SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Dr. Christine Brozowski specializes in SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction for fat removal under the neck and on the jowls to help her patients reduce create a more streamlined silhouette. The SmartLipo procedure melts and removes fat and tightens the skin. Dr. Brozowski's performs the SmartLipo procedure only in her Berkeley office.

The SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction procedure allows more skin tightening and fat extraction with less side effects than traditional liposuction. Fat reduction by liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery worldwide, and laser-assisted liposuction is the new, minimally invasive procedure, combining the most cutting-edge innovations to obtain the best results. Patients can change their health and confidence level with this innovative body reduction technique. 

Dr. Brozowski prefers Laser-Assisted Liposuction over traditional liposuction or other injection procedures to reduce fat because of the skin tightening achieved.  This is especially important for fat under the chin, and of the neck & jowls.  Dr. Brozowski use local anesthesia in-office, so you do not have to go to a hospital. Patients benefit from noticeable and natural-looking results, as even a small reduction of fat and skin tightening leads to an overall slimmer body image.  Dr. Brozowski performs all procedures herself to ensure the best results and highest safety standard with only minimal side effects.

Benefits of SmartLipo

Compared to traditional liposuction, the benefits of SmartLipo include:

  • Skin tightening and fat removal with less side effects.
  • Contracts, tightens, and shrink-wraps the skin.
  • Liquifies and removes fat deposits.
  • Decreased risk, no general anesthesia is required.
  • Less bruising and swelling.
  • Quicker recovery and less downtime: most patients are back to work in four days compared to 2 weeks with traditional liposuction.
  • Can be performed outpatient in the doctor's office, rather than in a hospital.
  • Cost effectiveness. 


How does the SmartLipo procedure work?

After using tumescent numbing medicine in the area being treated, Dr. Brozowski inserts a very small cannula (tube) approximately 1.0mm in diameter containing a laser fiber under the skin. The cannula delivers the laser’s energy directly to the fat cells, causing them to liquefy. The laser energy also interacts with blood vessels, causing them to coagulate, thus minimizing bruising and swelling. Another wavelength of light emitted stimulates the dermis, resulting in skin shrinkage or tightening. Due to the cannula’s small size, SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction is a less invasive procedure and can be performed with local anesthesia in an outpatient setting.

Who is a good candidate for the SmartLipoLaser Liposuction procedure?

Ideal candidates are in good health, within 40 pounds of their target weight, have localized fat under their chin with or without sagging skin, and have realistic expectations for the results.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients only require one treatment. The session may lasts about an hour.

When can I expect to see results?

Results can be seen immediately with continued improvement over several months.

Does laser-assisted liposuction produce lasting results?

Yes. Laser-Assisted Liposuction procedures permanently remove the fat cells. Should you gain weight, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed. We recommend patients strive to maintain their weight obtained after the liposuction procedure.

What is the difference between SmartLipo and ‘Shrink-Wrap' Liposuction?

The procedures are the same.  ‘Shrink-Wrap Liposuction’ is a marketing term coined by a California physician to emphasize the tightening effect achieved by laser-assisted lipolysis.   In our office, we use the term ‘SmartLipo Liposuction,’ and achieve the same result.

What are the possible side effects?

Possible side effects include swelling, bruising, numbness and minimal bleeding. Dr. Brozowski employs the laser to reduce post-operative bruising, since the laser energy closes blood vessels as it tightens skin.  Therefore, there is less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction. Mild bruising and muscle tenderness is typical after the procedure.

Do I have to do anything post-treatment?

After the treatment you will need to wear a compression garment around-the-clock for several days after the procedure. Then you will wear the neck garment for 12 hours per day for several weeks, as dictated by the doctor. Rest is recommended after the procedure and activity may be resumed gradually. Refrain from hot tubs or strenuous exercise for 2 weeks.

What are patients saying about SmartLipo in your office?

“Dr Brozowski and her team made my SmartLipo experience truly stress-free.The procedure itself was quick and virtually pain-free.I find dental fillings to be more uncomfortable!I couldn’t be happier with the results and would highly recommend Dr. Brozowski for any cosmetic treatment.”Kristen A.

"Dr. Brozowski works miracles! She did the SmartLipo procedure on my post-pregancies stmach.  Wow! I still can't believe how much better I look.  No more need for Spanx.  And...I went from a size 12 to a 6 or 8. Really!" Marjorie E.


Dr. Brozowski will determine whether you are a candidate for SmartLipo Laser-Assisted Liposuction after a physical examination and review of your medical history. To learn more about Laser-Assisted Liposuction and to find out if this treatment is right for you, please call us today to schedule a consultation in Berkeley office. We are located across from the Alta Bates hospital just north of Oakland.