At my Pasadena plastic surgery office I am often asked “What is this new SmartLipo procedure and how is it different from regular liposuction? SmartLipo Triplex is the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available. This technology has been developing for a few years and now it blends three laser wavelengths to assist in tightening the skin as well. I use the SmartLipo Triplex machine by Cynosure because it combines the three lasers in one. Much less bruising and swell in occurs than with regular liposuction, and patients typically are able to retune to work the following day. It works great for people who are looking to remove fat and tighten skin in areas resistant to regular dieting and exercise. It is not intended as a substitute for regular liposuction/liposculpture or for people who need excess skin removal. I have found SmartLipo works great in the neck area (double chin) to remove fat and tighten the skin. I also like to use it to treat flabby upper arms in pimple whose only option previously was a brachioplasty, which leaves a long scar. Other uses include removing love handles in men and loose tummies in women who do not want to undergo a abdominoplasty. There are other types of laser liposuction machines on the market, but none provide the utility and results of the SmartLipo Triplex. If you would like to schedule a appointment for a consultation please contact us at (626) 449-8910. We are conveniently located at 10 Congress st., Suite 502, Pasadena Ca.