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Smartlipo™ laser lipolysis is one of the fastest growing techniques for liposuction in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, as well as across the U.S., because it is one of the first laser-assisted liposuction procedures to effectively destroy unwanted fat cells. Available right here at Advanced Aesthetics in Idaho, the Smartlipo liposuction device uses laser energy to melt and destroy fat cells, making it less invasive than the traditional liposuction procedure.

If you would like to know more about Smartlipo, request your complimentary consultation online or call us at (208) 676-8346 . Dr. Kevin M. Johnson and the rest of the team at Advanced Aesthetics provide leading-edge techniques for cosmetic improvement in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. At his offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, he serves men and women from Spokane, Washington as well as Montana, Oregon, and other states.

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At Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Kevin Johnson is a liposuction specialist whose results speak for themselves. These before-and-after photos of liposuction patients are examples of the kind of results you can expect. View our photo gallery to see other actual patients who have benefitted from Dr. Johnson's skill. Additionally, you can learn more about Dr. Johnson's favorite cases and the techniques he used to create their beautiful results.









Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Candidates for Smartlipo

Smartlipo can help reduce fat for almost any patient who wants to tone and shape specific areas. An examination by Dr. Johnson during the consultation will determine if this procedure is right for you. It is an ideal treatment to minimize localized pockets of unwanted fat, especially for areas that don't respond to exercise and diet. Smartlipo is meant for fine-tuning, not weight reduction.

Both men and women can benefit from Smartlipo. The main reasons patients come to Dr. Johnson for Smartlipo is because they want to reduce fat from one or more of these areas:

You can treat more than one area during a single procedure, and while experiences vary, in most cases patients need only a single treatment to get their desired results.

Fat harvested through Smartlipo can also be used to augment other areas of the body such as the breasts and the buttocks. Dr. Johnson specializes in fat transfer for people who want natural enhancement of the body's contours.

If you're looking for a completely non-invasive body contouring method, be sure to learn more about CoolSculpting®. If you are interested in reducing neck fat, consider the benefits of neck liposuction vs. PrecisionTx™.


Women and men travel to our Coeur d'Alene and Spokane locations to have Dr. Johnson perform Smartlipo because of his reputation for getting excellent results and his superb safety record. Dr. Johnson is a board-certified general surgeon and a thought leader in the field of body sculpting. He teaches a CME-accredited laser liposuction training course for physicians spanning multiple specialty physicians including: general surgeons, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, OB/GYN surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, and several more.

Dr. Johnson's Advanced Aesthetics is a National Training Center for the Cynosure® laser company, which manufactures and sells the Smartlipo Triplex™, Cellulaze™, and PrecisionTx lasers.

Choosing a liposuction specialist with as much training and experience as Dr. Johnson is an important step for ensuring your excellent surgical results and safety. Smartlipo, in particular, offers many benefits by using laser energy. These advantages include:

  • Enhanced comfort compared with traditional liposuction because fat is dissolved using laser light
  • Versatility in treating a range of areas on the body
  • Tightening of skin by stimulating collagen production
  • Minimal scarring because incisions are so small
  • A shorter recovery than traditional liposuction – as little as 24 hours
  • Local anesthesia

In a nutshell, Smartlipo offers excellent results, including tighter, smoother skin, with less discomfort, a shorter recovery time, and less bruising and swelling than other forms of liposuction.1


Treatments with Smartlipo are considered alternatives to traditional liposuction in Idaho; however Smartlipo is similar to Spokane tumescent liposuction since a tumescent solution is injected under the skin in the area to be treated. Once the treatment area has been infused with this solution, an optical fiber attached to a very small cannula (wand-like tube) is then inserted under the skin in the area to be treated.

The cannula is moved back and forth in a wand-like motion, causing fat cells in the treatment area to rupture and liquefy. Once liquefied, the fat is then easily suctioned away through the cannula. The laser also helps to cauterize blood vessels. This allows patients at Advanced Aesthetics to experience the full results of a liposuction treatment, without as much bleeding, bruising, pain or downtime as other methods. The laser also stimulates collagen production, helping to tighten the skin after treatment.

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Recovery & Results

Smartlipo provides impressively contoured, sculpted results, but it requires only minimal downtime. Because Smartlipo is less invasive and gentler than other types of liposuction, most patients return to work or resume other daily activities after only a day or 2, although experiences vary.

Right after your procedure, a pressure garment may be applied to help decrease swelling. There is also less bruising and swelling with Smartlipo, meaning you will begin noticing results almost immediately. The results improve as the swelling continues to dissipate, which may take up to 6 to 8 weeks, however healing rates vary.

By maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can enjoy the results for years. Other liposuction techniques are more likely to produce uneven contours and dimpling, rippling, bumps, and other irregularities, than with Smartlipo. Patients typically attain a normal, smooth, and even contour from a Smartlipo procedure, although experiences vary.

To learn the answers to common questions about Smartlipo, please visit our Liposuction FAQ.

1 McBean, Jason C., Katz, Bruce E., Laser Lipolysis: An Update, Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology: 2011; 4(7): 25-34.

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