuit Season
image12 March 2007 – Beauty Buzz
The FDA reo:ndy approved a new liposuction lechnique, known as Smartlipo…
image05 Beauty: Lipo Lowdown
Long to lose those pockets of stubborn fat and improve the appearance of…
image02 Medesthetics – April 2007
“Smartlipo, which received FDA approval for laser-assisted lipolysis, va…


How long does the SmartLipo procedure take?

The SmartLipo procedure takes an average of 1–2 hours per session depending on how many areas are treated.

How many SmartLipo treatments are required?

Most patients typically require only one treatment. SmartLipo is also an excellent tool for touching up areas that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction.

Does SmartLipo treat cellulite?

Although cellulite is very hard to treat the SmartLipo procedure has proven in several studies to be a benefit in certain patients.

What happens after the treatment?

The incision made for the procedure is so small that it do not even require a single stitch. Most patients can return to work in 1-2 days but should should try to avoid athletic activity for about 10-14 days. Most patients will notice some results immediately. There will be some mild swelling and luminess over the treated area which usually resolves by about four weeks after treatment. On average, most patients see 80% of their final results within 1-3 months of the procedure.

Are the results permanent?

YES! The fat cells that are removed by liposuction do not grow back. Although we cannot stop your body from aging, the benefits of the SmartLipo procedure will always be apparent.

Will I get fat deposits in odd places after SmartLipo?

NO! It is a common false myth that the fat removed by liposuction grows back in other places after the procedure. The number of fat cells your body has was determined by the time you went through puberty. As an adult, your body does not make more fat cells. If you gain weight after Smartlipo, you will gain it proportionally, including in the areas that were treated. It is possible to gain weight again in the treated area, but not to the same extent as prior to the procedure.

Do I have to stay in the hospital?

NO! SmartLipo is performed as an in-patient procedure under local anesthesia. You won’t be required to stay in the hospital, since recovery from SmartLipo works best within the comfort of your home. Read our SmartLipo aftercare instructions to learn more about what to expect post-procedure.

What if I’ve already had regular liposuction?

SmartLipo may be extremely effective for improving upon body areas that have been previously treated with traditional liposuction. With the SmartLipo procedure, we are able to further contour the superficial fat and tighten the overlying skin. This is especially true for patients who are relatively thin that desire additional toning and sculpting.

What are the main advantages of SmartLipo over traditional liposuction?

  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Smoother overall results
  • Significantly more skin tightening
  • Less tissue trauma
  • Less bruising
  • Less swelling
  • Shorter recovery time
    • Back to work in about 1-2 days
    • Back to working out in 10-14 days
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Able to treat superficial areas where traditional lipo is not appropriate
  • Costs about 40% less than traditional liposuction

Can SmartLipo work on areas that regular liposuction can’t?

YES! Since the aiming beam at the tip of the canula allows us to know exactly where we are treating at all times, the procedure is very precise. Thus, SmartLipo is very effective in body areas that are not suitable for traditional liposuction, such as the face, neck, back and knees.

Does the SmartLipo procedure hurt?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia so there is very little discomfort involved. You may feel a minor stinging sensation and an impression of tugging at your skin during the treatment, but these discomforts are minimal.

Is SmartLipo the same as mesotherapy?

NO! SmartLipo is a medical procedure performed by a surgeon to remove unwanted fat while mesotherapy is an unproven spa treatment involving hundreds of vitamin or medication injections into the middle layer of the skin. Mesotherapy has not been proven by any medical science to reduce the amount of fat in the treated area. Many patients have tried mesotherapy and reported that the treatment resulted in pain and bruising, but did not give them the promised results. Depending on the state, many practitioners do not even do the injecting themselves, they allow “tech” to perform the procedure. Also, because the ingredients used in mesotherapy are not standardized, this allows each practitioner to make their own “cocktail”.

Is SmartLipo Right for Me?

Almost every healthy adult is a good candidate for SmartLipo. In general, the ideal candidate:

  • is in good health, exercises regularly, is within 25 lbs. of his or her ideal weight and has a body mass index (BMI) under 30
  • has one or more areas of local body fat deposits that have responded poorly to diet and exercise
  • is bothered by these fatty areas and is motivated to get rid of them permanently

Dr. Verebelyi will review the benefits and risks of SmartLipo with you during your consultation visit. He will assess whether you are a good candidate with respect to your medical health, and he will clarify what Smartlipo could do for you.


Colorado Skin and Vein is the leading provider of SmartLipo in Colorado and we are always happy to meet with you to review your needs. Please call 303.683.3235 to schedule an appointment, or request a consult online and someone will call you as soon as possible.

Dr. Verebelyi is a member of ASLMS, ABVLM, AAFP and Mensa

Dr. Verebelyi is a nationally recognized authority on laser surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Verebelyi helped create the Fundamentals of Laser Surgery course given by American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) where he has worked as both a director and instructor. He is a Fellow at the ASLMS, member of the American College of Phlebology and a member of Mensa.

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