Meet the Team

 Imad El Asmar, MD

Dr. Imad El Asmar is the founder and owner of SmartLipo at Vermont and Vermont Medical Spa. He is a Board Certified Physician Surgeon with membership in the National Society of Cosmetic Physician for Laser Liposuction and Pre & Post-Operative Care. He is also trained and certified to perform Smartlipo™ laser treatment.

Dr. El Asmar offers Smartlipo Triplex™, the latest advancement from Cynosure. The body sculpting is now more effective than ever with the revolutionary Smartlipo Triplex™, which offers the latest laser lipo technology in the industry.

Background & Certifications:

- Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine
- Member of the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians
- Physician of Laser Liposuction Surgery

 Esther Marie Garza-Maloney, RN

Esther Marie Garza-Maloney has become recognized as one of the industry’s up and coming aesthetic medical practitioners and trainers. Leading makers of aesthetic medical products and equipment seem to universally point to her celebrated competence, experience, and positive attitude. Esther has been trained by Marion Ejan, who is one of the leading aesthetic trainers and all formal training completed by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®.

A qualified injectable practitioner, she is certified in the use of BOTOX® (with advanced training), JUVÉDERM®, KYBELLA®, Lasers using state of the art Palomar system (Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Stretch Mark Reduction, Facial Vein Reduction), IV Nutrient Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP/Vampire Face Lift), and Medical Grade Peels.

She is dedicated to her clients and is always available to answer questions or concerns. She takes the time to create a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle and budget. Her goal is to keep you as a client for life and to be with you through your journey for the new you. Book your free consult today to find out why Esther’s clients are so loyal and keep coming back to seek her expertise.

Background & Certifications:

- Certified Advanced BOTOX® injector
- Certified VOLUMA® injector
- Certified KYBELLA® injector
- Certified Laser Specialist

Ivette Rodriguez

Administrator and Marketing Director

Ivette Rodriguez serves as the Administrator and Marketing Director for Vermont Med Spa and Smartlipo at Vermont as well as IMD Medical Group. She brings over 20 years of healthcare experience in Leadership, Business Development, and Public Relations & Marketing as an Administrator, Director, and professional Interpreter/Translator.

Ivette prides herself in creating a team of exceptional talents in order to provide the best possible care and experience for each individual client.

Background & Certifications:

- Bachelor’s in Chicano Studies from the University of California, Berkeley
- Certification in medical and legal interpretation and translation English/Spanish, UCLA
- Cynosure Laser Education
- Digital Marketing
- Leading Branding Campaigns
- Human Resources Management

Alice Gonzalez

Client Scheduling Coordinator

Alice has worked as our Smartlipo Client Coordinator since July of 2013. She strives to provide a warm, calm environment and respects the confidentiality desired by each and every guest. Alice offers various financing options to choose from. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. In addition, Alice provides referrals for products and services offered by Vermont Med Spa.


- Care credit certified
- Alpheon certified
What we offer


Vermont Med Spa
1234 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Phone: 323-660-5624
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Imad El Asmar, MD
1234 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029