Laser Lipolysis (Body Sculpting Laser Liposuction)
What is Laser Lipolysis?
Laser Lipolysis is a minimally invasive way to reduce fat, while promoting skin tightening in treated areas. We now offer Laser Lipolysis featuring the latest technology, the ProLipo PLUS™ from Sciton. This advanced, laser assisted liposuction procedure is designed for patients who want finessed body sculpting in areas where it is difficult to lose fat, such as the love handles, saddle bags, abdomen, thighs, arms, chin and hips. The ProLipo PLUS™ features fine instruments that allow for more detailed body sculpting. This technology is particularly good for treatment of excess fat in the chin and neck region.
How does laser Lipolysis work?
A tiny incision is made in the skin, and a laser is introduced through a small tube called a cannula. The laser delivers energy to targeted fat cells. At the same time the fat is melting away, the heat from laser promotes skin tightening in surrounding areas. Unlike traditional liposuction, with Laser Lipolysis, there is no need for general anesthesia, and bruising, swelling and downtime are minimized.
What areas can be treated with laser Lipolysis?
Laser Lipolysis is ideal for small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, as well as for areas that are difficult to treat with traditional liposuction. Common treatment areas include the thighs, upper abdomen, belly, arms, chin, hips and more.
Can laser Lipolysis be done in combination with other procedures?
Yes! Laser Lipolysis not only melts fat, facilitating its extraction, but also tightens the skin. This helps in providing the patient with a slim, tighter and smoother profile. Laser Lipolysis can be done alone, or in combination with WaterLipo® and UpLift™ for more targeted results [*].
What if I do not want to be totally awake during my procedure?
We NEVER use general anesthesia for liposuction procedures because we feel it is simply unsafe. However, we do offer the option to do the procedure under “Twilight” which is essentially a slightly stronger form of sedation than the usual relaxing pills we provide for you. This type of sedation is very safe and adds minimal risk, compared to general anesthesia. Please let us know if this is something that you wish to discuss.
Contact us for a free consultation to find out if Laser Lipolysis is right for you.