Liposuction

Balboa Medical Center & Spa

Laser & Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Encino, CA

Even if you eat well and exercise regularly, removing stubborn fat from problem areas is hard. Thanks to Balboa Medical Center & Spa in Encino, California, you can finally get the body you’ve always wanted. Dr. Amir Raeesy and his team use the Cynosure® Smartlipo® Triplex™ to remove unwanted fat on the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, and knees. If you’re ready to get rid of unwanted fat, call Balboa Medical Center & Spa or book an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is laser liposuction?

Smartlipo laser liposuction is a body-sculpting treatment that uses laser energy to permanently destroy fat cells and remove them from your problem areas. This minimally invasive treatment also stimulates collagen production in the surrounding skin to help you achieve a firmer, tighter appearance.

An alternative to traditional liposuction, a surgical procedure, Smartlipo tightens the skin it treats so you don’t have to worry about surgically removing excess skin after your fat-loss treatment. Without surgery or major incisions, Smartlipo offers a shorter recovery period than traditional liposuction.

Who is a candidate for laser liposuction?

If you’re tired of trying to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat, Smartlipo may be right for you. To be a good candidate for laser liposuction, you should:

  • Have good muscle tone
  • Be a nonsmoker
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Not have rolls of saggy skin or stretch marks
  • Avoid blood thinners before the procedure
  • Keep your weight under control


Smartlipo is specifically designed for people with stubborn pockets of fat, such as abdominal fat, love handles, or bra fat. It’s not a weight-loss treatment, so Balboa Medical Center & Spa doesn’t recommend it if you’re morbidly obese.

What happens during laser liposuction?

You should have minimal discomfort during laser liposuction, as Balboa Medical Center & Spa uses either local anesthesia or tumescent anesthesia to minimize any pain.

The type of anesthesia you get depends on which areas you have treated. While you may feel a slight pressure, you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure.

Once you’re comfortable, your provider at Balboa Medical Center & Spa makes a small incision in your treatment area and inserts a small tube. A laser fiber then uses varying wavelengths of energy to dissolve deposits of fat, which the team then suctions out of your body.

Thanks to the minimally invasive nature of Smartlipo, it results in less pain, bruising, and blood than traditional liposuction, leading to a faster recovery.

Are there other fat-loss treatments?

In addition to laser liposuction, Balboa Medical Center & Spa uses KYBELLA® to remove fat underneath the chin. KYBELLA is currently the only FDA-approved injectable that destroys fat cells to give you a more defined jaw and chin.

To schedule a laser liposuction appointment with Balboa Medical Center & Spa, call the office or book online today.

*Individual results may vary.

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