SmartLipo MPX, or laser liposuction, is an innovative liposuction technique for the removal of unwanted body fat from areas in your body that do not respond well to diet and exercise alone. Laser technology is utilized to rupture the fat cells, allowing the cells to drain away more easily and causing the collagen threads in the dermis to shrink. The effect is to make the skin over the treated area appear smoother and tighter after the fat has been removed.

Further benefits include a smaller incision, less bruising and swelling due to use of laser instead of manual effort to break down fat, and a shorter post-operative recovery times due to tendency to perform SmartLipo MPX under local anaesthesia.

What makes SmartLipo different to normal liposuction?

SmartLipo removes fat by breaking down your fat cells with a laser before they are removed. It is less invasive and therefore can have fewer side effects than traditional liposuction. Laser-assisted liposuction has been around in Europe for about five years. 

Laser-assisted liposuction works on small, localised areas of fat on the face and body. Areas that can be treated with laser-assisted liposuction include the face, neck, jowls, arms, back, gynecomastia (or male breasts) and loose skin.

Just as with any surgical procedure, laser-assisted liposuction isn't for everyone. The ideal candidate is someone who is in generally good health and close to a normal body weight, but who has areas of fat that just won't budge, even with diet and exercise.

Our SmartLipo procedures are performed by Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, a leading surgeon and pioneer of new techniques and surgical innovations. Mr Al-Ayoubi fully developed the concept of Laser Assisted Liposuction and was the first Surgeon to introduce all generations of Smartlipo and Cellulaze laser into the UK.

Cadogan Clinic was founded by Mr Bryan Mayou, who pioneered the introduction of liposuction to the UK 30 years ago. Today, Mr Mayou remains the leading practitioner in the country and now leads a team of the very best surgeons and consultants at this centre of excellence in the heart of London.

 

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases, patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.