Liposuction technology has come a long way in recent years. It is now safer, more affordable, and more effective than ever. We are proud to provide the latest in liposuction technology: SmartLipo.

SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure. The laser allows for smaller incisions, pinpoint accuracy, less bruising swelling and pain, and a much quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction techniques. SmartLipo’s precision allows it to be used effectively on certain areas like the neck, abdomen, love handles, and knees that traditional liposuction is not good for. Learn more about SmartLipo vs. Traditional Liposuction.

Dr. Foster is the only SmartLipo instructor in the state of Connecticut and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Cynosure.

SmartLipo Procedure

Your SmartLipo procedure will begin with your initial consultation. During this appointment, you and Dr. Foster will discuss your liposuction goals and expectations. After a thorough examination and discussion, Dr. Foster will be able to put together a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for you.

Dr. Foster uses the SmartLipo MPX machine during the procedure. This offers better skin tightening and lypolysis by using two lasers in one machine.

Dr. Foster makes a small incision (one to two millimeters long) through which he will insert the pen-sized laser instrument. He will then use the laser to liquefy the fat cells. These liquefied fat cells are then removed out through the cannula. Laser-assisted surgery provides the benefit of causing minimal bleeding since the laser cauterizes any vascular tissue it encounters. Since bleeding will be minimal, so will bruising and swelling.

Expect the procedure itself to take two to three hours depending on the amount of volume that needs to be removed. SmartLipo is done under local anesthesia, so you will feel no pain and minimal discomfort. You should expect to feel some brief stinging and tugging at the skin during the procedure, but most of our patients report feeling very little discomfort overall.


Unlike traditional liposuction, your SmartLipo treatment will not require a hospital stay. Most patients are back at home within a few hours. Pain medication will be prescribed to aid your recovery. You can expect to see immediate results. However, your skin may take three to six months to adjust, and the final result may not be apparent for up to a year. Much of this will depend on the amount of volume that is removed and your general health.

For more information, see SmartLipo Questions or SmartLipo Complications.

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If you live in the Hartford, Greenwich, or Middlebury, Connecticut area and would like to get rid of troublesome
fat deposits with SmartLipo, please contact Dr. Foster today to arrange your complimentary consultation.