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Category: Smartlipo®

What’s so Smart About Smartlipo®?

Posted May 28, 2018

Liposuction has been used for years to sculpt and tone bodies and is considered the gold standard when it comes to fat removal procedures. With time, though, comes new advances and technologies; even the most successful systems can see improvements. Thus comes Smartlipo®, a revolutionary alternative to traditional liposuction. What’s the Difference? Much like traditional […]

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SmartLipo® vs. Power-Assisted Liposuction

Posted March 30, 2017

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can be performed using different technical strategies. The best approach may vary from patient to patient, and patients are ultimately responsible for choosing the technique they desire based on the recommendations and information provided by their surgeon. But choosing your body contouring technique doesn’t have to be a […]

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Is SmartLipo the Best Choice for Me?

Posted September 08, 2016

Advances in liposuction treatment and equipment have made the process more precise and customizable than ever before. With all of the new technologies available, it may be hard to know which option is best for you. One great option in Beverly Hills is SmartLipo at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery. Benefits of SmartLipo SmartLipo is a laser […]

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Infographic: What is Smartlipo®?

Posted July 25, 2016

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t get rid of, you may want to consider Smartlipo®. Smartlipo® is less-invasive than traditional liposuction and helps liposuction to be more accurate because it heats the fat cells before removal. Please view this infographic for more information about SmartLipo: To schedule an appointment with our […]

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Which Type of Liposuction is Best for Me?

Posted February 25, 2016

Board-certified Los Angeles liposuction surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole offers both power assisted liposuction (PAL) and laser liposuction (SmartLipo™). Which of these options is best for your needs depends on factors unique to your anatomy as well as which areas of the body you desire to sculpt. During your free liposuction consultation Dr. O’Toole will evaluate […]

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Springtime Body Contouring

Posted February 08, 2016

With spring approaching, warmer days are just ahead – and if you are uncomfortable with the shape or size of your body, now is the time to start considering your options. Board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole offers a wide range of body contouring options that can trim and tone nearly any part of […]

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Is SmartLipo Permanent?

Posted January 19, 2016

Once fat has been removed through liposuction – SmartLipo™ or any other method – it cannot come back. This means that, in a sense, liposuction is permanent. However, it is important to remember that new fat can and will most certainly accumulate in those same areas of the body unless care is taken to maintain […]

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SmartLipo™ and Male Breast Reduction

Posted June 30, 2015

Male breast reduction is the most effective way to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and glandular tissue in the chest. With this procedure, board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can address gynecomastia, regardless of its cause, to produce a toned and sculpted look in place of woman-like breasts.

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Advantages of SmartLipo in Pasadena

Posted October 15, 2013

SmartLipo™ is an incredibly effective and minimally invasive form of laser liposuction. The use of a laser is beneficial in liquefying fat cells, making them easier to remove and thereby enhancing your results. As one of the first plastic surgeons in the San Gabriel Valley to utilize this advanced technology, Dr. Martin O’Toole has seen firsthand the benefits offered by SmartLipo, and is pleased to offer this service to men and women throughout our area.

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Types of Liposuction

Posted May 17, 2013


There are a few different types of liposuction. Fat removal is common to all types of liposuction, but the fat and treatment area can be prepared in various ways, which is how the types differ.

At Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery, the two liposuction methods we offer are:

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