Smartlipo (Laser Assisted Liposuction)

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Santa Ana, San Clemente and Orange County, CA

Here at Advance Laser Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Orange County, Dr. Roham offers his clients the latest advances in laser and liposuction surgery. Smartlipo is an innovative procedure for reducing excess body fat and firming loose skin. Approved by the FDA in the fall of 2006, SmartLipo has proven to be one of the safest cosmetic procedures and was the most popular cosmetic procedure in 2007 nationwide. The laser liposuction enables the melting and removal of fat from a very tiny needle puncture while at the same time helps tighten the skin and improve stretch marks. Laser liposuction can be used by itself or as an adjunct to traditional liposuction to enhance the surgical results. Dr. Roham is one of the most experienced cosmetic surgeons and knows how to utilize these technologies to address your body sculpting needs.

Before and After Photos

About Smartlipo (Laser Lipo)

Smartlipo uses a tiny (1mm) micro-cannula housing a smaller laser fiber which is inserted beneath the skin and directly into the fat layers. The laser energy acts to liquefy the fat cells, allowing them to be gently suctioned by cannula, while also helping to control the level of bleeding and providing a superior recovery. Additionally, the Laser Lipo acts to contract and tighten the collagen in the overlying skin, providing a smoother and tighter look. There is minimal (if any) scarring with Smartlipo. The incisions used for the laser are very tiny and don’t require any stitches.


  • Targeted procedure for neck, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, chest and knees
  • A simple, outpatient procedure
  • Enhanced skin tightening and recovery
  • Less bleeding and trauma
  • Quick recovery
  • Small incisions
  • Can be combined with traditional liposuction

Treatment Areas

The tiny micro-laser is able to contour small areas that previously were difficult or impossible to treat, including the chin, neck, and upper arms. For larger areas (like the thighs, stomach, and back), where substantial fat removal is required, Dr. Roham will often combine the Smartlipo procedure with traditional tumescent liposuction techniques.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal laser liposuction candidate is generally in good health and within 30 lbs. of their ideal body weight. It is important to have a realistic expectation, as Smartlipo does not (at least alone) results in a significant level of weight loss, but rather provides body sculpting. Dr. Roham is one of the top Orange County Plastic Surgeons, specializing in body sculpting with Smartlipo and Traditional Liposuction procedures. Patients from all over Southern California come to our office searching for his expertise and amazing results. Check out many before and after photos, read great reviews and schedule your FREE consultation today! See how this procedure can improve your life!

Who is a Good Candidate for Smartlipo?

SmartLipo is for patients who have a regular fitness routine and can’t reduce weight on their neck, love handles, beneath the belly button, hips, back of the arms, etc.


Does Smartlipo Produce Permanent Results?

Yes, you’ll get permanent results.

How Long Will it be Until I See Results?

The results are visible one day after treatment and will continue to improve gradually. The fat is removed on the day of treatment and the skin tightening continues for six months. Most patients see peak results within one to three months after their procedure.

How Much Bruising or Swelling Will I Have?

You can get minimal bruising and swelling for one week after the procedure.