Thomas G. Crabtree, MD, FACS | SMARTLIPO™
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smartlipo_gallerySmartLipo™ has a number of advantages if you who are trying to reduce excess fat pockets that are not responding to diet and exercise routines. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that does not require large incisions, and usually results in quick recovery times. Plus, unlike traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo™ can actually firm up and tighten the skin after the fat has been removed, leaving a more contoured and enhanced appearance. When compared with previous laser lipolysis systems, SmartLipo™ can be a safer alternative in that it utilizes a continuous subdermal temperature probe. This state-of-the-art tool allows Dr. Crabtree to precisely control contouring in the area and provide a safer and more efficient procedure. Resulting skin tightening can be more thorough and noticeable with SmartLipo™, and it can be performed on multiple areas of fat accumulation, both large and small, on a variety of body areas. It’s one of the many advanced technologies Dr. Crabtree offers to help patients enhance their appearance and renew their self-confidence in the way they look.


The SmartLipo™ procedure begins with a local anesthetic applied to the areas targeted for treatment.. Dr. Crabtree will then create very small incisions in the area to accommodate the ultra-thin laser, which will melt the excess fat. The fat is then suctioned out. The laser is then used to tighten the skin from underneath. Once healing  is complete, the skin should be smoother, tighter, and firmer – ultimately enhancing the contour of the area.

The Smart Lipo™ Procedure:


  • Clinic Procedure or Operating Room: Clinic
  • Hospital Status: Outpatient
  • Length of Surgery: 1-1.5 hours
  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia
  • Post-Operative: A special garment may be worn for up to two weeks to help with swelling and recovery.  Mild soreness, swelling, and bruising are all normal
  • Recovery Time: Return to normal daily routine in one week, two to three weeks avoiding strenuous activity. Temporary numbness in the area may take several weeks to return to normal.
  • Results: The results will be evident immediately but will continue to improve over the course of up to 6 months