Smartlipo Laser Assisted Liposuction

Take off what dieting and exercise won’t…

Silk Touch Med Spa introduced Smartlipo or Smart Lipo in the Fall of 2008 to Eagle, Idaho. Dr. Brian Kerr was also the first doctor to combine Smartlipo with Vaser Liposuction technology in the Boise Area. Combination treatments, developed by Silk Touch Med Spa, have provided exceptional results for our patients in need of this type of procedure. While on the majority of cases we use a combination of Smartlipo, VASER, and PAL – this pages focuses on how Smartlipo works. Please keep in mind this is just one tool we will use in our body sculpting procedures.

Smartlipo™ is an innovative procedure for removing excess body fat and firming loose skin. This is a gentle procedure that can be done in just a couple of hours for smaller areas. There is minimal pain, a quick recovery time and visible results almost immediately.  Approved by the FDA in the fall of 2006, Smartlipo has proven to be one of the safest cosmetic procedures.


“The combination of the Smartlipo technology and Vaser Liposuction technology is without comparison.  We noticed this right away. We get much better results than with just Smart lipo alone. The Smartlipo device did a good job of tightening the skin, but the combination of the two sets a new standard.” Brian C. Kerr, MD Medical Director, Silk Touch Med Spa, Boise

Smart Lipo and Vaser Before and After Photos

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How Does SmartLipo Work?

SmartLipo™  (Smart Lipo) uses a paperclip—thin laser fiber which is inserted into a very tiny incision. The fat is melted by the laser in such a way that the body doesn’t experience trauma that’s associated with traditional liposuction. In a traditional liposuction procedure, the patient is put under, opened up and solid chunks of fat are sucked out. Local anesthesia is used in the Smartlipo procedure, and the client walks out in an hour or two. Several areas of the body may be treated at one time. Clients are often back on their feet within a day or two and many may return to work the very next day.

SmartLipo Benefits

  • Promotes tissue tightening through tissue coagulation
  • Performed under local anesthesia (tumescent liposuction)
  • Less bleeding and trauma
  • Quicker recovery
  • Small instrumentation
  • Small incision
  • Direct visualization of treatment area
  • Dramatic results
  • Comparable in price to traditional liposuction
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Tumescent Liposuction or Liposuction done by local anesthesia

Recently this technique has become more popular  for maximizing the safety of liposuction. Laser Liposuction may be done totally by local anesthesia with minimal bruising or blood loss.

What are the benefits of tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction is a technique that allows the procedure to be performed completely with local anesthetics. Patients no longer need intravenous sedatives, narcotic analgesics, or general anesthesia.  Bruising and blood loss is kept to a minimum via capillary constriction caused by the epinephrine in the anesthetic solution, during and after liposuction. This is a major improvement in the liposuction technique compared to the older methods that simply use general anesthesia.

Rapid Healing after Tumescent Liposuction

After tumescent liposuction, there is a certain amount of blood-tinged local anesthetic solution that remains under the skin. This excess fluid is either slowly absorbed over several weeks into the blood stream, or it can be rapidly removed by drainage through skin incisions and absorbed by special absorptive pads. Our Liposuction is an outpatient procedure and you can actually walk out of our office!

SmartLipo Boise Testimonials

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“To anyone considering SmartLipo – go see Dr. Kerr, he is truly an artist. I could not lose the menopausal weight around my middle and did a lot of research on this procedure. Dr Kerr and his staff are very professional and caring, and tell you what to expect before, during and after the procedure. I am very happy with the results already, after only 2 weeks, and I know it will continue to get even better. Thank you Dr. Kerr and staff, you have made such a wonderful change in my life!” Maureen 10.10.09

“Smartlipo has defined my abs and flanks to the way they always were (before menopause and hyper-active thyr0id took the toll). The financial investment is worth the result of feeling like a woman again (instead of a frumpy middle-age has-been). Dr. Kerr is an artist, which by looking at his paintings, I knew he would know how to sculpt a woman’s body. My after-Smartlipo-body is evenly distributed and shapely. Today my 26 year-old daughter said to me, “Now I know what I am going to look like at 56.” She said I have a nice body and an hour-glass shape. The above results are all because of Dr. Kerr’s excellent work.” Candace G. 09.03.09

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