Laser Liposuction

Laser Liposuction

In the last several decades, we have thought up just about every way imaginable to get rid of or deal with obesity. We have tried extreme diets, diet pills, hormone injections, new and creative exercise schemes and more. However, we have also been very prominent in getting together our surgical equipment. This kind of surgery, which is better known as liposuction has become a growing trend, and that has much to do with the improved system in place. Liposuction once involved invasive cutting into one's body, and then the sucking of fat out from these incisions. Thanks to modern day technologies, we can now use lasers that will find the fat, liquefy it, as well as the fat cells that help give way to fat, and allow for a much faster and safer removal period.

How is it Performed?

After marking the regions with the excess fat, an anesthetic is utilized to numb them. A laser is introduced through the skin. On reaching the fat cells, the laser energy causes them to break up and melt. The resulting oily liquid is drained away by the body in the natural manner. The laser's contact with the small blood vessels causes them to immediately coagulate, limiting bleeding and swelling. The laser's energy also acts on the skin's dermis causing collagen shrinkage and therefore, effective skin tightening.

Who is a Candidate for this Procedure?

Laser liposuction is not effective if you are only looking to lose a bulk of weight. A candidate for laser liposuction treatment needs to be already in the process of losing weight, and be somewhere within the last thirty pounds of the weight loss goal. If you are intending to lose a greater deal of weight, your focus should lean toward more traditional liposuction that has the ability to remove a larger section of fat through incisions.

What areas does laser liposuction surgery treat?

This revolutionary technique can work on almost any region of the human body where fat exists. The areas that can be treated are face, chin, neck, back, upper arms, male breasts, abdomen, hips, mons pubis, waist, flanks, knees, buttocks and thighs.

Major Benefits

  • Skin Tightening 
  • Smoother skin 
  • Less bleeding 
  • Less trauma 
  • Quicker recovery

How Long Till I See Results?

Results start to show almost immediately. Dramatic improvements would be visible within about two weeks (it may be faster for areas such as the jaw and neck). The actual outcomes would take 3 to 6 months to become fully evident.

Is One Treatment Enough?

Most patients require only a single treatment.

How to Choose a Surgeon

  • Consult 2 board certified surgeons
  • Ask the doctor how experienced he/she is at the procedure you are considering 
  • Ask to see photos of their surgical results 
  • Ask to speak to one of their patients who have had the surgery 
  • Go online and check the doctors credentials
  • Ask your family doctor about the reputation and skill of the doctor you are considering