SmartLipo Specialist

Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Greenacres, FL

Do you have pockets of fat on your lower abdomen that you just can’t get rid of? Would you like to have sleeker arms or thighs? If the answer is yes, Smartlipo® may be an option for you. OB/GYN and aesthetic specialist Leroy Charles, MD, FACOG, in Greenacres, Florida, is here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals through minimally invasive liposuction. Schedule your consultation online or by calling the office today.

SmartLipo Q & A


What is Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is a device used to perform laser liposuction. A super thin tube is inserted through small incisions in your targeted fatty areas. The Smartlipo laser energy creates heat within your fat tissue. Thus, when the laser is applied directly to your fat cells, the fat cells melt. 

A gentle suction device is used to remove the melted fat tissue. Through the healing process, the tissues around the treated area become tighter, resulting in a smoother appearance.

Who is a candidate for Smartlipo?

Together, you and Dr. Charles discuss your trouble spots and aesthetic goals to determine if Smartlipo is your best option. A few locations where Smartlipo can be used are:

  • Love handles
  • Upper arms
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Lower abdomen


Smartlipo is best for both men and women who aren’t significantly overweight and who have minimal excess skin, with good skin elasticity.

What happens during a Smartlipo treatment?

After your targeted trouble spots are determined, Dr. Charles applies a local anesthesia to minimize your discomfort during the procedure. During Smartlipo, you may feel light pressure and tugging sensations.

Depending on the number and size of the areas you treat, your procedure can take 60-90 minutes. In most cases, only one treatment is needed to achieve the results you want.

How long is recovery from Smartlipo?

Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure performed in Dr. Charles’ office. Once your procedure is complete, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Dr. Charles may recommend that you wear compression garments to help with these symptoms. 

The incision sites used for the insertion of the laser tube are very small and are hidden when possible. With proper care, the incision site scars are barely noticeable. 

Typically, you can return to your regular activities within two days. Your results are noticeable immediately, as the Smartlipo procedure does melt and remove the fat tissue. You may continue to see improvements in your target areas for months to come. With a healthy diet and exercise routine, your results are long lasting.

Are you ready to get rid of your stubborn fat? Schedule your consultation online or by phone today to determine if Smartlipo is the best option for you.