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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:

  • Power-assisted liposuction
  • Smartlipo® laser-assisted liposuction

Plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole has chosen these two methods because, during his years of experience, he has found them to be the most beneficial and effective for his patients.

Power-assisted liposuction is a tried-and-true method. A vibrating instrument called a cannula breaks apart fat cells and suctions them away. This technique has been used for many decades and produces good results.

SmartLipo uses laser energy to prepare the fat for removal. The laser ruptures and liquefies fat cells, which can then be efficiently removed with a cannula. By preparing the fat in this way, the removal process is less invasive and causes less bruising.

The only way to know which method is right for you is to discuss your body contouring goals with our experienced plastic surgeon.

To find out if you are a candidate for liposuction in the Covina area, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a free consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole.