David Smart M.D.

Board-Certified Dermatologic Surgeon
Lipedema Liposuction Surgeon
Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. David Smart is a distinguished board-certified dermatologic surgeon bringing exceptional expertise to the Advanced Lipedema Treatment (ALT) program at The Roxbury Institute in Salt Lake City. He is honored to be treating Lipedema patients in his home state of Utah. His passion for innovative surgical approaches is rooted in his vast professional background.

After graduating with honors from Brigham Young University, Dr. Smart earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Expanding his expertise, Dr. Smart completed an aesthetic and surgical dermatology fellowship at the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in New York. After his fellowship, he was brought in by the University of Utah of Medicine as the Director of the program of cosmetic dermatologic surgery. In his role as a professor, he brought liposuction into the dermatology department, becoming the first dermatologic surgeon at the university to perform the procedure. He pioneered and directed the department’s offerings in tumescent liposuction, while also being the first in Utah to utilize Renuvion J-Plasma technology.

He has recently completed an extensive fellowship with Dr. David Amron in Lipedema liposuction surgery as part of the Advanced Lipedema Treatment program at the Roxbury Institute in Beverly Hills. Dr. Smart not only has an artistic eye but he has mastered the innovative ALT method and three-dimensional approach to lymphatic sparing liposuction for lipedema treatment as developed by Dr. Amron. He applies that same level of high standards, patient care, and integrity to every lipedema patient he treats.

Dr. Smart is passionate about not only helping lipedema patients but also academically advancing lipedema along with the other surgeons of the Roxbury Institute through research. His specialized training and experience with the latest body contouring methods allow him to expertly treat lipedema and help patients achieve life-changing results.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology: Introduction to Sclerotherapy. 2015 - 2018
  • International Association of Aesthetic & Antiaging Medicine Meeting, Seoul, Korea: Current Aesthetic Trends in the United States.
  • The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, Dallas, TX: A Randomized Split-face Clinical Trial Comparing 1550nm Erbium: Doped FractionalLaser and 755nm Alexandrite Picosecond Pulse Duration Laser with Distractive Lens Array in the Treatment of Atrophic Acne Scars.
  • The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Annual Conference, San Diego, CA: Safety of Non-Ablative Fractional Laser Resufacing for Acne Scars Within 30 Days After Treatment With Oral Isotretinoin.
  • Intermountain Dermatology Society Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, ID: Laser Scar Therapy.
Dr. David Smart Bio Photo - Board-Certified Dermatologic Surgeon & Lipedema Liposuction Surgeon at Advanced Lipedema Treatment at The Roxbury Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah and Adjunct Faculty, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Treatment Philosophy

At the core of Advanced Lipedema Treatment’s philosophy is the guiding principle that our surgeons are treating not simply a disease, but a person with a disease. Prior to even meeting a new patient, heart and empathy lead the way, holding a patient’s hand from the initial consultation through recovery. 

At the surface of our philosophy is beautiful artistry. Our elegant and skillful surgeons target disproportionate fat on the patient's body, so that the patient loses weight, but does so in a perfectly balanced way.  However, achieving this requires more than just removing the accumulated fat. Equally as important is the careful attention and skill employed through liposculpture to achieve aesthetically pleasing body contouring and cosmetic results, and to maximally decongest the tissues. For maximum improvement in each patient, liposuction and liposculpture should accomplish three main goals: reduction of pain and improvement of symptoms, prevention of disease progression, and the best cosmetic outcome.

State-of-the-Art Treatment Facility and

Fully Accredited Surgical Center.

Dr. Amron and his team of lipedema specialists treat patients from around the globe.  For that reason, Dr. Amron wanted to create an exceptional lipedema treatment and surgical center. Today, Dr. Amron’s Advanced Lipedema Treatment is offered exclusively at the highly regarded Roxbury Institute, with locations in Los Angeles, California and Salt Lake City, Utah.  

The Roxbury Institute exceeds every standard of medical safety, and creates an idyllic environment for patients that promotes trust. With its elegant furnishings and well-equipped treatment rooms, you’ll rest easy knowing you’re receiving the highest standards of care and treatment.

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