Smartlipo® & Lipo

Smartlipo® & Lipo

Liposculpture is art. The Riopelle family is filled with well-known artists including Jean-Paul Riopelle, famous French-Canadian artist, Jerry Riopelle, famous singer, and Jeffrey Riopelle, acclaimed liposculpture artist. Dr. Riopelle carefully and skillfully sculpts each individual as if working to create a fine masterpiece. Permanently re-contour your body while fully awake with our Advanced Laser Microtechniques.


Smartlipo® uses an FDA-approved microscopic laser to melt fat, simultaneously coagulate blood vessels, and tighten loose skin and cellulite. This major technological advancement allows minimal downtime with most patients returning to work the next day. There is local numbing which provides a comfortable treatment with patients walking in and out. Incisions are hidden and are so tiny that no stitches are needed, therefore no unsightly scars occur. Smartlipo® offers smoother results than what occurs with traditional Liposuction with less swelling and bruising and virtually no blood loss.


VASERlipo® uses an advanced, patented fat removal technology that has become the trusted method in a society saturated with fat procedures. Demanded by physicians and patients alike, the results are smooth and consistent with fast patient recovery. VASERlipo® is performed between the layer of skin and the layer of muscle. While the procedure emulsifies and extracts fat, it leaves other tissue intact. By preserving this important connective tissue, the VASERlipo® System promotes smooth and predictable results.

Tumescent Liposuction (Traditional Liposuction)

This traditional awake Liposuction technique is reserved for those patients who require larger areas of fat removal. It can be combined with other procedures to remove the deeper fat first and then Smartlipo® is added nearer the skin to achieve the desired smoothing effect.

Smart Lipo Ultra

Smart Lipo Ultra is a combination of VASERlipo® and Smartlipo® laser. This proprietary technology is designed for slightly larger areas of fat or for patients with skin that needs extra tightening. The vaser is used first to melt large areas of fat and then the Smartlipo® laser is used to contour and heat the skin to tighten it. Very few physicians in the US have both technologies and can combine the best of both worlds as we can.

How many Smartlipo® treatment are needed?

For most patients, results are achieved in just one Smartlipo® treatment. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over three to six months.

How long do Smartlipo® results last?

Smartlipo® permanently destroys fat cells in the treated area. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to enjoy long-lasting results.

What is the recovery time for Smartlipo®?

Smartlipo® is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two.

How long does a Smartlipo® procedure take?

On average, the procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

Is Smartlipo® safe?

Smartlipo® is the most widely used and extensively studied, used and validated laser-assisted liposuction or lipolysis system available today. It was the first laser introduced for this purpose. With a decade of studies, Smartlipo® has been shown to involve less pain, less bruising and swelling, and provide a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction.

These solutions can be a convenient, safe alternative for certain patients and the doctors at SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group can help you decide what the right approach is for your body. Give SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon a call if you are ready to learn about how the above treatments can help you!