Recommended For Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction is recommended for healthy adults who want to look thinner and sculpt their bodies with the help of non-surgical treatment. People who are obese are not suitable for this treatment as laser lipo helps to contour and shape the body rather than provide significant weight loss.
Not Recommended For Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction is not recommended for:
Number Of Trips Abroad
• Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Patients with hernia or patients who recently underwent another surgery
• Patients suffering from obesity or have a significant amount of weight to lose
• Patients under treatment with blood thinners
Discharge From Hospital
No need for hospital stay.
Duration Of Operation
1 to 4 hours
Laser liposuction, also known as laser lipolysis or laser lipo, is a minimally invasive procedure which removes excess fat tissue and also tightens the skin, offering an enhanced body appearance. Laser lipo effectiveness and benefits in terms of reducing fat and tightening the skin have been proven by various studies.
Laser liposuction is an alternative to traditional liposuction and even though the results are more subtle, it presents several advantages in terms of cost, risks, and recovery period.
Advantages and benefits related to laser liposuction are:
• Youthful skin appearance
• Smoother skin tone
• Smaller incisions
• No need for hospitalization
• Quicker recovery
• You can choose to treat just an area or multiple parts of the body
• Improved self-confidence
Before a laser fat removal or laser liposuction, patients should be healthy, at an acceptable weight, properly hydrated, and should not use blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs. It is recommended to consult your physician before you choose this laser treatment. Smoking should also be avoided at least two weeks before the procedure.
How It Is Performed
Laser liposuction is generally done under local anesthesia. During the procedure, surgeons make a small incision and insert a tiny laser under the skin that liquefies the fat. Then they insert a tiny tube, called a cannula, which sucks the melted fat out from beneath the skin.
Laser liposuction or laser fat removal, stimulates the collagen and elastin stimulating rejuvenation and giving the skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. One session of laser treatment lasts between 1 and 4 hours depending on the scope of the procedure.
Laser liposuction treatment is associated with a shorter recovery time than traditional liposuction. Most patients may return to normal daily activities within 1.5 days. During recovery, patients should rest, apply a healthy diet and avoid stressful situations as much as possible.
The results are immediate but the best effects can be seen a few months after the surgery when the post-operation inflammation disappears.
Like any other procedure, laser liposuction involves some risks and complications but they are usually very rare:
• Small risk of infection
• Minimal swelling
• Minimal bruising
• Skin irritation and/or rash
Choosing the right doctor can help decrease the possibility of risks and side effects.
The possible side effects of laser fat removal are:
• Mild pain and bruising
• Skin irritation
• Some post-op discomfort
• Numbness from anesthesia
Laser liposuction treatment has an 89% success rate according to patients’ reviews.
Before And After
Laser liposuction can shape the body by eliminating excess fat tissue and reversing some of the effects of aging. This procedure is one of the minimally invasive surgical techniques so that patients can return to work and routine life activities immediately after the procedure. The best way to maintain results is to follow a balanced diet and regular exercise plan.
Before opting for this surgery, you should consult with a specialist and get informed on the procedure, its costs and decide if your expectations can be achieved through this treatment.
Is Laser Liposuction Painful?
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After laser liposuction, patients usually feel mild pain especially associated with bruising. The doctor may prescribe painkillers to help those patients with pain.
How Long Does Laser Liposuction Take?
Depending on the area - and if the patient also chose to treat other sections of the body simultaneously - a laser liposuction procedure may last between one to four hours.
Which Body Laser Liposuction Can treat areas?
The most commonly treated areas by laser liposuction are abdomen, hips, arms, neck, outer thighs, inner thighs, chin, and chest.
2 - 3 days
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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.