Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4241

Liposuction Enhancements

When it comes to getting rid of specific areas of fat, liposuction is an effective procedure that provides immediate results. Advancements in medical technology have made fat removal during traditional tumescent liposuction quicker, gentler and more precise. Dr. Vincent Lepore offers the women and men who visit him for liposuction from Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Mountain View and throughout Silicon Valley, two proven enhancements: VASER® ultrasonic liposuction and Smartlipo™ laser liposuction. At his San Jose practice, Dr. Lepore provides smooth, attractive results through a combination of technology, training, experience and talent.

To meet with Dr. Lepore and find out if liposuction is right for you, request a free cosmetic consultation online or call the office at (408) 356-4241.


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Understanding the Technology

Dr. Lepore uses advanced liposuction technology to enhance traditional tumescent liposuction. While both VASER Lipo® and Smartlipo make fat removal easier, they accomplish this goal in very different ways.

  • VASER uses a blunt-tipped probe that emits low frequency ultrasonic waves to rupture and loosen fat cells, making them easier to remove. As with tumescent liposuction, the fat is then suctioned away with a thin, metal tube called a cannula. With this method, there is no damage to the surrounding tissues, and fewer nerves and blood cells are disturbed than during tumescent liposuction on its own.
  • Smartlipo enhances fat removal with a laser-tipped probe that melts the areas of unwanted fat. The liquefied fat is easily suctioned away through the cannula. Small blood vessels and surrounding tissues are immediately sealed for reduced bleeding, swelling and bruising. The laser energy also encourages tissue tightening and collagen production for firmer results. Smartlipo is well-suited for patients who want to refine small areas when they are at their ideal weight.

In certain instances, Dr. Lepore may use a combination of both technologies to enhance results even further.

Dr. Vincent Lepore

Board-certified and Stanford-trained, Dr. Vincent Lepore is trusted by countless San Jose-area men and women to create the results they want using today's most reliable techniques. Get to know this remarkable surgeon.

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Dr. Lepore will determine which technology is best suited to the areas you want treated and your aesthetic goals. Both VASER and Smartlipo can be performed with local anesthesia, and involve a faster and more comfortable recovery period than with tumescent liposuction alone.


The benefits of VASER Lipo include:

  • Treats dense or fibrous fat deposits on areas like the back and male breast tissue
  • Removes fat from larger areas such as the thighs and abdomen with a single procedure
  • Enhances precision over tumescent liposuction when contouring delicate areas
  • Avoids impact to blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues
  • Provides subtle skin tightening


The benefits of Smartlipo include:

  • Provides excellent precision for small areas such as the neck, under the chin, ankles and arms
  • Cauterizes blood vessels, nerves and surrounding tissues which reduces bleeding and swelling
  • Encourages collagen production and skin tightening

Through extensive training and years of experience, Dr. Lepore will determine which liposuction enhancement will provide the results you desire. Learn more about your body contouring experience with Dr. Lepore on our Liposuction FAQ page.

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