Shape Up
Your body can look its best with Smartlipo MPX at The Institute for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine.
by Staff

As springtime brings in the warmer weather, some of us are starting to notice a few areas on our bodies that are not quite bathing suit ready. We want to look more sculpted and trim, but no matter how much dieting and exercise we try, there are still some stubborn areas that linger.

At The Institute for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, there’s a solution. Smartlipo MPX is a much-improved version of the traditional form of laser lipolysis—the popular laser body sculpting, fat-removal technique.

“Smartlipo MPX is the most advanced laser lipolysis available for the office setting in which we melt the fat while tightening the skin in the targeted problem areas,” says Dr. Glenn DeBias, medical director and founder of The Institute.

This minimally invasive procedure uses laser fiber to heat up the fat, which minimizes bleeding and swelling, resulting in a faster recovery time. After the procedure is finished, a small dressing and compression garment are applied, and the patient is able to return to their normal activities within 24 to 48 hours.

Dr. DeBias was the first to have the Smartlipo MPX technology and the first to use it in the Delaware Valley, offering his patients the ultimate in safety and results.

Dr. DeBias’ experienced team at The Institute, including Dr. Lisa Wolf, has performed hundreds of Smartlipo procedures, and patients are always happy with the dramatic results.

“Smartlipo MPX is a sculpting procedure used to shape and contour certain areas to give a etter body look, so you’ll lose inches and clothing will fit better,” Dr. DeBias says.

The best candidates for the procedure are people who have exhausted diet and exercise to remove those problematic pockets of fat. Even people with a low bodyfat percentage may require treatment to remove those stubborn pockets of fat.

The most common treatment areas for Smartlipo MPX are the lower abdominal pouch, the upper abdominal region, the flank and the lower back. Other areas include the inner and outer thighs, inner knees, upper arms, bra fat area and neck.

Dr. DeBias can treat all of these problem areas with Smartlipo MPX, but not everyone is a good candidate for this procedure.

“Some simply have sagging skin, which they need to have tightened utilizing other technologies,” Dr. DeBias explains. Traditional and Vaser liposuction uses ultrasonic rods inserted beneath the skin to blast apart fat cells into pieces which may leave a lumpy appearance. Smartlipo MPX melts the fat into a liquid consistency as well as heats the back of the skin to better tighten and sculpt the area. Dr. DeBias performs the procedure in the comfort of his office while the patient is awake, using a local anesthesia.

The tiny incision made during the procedure doesn’t require a stitch, and the area is numbed. “Because the patient is alert while we are doing the procedure, she or he is able to see the treatment area and help us fine tune any spots that may need further treatment.”

Smartlipo MPX uses a dual wavelength, generating higher energy to heat more quickly. A skin temperature sensor protects from overheating.

“Ideally, you’re trying to get the back of the skin to a certain temperature to maximize fat melting and skin tightening,” says Dr. DeBias. Blood vessels coagulate during the procedure from the heat of the laser fiber, while treated fat cells are permanently destroyed.

An added benefit is the production and stimulation of new collagen in the skin over the next four to six months, further tightening the skin in the treatment area.

The Institute has performed more than 120,000 aesthetic procedures in over 11 years of practice in its three locations. Dr. DeBias is internationally recognized for his skin tightening techniques, including the development of the first fractional CO2 skin resurfacing procedure, ActiveFX, and has trained hundreds of physicians in aesthetic procedures. Dr. DeBias is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

In addition to Smartlipo MPX, The Institute’s services include laser skin tightening, cosmetic injectables, laser hair removal, treatment of pigmented lesions, spider veins and vascular lesions, microdermabrasion, acne treatments, treatment of rosacea and photo facial rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, permanent makeup procedures and laser treatment of psoriasis. The Institute owns more than 45 lasers and light sources to accommodate all patient needs.

In order to accurately credential or qualify a potential treating aesthetic physician, patients need to ask how many of these procedures the doctor has done and how long they have been doing them. There is no board certification that is AMA or AOA recognized in this subspecialized area of medicine. “The doctors who consistently obtain the best results are most likely the ones that have the most experience and best technology,” says Dr. DeBias. “There is also a level of skill and art to round out the equation for optimal results.”

The Institute for Laser and Aesthetic Medicine is located at 110 Hyde Park in Doylestown; 1030 Continental Drive in King of Prussia; and 1655 Valley Center Parkway in Bethlehem. For office hours, to schedule an appointment or for more information, visit or call (866)-48LASER.