SmartLipo Chicago, IL.

Procedure Duration

2 -3 Hours

Back to Work

1 -3 Days


Local or Twilight

The newest addition to liposculpture and body contouring is Smartlipo LaserBody Contouring. This advance is made possible by using a thin laser fiber to directly liquefy fat allowing it to be easily removed or even left to absorb in small cases. It is less invasive than traditional liposuction and can provide fat reduction, skin tightening, and body contouring on any area of the body where fat is present. Because it is less invasive holes are smaller, most cases are done while awake unless patients request twilight anesthesia, and patients begin exercise the next day.

The ideal patient for Smartlipo is motivated to pursue a healthy lifestyle to promote ideal body shape. This includes regularly scheduled exercise and sensible eating habits. Dr. Lack is a strong believer that walking 4 miles daily produces ideal body weight and shape in all patients. By combining the sculpting skills necessary for superior results in liposculpting patients with the skin tightening abilities of internal lasers, Dr. Lack promotes a healthy self concept with excellent body contour.

How Smartlipo Works: The Smartlipo laser-assisted lipolysis system is a highly efficacious solution for destroying and permanently eliminating fat cells. A 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser fiber is introduced through a small cannula, delivering energy directly to subcutaneous fat cells-causing them to rupture. The emitted fat melting energy also coagulates tissue, thus inducing collagen retraction and tissue tightening. The laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately, resulting in less bleeding, swelling and bruising than conventional liposuction, for faster healing and recovery.

Smartlipo can supplement or augment traditional methods of cellulite treatment. Given the cannula's small size and gentleness of the procedure, Smartlipo is a minimally invasive treatment that only requires local anesthesia, enhancing patient safety and reducing the likelihood of side effects.

Dr. Lack helped pioneer liposculpture, circumferential body contouring, ultrasonic assisted liposculpture, and laser-assisted liposculpture, and now he is applying his extensive experience to the latest advance in liposculpture surgery: Smart Lipo laser-body contouring in Chicago. After working on developing laser assisted liposculpture between 2000-2006,Dr. Lack began investigating Smartlipo liposculpture in 2007. He has now completed more than 250 cases and has been teaching clinical techniques for this procedure to other physicians for the past 1 ½ years.

Cynosure recently featured Dr. Lack in a panel discussion and webinar for physicians interested in acquiring skills in Smartlipo liposculpture. While the risks of liposculpture are known and generally controllable including bleeding, infection, and irregular skin surface, there are few additional risks to Smartlipo liposculpture which include bruising and damage from a laser to skin muscles and nerves.

With more than 25 years of experience in laser surgery Dr. Lack has not experienced local risks from Smartlipo lasers with the exception of increased bruising in selected patients. These patients have felt the improved skin shrinkage was worth the bruising they experienced. In an article to be published in June 2009, Dr. Lack noted that patient satisfaction more than doubled compared with patients who had received liposculpture prior to Smartlipo. Smart Lipo laser-body contouring in Chicago.

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