Resolve to Lose Weight Quickly and Safely with Minimally Invasive SmartLipo

Do you have any problem areas that you just can’t get rid of no matter how much diet and exercise you do? Perhaps a little extra fat prevents you from wearing the clothes you want or from enjoying your appearance in pictures. We understand. Many patients just like you come into RB Laser & Aesthetics happy with their overall appearance, but there are one or two places where they wish they could shed the fat. That’s why it may be time you knew about Smartlipo. 

Smartlipo, or laser-assisted liposuction, is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive laser body contouring procedure. Unlike traditional liposuction, Smartlipo removes resistant fat pockets in a specific part of your body and tightens the skin around it. This guarantees no sagging or loose skin after surgery. After the procedure, you leave with a more slender appearance around your problem areas. 

If Smartlipo sounds right for you, RB Laser & Aesthetics, located in Palm Desert, California, is here to provide you with a transparent overview of what to expect during the procedure. Dr. Robert Bush and our team of experts have been at the front lines of internal medicine and aesthetic medicine for three decades. Trust us to help you achieve the best results for your body. 

Benefits of Smartlipo

One of the key advantages of Smartlipo over other liposuction techniques is you don’t experience excess skin following surgery. Instead, you find a slim, contoured appearance made possible by the latest laser technology. 

It’s important to remember that Smartlipo isn’t a weight-loss solution. Smartlipo is designed to contour and sculpt areas that won’t slim down with diet and exercise alone. To be considered a good candidate for Smartlipo you should be in good health, be within 25 pounds of your ideal body weight, and have a goal for a specific target area on your body. 

You can use Smartlipo to reduce fat in areas such as:

The greatest benefit of all is a glowing appearance in no time. You’ll be able to wear what you want and take those pictures without your insecurities getting in the way. 

What happens during Smartlipo?

Dr. Bush begins the procedure by applying local anesthesia to your treatment area. This allows you to stay awake during the procedure, but numbs the area so you don’t feel a thing. He then makes several small incisions in the treatment area(s). 

The next step is to inject a tumescent solution under your skin, then Dr. Bush inserts the Smartlipo laser optical fiber with a cannula (narrow tube). From here, the laser shoots pulsating light beams to destroy and eliminate the fat cells under your skin. Not only do the lasers remove unwanted fat, but they shrink collagen to tighten any loose skin. 

Dr. Bush then moves the cannula back and forth to liquify the fat cells. Once the fat is liquified, a gentle suction does the trick. The incisions are so small you will need few or no stitches. The entire process takes about three to six hours to complete. 


Recovery is relatively quick. Immediately after the procedure, it’s normal to experience numbness, bruising, swelling, and discomfort. However, these symptoms will disappear within a few days. Dr. Bush gives you a compression garment for support and a dressing to absorb any fluids that your body releases post-treatment. He recommends you find a loved one to drive you home after the surgery. 

It’s best to take it easy for the next day or two. After that, you can return to work and engage in normal activities with little to no discomfort. Wait two weeks to engage in more strenuous activities. 

Schedule a consultation

If you want to find out whether Smartlipo is right for you, please schedule a consultation with RB Laser Lipo & Aesthetics by calling our office or book online.

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