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Plastic Surgery

SmartLipo Triplex Liposuction

What is Smartlipo® Triplex (TPX) Laser Liposuction?

The Smartlipo® Triplex system is one of the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis treatments available today, and is a welcome addition to California Skin Institute’s long history of offering tumescent (local anesthesia) liposuction. This unique technology is minimally invasive, and provides the optimal blend of three laser wavelengths to disrupt fat cells at the source, and can target excess fat in a single treatment. This laser fat removal procedure even stimulates the growth of new collagen, which tightens tissue unlike traditional liposuction which can result in dimpling or sagging.

Smartlipo® Triplex was designed with safety and consistency in mind, and is equipped with a smart delivery system that allows your physician to minimize discomfort and customize treatment to your specific needs. There’s also little downtime with this minimally invasive procedure–most people can return to everyday activities after just a few days.

Advantages of Smartlipo® Triplex and laser fat removal

  • Laser-assisted lipolysis removes fat with a reduced chance of loose, saggy skin like traditional liposuction
  • A high definition, sculpted waistline for both women and men
  • Lasting outcomes–this treatment may remove fat cells with little to no reabsorption
  • Optimally blends three laser wavelengths to precisely target specific layers of skin
  • Quick recovery–most patients are back to normal activity within several days
  • ThermaGuide: one of the only smart delivery systems with safety and consistency in mind
  • Cynosure Smartlipo® is non-invasive, and only requires the use of local anesthetics
  • Fast and easy–treatments are non-surgical and typically require a single session

How does Smartlipo® work?

This laser-assisted lipolysis procedure utilizes a small tube (or cannula) about the size of the tip of a pen. This small cannula is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision where the laser can directly target fat. As the laser attacks these fat cells they burst and the cells are liquefied and gently suctioned out.

The procedure helps produce new collagen growth resulting in skin with a smoother appearance.

The Smartlipo® system’s small laser also helps seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, minimizing any bruising, bleeding, or swelling, and the treatment only requires the use of local anesthesia, so patients don’t have to worry about the time and risk associated with traditional liposuction with general anesthesia.

A typical patient will undergo only one treatment session. Many patients notice immediate improvement after the procedure with continued improvement for several months thereafter, as the body heals.

What areas can Smartlipo® Triplex treat?

The Smartlipo® TPX system effectively changes what diet and exercise can’t. Not only is this laser liposuction procedure safer, but it’s also more effective at treating more delicate areas of the body.* Smartlipo® effectively targets fat in the abdomen, buttocks, arms, legs, and even face and neck. This means Smartlipo® can work as a less invasive, non-surgical alternative to neck lifts and face lifts in patients with good skin elasticity.


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

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