Overview: SmartLipo

SmartLipo is a laser liposuction technology that uses dual laser wavelengths to sculpt and tighten the body and neck. Dr. Jonov uses SmartLipo for Seattle patients seeking an alternative to traditional liposuction. In addition to the 1064nm laser wavelength utilized by the original SmartLipo system, Dr. Jonov also uses a 1319nm laser that speeds fat extraction and promotes skin tightening. Both of these advanced systems target fat cells to improve skin tone while promoting collagen growth. Dr. Jonov will work with each patient to determine the best fat removal method to meet his or her aesthetic and personal goal.

Surgical Technique

During this procedure, the doctor makes a tiny incision into the skin so that he can insert a cannula with an attached laser under the surface. The surgeon will move this device back and forth under the skin using a red laser light for guidance. The fat cells hit with the laser will swell, pop and liquefy, then will be removed. For smaller areas, the body will naturally absorb the liquid. During this procedure, the laser also triggers collagen production, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.

A Before photo of a SmartLipo Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov


An After photo of a SmartLipo Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov


Questions about SmartLipo

Best Areas to Treat?

Smartlipo is ideal for the arms, neck, hips, love handles (flanks) and other areas where skin laxity has decreased slightly and fat accumulated. Some areas of the body may have better results with traditional liposuction. The doctor will assess the treatment areas during the initial consultation so he can use the appropriate technique and you can obtain optimal results.

Will There be a scar?

There is minimal (if any) scarring with Smartlipo. This is because the procedure does not require any stitches. The incisions used for the laser are very tiny and typically heal without any scarring.

Will the Fat Come Back?

With Smartlipo, fat cells will be permanently destroyed. However, just like with any weight loss, new fat cells can develop if you do not adhere to a consistent diet and exercise regime. This is recommended so the results can be long-lasting.

Will I Lose Weight?

Once all of the targeted fat has been dissolved and removed, then yes – you will lose weight. However, Smartlipo, or any other liposuction technique, is not a treatment for being overweight. Patients should be as close to their goal weight as possible before considering any liposuction procedure.

During/After SmartLipo

Dr. Jonov performs all Smartlipo procedures in an accredited surgical facility. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas such as the hips may be done using a local anesthesia, which isolates the body part. He may use general anesthesia if multiple areas are being treated (depending on patient size). In terms of recovery, there is less bleeding and bruising compared to traditional liposuction. Most individuals will begin seeing results within the same week. However, it can take up to 6 full weeks for the optimal results to become visible.

Average Cost

$995 – $2,995

Recovery Time

1-2 Days

Average Procedure Time

1-2 Hours


Lynnwood, Kirkland & Bellevue, WA

I am 4 days into recovery from my SmartLipo procedure with Dr. Jonov and The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. I have to say, I am AMAZED at the results already. Dr. Jonov and his staff were very thorough in the time they spent with me leading up to the surgery, and post-surgery as well. They answered all my questions, gave me confidence, and guided me through the process with warmth and compassion. I would recommend this practice and procedure to anyone who wants to get a more youthful, toned physique back–when diet and exercise seems to be ineffective. I can’t wait to see more results unfold over time.

MichealThank you, Dr. Jonov and The Gallery!

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