Bryn Mawr, PA

Permanently remove those unwanted bulges on common “trouble spots” – the abdomen, love handles, arms, back, thighs, chin and neck. SmartLipo (“laser lipo”) does double duty – it melts the fat away and tightens skin. All without surgery. Just one pain-free treatment for permanent results.

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Dr. Andrew Kwak
Founder, LUMEN

About The Lumen Center

Dr. Andrew Kwak is one of the most experienced SmartLipo surgeons in the country, having performed hundreds of these procedures annually since the inception of this device more than 10 years ago.

Previously serving on the Penn Center for Human Appearance, he has been instrumental in the development of energy-assisted liposuction devices, developing and lecturing on new ways to sculpt the body and face with minimal invasion.

Dr. Kwak has been referred to as “an artist” by his patients for his keen eye for aesthetic detail and producing dramatic, natural-looking, yet not “overdone” results that get noticed.

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Lumen Center Reviewed by Jackie B.. - Bryn Mawr, PA SmartLipo review
March 7 2019

"...very professional, friendly, and helpful throughout the entire procedure"

"I was very satisfied with Dr. Kwak for both procedures he performed at different stages in my quest to a better body. The staff at Lumen Center was very professional, friendly, and helpful throughout the entire procedure."
Jackie B. *

Rating: 5

Smartlipo at The Lumen Center

What Is SmartLipo?

SmartLipo™ is a new, minimally invasive form of liposuction that uses a laser to liquefy unwanted fat on the waist, face, thighs, arms, or breasts. The laser’s energy is applied directly to the fat cells, causing them to rupture causing them to rupture and be gently suctioned out from the body. SmartLipo utilizes a local rather than a general anesthetic. You are awake and comfortable during treatment and can talk to the doctor.

Treatments with the SmartLipo system generally result in less swelling and bleeding as compared to traditional liposuction methods and can usually be performed in one session. The SmartLipo laser dissolves fat, which makes it easier to remove. This allows our doctor to use a smaller cannula (tube) during your procedure, allowing you to heal faster and not require stitches. The SmartLipo laser also stimulates the growth of collagen, which will continue to tighten your skin.

SmartLipo Removes Fat, Tightens Skin and Sculpts the Body

SmartLipo is proven and effective laser lipolysis that accomplishes a lot in one treatment. It not only removes fat and tightens skin, but SmartLipo also sculpts the body for a smooth, more natural appearance. The procedure is easy and completed in approximately 3 hours, depending on the size of the area. Best of all, downtime is minimal and you achieve a maximum result.

Not All Liposuction Is Created Equal: Traditional Lipo vs. SmartLipo

SmartLipo has revolutionized liposuction, the gold standard of fat reduction. But there are key differences between these two main types of liposuction.

Traditional liposuction is typically more invasive, performed under general anesthesia, has noticeable scarring and a long recovery, and doesn’t have skin tightening benefits.

SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive procedure using innovative technology that optimizes body contouring and skin tightening. It is performed under local anesthesia, so you are completely awake. Incisions are the size of a freckle, which means faster healing and little to no scarring. Recovery is fast and normal activity is typically resumed in 3-4 days.

SmartLipo at The Lumen Center – Quick Facts

  • No needles, no stitches, no significant scars
  • Local anesthesia used
  • Effective and permanent results
  • Up to 90% reduction in unwanted fat
  • Only one treatment is typically needed
  • Results seen in as little as 1 week after treatment
  • Quick recovery – Return to work in 3-4 days

What Is Involved During the SmartLipo Procedure?

The area to be treated in infused with a saline solution containing a local anesthetic. Then, a very small 1-3mm (“freckle mark”) incision is made in the skin. A tiny cannula (tube) containing a laser fiber is inserted that emits laser energy directly to the fat cells. This causes the fat cells to burst and the liquified fat is gently suctioned out of the body. The heat from the laser results in less bleeding, swelling and bruising. This means you heal faster and there are no stitches. The SmartLipo laser also stimulates the growth of collagen, which will continue to tighten your skin. The procedure lasts approximately 3 hours, depending on the size of the area.

Ultimate Comfort and Care

We want you to feel comfortable and have the best experience possible. It’s why we take the time to educate you about what to expect before and after your procedure.

Together, we craft a customized treatment plan to achieve the best version of yourself. Lumen Center patients are carefully monitored post-procedure and at regular checkpoints for up to a year. We’re here to help guide you in your body contouring journey.