Laser Lipolysis (Body Sculpting)
What is Laser Lipolysis?
Laser Lipolysis is a minimally invasive way to permanently remove fat, while promoting skin tightening in treated areas. We now offers 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! it is not only melts the fat, allowing it to removed, but also tightens the skin to leave the patient with a slim, tighter and smoother profile. It can be done alone, or in combination with water assisted liposuction and UpLift™ for more dramatic results.
Where to find mor information
There are several online resources where you can learn more in detail about laser assisted liposuction techniques. You can visit the www.smartlipo.com website to get a better understanding on lasers and liposuction cannulas, how big the incisions are and what you should expect after a laser surgery
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 EXTREMELY safe and adds virtually no additional risk the way general anesthesia does. Please let us know if this is something that you wish to discuss.